Halloween Spiderweb Quesadilla with Black Olive Spiders

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Olives are fun food. One of my clearest memories as a kid is sitting at the Thanksgiving table with a big black olive on each of my ten fingers, waving them around happily as my mom tried to get me to eat anything else. (It didn’t work. I just ate black olives and the occasional… [read more]

Figuring Out Bedtime, Kid by Kid (with @Gymboree and @WorldEricCarle)

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This post about bedtime routines (and Hungry Caterpillar pajamas!) was brought to you by Gymboree, who provided a product sample to facilitate our review. All opinions are our own. Of all the changes that came with parenthood, the one that rocked my world the most was the change in sleep habits.  Bedtime can be a serious… [read more]

FROZEN Summer Sensory Activity and Craft #FrozenFun #shop

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This shop about FROZEN toys has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. FROZEN the movie? Yeah, it’s *kind of* a machine. About 8 months ago, we found out my son would have to go under general anesthesia for some oral surgery, and I promised him a color-changing… [read more]

Grill Recipes: Grilled Peach and Onion Chutney #StartYourGrill #Shop

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This post about sausage recipes for the grill has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias “Happy wife, happy life.”  True story, for sure. But you know what else is true? That the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And this wife is about… [read more]

Zucchini Shepherd’s Pie

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And so it begins. The zucchini onslaught. In fact, it’s almost Sneak Some Zucchini onto your Neighbor’s Porch Day. (Although that usually works better at night.) See, at this time of year, at least here in Pennsylvania, zucchini plants are in super production mode, and we gardeners often find ourselves with way more than we can… [read more]