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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...]

Join Macy’s in Celebrating Strawberry Shortcake Day! #AmericanIcons

Strawberry Shortcake #AmericanIcons

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Who doesn't love Strawberry Shortcake? It's an American Icon for sure! To me, it symbolizes summer, warmth and family fun! We always enjoy it together during summer family cookouts and gatherings. Macy's invites us all to celebrate … [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...]

Delicious Dessert – Strawberry S’more Parfait Recipe

parfait dessert

I have a weakness. Sweets are something I crave often. When you say strawberries and chocolate in the same sentence I get a bit excited. It's a favorite of mine. This Strawberry S'more Parfait is out of this world! It's my new favorite dessert! Take a look and you'll see why I love this parfait recipe! Parfait Recipe You'll Need These Ingredients: Graham cracker: 16 graham crackers, finely crushed (2 cups) Chocolate Pudding: 2/3 C … [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...]

Twist it Up! A New Way to Serve and Enjoy Green Bean Casserole #ThisIsMyTwist

Twice Baked Green Bean Casserole Potatoes #ThisIsMyTwist

This post on serving green bean casserole with a twist is sponsored; however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. #ThisIsMyTwist Creating a new twist on one of my favorite dishes, green bean casserole, was really fun for me. So fun, in fact, that I couldn't stop there. As I was deciding what ingredients to add to my twisted green bean casserole I got another idea...an entirely new way to serve it! Twice baked green … [Read more...]

Not Your Mom’s Casserole – Green Bean Casserole with a Twist

Twist the green bean casserole

This post about a twist on green bean casserole is sponsored; however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. #ThisIsMyTwist My family has been making green bean casserole for the holidays since I can remember. My mom makes the same recipe, year after year. Don't get me wrong, mom's green bean casserole is delicious... but this year I wanted to add a twist and make it a bit different. I've been playing around in the … [Read more...]

10 Easy Chicken Recipes for Fast Dinners!

Easy Chicken Dinners

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of chicken. I don't like fish (or anything that comes out of water, really) and I'm not a fan of beef or pork. Chicken on the other hand....I can eat it every day for lunch and dinner and not think twice about it. Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? In celebration I put together 10 of my favorite easy, delicious and quick dinner recipes using chicken!   Celebrate Chicken with these … [Read more...]

Carrot Caramel Cupcakes

Carrot Caramel Cupcakes

Everyone loves a good dessert, right? I have a weakness for desserts actually. It's bad. Or good, however you want to view it! ;) These Carrot Caramel Cupcakes really make my mouth water just thinking about them! They are the perfect summer treat....or autumn, especially for upcoming fall parties!! These are comfort food for cool fall days, for sure! Promise me you'll make these for a party this fall!? You'll love them and so will all of … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pudding – A Healthier Version of Rice Pudding

Quinoa Pudding Recipe

Do you love rice pudding? Are you looking for a healthier alternative? Are you looking for ways to get more quinoa into your diet? This quinoa pudding recipe may be just what you need!   Ingredients: 1 cup of quinoa 2 cups milk (more may be needed) 1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey) 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional) dash of salt 1/2 cup Raisins (optional) Quinoa Pudding Instructions: In a strainer wash thoroughly the … [Read more...]

Homemade Organic Banana Chips with Dipping Sauces

homemade banana chips

Trying to eat healthier is tough sometimes. Trying to eat healthier when you have delicious snacks isn't so bad! I sometimes struggle getting my fruits and veggies in but homemade banana chips have been my go-to lately! They are easy to make and take great! With Honey Cinnamon and Vanilla Coconut Dips, you have the perfect combination for satisfying your snack-craves!  Prep: 15 minutes  Cook: 90 minutes  Total: 115 … [Read more...]

Corn Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Corn Salad recipe

The weather is getting warmer and it's time to start cooking out and eating "summer" food! I love BBQ foods, various salads, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries and iced tea - all things that I tend to splurge on in the warmer months. I also love that hubby tends to cook more in the warmer months since he loves to grill so I get a lot of breaks! ;) Aside from cookouts, we also love to have picnics with the kids. A new favorite of mine to … [Read more...]

