Taste of nature bars

Real Tastes Good: Taste of Nature Organic Bars Review

I’m constantly reading labels. Having a child with food allergies demands it! And along with looking for lurking allergens, I started noticing to a few things: how many ingredients are listed, how many ingredients I cannot pronounce, what the first ingredient is, and whether any of the ingredients are organic. I get overwhelmed by foods, [...]

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The ONE Thing Your Child Needs to Know Before Going to Kindergarten

The first few weeks of Kindergarten were ROUGH for my son. ROUGH! You might think it was the long days he had to pay attention that did him in. Or the pressure of new friendships. Or the anxiety of learning new things. It was none of those. My son came home crying every day for [...]


OXO and OATrageous Cookbook Giveaway!

Thanks to Kathy Hester and her awesome new book, OATrageous, and OXO for this delicious giveaway! Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post to enter to win your own set of OXO goodies. There are 2 reasons I am excited to share this giveaway with you: 1. OXO - I think the majority of [...]

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Supporting Teachers and Kids with Great Clips

Disclosure: Many thanks to Great Clips for sponsoring today’s post, but my love for supporting teachers is all my own! I caught myself wondering a few days ago… Exactly how many more days until school starts again? I love the fall. I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils. I love a fresh backpack full of [...]

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Food Allergies: A Baked Milk Challenge

I picked an interesting few months to take a blogging break…. and I promise my husband I’m still on a break… but I had to tell you about the experience we had a few weeks ago regarding the Baked Milk Challenge. I had such a hard time finding any information on what this would look [...]

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5 Tips for a Smarter Mom

Disclosure: Many thanks to Huggies for sponsoring this post and helping me save time each and every day! We all want to know how to be a Super Mom – or something close to it. We want to juggle parenting with grace and flair. We want to have well-dressed, well-behaved kids who eat healthy food [...]

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Summer Enrichment Workbooks for Kids

One thing I am trying to do this summer is keep my kids in “school mode” a little bit each day. I know how easy it is to forget basic skills and lose essential knowledge during the hot fun-filled days of summer! I wasn’t great about keeping my son engaged last summer and I noticed [...]

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Summer Camping with Food Allergies

So many “normal” kid things can be extra stressful for parents of kids with food allergies. With summer upon us, one of those things for me is summer camps. My daughter isn’t old enough for sleep-over camps yet, but she is attending her first day camp for a week this summer. She cannot wait. It’s [...]

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A Little Summer Break

Sometimes a little family time needs to come first. My husband and I were talking a few weeks ago and a few thing were made clear: We are both feeling a bit overwhelmed. We both want more family time and more time together as a couple. The years are going by way too fast and [...]

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14 Reasons I Could Never do the Family Bed

Last night my son wasn’t feeling very well. He decided he wouldn’t sleep unless I was snuggling with him. He also decided he may not sleep even if I’m snuggling with him. His ulterior motive might have been to keep me from sleeping ever, ever again. While I was not sleeping, I kept listing reasons [...]