A morning routine for school will help make the transition back to school easier. Check out seven ideas for making school mornings a breeze.

7 Steps to an Easier Morning Routine for School

A morning routine for school will help make the transition back to school easier. Check out seven ideas for making school mornings a breeze. Are you dreading the thought of early mornings again? Are you cringing at the idea of looking for lost shoes and grabbing backpacks just before the school bus whizzes by? Then… 

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Family Recipes

Barbecue Chicken Salad

Chopped BBQ Chicken Salad Recipe

The flavors of summer combine in this BBQ chicken salad recipe! Top lettuce with corn, beans, tomatoes, barbecued chicken  and other fixings for a delicious summer meal.  Make your salad in a gorgeous bowl from our sponsor, Luigi Bormioli, for a perfect presentation. I love making salads as meals in the summer.  Salads as dinner… 

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Amazing Poke Cake Recipes

11 Unique Poke Cake Recipes

Poke cakes are easy dessert recipes that make enough for a crowd.  These 11 poke cake recipes are perfect for holidays, birthdays, pot lucks or any time you need an easy cake recipe! I’m kind of a sucker for  good cake recipe.  But I hate making fancy cakes that I have to stack and layer… 

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Camping Recipes

Chicken Fajita Foil Packet Recipe for Camping

Whether it’s just too hot to cook inside or you’re planning a camping trip, this chicken fajita foil packet recipe is a quick and easy dinner.  Made with grilled chicken breast strips from our sponsor, Foster Farms, and fresh local veggies, having a summer fiesta was never easier. Summer is in full force here in… 

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Easy Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

Make this fun watermelon rice krispie treats  recipe for a summer potluck – or just a snack! The classic Rice Krispies treat recipe is made into watermelon slices for a fun twist on this iconic snack. I might be a tiny bit prejudice – but how cute are these watermelon Rice Krispies treats? Almost too… 

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Family Life

A morning routine for school will help make the transition back to school easier. Check out seven ideas for making school mornings a breeze.

7 Steps to an Easier Morning Routine for School

A morning routine for school will help make the transition back to school easier. Check out seven ideas for making school mornings a breeze. Are you dreading the thought of early mornings again? Are you cringing at the idea of looking for lost shoes and grabbing backpacks just before the school bus whizzes by? Then… 

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Bonus Box Tops

Get Ready for Back with Bonus Box Tops

It is that time of year that most mothers love and look forward to – back to school season.  Don’t get me wrong. I love summer. No alarm clocks, sunshine, pools, vacation… bickering, fighting, the constant barrage of “MOM!”…..  I love summer but after 3 long months, I enjoy the quiet that the school day… 

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Easy Crafts

Back to school

Back to School: DIY Locker Tote

Get ready for back to school with a quick and easy DIY Locker Tote to help keep your kid's academic belongings from overflowing.  Small handles on each side are perfect for looping over the hooks on each side and the boxed bottom helps keep it wide … [Read More...]

Homemade Orange Candle

Orange Creamsicle Homemade Scented Candles

Learning how to make scented candles is a fun and easy craft project that makes wonderful gifts. This orange scented candle is decorated with orange sprinkles for a fun project that's great for kids. The candle making continues! After making a … [Read More...]

Looking for unique pool party accessories? Check out these napkin rings made from pool noodles! A quick and easy pool party decoration that will look great!

Pool Party Napkin Rings

Are you looking for the perfect pool party accessories? Then look no further than these adorable pool noodle napkin rings. You can make your own pool party napkin rings using nothing more than pool noodles and a knife, making them a fun but frugal … [Read More...]

Easy DIY Hair Bow Tutorial

How to Make Hair Bows Out of Ribbon

Love hair bows but not the price? Follow this easy DIY  tutorial and learn how to make hair bows out of ribbon in any color pattern you love!   Like most mothers of daughters, we have gone through many hair bows over the years. Mostly … [Read More...]

Family Travel

Healthy Travel Snacks

6 Snacks for Traveling with Kids

Need snacks for traveling this summer? Our summer road trips typically include quick convenience store stops and fast food chain drive thru’s.  But with some easy pre-planning,  pack and provide healthy snacks for travel.  Here are just 6 travel snack ideas that are not only good for you, but filling and tasty too. Plus many of them can… 

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Osh Kosh B'gosh girls clothes

Enjoy the Ride with Family Road Trip Games

I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKoshB’Gosh. I received an OshKosh B’Gosh gift card to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Summer is here and for many families, including ours, that means it’s time for a road trip. I love a road… 

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Family Friendly Technology

Fishing with kids

Capture Family Memories with the Panasonic Lumix G7

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Panasonic. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Summer is for being on the go! Capture memories this summer with the Panasonic Lumix G7 with 4K ultra HD capabilities so you will never miss a moment… 

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Lenovo at the Park

Travel Tech for Busy Moms on the Go

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel This could include Intel providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. I mentioned earlier this month that I’m spending a lot of time on the road in July.  In fact, this month alone I’ll be visiting, driving or flying through… 

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