Our Trip to Great Wolf Lodge

Christmastime at a Water Park On Christmas 2016, we told the kids that we would be taking them to Great Wolf Lodge. The kids had asked several times if they could go and so we thought it would be a perfect gift for all of them… 1 big gift! We had envisioned spring of 2017…

Best Stand Mixers – A Review

Not All Mixers Are Created Equally Who loves cooking and baking? Do you own a stand mixer? If you don’t, have you ever wondered which brands are the best stand mixers or which one is the BEST? Even if you are mixing up something as simple as a boxed cake, having a mixer comes in…

Leftover Halloween candy

Leftover Halloween Candy – Friend or Foe? Another Halloween has come to a close and during the celebration, candy is always the highlight, and as Halloween brings in handfuls of candy, if not bag fulls, many parents worry about their children having too much. If you aren’t keen on the excess sugar, chemicals, calories, or…

Free Range Kids, yay or nay?

Free Range Kids… is it for you? While walking out of the library the other day, a book, Free-Range Kids, caught my eye and I grabbed it, which is a bit unusual for me because unless a book is about crock pot recipes or gardening, I usually don’t check out books for myself (library trips are…

Home School for Pre-K thru 2nd Grade

Homeschooling your Pre-K thru Second Grader I think the question I am asked most about home school is, “What do you use (curriculum) to teach your kids?” and I find as I explain the answer to most non-homeschooling people, their eyes start to glaze over. However, to those interested, it is an honest question and so…

Crustless Quiche with Bacon and Swiss

 Grab and Go Quiche… yes please! So are you like me and busy… need some grab and go ideas? Check out this crustless quiche and see if it doesn’t work for your family! My kids don’t even like swiss cheese and they can’t get enough of this bacon swiss quiche. Notice the print option below…

Guilt Free Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! Most people are always looking for easy, healthy recipes and for ways to use up their bananas. This 2 ingredient ice cream recipe fits the bill and is a hit with the family… not to mention it’s guilt free ice cream… well as far as…

Are Consumer Labels Fooling You

Labels can be very confusing! So, you’ve started eating better, you are trying to make more eco-friendly choices, and you are starting to feel really good about the changes you are making, but… are consumer labels fooling you? Today, you almost can’t pick up any product, from food to clothing and toys, without seeing an…

25 Free Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is here! It’s that time of year again and it seems no matter how much a parent intends on planning for it, summer sneaks up on you. I’m a firm believer in kids keeping themselves somewhat occupied but I like to plan activities or have things to assist in their summer fun, because while I…

Luffa Plant

A Veggie or a Tool? Are you looking for something new to plant in your garden this year, something that you can eat and use as a tool too? Well look no further than the Luffa plant! A couple years ago, while shopping a seed catalog, I came across this plant and thought…”interesting”, so I…