One Pan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

One Pan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Do you have any dinner recipes that are your “go-to” — that when you can be bothered with figuring out dinner, you think, “Oh heck, I’ll just make _________ again. I don’t even need the recipe; I’ve got it memorized.” Well, get ready to add 

23 Valentine’s Day Desserts for Kids

23 Valentine’s Day Desserts for Kids

Looking for a homemade sweet treat your family can enjoy this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re making something together with your kids or you signed up to bring something to school for a classroom party, you’re sure to find something easy and delicious among these 23 

19 Best Sour Cream & Pasta Dinner Recipes

19 Best Sour Cream & Pasta Dinner Recipes

I don’t know about you, but pasta is my ultimate comfort food. There’s nothing like sitting on the couch in your favorite “loungewear” with a big old bowl of some kind of noodles in one hand and a fork in the other, about to watch 

What to Wear to Disney World in the Summer (June, July, & August Tips)

What to Wear to Disney World in the Summer (June, July, & August Tips)

For years I said that I would never go to Disney World in the summer. I mean, I actually said it out loud to people. It was one of those smug declarations people sometimes make when they believe they made a decision based on their 

Best portable charger for Disney World (and what is a Fuel Rod?)

Best portable charger for Disney World (and what is a Fuel Rod?)

Gather around, children, and listen to the tale of my family’s very first Disney World vacation … As soon as we entered the Magic Kingdom, we went to a kiosk to get little slips of paper called “Fast Passes.” Once we had these very important 

6 Delicious Recipes using Cream of Mushroom Soup and Pasta

6 Delicious Recipes using Cream of Mushroom Soup and Pasta

I don’t know about you, but when I think “comfort food,” I immediately think pasta. Give me a nice, wide bowl of some sort of noodles, and I’m set. Cooking with cream of mushroom soup and pasta is a super easy (no pun intended) way 

24 Easy Father’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids to Make

24 Easy Father’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids to Make

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show Dad you care than with a handmade gift? These 24 easy Father’s Day crafts all make great handmade gifts that are sure to make dad smile on his special day. Whether your 

7 Best Wobble Boards and Balance Boards for Kids

7 Best Wobble Boards and Balance Boards for Kids

I regularly do yoga, so I’m very aware of the importance of balance, an area of physical fitness that’s often overlooked. (And I’m quite proud to say that I can still sit down — and get back up — off the floor without using my 

10 Easy Sensory Activities for Preschoolers: Bins, Bottles, and Playdough

10 Easy Sensory Activities for Preschoolers: Bins, Bottles, and Playdough

Do you want to keep your preschooler busy and happy while learning — without spending a ton of money? Then check out these 10 easy sensory activities. What are the Benefits of Sensory Play? One of the benefits to you is that is frees you 

Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie (with a magical secret ingredient!)

Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie (with a magical secret ingredient!)

It’s interesting how you can stumble upon something that takes your life in a totally new direction when you were never actively looking for it. I wasn’t looking for information on nutrition, or diets, or losing weight. At all. But in my other life I 

Paleo Almond Butter Cookies With Only Three Ingredients

Paleo Almond Butter Cookies With Only Three Ingredients

I am no Paleo expert by any means. But I discovered a podcast I really like called I’m Too Busy for Nutrition and was really struck by what was said about simple carbs (which I eat tons of!) The way he described everything was so compelling 

Alice in Wonderland Costumes for Kids

Alice in Wonderland Costumes for Kids

Do you have a kid who loves Alice in Wonderland and needs a costume for Halloween or another occasion? I found these five costumes of Alice herself, plus one of the Queen of Hearts and a cute Mad Hatter costume just for girls. When my 

Old Port Royale at Caribbean Beach Resort

Old Port Royale at Caribbean Beach Resort

Rachael and Rebecca and I are staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort at Disney World this week. The counter service restaurant there is Old Port Royale, and since we’re on the Disney Dining Plan and it’s close and we like the food, we’ve eaten there 

Caribbean Beach Resort at Disney World

Caribbean Beach Resort at Disney World

This week Rachael and Rebecca and I are staying at Caribbean Beach Resort, which is one of the Disney World Moderate Resorts, and obviously has a beach theme. This is our first time here, and we love it. It’s very pretty and peaceful.     

Hurray for Magic Bands!

Hurray for Magic Bands!

  Okay, it’s official. We are never taking a Disney vacation where we stay off-property again. Why? Three reasons: 1) The Disney resorts are just beautiful, and you never have to “leave Disney” to go back to the normal world during your vacation; 2) Disney transportation 

SUPER Easy Knitted Baby Blanket!

SUPER Easy Knitted Baby Blanket!

I mentioned in another post that my days of cross-stitching are over — perhaps for good. Instead, I have learned how to knit! To say that I’m a beginning knitter is an understatement. In fact, when I first started this several months ago, it was