The Best Blueberry Muffins

Do your kids love to bake? Do your children have a fancy for sweet treats? Do you want your kids to have fun baking and to enjoy the desserts, with minimal sugar? These blueberry muffins taste amazing yet aren’t flooded with sugar. Like most baking recipes, this calls for the standard eggs, oil, flour, and …

The Best Blueberry Muffins Read More »

Weeknight Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joe is the meal of childhood, along with spaghetti, tacos, and meatloaf. (I’m sensing a pattern…it must be the delicious beef!) And thankfully we can all be children at heart and enjoy sloppy joes throughout adulthood. As a weeknight chef, sloppy joes couldn’t be easier. At minimum, it requires browning some beef (or turkey), …

Weeknight Sloppy Joes Read More »

Black Bean Soup

Confession: I cook some variation of Mexican-American food at least once per week…sometimes twice per week. Last week I made a fresh batch of homemade black beans, so we ate them early in the week. Like always, I make enough to freeze the extras; this week I also reserved the juice, which was the perfect …

Black Bean Soup Read More »

Ultimate Travel Gear For Families List

Traveling can be fun but also stressful if you have kids in tow. Having babies, toddlers, elementary school, tweens, and teens all present different challenges for the traveling parent! Table of Contents Required FeaturesHands-FreeLightweightCarry-On OnlyLuggage – Backpack2-3 Week Backpack (Best if you’re taller than 5′ 3″)1-2 Week Backpack (Fits most everyone!)Video Tour of the eBags TLS …

Ultimate Travel Gear For Families List Read More »

Homemade Crescent Rolls

Crescent rolls used to be a weekly purchase from the grocery store. Are they a common staple for your family too? They are fluffy and flakey and so easy to make for dinner. Yum! Have you ever considered baking a homemade version? Yes, it will take a bit more time. (Although please tell me I’m …

Homemade Crescent Rolls Read More »

Fertility FAQ

Getting pregnant is easy: False Many factors can affect the ability of conceiving: The female partner’s age, the timing, the ability of the male partner to conceive as well as many other biologically factors. The woman’s age affect her capacity of conceiving:True In the 20’s women’s fertility is between 75% and 95%. In the 40’s a …

Fertility FAQ Read More »

8 signs you are pregnant: Do you know them?

Am I pregnant?

Am I Pregnant? How can you be sure? Pregnancy symptoms might be different, feels different and occurs at different times form a woman to another. Some women don’t even feel anything. Early pregnancy symptoms are felt in general 10 days after ovulation and tend to decrease after the first trimester. The combination of menstruating symptoms, high …

Am I pregnant? Read More »

Most common pregnancy concerns

During your pregnancy, many symptoms can make you worry. Some pregnancy concerns are normal while others should be reported to your doctor immediately. Here are the most common concerns during the pregnancy and some indications on when you should absolutely talk to your doctor. Most common pregnancy concerns Vaginal hemorrhage This might be light bleeding …

Most common pregnancy concerns Read More »

9 Tips to help you conveive

Tips On Getting Pregnant

Trying to get pregnant can be an overwhelming process that triggers feelings of sadness, anger, guilt and frustration. The following tips can help you cope with these emotions and increase your odds of getting pregnant. Tips on getting pregnant Stop birth control pills It might seem obvious, but it’s the first thing to do as …

Tips On Getting Pregnant Read More »

Tracking your Fertility Cycle

As women are fertile for only a few days each month, (around 5), knowing your fertility cycle can boost your chances of getting pregnant. Here are methods you can use to track your fertility cycle. Table of Contents Methods for Tracking Your Fertility CycleCalendar Method: Know your menstrual CycleBasal Body Temperature method (BBT)The Ovulation Method …

Tracking your Fertility Cycle Read More »

Weeknight Ratatouille

Once a month we like to have a fancy dinner at home. Sometimes it’s a candlelight dinner. Other times it involves a special food such as steak or lamb. Other times it’s foreign cuisine. Most of the time it’s international food for a themed meal. Last month my husband was in the mood for French …

Weeknight Ratatouille Read More »

Provencal Potatoes

I have a passion for potatoes. Red, white, gold – no matter the color, I love them. Baked, boiled, smashed or crispy, they are delicious. (Can anybody relate? Do your kids at least agree with me?) Due to my recent love affair with potatoes, we eat them about twice per week in our house. But, …

Provencal Potatoes Read More »

