Snacks You Can Trust from Van’s Natural Foods

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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… [read more]

Jerk Chicken Skewers with Tropical Fruit Sauce #JungleFresh

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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…. [read more]

Wordless Wednesday: Olaf Pancakes!

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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?… [read more]

Got Snow? Make a Green Snowball Smoothie!

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So, what do you do when you promise the kids snow ice cream and Daddy forgets the cream?

How to Spice Up Date Night (While Sticking to your Budget) #ad

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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… [read more]