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Make sushi at home like spicy tuna rolls

Make Sushi At Home: Simple Homemade Spicy Tuna Rolls

Love sushi? Forget takeout, this recipe for homemade spicy tuna rolls is ready in under 30 minutes and tastes delicious. Naturally gluten and dairy free, you can make these for a quick weeknight dinner or create a double batch for a party! Best of all, they use canned tuna, which makes them less expensive and safer than traditional homemade sushi.

Slice of nicoise dinner omelet

Nicoise Dinner Omelet

Breakfast for dinner is always a big hit around here. Of course, when you say breakfast for dinner, the wee ones are usually expecting pancakes. But me being me, I like to mix it up a little bit. That’s why I dreamed up this nicoise dinner omelet that had my husband and daughter coming back for seconds – and my husband verifying that this was something I was going to…

LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales Naboo Starfighter

LEGO® Star Wars™ Droid Tales

Have you checked out LEGO® Star Wars™s Droid Tales yet? Here’s why you want to! I am of the Star Wars generation. Yet somehow (shhh!) I never saw any of the movies until I had graduated college and a former boyfriend sat me down to watch them. I wasn’t about to make the same mistake with the wee ones, and they adore Star Wars. Mister Man is also in love…

Take Bach RESCUE Sleep Liquid Melts to turn your brain off

5 Secrets To Better Sleep

Sleep and I are not always the best of friends. As much as I want to spend time sound asleep in dreamland, there are way too many times when my brain just won’t shut off and I’m awake. Granted, I could spend that time being productive – with two kids and their activities, my volunteer commitments, and actual work, there’s plenty for me to do – but by that point,…

Bowl of tuna and tomato pasta

Tuna And Tomato Pasta Recipe

It’s winter, which means I’m looking for more hearty meals that warm me up from the inside out. At the same time, it’s the new year when there are all the resolution to eat healthier and be more conscious of the choices we’re making. Needless to say, that puts me in a little bit of a dilemma when choosing what to make for dinner sometimes. Last night I made my…

Just Dance 2015 Review for Kinect

Just Dance 2015 Review

I admit it. I’m a sucker for a good song, and I may or may not be that crazy car dancer you saw the other day from the corner of your eye. Needless to say, when my family is looking for something to do inside (hello, November in Chicago), we all turn to our Xbox Kinect and the Just Dance series. Yes, we do own almost all of them, and…

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

5 Household Chores Your Kids Can 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 friends who are shocked that my children will actually do the chores, let alone know…

My extraordinary kid is extraordinary every day #YourExtraordinaryKid #CGC

I Have An Extraordinary Kid – Every Day

I have a pretty awesome kid. Mister Man rocks my world, and he has since Day One. That isn’t to say that I don’t want to strangle him sometimes because he’s a kid. And he’s mine. And he’s bound to drive me batty simply by being who he is, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love and celebrate him whenever I can. He’s pretty cool, and he shows it all…

Just Dance Disney Party Review

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. #UbiChamps We love to dance in our house.  If I had to choose only one form of exercise to ever do again, that would be it.  It looks like the wee ones are heading in the same direction as me.  Watching…