Sometimes there’s simply way too much to get done in a single day when you’re a parent. There’s the laundry, home maintenance, car maintenance, work, kids, your partner, yourself . . . everything needs attention and there’s never enough time. Usually, something gives and you excel in one area and a few others really suffer. I’m no pro at the balancing act myself, but I have picked up a few tips that help tremendously. Read more
Looking for a super easy dish to make from scratch for your next gathering? Try this super easy apple crumble! I found this recipe online and just had to try it as a simpler alternative to my usual apple pie. The kiddo was able to help mix everything up and it requires so much less prep work and cleanup, too. All you need is a medium bowl and your pie dish! Simply mix the first ingredients in the pie dish and the second batch in the medium bowl, then pour it over top. Because there’s no crust to make there’s also less mess and things that are hand wash only (yay!) at the end of baking time. Give this recipe a try with your family —You’ll love it! Read more
When I hosted the whole family at my house for Thanksgiving for the first time a few years ago the pressure was on to find delicious recipes that didn’t take up my whole day. I discovered a photocopy of a Golden Apple Cobbler recipe in one of my cookbooks and adapted it to my liking and it was a hit! Since then it’s become a tradition for Savannah and I to make this recipe together for holidays or family gatherings where something sweet is needed. Keep reading for the printable recipe!
My family has always celebrated Thanksgiving as a time to come together and enjoy a meal — to be thankful for our time together and all that we have to eat (despite the holiday’s painful past). Though it’s also a family tradition for my mom, sister and I to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving that was never the focus of the holiday, but many stores seem to have shifted that direction. This shift has taken all the focus of the holiday from caring for others to buying things for Christmas. So in the spirit of actually celebrating Thanksgiving as a day of togetherness this year, here are some fun things you can do together as a family for Thanksgiving. Read more
Are you tracking your pregnancy or the first few weeks of your kiddo’s life? Why not use photo cards themed for the month?! Keep reading to snag your own November week-by-week photo cards for weeks 4-41! Read more
Gathering for special occasions is one of the reasons the holidays feels so magical. Well, that and there are presents involved. But with these big events comes the stress of putting it all together. Sometimes ensuring dinner is set and ready on time while also taking the time to decorate just right and be sure you have enough food (or people coming) can be a real bear! Fortunately, there are some very cool apps that make all this more of a breeze and less of a sandstorm. Keep reading for 10 apps that will make hosting holidays a little bit easier. Read more