The new school year is just about here and that means one thing for us parents: back to school shopping time! Even though we’ve been packing lunches for a few years now, it can still be overwhelming to choose the right lunch gear for our kiddos. We look for a few things: * A good value […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
Between holidays, snow days, sick days, furlough days, spring break and, this year, accreditation days – some months it seems like the kids are home more than they’re at school. Every once in a while, this is a welcome entry on our calendar. With busy weekends that don’t allow for lazy mornings, we’ll happily take […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Snack Time: Homemade Pretzel Pillows
According to my calendar, we’re not even half-way through the school year. Yep, I did the math. That means that we still have 5.5 months (to be exact) more of homework and projects to do assist with, after-school activities to take the kiddos to and daily lunches to prepare. The Christmas break was definitely needed […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Every time certain friends or my niece come over, there’s one question that I’m guaranteed to hear: can we do some kitchen science? If we’ve got the time and supplies, I love to say yes to this request! Getting the kiddos in the kitchen to explore science and food is something really important to us […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Kitchen Science: Fun with Food
Part of my Christmas preparedness tradition includes making my holiday treat list. And yes, I check it twice…ok, more like a dozen times to make sure that I’ve included our favorite recipes, popular treats to gift to friends and family, and a few new ones that might make it to next year’s list. Since way […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Festive Chocolate Cookie Bark
There’s something about the change in weather that impacts the amount of time I want to spend in the kitchen and what we want to eat. During the summer months, we want to spend as much time as humanly possible outdoors and away from stoves and dirty dishes. But now that fall is here in […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Wise words from Kid President on Mother’s Day. Pass this along to a mom you know. And cool it on the meatloaf, at least for this week 🙂Continue Reading... Comments Off on Special Tribute to Wow Moms
To me, winter means all things comfort. Comfortable clothes like sweaters, cozy pajamas and cute hoodies, comfort rituals that I tend to forget during warmer months like reading by the fire or enjoying a cup of tea curled up on the couch, and lots of comfort food like soup, stew and chili. Funny thing about […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on My Kids Have Fallen in Love with Soup
Going to the mall was an activity my younger self loved loved to do. Remember hanging out at the mall all day and trying to explain to your parents that it was fun? I still enjoy window shopping (especially at William Sonoma and Anthropologie) and now my own little daughter thinks lunch at Nordstrom Café […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.