The Ins and Outs of Open Enrollment


Figuring out the whole health care issue can be a huge headache. By the time you cut through all the big words and long definitions, you are not sure where you stand, what you need, how much you will spend and a million other questions you probably have. This is part of the reason a ...

Three Life Hacks for Busy Moms


Three Life Hacks for Busy Moms I had mixed feelings about the kids going back to school after their winter break. Part of me will miss having them home where we were able to hang out and have some fun in the snow, make cookies and enjoy a magical Christmas. The other side of me was ...

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Hearts


Chocolate & Caramel Pretzel Hearts Ingredients 1 bag of mini pretzel twists 1 bag of chocolate and caramel hearts Valentine sprinkles 9x13 baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper   Directions - #1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees #2. Open each chocolate/caramel heart and discard the wrappers. Feel free to eat 1 or 2. ;) #3. Line the baking sheet with the mini ...

Printable Minecraft Valentines


If you have a Minecraft Fan in your house- look how cute these are! Plus, they are free.  Just click this Printable Minecraft Valentines link or the Valentine image to grab yours for free :)   Be sure to check out our American Girl Valentines and Hipster Valentines too!

Avocado Crab Dip


A few weeks ago we did a traditional crab dip.  I promised a healthier version for you- swapping the mayo for avocado makes for a whole new dimension of flavor for the dip... perfect for your Superbowl parties (Go Pats!!)Avocado Crab Dip Ingredients 2 Avocados, mashed 2 6 oz cans of crab 2-3 tsp. of Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy ...

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies


Cake mix recipes make for a lot of quick and simple treats.  They take almost no time to prep and there's really no limit to what you can do with them- add-ins, colors, flavors... frosted, not frosted... These Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies with White Chocolate Chips are a fun reminder of summer but also perfect for ...

Better Breakfast Ideas for the New Year


It's a new year and we've been trying to find new ideas for breakfast. Mornings are always busy with trying to get kids around and ready for school so having quick, fun, and yummy ideas for breakfast is really important in our house. So when we were asked to try the new Aussie Style Yogurt ...

Reese’s Pieces Valentine Jar


My dad (and my husband) has always loved chocolate and peanut butter.  I remember watching ET withOUT my dad at the movies, and thinking how he'd be really excited that his fave candy, Reese's Pieces, were in a movie.  Dad's birthday's around Valentine's Day, and I can't help but always think of sweet things to ...

Kid Friendly Overnight Oatmeal


Get those Kids in The Kitchen with this simple AND delicious recipe. Only 4 ingredients make this Kid Friendly Overnight Oatmeal a snap!  This one is a great one for filling those bellies before a busy day on the slopes, building snowmen, etc. or just playing outside after a snowfall!  Who doesn't love  chocolate and ...

{Good for you} Triple Chocolate Brownies

Triple Chocolate Brownies (Good for you!) This Mama Loves

Trying to lose weight is a common resolution.  Trying to detox after holiday yummies is also a common resolution- and struggle.  Some of us struggle more than others (read: me). I like to taper down and not go cold turkey... because really, it's me and I'm that person they tell you about who will overdo ...