Patriotic Blue Velvet Brownies a la mode


I'm all about fun holiday foods. They are just a lot of fun to create, share and enjoy. With summer comes hot weather and makes me wanting frozen goodies on holidays- with 4th of July coming up, I wanted to do something patriotic but with a little bit of a twist- using frozen custard in [...]

Mojito Lime Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chops


I get into dinner "ruts" more often than I care to admit. I do.  Partly because we have our favorites, but also, sometimes I just under-appreciate the awesome of pork. Do you know that you cook a Porterhouse Pork chop just like a Porterhouse Steak?  True story.  It’s time to give grills everywhere a makeover [...]

5 Ways to Make Laundry Day a Snap


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tide® HE Turbo Clean™ for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   If your house is anything like mine you don’t have a set laundry day, rather it is an endless pile that must be tamed on a daily basis. A never ending pile [...]

Math games using Common Core Standards


Summer is here and we are in full summer mode! Tons of time hanging out by the pool and hanging out with friends every day. BUT part of me, like many parents, starts worrying about the dreaded summer slide. So many kids fall behind in reading and math. My kids read all the time, they [...]

Why You Will Want To Use Amwell Online Health Care

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Compensation was provided by Amwell via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends. When my husband was laid off several years ago, we were left with no health insurance. That was one of the scariest times we have ever had to [...]

Layered 4th of July Mocktail


So looking forward to the long weekend for the 4th of July.  There's just something so fun and special about celebrating our nation's independence, and we always like to find little ways to make it a little more special.  Making fun mocktails is almost a guaranteed hit with the kiddos, but layered beverages seal the [...]

Finding the best diploma frames


The past 6 weeks have been busy for anyone involved in a school.  End of school activities, transitions, promotions, and graduations.  At many levels.  My youngest graduated Kindergarten a few years ago. While we'll keep her certificate, we probably won't frame it... although it'll live in her school memory box. For older kids, leaving high [...]

Download AlphaBetty Saga And Flex Your Brain Muscles

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This post brought to you by King Digital Entertainment. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. Have you ever heard of the summer learning slide? This is a phenomenon that takes place among school age children over their summer vacation. Studies have shown these kids will lose a portion of [...]

Homemade Healthy Fruit Roll Ups

Homemade Healthy Fruit Roll Ups

We've been dealing with a lot of food allergies and sensitivities in our family and we're really working to remove processed foods from our day to day snacks and meals.  Healthy meals with fresh ingredients are fairly easy for us but snacks are a little more difficult.  Sometimes you just want a snack that is [...]

July 4th Fruit Wands

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Sometimes having kids help in the kitchen is more work than it is helpful.  Well these July 4th fruit wands are not only adorable but they are simple enough for kids any age to help with!  So give the kids the next task of making something for the annual family Fourth of July barbeque! Not [...]