Tag: kids

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

This Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars recipe calls for no white sugar and no brown sugar.  These cookie bars are sweetened with bananas and semi-sweet chocolate chips.  They’re delicious with just being sweet enough.  After my banana chocolate chip cookie recipe took off around the internet, I decided to try […]

 

5 Reasons to Pack Your Own Food

Thank-you to Wild Twist® Apples for Sponsoring this post.  You can find Wild Twist® apples at Hyvee. My husband and I enjoy going on adventures with our three sons.  Traveling, hiking, sledding, skiing, exploring parks, going to sporting events and spending time outdoors with friends.  Even before the pandemic, we […]

 

Greek Tuna Cakes with Tzatziki

When Lenton season hits, I am always on the lookout for new kid-friendly and budget-friendly seafood recipes.   My kids love tuna sandwiches and tuna melts, but we also love tuna cakes.  Tuna cakes is a switch up of the traditional crab cake.  Adding Greek flavors and feta cheese to these […]

 

Lucky Charms Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels are a great treat to make with kids!  I sometimes bake with my kids, but chocolate covered pretzels are something they can make without too much help from adults.  I like to let them dip the chocolate covered pretzels on top of parchment paper for easy cleanup.  […]

 

12 delicious snacks to make in your dehydrator

Creating delicious snacks in your dehydrator can be a fun way to create recipes with your kids!  Many fruits and vegetables dehydrate into delicious snacks that your whole family will enjoy, including toddlers.  It is also a great way to snack while avoiding pre-packaged foods.  Many dehydrated snacks will store […]

 

100 Enriching Activities for Kids

I don’t think I need to explain why I am writing this post right now.  Summer camps have been canceled, pools are closed, I pulled my kids out of baseball this summer because people don’t know how to wear masks in public, and Target is totally wiped out of ” […]

 

DIY Montessori Snack Station

 Thank you to Entenmann’s Little Bites for sponsoring today’s post.  All opinions are entirely my own.  #LoveLittleBites and #LunchboxGoals All of our kids attended Montessori preschool, and we have loved what the Montessori learning method has done for our children.  One of my favorite things about Montessori is that it teaches […]

 

Five Lazy Parent Valentines Ideas from ALDI

This post is not sponsored.  I just like Aldi. 🙂  Here I am, 9.5 years into motherhood, and I have become a complete scrooge when it comes to kid’s celebrations and unnecessary excess.   Before I start on these 5 easy Valentine’s ideas, I want to tell you things I don’t […]

 

Cedar Valley Birthday Party Guide

After living in the Cedar Valley for six years, and hosting my share of birthday parties in the area, I decided to put together this birthday party guide for you, as I didn’t feel that there was a great resource online.  I love organizing events, and I now consider myself […]

 

Caramelized Onion Chicken Dip

  Here I am sitting 15 years past my senior year in college, and still, every fall, my husband and I get together with our friends during our college’s homecoming game. A lot has changed over the years. Our coolers of tailgate beverages have been replaced with a thermos of […]