Easy Apple Puff Pancake – Living The Restaurant Life At Home

Homemade Dutch Apple Pancake

When I discovered how easy it was to make an apple pancake at home, the angels sang. Trust me, you can do this, too. And it all started as a pipe dream from childhood. An apple pancake is one of my favorite foods, but I never dreamed I could make it at home. I was […]

I DO Like Green Eggs And Ham – Carnival Cruise’s Dr. Seuss Character Breakfast

From There to Here Cat in the Hat breakfast Suess at Sea waffles

As part of our complimentary Carnival Cruise over spring break, my family was also invited to join in the Green Eggs and Ham breakfast with Dr. Seuss characters. I was not otherwise compensated for writing this, and all opinions remain my own. I bought all the Dr. Seuss books when I was first pregnant with Mister […]

S’mores Brownies – Just As Delicious But Without The Mess

Delicious homemade smores brownies

I adore s’mores. I could eat s’mores in just about any form – chocolate bark s’mores, s’mores cookies, s’mores stuffed strawberries, s’mores cake – the list goes on. So of course I had to make s’mores brownies. And oh my word are they delicious. S’mores are best when you’re sitting around a campfire with a freshly […]

Summer TV for Kids That Won’t Rot Their Brains: Emmy-Nominated Annedroids

Pal is a human droid in Annedroids

I was compensated to share my thoughts on the Emmy nominated Annedroids Season 3. That said, all opinions remain my own, and Little Miss can’t wait to watch more! When I was growing up, STEAM curriculum didn’t exist – or it wasn’t a focus anyway – and it certainly wasn’t the focus of many television series. […]

Quick And Easy Mediterranean Wraps

Enjoy easy Mediterranean wraps with pollock burgers

This shop featuring the recipe for Mediterreanean wraps has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Swapyourburger #CollectiveBias My daughter may only be 10, but she’s the eater in our house. I swear every other word coming from her mouth is, “I’m hungry!” She even has a special […]

Simplify Morning Routines

Easy morning routine tray to keep everything in one spot

This shop sharing my easy morning routine has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IDSimplyPure #CollectiveBias It may be June, and summer may be a time of relaxation. Unfortunately, I feel like all too often, that’s the ideal and not the reality. As our lives get busier and […]

No More Lost Photos – Easy Peasy Photo Storage with MiMedia and #Giveaway

Add notes to your photos with MiMedia photo storage

I received a year of MiMedia photo storage as part of this compensated campaign with TheMotherhood, but all opinions remain my own. I have a little problem. Shhhh, don’t tell. I take a ton of photos, but … I haven’t put a single photo in an album since 2001. Does that mean I don’t have […]

The Perfect Summer Dress with prAna dress #Giveaway ($79 ARV)

Greek yogurt healthy summer snack

I am a Stonyfield blogger and received this perfect summer dress from prAna for review purposes. I also receive a stipend from Stonyfield, but all opinions remain my own. Summer is upon us – yes, even in Chicago – and it has been hot and sticky already. Seriously hot and seriously sticky. Those are the […]

Easy Lemon Glazed Donuts From Scratch

Mini cute baked lemon glazed donut

I love baking (if you can’t tell), and I would much rather recreate treats at home than buy them in stores. So when the wee ones started begging for donuts, of course I made baked lemon donuts from scratch. Of course, I had promised to make them this week, and Friday became “the” day to […]

Forget Traditional Pancakes – Take This Oatmeal Pancake Recipe For A Spin!

Stack of oatmeal pancakes

Oatmeal pancakes are my daughter’s new love. And I can’t say I blame her… A few weeks ago, we tried a new brunch place in town. With Little Miss’s dairy allergy, it’s sometimes a challenge to find something on the menu for her that she wants to eat – something more than one item, anyway. […]