25 Ways to Entertain a Toddler On A Plane Without Having to Bring a Toy

Traveling with a little one and need some free, in-air entertainment for them? Read on for 25 surprisingly easy ways to entertain a toddler on a plane without having to bring a toy.

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4 Ways Turn Plain Ol’ Yogurt Into A Party

With a million versions of yogurt at the grocery store, you might think that all there is to yogurt is picking out a tube, cup, or vat of it in the dairy aisle. Oh, but there is so much more to yogurt. Let its fun side out with these four great ways to make it…

How We Broke Free From the Student Loan Hangover Using Our Home

Education is awesome. Student loans suck. After “partying” in the university library for a number of years, my husband and I found ourselves with a major student loan hangover. Our debt number was so high, that I won’t write it down. But let’s just say it was a lot of money. We had been dutifully paying back…

Delicious Cocoa Beet Pancakes

What do you think of when you walk by a bunch of beets? Probably not “Yum! Those would go great with some chocolate and maple syrup.” But ya know what? They totally do. This might just be my new favorite breakfast recipe. I stumbled upon this recipe at my local farmers market. I had bought some…

I’m a Mom and a CEO

When I tell people that I have three kids, ages 5 and under, I am invariably asked some flavor of “Do you work?” This got me thinking: When we meet a man and find out that he has three kids – none of whom are old enough for kindergarten yet – do we ask him…

Skip the Store! 21 Easy Meals That Make Use of What You Have

It’s 5:00 pm; you’re tired; and you’re hungry. The last thing you want to do is go to the grocery store. Great news – Here are 21 easy meals that make use of what you already have at home. An added bonus: You can use these “clean up” meals to use up any bits of…

To Enjoy Nature, Look For Trash

I recently took my preschoolers to the beach for some spring break R&R. While I tried to keep seashells out of my toddler’s mouth, I noticed something shiny in the sand, not too far away from my baby’s foot. I leaned over to get a closer look at it — and discovered it was broken glass.

An Almost Healthy Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Nothing quite screams a cup of coffee like some home-baked zucchini bread. Here’s a recipe for a slightly healthier version of this heavenly stuff, with a delicious crumble topping that adds a nice sweet taste without a ton of sugar. While the ingredients for this delicious dessert can be found year round in the grocery…

Delicious and Easy Leek, Spinach, and Mushroom Quiche

Quiche, it’s whats for dinner.

I had some extra veggies from the farmer’s market that I needed to use up, and I decided to try my luck using them in a quiche. 

Holy cow, did it turn out amazing. So amazing in fact that my family members who do not like quiche actually asked for seconds. 

I Poop Trained My Baby. Here Is How It Went.

Diapers – the classic American baby icon. I started out as a diapering mom. And by the time my third kid came around, I had diapers coming out of my ears. I had a newborn (in diapers), a toddler (in diapers), and a preschooler (in diapers at night). I was in charge of purchasing, storing,…

6 Hilarious, Under-Appreciated Developmental Milestones

We have all heard about the major developmental milestones for infants and can probably name them off the top of our head or at least point to a chart that lists them. However, I’ve found that the “official” milestone charts tend to miss some of the truly enjoyable – and hilarious – first year milestones….