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A Twist on Popcorn – Chocolate Banana Chip Popcorn

Chocolate Banana Chip Popcorn

My family loves popcorn. The kids are always trying to create new types of popcorn but they are typically always wanting to add "treats" like candies or sprinkles. I remember years ago one of my favorite combinations was popcorn, chips and chocolate candies. I know, not the healthiest snack. When Barleans revealed our newest challenge last month I was incredibly excited! I have been a huge fan of their Butter Flavored Coconut Oil for months. A … [Read more...]

NEW! Organic Whole Milk Smoothies from Stonyfield

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Being part of the Stonyfield blogging team has been one of my favorite things about blogging. I'm proud to be a part of this team of amazing people. I love introducing you to new, amazing products from Stonyfield. I believe in this company and their ways so sharing their stuff is always enjoyable! Their newest products are organic whole milk smoothies that are DE-LI-CIOUS! They recently sent some right to our door for my family to experience so … [Read more...]

5 Indoor Family Activities to Ease the Freeze (Free Printables)

Painting Goldfish

Winter is here in full force! Granted, we live in Michigan but these single digit temps make me want to hibernate. It's literally been TOO cold to go outside. With four little ones someone is always wanting to go outside and on days with below zero wind chills it's just not an option. We have a pretty big list of indoor family activities for these cold days to try our best to keep the kids entertained and prevent them from longing to play … [Read more...]

Our Favorites for Packing School Lunch

Packing School Lunch

This is the second year I've gotten to pack lunch for my little guy. He loves going to school and for me it brings back memories of my oldest son when he was this age. It reminds me to enjoy every moment because time flies during these years. I love packing lunch school lunch and trying to get creative to keep my son interested but there are also some favorites that will always be a part of our lunch routine! Packing school lunch doesn't have to … [Read more...]

My Babies are YoBaby Lovers and Now it’s Pediatrician Recommended

As part of the Stonyfield YoGetters team I receive products and/or compensation to share Stonyfield goodness. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. My last three children have all been Stonyfield babies. By that, I mean they've all been started on YoBaby yogurt as one of their first foods. If you've been around here you've probably read me mentioning that when I was pregnant with LA (now 6!) I started making a lot of … [Read more...]

No Mess Toddler Snacking with Gerber Lil’ Beanies

Lil Beanies Snacks

Do you have an independent toddler? You know, the kind that wants to do EVERYTHING herself? Doesn't need your help, ever?! Both of my girls have been this way and they like to create a scene if I try to help them. When it comes to toddler snacking it can be a nightmare. Feeding herself can be messy when it comes to snacks like yogurt, applesauce, or smoothies. Since it's been a bit messy lately I decided when I went to Target yesterday I HAD to … [Read more...]

Tropical Frozen Yogurt Bars (Recipe)

Frozen Yogurt Bars

These Tropical Frozen Yogurt Bars were created by me using ingredients I received as part of my partnership with Stonyfield. Barleans and Stonyfield provided me with products but all ideas and opinions are my own. With the warmer weather arriving and my kids always wanting sweet treats, I've been pondering on how to get HEALTHY sweet treats into them. When I was sent some products from Barleans to try my brain starting creating a million … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month + a Nature’s Path Giveaway!

Nature's Path Cereal

This post about ways to celebrate Earth Month is sponsored by Nature's Path. All opinions are 100% my own. It can be hard to find healthy options for breakfast that the kids will actually eat. With all of the character/cartoon looking "fun" cereals on the market I find myself in trouble if I take them shopping with me. It's hard to tell those sweet begging eyes no. If they only knew what was actually in those cereals. I was recently introduced … [Read more...]

Toddler Snacks Made Easy with OXO, Stonyfield and Fruit

Happy toddler snacks

Finding snacks that my kids want and that I feel good giving to them can be challenging. Even being on child number 4, I still struggle at times with finding healthy snacks. Recently, I was sent some products from Stonyfield and OXO to helpout with snack time and they made it a bit easier! My girls love yogurt and strawberries. I decided to make some teething bites for Annie because her two year molars are coming in and I can tell she's not … [Read more...]

Five Tips to Winning Your Morning

belVita at Meijer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of belVita for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Mornings around here are very busy. Not only are my husband and I trying to get up and get ready for work but we have three little ones to get up and get ready for school and daycare. I'll admit I've not been much of a morning person in years past but in recent weeks I've been really turning that around. Today I wanted to share five tips that I'm … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget the Holiday Party Snacks!

Brownie Brittle Holiday Snack

When it comes to the holidays I always make sure we have plenty of snacks on hand. Not only because we have a ton of family around, but because hubby and the kids are home for two full weeks on Christmas break. I try to keep healthy snacks on hand for the kids, of course, but having a sweet treat is something hubby loves and the kids love as a special treat, too. One of our favorite snacks this year is Brownie Brittle. We were sent an amazing … [Read more...]

