Unlimited Squirrels: Who is the Mystery Reader? Mo Willems NEWEST Book + Giveaway!

Unlimited Squirrels: Who is the Mystery Reader? is the latest addition to the series by Mo Willems. The Unlimited Squirrels books combine hilarious narrative stories with surprising nonfiction content making them like no other pre-reader series. In our house, we read daily. Sometimes finding new books to keep Sawyer interested can be hard. In second grade, he's moved past or read most of … [Read more...]

Banana & Peanut Butter Roll Ups & Taco Sandwich Lunch Ideas

Now that we are back to school, it means back to packing daily lunches. Ham & Cheese get old pretty fast, so I like to change things up. Banana & Peanut Butter Roll Ups are easy to make, and Sawyer thinks they are fantastic. Another one of Sawyer's favorites is when I make fun sandwiches with leftovers. Taco Sandwiches are one he looks forward to as well. We keep King's Hawaiian Rolls on … [Read more...]

Bite Sized Snacks For Entertaining + $100,000 Sweepstake!

  This summer has been a complete whirlwind. My oldest son graduated this spring, and we've been celebrating ever since. I've never entertained so many people in such a short time frame, from the end of finals to the ceremony, to the graduation party day. I couldn't keep up with having baked goods and such and realized it would be much simpler having some go-to favorites on hand. Bite … [Read more...]

OREO Cookies & Crème Chocolate King Size Bars – The NEW Sweet Treat

Do you enjoy a sweet treat during your day? My boys do! One of their favorites is cookies. More specifically, OREO cookies. So, when I heard about the all-new OREO Cookies & Crème Chocolate King Size Bars, I knew they'd be lining up to give them a try. See, around here OREO is the king of cookies. We have to hide them in different spots whenever I pick some up at the store. Somehow every time … [Read more...]

RITZ Crisp & Thins – Our Favorite On The Go Summer Snack

My son just graduated last night. It still feels a bit surreal to me. At the beginning of parenting, it's almost as though your child will never leave you. Next thing you know, you're sitting in an auditorium sneaking your youngest RITZ Crisp & Thins hoping it keeps him quiet, and hiding the tears with your sleeve because tissues would give you away. Graduation doesn't just end at the … [Read more...]

Asparagus & Chicken Pasta Recipe {Great Warm or Cold}

Here in Western MA we are known for the amazing asparagus we grow. I love eating up as much of it as I can fresh off the farm stand. As a teen, my mom used to make Asparagus & Chicken Pasta and I loved it. She always served it cold but my favorite is fresh off the stove, served warm. Ingredients: asparagus (one bundle)chicken tenders (one 2 pound package)1 tsp poultry … [Read more...]

Three-Hour Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Slow cooker chili is pretty much my main go-to, save-the-day meal in the winter months. I can't tell you how many times its mid-afternoon and I realize I don't know what I'm going to make for dinner. I'm not interested in making a stop to the store so I hit up my pantry and see what I can make from what I have on hand. One main staple item I always have are beans. BUSH’S® Savory Beans are … [Read more...]

Celebrate The Chinese New Year with This Fun Pig Paper Plate Craft & Ling Ling

Have you ever celebrated the Chinese New Year? Last week when the kids had a half day at school we went to have lunch at our favorite local Chinese restaurant and were sad to see a sign on their door stating they'd be closed for the next two weeks. I don't think our little local place ever closes so we were happy to see that they were off enjoying time with family but didn't know what to do … [Read more...]

Ready-to-Read with DIY Bug Reading Pointers

I can't believe that Sawyer, my youngest, is already reading. It seems like just yesterday that I was teaching my oldest to read. I love when they first start learning and making the connections of all the words around them. When they can begin reading storefronts and street signs, everything starts changing for them. Learning how to read is different for everyone. Getting started can be tricky. … [Read more...]