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This Week for Dinner: Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas

I’ve never been much of a meal planner, but I’ve always craved easy weeknight dinner ideas for the family. Busy sports schedules, volunteer duties, and work responsibilities suck up most of my at home cooking time anyway so our usual process looks like this: kids come home from school, eat super heavy dinner-like snack, go to sports, inhale whatever I pick up on the way

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I’m Not Homeschooling My Kids…

Stuck at home? You and everyone else. Since COVID-19 (Coronavirus) hit and nations and states around the world have begun to address this pandemic with closures and quaratines, we’ve all got an abundance of unplanned family time on our hands. As exciting as that is for some of us (raises hand!), it can also be challenging and anxiety indusing when you have also suddenly found

Stockpiling Without Food Waste with Your FoodSaver

Stockpiling Without Food Waste with Your…

I’ve never been great at stockpiling food for emergencies. I feel like food waste is always more prevalent when I do so I generally have avoided the practice. Now that we are living in the time of Coronavirus, a situation that is forcing quarantines and social distancing, all of us have had to get better about food storage and stockpiling. For me, that includes finding

What I Know For Sure About Parenting…

After experiencing a ridiculously tough weekend of choices recently, this one is for all of those parents out there in the trenches of parenting teens…   Here’s what I need you to know: It’s okay to not know what to do. Everything about this is new and so much about this is scary. The “right” answers feel so much more important now than they did

Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus…

Have you been talking to your kids about Coronavirus? Concerns about COVID-19, more commonly known as the Coronavirus, are sweeping the nation. The disease that has infected thousands and taken hundreds of lives in China in the past three months touched down in the United States this February and people are starting to panic. Some of those people may be your children. They will have

chicken stir fry noodles

Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles…

Ready for the easiest weeknight dinner idea of all time that your entire family is bound to love? At our house it’s this seriously easy chicken stir fry with noodles. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and even less than that for your family to devour. It’s perfect for active, hungry teens and works perfectly into most budgets. Easy Chicken Stir Fry with

I Had a Book Signing and Launch Party…

Finding a creative way to celebrate the release of my first book, 50 Things to Do in Baby’s First Year, was on my radar from day one. I’m not one to toot my own horn and I’ve never thrown my own party before, but I feel like writing a book and getting it published is a significant accomplishment that deserves a little celebration. So, what

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