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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

If you need a quick weeknight dinner, this Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is healthy and kid-friendly. It’s perfect comfort food for busy nights!  I was asked to participate in the Cabot Cheese campaign as…

Do Kids With ADHD Need A Special Diet?

Is there a special ADHD diet for kids that works? Here’s what you need to know! This is a guest post by pediatric dietitian Jill Castle, MS, RDN. She is offering a free training for…

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie, made with whole wheat flour and oats, is a fun treat for dessert or snack time. How have I lived this long without baking a skillet cookie?! It’s…

Teach Your Kids How To Build A Healthy…

Thank you to Barbara’s for sponsoring this post! When my younger son was a toddler, he’d waddle into the doorway of our bedroom bright and early each morning and loudly announce, “I want bwe-fisk”. As…

Is Whole Milk Healthy?

Is whole milk healthy? Should you choose full-fat dairy? Here are the facts so you can make the best decision for your family. It’s a frustrating fact that certain foods and nutrients seem to fall…

Slow Cooker Lasagna

This Slow Cooker Lasagna is layered with beef, spinach, and cheese. It’s perfect for a quick, family-friendly weeknight dinner. Thanks to the Ohio Beef Council for sponsoring this post! Every Sunday, I map out the…

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Red Lentil Cookies

Red Lentil Cookies are made with wholesome ingredients and can help your family become more familiar with the taste and texture of lentils. When my kids are learning to like a food, I’m all about…

Nut Free Snack Balls

These Nut Free Snack Balls are made with just five wholesome ingredients and make a quick, healthy snack or treat in a lunch box. Having a batch of snack balls in the fridge just makes…

20 Allergy Friendly Halloween Treats

Want to be sure you’re buying allergy friendly Halloween candy and class party goodies? Here are the lists you need! I recently learned about SnackRoots on Instagram and thought it was brilliant: It’s an app…

Maternity Photos

My friend and our family photographer, Sarah Cramer Shields, has photographed newborn Mazen, toddler Mazen, headshots sessions, spring photos, our wedding, and our gender reveal. In a few weeks (hopefully!) we’ll have her over to…

Oatmealing Around

Morning!! I put up an Instagram Story saying there was no news, but I’m sure some of you thought my post delay meant news 🙂 I personally love it when bloggers go into baby watch…

Mood.

I had a last-minute project come in that I finished yesterday, but otherwise my to-do list is clear. I don’t want to schedule anything – even a walking date with a friend or appointment –…

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Happy Due Date!

Happy due date to us! Over the weekend I relaxed a little more. It’s weird – the closer I’ve gotten to my due date (and maybe beyond) the more calm I feel about possibly going…

10 + 26

Good morning! Breakfast yesterday ^^ eggs, buttered toast, pear! So about yesterday: I woke up at 6:21 am, a permutation of 10/26 (my birthday). Throughout the rest of the day I continued to see combinations…

The Final Countdown

When you and your due date twin realize your #Octoberbaby could actually be born in November. ^^^ Don’t Erica and I look thrilled?! She’s a local friend, and we share(d) a due date. We went for a…

50 Last Dates

Still here 🙂 Last night I actually slept really well. I didn’t get in a nap yesterday, so I think my body just needed to catch up. Maybe now that I’m well rested the baby…

Over The Hill – v2

Mornings! Still here. I really thought last night might be it though. I went to bed at 9:30 or so and woke up at 11:30 with cramps and low back ache. I was getting “waves…

26+10

I’ve been naming my birthday blog posts 26+X for years, and just realized last night it’s kind of like my golden birthday again because I’m 26+10 on 10/26! I know I’m driving some of you…