Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe with Canning Instructions

Instant Pot Applesauce is so easy if you have the right tools! If you have a pressure cooker, but not an Instant Pot, don’t worry, this Instant Pot Applesauce recipe is still perfect for you!   We didn’t end up with a ton of fruit this year. We have eight fruit trees in total plus… [read more]

Looking for the Perfect Work-From-Home Job? Be a VIPKID Teacher!

Looking for a way to supplement your family’s income? I’m so excited to bring you this guest post from an old friend of mine in Louisiana about a perfect work-from-home job – VIPKID teacher! Karen is a stay at home mom to 6 children and has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  Her husband works… [read more]

Buying a Smartphone for Your Kid or Teen? Here’s What You Need to Know First…

Smartphones, though a fairly recent development, have quickly become ubiquitous. Buying a Smartphone for Your Kid or Teen is a decision that should be well researched. Technological changes often mean changes to how we live, and it can be hard for parents to keep up. If you’ve been falling behind since the era of dumb… [read more]

4 Ways To Make Family Vacations More Fun for YOU

Family vacation is a time for the family to kick back and enjoy themselves. All too often, however, vacations spiral into hard work for moms shouldering most of the responsibility. But there’s a better way: Simplify your vacation so that you get time to enjoy it yourself, too, with the following four clever vacation strategies…. [read more]

Gaining Valuable Skills at Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp

Thank you to Challenger Sports for providing a session of British Soccer Camp for our review. Soccer season last year was painful for our then 9 year old. He went into the city recreational league with almost no soccer skills and undiagnosed moderately severe asthma. He was afraid of being hit by the ball and… [read more]

4 Good Habits to Teach Your Kids Early On

In the age of technology, those who don’t have the latest tablets or smartphones won’t make the cut, even those at kindergarten level. A 2015 study reveals that up to 75 percent of children between ages 1 and 4 have their own smart device. Although the use of smart devices can lure children away from… [read more]

20 Amazing Milkshake Recipes, Perfect for Summer!

If you follow my blog, you know that our family generally tries to eat pretty healthy. (If you haven’t tried my homemade kefir pops, you should. They’re a hit around our neighborhood this summer!) But, sometimes you just need to indulge a little! Summer is the perfect time to do that! And, these milkshake recipes… [read more]

Harvest Berry Salad with Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers

I’ve partnered with Rubbermaid to talk about their new FreshWorks Produce Saver containers.  I totally get it. At times, eating healthy can seem like an uphill battle. If you’re just starting your new healthy lifestyle, it can be difficult to get family members on board. Depending on where you live and the current growing season,… [read more]

Easy Tips to Reduce Toxins and Create a Healthy, Kid-Friendly Home

,Several hidden dangers can lurk in a typical home, including toxic chemicals, mold, and bacteria. Even dust and dirt can lower your indoor air quality and make allergy and asthma symptoms worse for kids and adults. Here are a few simple ways to reduce toxins and make your home a Healthy, Kid-Friendly Home. Use natural alternatives… [read more]

Create Your Own Home Summer Reading Program + Summer Reading Reward Coupon Printables

Summer break is upon us! My boys have put in hard work this school year and I want to make sure that they don’t lose all that they’ve gained this year in school. Creating a Home Summer Reading Program is an effective and enjoyable way for kids to keep on learning throughout the summer. Reading can… [read more]

How to Maximize Energy Savings During Summer

Summer can be a great time for homeowners. You might be blasting the air conditioning and changing out of sweaty clothes throughout the day, but at least you’re also not curled up under multiple blankets due to the freezing cold winter weather. By this time of year, I’m so ready for the long Utah winter… [read more]

Insanely Easy Sheet Pan Dinner – Veggie, Sweet Potato, and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Recently, Easy Sheet Pan Dinners caught my eye while making their rounds on Pinterest. If you haven’t tried making an easy sheet pan dinner yet, my Sausage and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is the perfect place to start! Sometimes I just want to take the night off from cooking. Yeah, I know you feel that way too…. [read more]

Goblin Valley Camping With Kids – Utah’s Most Family-Friendly State Park

Goblin Valley is one of Utah’s hidden treasures. Surrounded by gorgeous landscape and ample opportunity for adventure, Goblin Valley Camping with kids should be on every parent’s bucket list! This post contains affiliate links. Thank you so much if you decide to use these links! Purchasing through these links helps offset the cost of running… [read more]

25+ Books for Curious Kids Who Love to Learn!

I have some super curious little boys! My 9 year old and 7 year old seem to have been born with a passion for learning! We’ve helped foster this passion by building quite an extensive home library. If you have similarly-minded kids, you’ll love this book list of Books for Curious Kids Who Love to… [read more]