The best tip I know for sticking to a whole foods diet? Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. That’s where the fresh foods live, so don’t go down those aisles! But let’s be honest – as much as we’d like to make every cracker from scratch, every mom needs a few go-to prepackaged foods for those days when homemade just doesn’t happen. For us, one of those options is Van’s Natural Foods.
We’ve tried lots of Van’s products before, but earlier this year, they launched their first gluten-free snack line with crackers, cereals and snack bars. Like all Van’s choices, these snacks feature high-quality ingredients without artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives. They’re perfect for lunchboxes, road trips, or the secret pocket in my purse! Continue reading
Cabin fever got you down? Yeah, you are NOT alone. This past week, my kids were practically tearing down the walls. But then a magical feat of perfect timing happened: a Disney new release! The Jungle Book, specifically, which is on my family’s short list of favorites. We knew it was being released on Feb. 11th, and that a special Diamond Edition DVD Combo Pack would be available at Walmart, so we busted out of this joint and went shopping. Continue reading
An overabundance of snow days has led to my latest hobby – fancy schmancy pancake art! (Dye-free, as always.)
I decorated cakes for a lot of years, and this is similar, but you’ve gotta be fast! They burn if you don’t move quickly!
What do you think of my first attempt at Olaf from FROZEN? I think he needs a little work, but still fun, right?
So, what do you do when you promise the kids snow ice cream and Daddy forgets the cream? Continue reading
When you start dating, Valentine’s Day is pretty easy. But once kids enter the scene? Well, it’s not hard for intimacy to take a back seat. And when you’re on a budget, date night can be an even bigger challenge. The good news is that it’s really easy to stay within your budget and celebrate the sweetest day of the year with a few budget-friendly date ideas that are sure to spice up your celebration! (And for the sake of disclosure, this post is brought to you by #CollectiveBias and K-Y couples lubricant. Adults only, please!) Continue reading