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...]

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...]