It's 5 p.m. Do you know what everyone in your house is going to eat for dinner? Ahhh, that frantic feeling of searching through the fridge, pantry and freezer. Trying to come with up with something - anything -...
With the frigid temps outside and oversized sweaters and comfy leggings on, all I want to do is cozy up and nosh on some comfort food. When hunger strikes, I don't always want to whip up a light summer...
Food Gifts Kids Can Make

Food Gifts Kids Can Make

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The holidays are SO MUCH FUN. Having kids around at the holidays is even more fun. The joy, the innocence, the unbridled love - it almost makes up for the early morning wake up calls and terrifying acrobatics my...
If you're like me, then you're always looking for ways to make your days go just a little bit smoother. Between dinner for six, activities at least three nights a week and all those unexpected interruptions that happen from time to...
Fall is here which means there's no better time to dust off your favorite cookbook (or your fall Pinterest board) and plan a seasonal meal or treat for your family. As a mom, it can be a struggle to...

Power of the Pouch

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Once upon a time, I wasn’t so sure about the baby food pouch. Part of me thinks it’s because I craved the “click-ability” of the lids of baby food jars from my own childhood. But I also stubbornly made all...
Well, as I sit here the heat index is 112 degrees so I would like to start this post off by telling you that BBQ timing is flexible. A BBQ can be for breakfast. Lately, it's so hot that...
Cool Summer Meals

Cool Summer Meals

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According to the always reliable internet, this summer we are in JUST the right spot for outdoor dining! I don't know about you, but heating up your house for summery meals on the patio or a picnic blanket just...
Dinner time can often be a hectic time of day, and while I enjoy cooking, during the week I get stressed if I’m trying to make something too complicated or time-consuming. Here are a few tips that help me...
It's almost summer which means it's farmers market time! My all-time favorite farmers market activity? The Farmers Market Kids Challenge. So. Much. Fun! Here's what you need: Kids - Check! Yours alone will be great, but you can add some friends,...
There are so many things to love about rotisserie chicken Costco $5 rotisserie chicken (which apparently has its own Facebook page). In the best of times, it's crispy salty skin, and a meal on the table before "hangriness" sets in. A ready...
Cooking for the Heart

Cooking for the Heart

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Hey, moms. Guess what? It's not only old men who have heart problems. Actually, heart disease is the #1 killer of women! Seriously, I kid you not. You know what else? One of a woman's most vulnerable times for...
When we started our son Jona on solid foods, he devoured absolutely everything. I thought, in the smugness that only a first-time mom could possess, he’d just be one of those kids that wasn’t picky. Well, soon after his...
I love a hot chocolate packet, don't get me wrong, but by mid-January I've reached my instant hot chocolate threshold. To spice things up, my kids and I tried a few warm winter drink recipes: vanilla milk, healthy hot chocolate and...
Guess what, Mom? It is November. Somehow it snuck up on us! This season always promises magic and fun, but usually brings with it more than a sleigh full of stress. I don't know if it's having a second...

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Trick (and Trunk) or Treating in KC

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Need an excuse to wear that Halloween costume one more time and add to your candy stash? Check out these fun and mostly free...
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