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In the Kitchen

I know, I know – August just began, don’t start the back to school stuff already! But it never hurts […]

Having my kids home for the summer means constant grazing.  Sure we eat regular meals, but when the kids are […]

I was looking through our archives recently and realized we have a whole bunch of really awesome recipes for homemade […]

Are you spending most of your summer days at the park or the pool this summer? Instead of picking up […]

As evidence by The Summer of Yes! last week, I’ve been doing some reflecting on my parenting style lately. One of […]

Whether you’re hosting the 4th of July BBQ this year or attending one, this super simple dessert idea is sure […]

Cereal bars and granola bars are such an easy grab-and-go snack, but most store brands come with a whole host […]

Making homemade soda pop is probably one of the most exciting things I could do with my kids on the […]

Spring produce can’t be beat!  After months of apples and all types of squash, a refreshing palette of colors bursts […]

Need some dinner inspiration? I am always looking for something new to put on the table without too much fuss. […]

Sugar. Sometimes it’s my arch nemesis, sometimes it’s my best friend, most of the time it’s somewhere in between. I’ve […]

Most of us busy parents are on the look out for new ways to squeeze extra nutrition into our growing […]

I’m so happy to have Jenna from Small Fry here today while I continue on my maternity leave.   Small […]

I’m gone on maternity leave for the time being so my sweet friend Tiffany from the visually stunning blog Peanut […]

Do your kids drink smoothies and/or homemade veggie juice?  A nutritious smoothie has been one of my go-to methods for […]