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PB & J {with a sneaky ingredient!}


Trying to sneak in some extra nutrition for your picky eaters? We’re working with PediaSure to bring you quick and easy ways to get your kids more of what they need: fruits and vegetables.

This little lunch hack is our favorite! Just mix a little PediaSure Sidekicks Smoothie Mix into your favorite jam or jelly and you are on your...

What Parenting Really Looks Like {In Pictures!}


Parenting can be exhausting. Photographer Danielle Guenther broke it down in portraits. Check out her “Best Case Scenario” photo collection. Here are a few of our favorites!




Copycat “Shark Attack” Shirley Temple Drink Recipe


Your kids will love this drink!

You can pair this fun drink with Finding Nemo or Jaws. Your choice! Sharknado for a family movie night anyone?!?

We first had these drink on a trip to the Outer Banks and the kids loved it!

Kid Friendly Shark Attack Drink Recipe

1/4 C. lemon-lime Soda (like Sprite)

1 1/2 TBLS...

Easy Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream


This yummy ice cream comes with an extra boost from PediaSure Sidekicks Smoothie Mix. You can see the ingredients and nutritional information here.

The smoothie mix is made from real dried strawberries, bananas, apples and sweet potatoes. Besides making ice cream with it, you can mix it with any milk for a quick and easy smoothie.

This Homemade Strawberry...

5 Places You Must Eat in the Outer Banks


We LOVE the Outer Banks. Check out 20 Things to do with Your Kids in the Outer Banks to see our favorite things to do there. It’s on the very top of our list of family trips we’ve taken!

When you’re not busy crab hunting, paddle boarding, or hiking up lighthouses,...

New Wild Kratts Episodes Every Wednesday in July


Someone please tell me that we’re not the only ones who have seen every episode of Wild Kratts in creation? We’ve officially binge watched Wild Kratts at our house and my kids have patented the “What If” jump moment from the show.

I’ve got good news for the Wild Kratts obsessed!

PBS kicks off “WILD KRATTS Wild Wednesdays” this Wednesday, July...

Biggest Blendtec Discounts and Deals!


Looking for a Blendtec coupon code or discount to save big on one of their bright and shiny blenders? Look no further. We’ve found a sweet Blendtec discount and something even better to go with it! {It’s yummy and it pays you money}

Have you heard of Blendfresh?

The Best Gluten Free Muffins. Ever.


I feel like I’ve made some sort of scientific discovery. Something that has changed the world. My gluten free world at least.

I’ve been making these 5-Ingredient blender muffins for awhile now and I thought I had found the ultimate solution for my breadless life.

And then I tried adding this:

Caldecott Medal Reading List Printable


Want a reading challenge for the whole family? Read your way through the Caldecott Medal winners!

The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children”, beginning with 1937 publications.

Last summer on our frequent trips to the library I decided that we’d try to read every Caldecott Medal winner on the list. It was perfect for bedtime...

The One Sentence That Gets My Kids to Take Responsibility


“I ______ ” Fill in the blank.

I call them “I Statements”.

The thing I’ve found with sibling spats at my house, is that is usually takes 2 (or 3) to tango.

I, like most other parents, tire of being sidelined by kids bringing their latest laundry list of sibling complaints.  Their sentences are filled with the words: he, she, they, and what...

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