Allergy-Friendly, Nut-Free Reese’s Eggs Recipe

For those looking for an allergy-friendly alternative to one of the most popular Easter candies, read on for my Nut-Free Reese’s Eggs recipe. Studies show the number of children living with peanut allergy appears to have tripled between 1997 and 2008! Two of my three children live with severe (life-threatening) peanut (and tree nut) allergies. For kids… [read more]

What No One Tells You About Baby Gear Must-Haves

First time parents have it hard when it comes to baby gear. We are fortunate to have so many choices when it comes to what to purchase for our wee little ones. Unfortunately, with the abundance of choice also comes a great deal of confusion for first time parents. After raising three babies and reviewing… [read more]

The 15 Minute, Once a Week, Practice That has Changed Our Family

…And is continuing to change our family…for the better, of course. It was the typical stuff all families encounter. “Is it really that hard to turn off a light when you leave the room?!” “Why are your coats and backpacks on the floor when your hook is just a foot away?” “Is it really necessary… [read more]

St. Patrick’s Day Window Clings Craft!

This adorable DIY St. Patrick’s Day window clings craft is perfect for preschool age and up! They require only a few supplies and are so easy to make! Most preschoolers will need some hand-over-hand supervision, but it is an excellent activity to develop both gross motor and fine motor skills. Older children will have fun… [read more]

Chocolate Covered Pretzels that Really Rock! It’s a Recipe the Kids Can Help Make!

Chocolate covered pretzels around Valentine’s Day are kind of a given at our house. All my boys love to consume them and my middle son, especially, loves to make them. This year, however, we decided against your ordinary, run of the mill chocolate covered pretzels. Instead we decided to make Pop Rocks Chocolate Covered Pretzels!… [read more]

Epic Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas (on the Cheap!)

We’re not ones to spend a ton of money on birthday parties, so when my middle son asked for a Star Wars Birthday party, I began scouring my brain (and Pinterest) for Star Wars Birthday Party ideas. When shopping for parties, I try to keep the total cost of supplies under $50. Sometimes I don’t… [read more]

How to Make a BB-8 Piñata for Your Child’s Star Wars Birthday Party!

My son absolutely loved his Star Wars Birthday Party! His homemade BB-8 piñata turned out so fun! Come see how to make a BB-8 piñata! Affiliate links are present in this article. Should you purchase through any of these links (THANK YOU) I will earn a small commission. We try to have fairly frugal birthday… [read more]

Green Chile Casserole Recipe – Tasty Clean Eating & Gluten-Free!

Green Chile Casserole Recipe This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through these links (you’re awesome!) I will receive a small commission.  Dinner time is hands down the hardest time of the day for me. Please tell me I’m not alone. Family dinner is an important time for us, but The Husband… [read more]

Creamy Asparagus Bisque Recipe

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen last week. I’ve been having fun making some holiday goodies, and then on Friday I took dinner to a neighbor who has been having some health issues and can’t get around the house. It was a rather cold, gloomy day and I thought this Asparagus Bisque recipe… [read more]

20 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes – Enjoy Fall Without the Carb Crash

Pumpkin lovers unite! …but without all the sugar, brown sugar, shortening, whipped cream, frosting, and everything else that makes all those gorgeous pins on Pinterest so enticing. If you, like me, are trying to live on the healthy side of things, make sure you check out these Healthy Pumpkin Recipes, and add them to your list… [read more]

Find Your Place Pins – Thanksgiving Craft for Kids!

These Wood Find-Your-Place Pins are the perfect way to get the kids involved in your Thanksgiving prep! I hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving craft for kids! Thank you so much to FamilyFun Magazine for contributing this fun tutorial! Make sure you check out FamilyFun Magazine online for lots more great activities for the whole family!… [read more]

How to Make Fruit Leather + Grape Fruit Leather Recipe!

I’ve hit a new epoch in my life. I’m domestic! If you’ve never made fruit leather before, stick around and I’ll show you how to make fruit leather (it’s easier than you think!). If you’re are an experienced fruit leather maker, make sure you check out my grape fruit leather recipe below! This post contains… [read more]

Hidden Veggie Macaroni and Cheese Recipe! Ready in 20 minutes!

I partnered with Sprouts Farmer’s Market and General Mills to bring you this Better For You Hidden Veggie Macaroni and Cheese Recipe. In the rush of life it can be difficult to make sure my family is well fed every. single. night. Have you guys seen this meme around? Who feels this as much as… [read more]

Conestoga Ranch | Family-friendly Glamping at Bear Lake

Last weekend our family did something we’ve never done before. We went glamping! Conestoga Ranch at Bear Lake in Garden City, Utah invited our family up to stay a night in one of their amazing tents. Bear Lake is one of Utah’s most sought after vacation destinations. I’ve often heard friends talk about their amazing Bear… [read more]