Traveling with Children with Allergies Over the Holidays

Traveling over the holidays is stressful enough, but if your child has food allergies, planning ahead with a solid strategy will help you enjoy the holidays more. Here are some tips to survive travel, in keeping with the current recommendations of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. BEFORE YOU GET ON THE PLANE, […]

Valentine’s Day Project

Arts and crafts are our thing. A day in the life of a toddler can start to get boring if you’re forced to stay in the house during bad weather. As for us parents, we are always trying to keep them busy with reading, playing, adventures, being silly, and, in our case, a chance to […]

Silence and Solitude

As much as I adore and cherish my family, the holiday vacation honestly took its toll on me. Yes, it was jam-packed with love, fun, celebrations, activities and snuggles, but it was also hectic, busy and kind of stressful. I’m the kind of girl who needs a few moments to myself each day or I […]

Love is Christmas

I don’t care if the carpet’s stained We’ve got food upon the table I don’t care if it’s gonna rain Our little room is warm and stable Love is who we are And no season can contain it Love would never fall for that. These are the lyrics to a 2011 Sara Bareilles song entitled […]

The Magic of Salt Dough Ornaments

I’m part of the International Moms Club in my area and we plan various fundraisers, play dates and get-togethers that both moms and kids can enjoy. This holiday season, some of the moms organized and hosted a salt dough ornament making party, a simple and natural way to make ornaments and decorations. The kids rolled […]

Re-Gifting of the Magi

This year we had a bit of a family blow out over our annual tradition of picking names out of a hat for Christmas. We couldn’t come to an agreement about themes, amounts, or what was considered “equitable” gift giving. Rules and regulations were established: there was to be no cheapskating, no re-gifting or any […]

Sweet Potato with Toasted Marshmallow Puree

The holidays always sneak up on me. How about you? One of the many things I love about the holidays is how family comes together for bonding time. The house is full of cousins, friends, distant relatives, you name it. The chatter of everyone’s catching up, the screaming of my little 16-month old playing with […]

Delicious, Vegetarian Gravy for Thanksgiving

Now that my kids have outgrown the baby food phase, it never ceases to amaze me how many ways I continue to use the Baby Bullet for various recipes. One of my favorite things to make in the Bullet is salad dressing. If you have ever made a salad dressing in your Baby Bullet, you […]

Easy DIY Crock Pot Caramel

This is the time of year when we cover up the grill and blow the dust off of the crockpot, preparing it for its frequent, almost daily, use over the colder months. There is nothing quite like the smell of a delicious and hardy stew or soup when you come in from a long, cold […]

Delicious Apple Pie Dip

Last weekend, we took a trip to the orchard right down the street and went apple picking, which is a fall tradition of ours. The sun was shining, the pumpkins were arranged in rows, the apple cider donuts were still warm… It was perfection. The kids happily picked as many apples as they could, running […]