I consider myself a meal prep advocate that has been practicing what I teach since 2018. When my kids transitioned to distance learning in the spring, a whole new set of challenges came up around the lunch hour. At...
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Pandemic Prepper

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In 2009, my husband and I put together emergency “bug out bags” which included flashlights, N95 masks and MRE’s. We created the bags, put them in the garage and more or less forgot about them. Preparing the bags seemed...
Preserving foods is a fantastic and frugal way to stock your pantry and freezer so you can have fresh, summer meals all year long. While it may sound old fashioned, overly domestic and perhaps a bit time-consuming, preserving is...
In the last several weeks, I’ve had some virtual happy hours with different groups of women. We can all collectively agree that life has been turned on its head, there’s no doubt about that. One friend owns her own...
I am a healthy adult who was a picky eater as a child. I wanted things to be plain, separate, and definitely not mushy. At every holiday meal, my grandma used to remind me that my grandfather survived on...
In November of 2017 I had a little heart-to-heart with myself; “Girl nobody is going to lose the weight for you. Nobody else is going to go to the gym with you, count calories, or go to a meeting....
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4 Summer Snack Hacks

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The soundtrack of my summer is the sound of the kitchen cupboard door opening and closing, the tap of bowls set on the counter, the rustle of hands stuffed into a box of crackers, the slosh of milk poured...
The kitchen for most families is the hub of activity, the place where families and friends are brought together to enjoy good food and wine. It's where refrigerators and pantries store raw ingredients and staples, where fresh coffee is...
Spring is here! Every time spring rolls around, it brings an appreciation for the longer days, warmer weather, and blooming flowers and trees of the season. My family tends to hibernate a bit in the winter, so once spring...
This is part of our Do What Works (DWW) Parenting Series. To read the rest of the posts in the series, click here. There are few topics in the parenting world more charged than feeding your family. The judgment starts when...

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I don't know about your kids, but mine keep streeeeeetching. Last week, after a full summer of wearing the same three pairs of shorts,...