It Takes a Village, Donating School Supplies

Purell Lend a Hand

It takes a village to raise a child.  It takes a village to get him/her back to school, too.  Donating School Supplies to the Village As parents we rely on one another to raise our children. We rely on friends to help with carpool, babysitting, keeping up with what’s due when, cheering on the soccer [...]

Easy Motion Sickness Remedies

Motion Sickeness

Nothing ruins a great vacation like being hit with motion sickness. I had my 3rd date with my husband ruined because I turned green in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay after rocking on a friend’s boat for no more than 30 minutes. That date ended quickly and I vowed never to get motion sick [...]

3 Hair Styles for Girls

Hair Styles for Girls

I like things SIMPLE. I don’t have the time, energy or desire of spending too much time doing my daughter’s hair. I want them to look cute and put together – the look of the knotted crazy hair isn’t what I’m looking for. Keeping their hair out of their face is most important. On top [...]

100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, Children’s Book Edition

100 Books to Read

Regardless of the time of year, having the good books accessible to your children is important. This list of the 100 Book to Read in a Lifetime was put together by Amazon.  It is a list of classic books that every kid should read or have read to them. Some of the books are intended for [...]

DIY Microwave Popcorn

DIY Microwave Popcorn

Make DIY Microwave Popcorn with the kids! It’s delicious and far healthier than the store microwave popcorn bags! There have been reports on the harmful effects of microwave popcorn. The the most harmful effects come from the packaging and the chemicals in the “butter” and seasoning. We still LOVE popcorn in this house and love [...]

Spinach Salad with Homemade Peach Punch Dressing

Peach Punch Dressing

A nice big salad is a great option for lunch or even dinner! My standard green is spinach. I love its nutty tasty. Sometimes I toss in bacon. Sometimes I toss in fruit. Sometimes I toss in a crumbled egg. There are all sorts of great accompaniments for a spinach salad. I recently tossed in [...]

Norwegian’s #HiddenCruise Details

Norwegian #HiddenCruise

Any interest in winning a 7-day cruise on the Norwegian Getaway? Earlier this year I toured this beautiful ship and was thoroughly impressed. Catch a glimpse of my stateroom on the Norwegian Getaway in this video:   Now, let’s get ready to win a seven-day cruise!  Here are the details on the Norwegian Cruise Line #HiddenCruise: [...]

Establishing a Bedtime Routine


These last 5 weeks have been filled with wonderful opportunities to travel. While we’ve seen some beautiful lands, eaten scrumptious food and met incredible people, we have not maintained a “normal” bedtime routine. That’s ok, because we were on vacation. Actually, kids need the sleep and routine no matter where they are! Lesson learned! Now [...]

Red Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn & Avocado

Quinoa Salad

Need a quinoa salad that’s easy to put together and is so hearty in nutrients that it makes a great filling meal, too?  This quinoa salad is a great side or main dish salad. It is served cold. Print Red Quinoa with Black Beans, Corn & Avocado Salad Ingredients1 cup of cooked red quinoa (cooked in [...]

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip S’Mores


No need for a campfire or even a fire for that matter. These Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip S’Mores will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave some sticky marshmallow fingers! This is an easy cooking with children recipe! Print Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip S’Mores Yield: 1Serving Size: 1 Ingredients2 chocolate chip cookies (I used [...]