New from Stonyfield: Organic Fruit Snacks

Organic Fruit Snacks

As part of the Stonyfield YoGetters team I receive products and/or compensation to share Stonyfield goodness. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Did you read that title?! Stonyfield has just come out with organic fruit snacks!! How exciting is that!?!? My kids love fruit snacks but until now I really disliked giving them fruit snacks because of the ingredients. In fact, we recently "weaned" them off of their fruit … [Read more...]

Back to School Prep with Kellogg’s and Scholastic!

Reading for #Back2SchoolReady

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias Ahhh....back to school time! The time of year that gets our routines back on track and gets the kids on their way to learning all they can! My husband (elementary school teacher) has lost count of the times he has heard "I haven't read a book since school let out!" from his students upon returning to class … [Read more...]

2015 Brings Fun and Healthy Toddler Meals and Snacks

YoKids Squeeze

I am part of the Stonyfield YoGetters group of bloggers and receive compensation and products as part of the program. My opinion is not influenced in any way. We truly do love Stonyfield's family of products and I love sharing how we use them. One of my resolutions for this year is to not only eat healthier myself, but make sure everyone in my family eats healthier. I have my work cut out for me though because I have a 2 and a 4 year old. If … [Read more...]

Quick and Healthy Lunch for Kids with Applegate Half Time (Giveaway)

Quick and Easy Lunch for Kids #LunchingAwesome

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. We are settling into our fall routine. Daddy is back to teaching, the kids are back to daycare/school, schedules are busy as can be, the days are getting shorter and we need a solution for a quick and healthy lunch for kids. Even quick and healthy snacks are something we constantly look for. Applegate has a new solution for all of us who need a quick and healthy … [Read more...]

Rock the Lunchbox with Bento Snack Boxes

Rock the Lunchbox Campaign

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. Back to school time.....ahhh, the joys of it! ;) We have three going "back" to school this fall: my husband (the teacher), our oldest son (the college student) and our youngest son (the preschooler/pre-k). With our preschooler we get to pack a fun snack every day for him. I've seen so many mamas post on Instagram about bento snack boxes and bento style lunches that I … [Read more...]

Making healthy choices with Help from Walgreens and Balance Rewards

Healthy Choices with Walgreens #Shop #BalanceRewards

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias Having had three kids in the past four years, I've been pretty busy with life. I know that I haven't focused on getting in shape or being as healthy as I need to be. Now I am determined to make changes. I am going to make healthy choices in life and even with very little time, I'm going to make small changes … [Read more...]

Tips for a Successful Picnic with Toddlers

Successful Picnic with Toddlers

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. It was a LONG winter. We received a record amount of snow here in the metro Detroit area. It seemed like it was never going to end. Once the warm weather arrived my little ones were so excited to actually be able to go outside and PLAY! They want to be outside All. The. Time. Seriously, it's like the best thing since PB&J! ;) One thing I wanted to achieve … [Read more...]

Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches are the Perfect Healthy Toddler Snack

Stonyfiled Yo Kids

I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield. I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Finding healthy snacks for two picky toddlers is hard work. My little ones, like many others I'm sure, never seem to want what's good for them. We did get lucky with a few things though and one of those things is that they love, love, love Stonyfield's … [Read more...]

Are You Ready to Rock the Lunchbox this Fall When Packing for the Kids?

Rockin The Lunch

Across U.S. households, parents suffer from widespread “lunchbox preparation fatigue” yet the majority of kids complain of being bored by the lack of variety in their lunches.  To tackle the challenges and complaints of adults and children,  the four leading natural and organic companies teamed up to create “Rock the Lunch Box”, a free resource that delivers ideas, tips and coupons for natural and organic products just in time for back to school. … [Read more...]

Fruit Yogurt Smoothies with DHA Perfect for Summer Toddler Snacking

Fruit Smoothie with DHA

Have you seen the new Fruit Yogurt Smoothies from Earth's Best that contain 17 mg of Omega-3 DHA fatty acids, which is critical for baby's brain and eye development? Available in three flavors, these fruit yogurt smoothies are sure to please! Apple Apricot, Mango Banana, and Peach Pear are the tasty varieties available to satisfy your toddler's summer snacking needs! These smoothies are available in stage two, meaning they are great for … [Read more...]

Summer Toddler Snacks from Earth’s Best

Earth's Best Puffs

It can be tough to keep toddlers interested in snacks or meals. Sometimes they get set on specific items and only want to eat those things. It can be difficult to find the perfect balance and variety in their daily menu. This summer we are working on introducing new and healthy items, while at the same time keeping some of our toddler's favorite snacks a part of their diets. We are on-the-go a lot more in the warmer months so we always look … [Read more...]