We Celebrated Earth Month with a Family Garden Project

Easy indoor garden

This post is sponsored as part of my ambassadorship as a YoGetter with Stonyfield. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way.  Gardening is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I have been hesitant though for a few reasons. First, we have a small yard and my husband is VERY picky with his yard and making sure it looks good. Second, I always worry that there will be something in the dirt that we don't need to be … [Read more...]

Getting Fruit and Protein with the Help of Stonyfield’s New OP Drink

Stonyfield's OP Smoothie drink

Stonyfield has nailed it yet again. They've been really pumping out the new products this past year and they've been amazing! I love having new "treats" for my family that are also good for them! It's a win-win, right!? Recently, we were sent some coupons to try Stonyfield's new OP (Organic Protein) drinks for free. OP is the organic high-protein smoothie that is the quick nutrition and energy boost you can take with you - perfect for all of you … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Surviving Easter Dinner with Kids #HoneyBakedEaster

HoneyBaked Turkey #HoneyBakedEaster

Thank you to HoneyBaked Ham for sponsoring today's topic. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Now that my husband and I have three little ones holidays can be rough. When we had one it wasn't so bad, especially since he was getting older. Add three little ones four and under to the mix? It creates a lot of stress and makes for a lot of time to get everyone ready for the holiday. Add to that hosting a holiday dinner … [Read more...]

Spice Up Game Time with and Easy Salsa Recipe and Delimex #DelimexFiesta

Delimex Products paired with quick and easy salsa. #DelimexFiesta

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DelimexFiesta #CollectiveBias It's March!! It's time to get creative and find lots of snacks and quick meals for the guys as they sit for hours and hours watching basketball! Does that happen in your house? My husband and my oldest son are glued to the television, and I can't lie, I enjoy it too! However, with the time we spend watching … [Read more...]

Packing a Healthier Lunch with Dave’s Killer Bread

Dave's Killer Bread

Someone close to me had a heart attack at the end of August and within a few days had quadruple by-pass open heart surgery. It was scary to think that one week he was fine and then...this major surgery. It REALLY scared me and reminded me that tomorrow isn't promised to any of us. I need to do what I can to stay as healthy as possible and eating healthier is a new priority of mine. I've been trying to pack healthier lunches on work days and I've … [Read more...]

Warming Up with All Natural Soups – a Quick and Easy Dinner from Frontier Soups

All Natural Soups from Frontier Soups

You all know how much I love quick and easy dinners! My two year old daughter LOVES soup! I refuse to give her canned soup and homemade soup really takes quite a while to make and is just not realistic after I get home from work. There just isn't enough time. You can imagine my excitement when I learned of all natural soups from Frontier Soups! They are similar to homemade soups, they are all natural and only need a few ingredients to be added. … [Read more...]

Satisfying My Craving with My Fiesta Burrito Recipe

Fiesta-Burritos

Mexican food is a favorite in our house and a few days ago I created a hit! I created a new Fiesta Burrito recipe that is great for easy dinners and party favorites! It really didn't take much time to make this and my husband and oldest son ate them up fast! I'm also going to take these to our next potluck at work. Yyes, they are that easy! My Fiesta Burritos recipe will be a hit at your next party, too! I really used items that I had at home … [Read more...]

Saving Time with Ready To Go Proteins in our Chicken Tortellini Alfredo Recipe

Chicken Tortellini Alfredo with Veggies #Shop #NewfromHormel

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Time is always something I wish I had more of. It seems there is never enough time to get done what I need to. As a mama of four with a full time (outside of the home) job my days fill up fast! We always need quick and easy dinner ideas, and recently we decided to throw a graduation open house for our son who will be starting college this … [Read more...]

It’s Time for a Wienervention – Applegate Hot Dogs to the Rescue!

Applegate Hot Dogs

Although my husband is a big, big hot dog lover in the past I would rarely eat hot dogs. They just seemed so unhealthy and the ingredient list was a definite turn off. Having two toddlers now has forced us into finding a healthier hot dog because as you know toddlers love, love, love hot dogs! We have a very short list of things they will eat and with hot dogs making that list it was definitely time for a wienervention in our home! Healthier hot … [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...]