Easy Egg Bake Pancakes

My husband and I love tasting foods from across the globe. One night we decided that we were in the mood for Scandinavian food. Uh…what exactly is considered to be Scandinavian cuisine? We had no idea. Naturally, we went to the internet. After looking at various recipes, I stumbled upon the concept of Finnish Pancakes. …

Easy Egg Bake Pancakes Read More »

No Bake Cocoa Coconut Bars

No Bake Cocoa Coconut Bars

A few years ago one of my friends had a child who happened to be allergic to everything: soy, eggs, dairy, gluten, and a handful of other things. She had to drastically restrict her family’s diet. It went okay for a little while…until she couldn’t have chocolate! That was the last straw for her. She …

No Bake Cocoa Coconut Bars Read More »

chicken parmonaise

Chicken Parmonaise

When I first got married, I was learning how to cook and asked a few of my friends for their favorite recipes. One of my friends shared this simple, fast, delicious recipe with me and it’s become a family favorite. I also like to serve it when we entertain guests because it’s hard not to …

Chicken Parmonaise Read More »

Why you should use Granite Gold Sealer Wipes for your Natural Stone Counters

Why You Should Use Granite Gold Sealer Wipes® for your Natural Stone Countertop + Giveaway

This review is brought to you by Granite Gold®. All opinions are my own. Why You Should Use Granite Gold Sealer Wipes® for your Natural Stone Countertop + Giveaway Want to keep your granite counters looking as gorgeous as the day you installed them? There are three major things you need to watch out for: …

Why You Should Use Granite Gold Sealer Wipes® for your Natural Stone Countertop + Giveaway Read More »

Don't just eat the same old thing! The new Tai Pei entrees are quick, delicious and satisfying. This week I was lucky enough to review complete dinner products, Tai Pei Asian Entrees.

Don’t Just Eat the Same Old Thing! The New Tai Pei Entrees Are Quick, Delicious and Satisfying.

This is a sponsored post; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by TAI PEI FOOD to review this product.   This week I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to review complete dinner products, Tai Pei Asian Entrees. I normally don’t care for frozen Asian-style food myself. …

Don’t Just Eat the Same Old Thing! The New Tai Pei Entrees Are Quick, Delicious and Satisfying. Read More »

Are you looking for an educational toy gift that's really fun? LEGO is capable of boosting any child’s intelligence while still being fun

7 Reasons Why LEGOs Can Help Your Child’s Development

Are you looking for an educational toy gift that’s really fun? Table of Contents LEGO is capable of boosting any child’s intelligence while still being fun to play with!Engineering concepts are promoted through play.LEGOs provide the chance to learn programming principles.LEGOs are a perfect tool for communicating ideas to make concrete objects.Important: Development of CreativityReward your …

7 Reasons Why LEGOs Can Help Your Child’s Development Read More »

Ready to get lost in a few good mystery books for adults? Celia Fremlin is your new best friend when it comes to mysteries that you can’t put down. Read on for a review of The Trouble Makers, plus learn more about her other books on Dover Mystery Classics!

4 of the Most Suspenseful Celia Fremlin Books You’ll Ever Read (Giveaway)

This mystery books for adults article is brought to you by Dover Publications to celebrate the reprinting of Celia Fremlin’s line of mysteries! All opinions are our own. Ready to get lost in a good mystery book? You’re going to love Celia Fremlin! Hailed as the British version of Patricia Highsmith, Fremlin is your new …

4 of the Most Suspenseful Celia Fremlin Books You’ll Ever Read (Giveaway) Read More »

Looking for the best Isle of the Dogs movie quotes? Check out 7 of our favorites, plus get a peek at the trailer and learn about the Isle of the Dogs cast!

7 Quotes from the Isle of Dogs to Help You Get Ready for this Crazy and Beautiful Stop-Motion Adventure

Looking for the best Isle of the Dogs movie quotes? Check out 7 of our favorites, plus get a peek at the trailer and learn about the Isle of the Dogs cast! For all Wes Anderson fans, Isle of Dogs is one of most anticipated movies of 2018. It is different from almost everything else …

7 Quotes from the Isle of Dogs to Help You Get Ready for this Crazy and Beautiful Stop-Motion Adventure Read More »

Inexpensive & Classy Birthday Party Ideas for Adults (The Definitive Guide)

This new guide will show everything you need to know about hosting an inexpensive birthday party idea for adults. First, I’ll show WHAT makes a great party! Then, we’ll talk inexpensive yet fun party themes for adults! Finally, we’ll give you some ideas for places to have your birthday party if you don’t want to …

Inexpensive & Classy Birthday Party Ideas for Adults (The Definitive Guide) Read More »

I was really surprised by some of the questions my kids asked when we talked about underage drinking! Here’s how I handled it! Check out 5 tough questions your kids may ask about alcohol and find out where to get more help!

