Coffee-mate David Bromstad

Inspire Your Mornings With Coffee-mate And David Bromstad

Although I am admittedly not a morning person, I do love the anticipation of a new day. Each day is like a blank canvas. There is so much we can do in just one day, sometimes we just need a little extra inspiration. Like a hot cup of coffee to jump-start the day.  For even […]

Practical Baby Shower Gifts

10 Practical Baby Shower Gifts

Do not get me wrong, I adore all of those sweet baby gifts like baby clothes, blankets, decorations, baby shoes, etc. But as a mom of two I also very much appreciate practical gifts. With the first baby I was clueless as to what I needed, so practical gifts from experienced moms were a lifesaver. […]

Homemade Cheese Dip

Snack Idea: Corn Dogs + Easy Cheese Dip Recipe

Sometimes snack time needs to keep your kids bellies full, like before practice when you know dinner is going to be late. But if your house is like mine, it has to be a quick snack too. State Fair Classic Corn Dogs with an easy homemade cheese dip recipe fit both needs – quick and […]

BBQ Stuffed Potato

Planning A Road Trip – Alabama BBQ IS Calling

My family has the travel bug. Our recent road trip went so well, we are all itching to take another one. Although we have a long list of places we want to take our girls, while they are young I am partial to sticking to road trips in the South. Having traveled much of the […]

5 Tips To Inspire Kids To Write

5 Tips To Get Kids Writing

I have been a writer for as long as I can remember. As a little girl I used to make up stories, I wrote my own books and kept journals filled with thoughts and drawings. Of course most of my writing is done online now, but I have never given up my love for the written word […]

Baby Fingers

Have You Considered Cord Blood Banking?

I have always been fascinated with the science of genes. What makes one child’s hair straight and another’s curly — when both parents have straight hair? And then when you start thinking about all of the things scientists are learning to do with gene therapy and stem cells, helping to treat and hopefully even cure […]

Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches

5 Tips To Streamline Your Back To School Morning Routine

Oh summer how you tease. These days we have at least an hour before we have to be out the door, and that’s on days we actually go somewhere. But in less than a month the girls will be back to school, and we will have 30 minutes from wake to out the door. (Unless, of course, I […]

Strawberry Lemonade Mimosa Recipe

Strawberry Lemonade Mimosa

Everyone loves to cool off with an ice-cold glass of lemonade. So when coming up with a brunch drink recipe I couldn’t resist the change to put a new spin on the classic favorite. Move over orange juice, there is a new mimosa for brunches — a Strawberry Lemonade Mimosa. And it might just be the perfect, […]

40 Things To Pack For a Road Trip With Kids

40 Things To Pack For a Road Trip With Kids

As our family road trip approached, I was obsessed with making sure I packed everything — everything — we could possibly need for our six-day adventure on the road. I was determined not to miss anything. And I am happy to report that I did a fantastic job. (Yes, a pat on my back.) I […]

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education: An Easy Way To Support Your School

You save Box Tops for Education for your students’ school, right? It is the easiest way to support schools with a monetary donation that doesn’t cost you anything extra. Just clip Box Tops off General Mills products you already buy, save them in a bag and send them to your students’ school. I started clipping Box Tops before kids, […]