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...]

Mini Babybel Cheese is the Perfect Halloween Snack!

Halloween is just around the corner, which means that everywhere we turn there is chocolate or candy in sight and soon enough we'll have so much candy we won't know what to do with it all. Whenever I can I try to make choices that are fun and tasty but not full of sugar. Mini Babybel® is the perfect solution to that right now! They even come dressed in their favorite Halloween … [Read more...]

Entenmann’s Little Bites Pumpkin Muffins are Here! {Plus, VISA Gift Card Giveaway!}

For some reason, I always think I'm going to have time to catch up on things in the next season. Then that season rolls around and it seems like it's the busiest one yet. With fall we started the school routine back up and along with school comes all the other activities that go along with it from swim lessons to soccer practice. I often have healthy snacks prepared for in between to hold … [Read more...]

Dr. Seuss Costumes for Your Halloween Season

Halloween is just around the corner. The boys have already been asking us about going trick or treating and what costumes they want to get. We have multiple events that we go to and it's good to have options. We were recently sent a couple Dr. Seuss costumes to make all our costume changes simple. First up for Sawyer to try was the Grinch Bricky Blocks Hat. Out of the box, it was fairly … [Read more...]

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Book + Bedtime Checklist Printable

It never really matters what activities my kids did that day; they always had plenty of energy when they were told it was bedtime. If there was any way to get up and out of bed, you bet they could think of it. Having a good bedtime routine is helpful. Every night, everyone knows what is expected of them and what they can and cannot do. We set up a bedtime checklist to make sure everything gets … [Read more...]

Stay in Style with AXE Products this School Year

This year my two oldest boys are both up at the high school. It really seems so surreal to me that my oldest is going to graduate in June. My middle has really taken a liking to the big school and it's definitely been helpful that my oldest has been there to help guide his way. Mornings around here certainly have changed since they are both off so early now. It's been quite the mad dash getting … [Read more...]