5 Tough Questions Your Kids Have About Underage Drinking That May Surprise You

Thank you Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for sponsoring this post. Learn more about how you can prevent underage drinking at KnowWhenKnowHow.org.  A few weeks ago, I shared with you a few tips for talking to your kids about underage drinking. Today, I want to share with you some of the questions that came up from my son …

5 Tough Questions Your Kids Have About Underage Drinking That May Surprise You Read More »

Finding the best maternity clothes for every occasion just got easier, thanks to Glama Mama Maternity! Whether you need a power suit for work, a formal dress for a wedding, or just something cute to wear to your family picnic, they’ve got you covered! Check out our favorite pieces for each occasion!

Best Maternity Clothes for Every Occasion from Glama Mama Maternity

This post is brought to you by Glama Mama Maternity, where you’ll find the best maternity clothes for every occasion! Finding the best maternity clothes for every occasion just got easier, thanks to Glama Mama Maternity! They have an amazing selection of the cutest pregnancy clothes you can imagine. Whether you’re looking for a power …

Best Maternity Clothes for Every Occasion from Glama Mama Maternity Read More »

Finding unique Valentine's Day gifts for him is always a bit of a challenge. Don't worry, we've got you covered! We're sharing our top 11 ideas that he'll absolutely love! Let's check them out!

11 Amazing & Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts that He’ll Absolutely Love

Finding unique Valentine’s Day gifts for him is always a bit of a challenge. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’re sharing our top 11 ideas that he’ll absolutely love! Let’s check them out!   Whether it is your boyfriend, husband, dad, brother, grandfather or uncle, you probably know by now that buying gifts for …

11 Amazing & Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts that He’ll Absolutely Love Read More »

Looking for a creative way to share your exciting news? Check out these 17 clever riddles about being pregnant that are just perfect for sharing on social media!

17 Clever Riddles About Being Pregnant That Are Perfect for Your Announcements

Looking for a creative way to share your exciting news? Check out these 17 clever riddles about being pregnant that are just perfect for sharing on social media!   When that positive pregnancy test first gives you the big news that you’re expecting a new addition to your family, you feel like you’ll burst from …

17 Clever Riddles About Being Pregnant That Are Perfect for Your Announcements Read More »

Practical & Affordable Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Whole Family + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Church & Dwight. All opinions are our own. It happens every year! Just when you think you’ve wrapped up your holiday gift list without going over-budget, you realize that there are still stockings to stuff. Not to worry, we have you covered. Here’s a list of some of the best …

Practical & Affordable Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Whole Family + Giveaway Read More »

Survive those marathon holiday shopping sprees with tiny tots thanks to these 5 innovative product helpers! Check them out!

5 Innovative Products to Help You Survive Holiday Shopping with Tots + Giveaway

Survive those marathon holiday shopping sprees with tiny tots thanks to these 5 innovative product helpers! Check them out!       It puts dread in every parent’s heart. Having to do a major holiday shopping trip with your kids in tow <<shudder>> but sometimes you have no choice. Have no fear! You can get …

5 Innovative Products to Help You Survive Holiday Shopping with Tots + Giveaway Read More »

Can you eat healthier during the holidays without giving up all your favorite treats? With our paleo gingerbread brownies, the answer is a resounding YES! Grab the recipe!

The Most Delicious Paleo Gingerbread Brownies You’ve Ever Tasted

Can you eat healthier during the holidays without giving up all your favorite treats? With our paleo gingerbread brownies, the answer is a resounding YES! Grab the recipe! Let’s be honest: eating healthy during the holidays is never an easy feat. From cookies to cakes, decadent appetizers to rich soups and pasta dishes, temptation awaits …

The Most Delicious Paleo Gingerbread Brownies You’ve Ever Tasted Read More »

Take your annual family gathering to whole new levels of fun with these 15 fabulous Christmas party ideas for adults! Perfect for office parties, too! Check them out!

15 Fabulous Christmas Party Ideas That Take Your Family Gathering to Whole New Levels of Fun

Take your annual family gathering to whole new levels of fun with these 15 fabulous Christmas party ideas for adults! Perfect for office parties, too! Check them out! Every year, we host a huge gathering for family and friends right before the holidays. It’s pretty much the only time of the year that most of …

15 Fabulous Christmas Party Ideas That Take Your Family Gathering to Whole New Levels of Fun Read More »

What makes NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy so innovative? Check out 5 things you really need to know about this incredible depression treatment option!

