With the Super Bowl just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to cook up on game day! I don’t think I am alone in professing that one of my favorite snack foods this year has become Buffalo Chicken Dip....
Pea Leek Soup is one of my favorite ways to get in veggies for the day. I love that you can pack in so many servings of healthy greens without having to face another plate of salad to get the...
Now that we are getting through  holidays and settling into the throws of winter, it's a great time to try on  some new recipes. If your household is like mine, the past several weeks have brought in a stream of...
As moms, coffee is part of our day. Those precious early mornings and late nights of parenting require a lot of energy, especially for new moms. Most of the time, we need to be awake and alert. This is...
Last month I wrote about children's daily nutrition needs for every age. This month I am sharing a few healthy school lunch ideas that reflect those nutritional needs and offer a healthy balance of grains, proteins, dairy, fruits, and...
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...
I think it would be safe to assume the majority of you moms have Christmas cookie lovers in your homes, amiright? Kids love cookies so much that when my son was a toddler, if he would ignore my calls of...

Kids Cook Pizza!

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What is your kid's favorite thing to eat for dinner? There's an excellent chance the answer to that question is pizza. And while pizza has the (undeserved) reputation of being unhealthy, there's also an excellent chance that you serve it...
Summer is here, and it is fun and busy! As a mom of two constantly moving and hungry sprites, I’m always looking for easy and healthy snack ideas. Enter popsicles; portable, delicious, and something most kids would eat daily...
Hosting a “date night in” is nothing new for most parents… but on a casual night, that usually means a simple Netflix and popcorn night on the couch. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon and everyone feeling more cooped...

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Where to See Holiday Lights in the Portland Area

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Winter is here. Shorter days mean longer nights, and one unexpected bonus to that arrangement is that it means more hours to enjoy holiday...
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