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Natalie

Nut allergies are no joke and both parents and schools take them very seriously. Our family is lucky not to […]

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

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

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

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 […]

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

Our roasted chickpeas snack post (or roasted garbonzo beans, if you prefer) from last year was so popular that we […]

January is always a time that I am searching for new recipes to spice up our dinner routine. I’m usually […]

Have you given any thought to your New Year’s Eve plans? Since having kids, we keep it pretty low key […]

‘Tis the season for making memories, enjoying time with family and celebrating the sweet pleasures of the holidays. ‘Tis also […]

Around my house, we don’t love the idea of being scared or watching scary movies, but we do love dressing […]

Fall produce: it’s not all pumpkins and apple, folks. There’s a lot more to choose from come harvest time. Check out […]

Afternoons can be a busy time for parents. We get the kids in the door after school or practice and […]