5 Things You Need to Know about NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for Depression

We are proud to partner with NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy to talk about their innovative approach to treating Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). All opinions are our own. Depression affects more than 300 million people around the world, nearly 16 million of whom live in the United States. The World Health Organization lists it as THE leading …

5 Things You Need to Know about NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for Depression Read More »

Looking for a fun way to announce your pregnancy through iMessage without just saying

Announce Your Pregnancy in Style with BabyMoji Cute Baby Stickers!

Looking for a fun way to announce your pregnancy through iMessage without just saying “hey, I’m pregnant”? You have to check out BabyMoji, the cutest baby stickers! Once you announce your pregnancy, the fun isn’t over! Use iMessage stickers throughout your pregnancy to send quick updates! Use the It’s a Girl or I’m a Boy …

Announce Your Pregnancy in Style with BabyMoji Cute Baby Stickers! Read More »

Looking for a super simple Christmas dessert recipe that kids an help make? These reindeer brownies are easy to whip up yet oh-so-delightful for kids of all ages! Check them out!

Easy Reindeer Brownies Christmas Dessert Recipe That Kids Will Go Nuts Over

Looking for a super simple Christmas dessert recipe that kids an help make? These reindeer brownies are easy to whip up yet oh-so-delightful for kids of all ages! Check them out! Guess what? Christmas is officially only two months away! I’m like Buddy in Elf, one of my favorite holiday movies. I start counting down …

Easy Reindeer Brownies Christmas Dessert Recipe That Kids Will Go Nuts Over Read More »

From scary houses to scarily priced costumes, we’ve got your must-know tips for surviving Halloween horrors with kids! Check them out!

Halloween Horrors: 3 Tips for Surviving the Most Frightful Holiday of the Year!

Halloween horrors aren’t just reserved for haunted houses. From finding the perfect costume for your little one to convincing the kids that the candy fairy really does exist, Halloween can be a frightful time of year for any parent! We partnered with Church & Dwight to bring you three tips that will turn tricks into treats! Let’s …

Halloween Horrors: 3 Tips for Surviving the Most Frightful Holiday of the Year! Read More »

How cute are these Turkey Doughnuts sweet treats? Aren’t they the perfect Thanksgiving dessert recipe? Check them out!

Kids Will Go Crazy For This “Turkey” Doughnuts Thanksgiving Sweet Treat!

Looking for a creative Thanksgiving dessert recipe that the kids will go crazy over? These Turkey Doughnuts are insanely adorable, yet crazy easy to make! My son LOVES Thanksgiving. He’s one of the pickiest eaters I’ve ever met, but he adores every single dish that my mom makes for the holiday. Stuffing, corn casserole, even …

Kids Will Go Crazy For This “Turkey” Doughnuts Thanksgiving Sweet Treat! Read More »

Looking for affordable all-inclusive family beach vacations? At these 6 resorts, one fee covers everything from meals to entertainment! Check them out!

6 Awesome & Affordable All-Inclusive Family Beach Vacation Resorts

Looking for affordable all-inclusive family beach vacation resorts? At these 6 getaways, one fee covers everything from meals to entertainment! Check them out!   When planning a family beach vacation, an all-inclusive resort is the perfect choice. Why? Because the resort rate includes lodging, meals and activities. With one rate to pay, this makes vacations …

6 Awesome & Affordable All-Inclusive Family Beach Vacation Resorts Read More »

This Amazing App Helps You Organize Group Activities the FUN Way!

This post is sponsored by Band. All opinions are our own. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to organize a group function? I’m not talking family reunions or milestone anniversary parties…we already know those are challenging to pull off. I’m talking about the unexpectedly difficult things to organize. Simple things, like getting five …

This Amazing App Helps You Organize Group Activities the FUN Way! Read More »

Monitor Your Whole House in Vivid Deal with This Creative Live Cam + Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Creative Labs. Looking for a way to monitor everything from your baby to your pets anytime, anywhere and in vivid detail without spending a fortune? I’ve found your answer, or rather, it found me! We partnered with Creative Live! to share their Cam IP SmartHD Wi-Fi Home Video Monitoring …

Monitor Your Whole House in Vivid Deal with This Creative Live Cam + Giveaway Read More »

Check out 4 must-know tips for staying healthy at any age and prepare now for what’s to come in your future!