A Fresh Look at Preservatives

Thanks to TheMotherhood and ConAgra for making this conversation possible. We recently discovered that our daughter, Sophie, may sensitive to some preservatives. Of course, that means that we have become much more sensitive to have them in our foods and we have become avid label checkers. Still, there is a lot that I don’t know […]

Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Brownies

My kids love special treats when they get home from school. I have been trying to get in the habit of having a special sweet treat for them about once a week for their after school snack. Their excitement when they hit the front door and smell something baking is so much fun. Matthew LOVES […]


Imagine Spring with OshKosh B’Gosh

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKoshB’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #ImagineSpring We love adding OshKosh clothes to the kids’ drawers and closets. They loved their long sleeved t-shirts that we added to their drawers in the fall. It seems like winter was […]


Catching Them Being Good

This post is brought to you by Mott’s and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Parenting is hard! The work just never stops! You get up early to help get the kids ready for school, you go to work for 8 hours (or more), then come back home for dinner, bedtime, etc. before finishing […]

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Inspiralized Inspiration

Thanks to Tuttorosso for making this post possible. A big part of cooking at home is making sure to have the right ingredients. You want to make sure that you get consistent quality products that you can use to make just about anything. It also helps if those items go on sale on a regular […]

Meet Poppy

A Family Update

It has been over three months since I last posted. Elf on the Shelf wore me out. I then decided to take my focus in January to behind the scenes for This Cookin’ Dad. It has a great new look if you haven’t been over there yet. Then it was Society of Women Engineers Region […]


Finding New Mealtime Solutions

Kids get bored! If you didn’t know it before, you do now. The particularly get bored when it comes to food. Well, Horizon asked us to come up with some new mealtime solutions that will help ward off the mid-year mealtime slump. It’s March and my kids are getting bored with the same old snacks […]


Classic Fish and Chips from Sam’s Club

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubSeafood #CollectiveBias Easy weeknight meals can be tricky. I want food that I can feel comfortable feeding my family and that fits with my general philosophy of eating internationally, but, sometimes, I’m just tired! I was excited to […]


Chicken Cobb Slider

This post is part of the blogger program by Naturally Fresh® and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time and the development of this recipe. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. The end of January every year brings an internal conflict. On the one hand, you’ve […]