Protecting My Kid

What are you protective of?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IAmProtective #CollectiveBias On Thursday last week, Mister Man came home from school. He dropped his backpack on the floor and immediately stomped upstairs. This is not usual behavior for him. As I started to follow him, Little Miss […]

Kitchen Lessons: How To Succeed With Yeast

Afraid of yeast? You won't be after reading this!

I was invited to the test kitchen of ACH Foods, which is the parent company of Fleischmann’s to learn about yeast. I received a gift basket but was not compensated in any other way. All opinions remain my own. Yeast can be a tricky little bugger. I bake with it frequently, but there is so […]

Celebrating “No Activities” Nights

Enjoying a weeknight movie night #MyGoodLife #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyGoodLife #CollectiveBias Last night was Back to School Night at my school. Our principal always gives an incredibly motivating speech to kick it off, and this year was no exception. She talked about how parenting is truly so […]

Making A Labels For Education Teacher Gift Basket #Labels4Edu #cbias

How to make a teacher gift basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Labels4Edu #CollectiveBias The wee ones went back to school last week, and I know how hard the teachers at our school work. I’m married to a teacher, and our principal pushes our teachers harder than anyone. As a […]

Rock This Lunchbox

Dream lunch with protein, fruit, veggie, and dessert

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. We’re back to school, which means that the wee ones are once again packing their own lunches. We never buy school lunches, so every day we make something to bring instead. Although our school has a healthy snack policy – only fresh […]

5 Household Chores Your Kids Can Do

5 Easy Chores Your Kids Can (and should?) Do

I’m the mean mom. I’m the one who has my child do chores around the house, and the wee ones have since they were two years old or so. They started out small – just picking up their (plastic) plates and bringing them to me and have since graduated to much larger tasks. I have […]

So I Thought I Could Sing…

2am at the cat's pajamas

When I was nine years old, I thought I could sing. This could possibly be because my mom put me in the local children’s choir. At the time, I didn’t realize that anyone who was willing to pay the fee and wear the lovely khaki skirts and navy sweater was allowed to join (and no, […]

Asian Marinated Steak

Enjoying Asian marinated beef

This post is sponsored by MomCentral and its advertiser The Beef Council. All opinions remain my own. I love to entertain, and I’m a huge fan of the last minute inviting friends over to join us for dinner. All summer, we’ve been doing that and grilling out, but I’m tired of hamburgers and hot dogs […]

Ad: Hot Wings With Dipping Sauce Recipes

Two sauces for dipping hot wings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeHero #CollectiveBias It’s almost the end of August, and it’s one of my favorite times of year – no, not just because everyone heads back to school. I look forward every year for the email saying that my football season […]

Making Healthy Choices With Kids Headed Back To School

How to make healthy choices with #BalanceRewards #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias I’ll fully admit that this summer I’ve been lazy. It’s possible that I haven’t been making the most healthy choices – witness the plethora of ice cream recipe posts and even yesterday’s vanilla chai cinnamon rolls. […]