Adventures in Baking with Land O’ Lakes: Hot Cocoa Fudge (#HolidayButter)

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. The other day, one of my favorite radio stations decided to exchange its usual format (soft rock) for 24/7 Christmas music – in the middle […]

Scary and Safe: Hitting the Streets on Halloween with Help from Stride Rite

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stride Rite. I received products to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. This year, trick-or-treating in our neighborhood will take place on October 31. Remember when trick-or-treating took place on Halloween every year? I’m not really sure when or why […]

20 Delectable New Year’s Eve Cocktails

Ahhhh!!! Christmas is over and just in time because a toy store threw up all over my house. Although I was so excited in the weeks leading up to it, I’m happy to have it behind us. The hectic days, feverish baby and hoards of food did a number on my mental and physical well-being. […]

Trail Mix and Tacos: The Best (and Worst) Road Trip Snacks

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Kia Motors It’s a proven fact that we put more miles on car during the holiday season than at any other time of the year. The trips to and from family gatherings probably account for 90 percent of that mileage, because grandmother’s house is literally “over the […]

28 of My Favorite Christmas Crafts for Kids

I’ve already shared my favorite Christmas traditions and Christmas movies. Today, I compiled a list of my favorite Christmas crafts for kids. Now that my daughter is old enough to actually attempt to create things instead of coloring herself or painting the cat, I am having so much fun making crafts with her. Scroll through […]

Papa Don’t Preach: How a Two-Year-Old Taught Me to Love Christmas Again

I haven’t really cared about Christmas or been truly excited about it for about 25 years. I was 13, it was 1987, and all I wanted was a Nintendo and a new fishing pole. After that, Christmas gradually lost its luster, until it became just another hustle-and-bustle holiday headache that I couldn’t wait to get […]

Top 30 Christmas Movies of All Time

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is getting cozy on the couch while guzzling wine and scarfing down popcorn (because I’m classy like that) to watch Christmas movies. I can’t really say that I have a favorite. I mean, if you held a gun to my head and made me choose, I’d probably say […]

Make Christmas Magical! 10 Fun Christmas Traditions

Before my daughter was born, Christmas was just a day to spend with family over a good meal, giving presents and, of course, receiving. Now that I have a child, I’m excited to start some new family traditions. I would say that I’m more excited for Christmas now than I was as a kid. Of […]


Well, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Bright and early, we’ll pack up the family and head over the river and through the woods (quite literally) to Grammy’s house for a feast. Since we’ll all be in a turkey coma, myself included, I’ve decided to list 10 things I’m thankful for today. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite […]

50 Delicious Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away. Aside from getting to spend time with family and the turkey coma that follows, I can’t wait for my mom’s delicious pumpkin pie! I love pie. It’s my favorite dessert and the thing I get most excited about every Thanksgiving. But my mom’s pumpkin pies…they are the […]

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