Fun & Healthy Halloween Treats

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Although Halloween and candy go hand-in-hand, there are lots of fun and healthier alternatives to the sweet stuff to enjoy.  Check out a few creative ideas from my Pinterest Halloween board to share at your Halloween party, at the office or with trick-or-treaters at your door. Continue reading

How To Make The Cutest Jack-O-Lantern Ever

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Fruit Jack-O-Lantern

Candy’s not the only fun treat to enjoy on Halloween!  I make these adorable Fruit Jack-O-Lanterns each year and kids love them!  They are always a huge hit at Journey’s parties.  Follow the step-by-step directions below and be the center of attention at your Halloween bash! Continue reading

Ghosts, Goblins & Granola: 5 Alternatives to Candy for Trick-Or-Treaters

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You would think that a holiday celebrated by eating candy would be among the least favorite in a household with a kid that doesn’t eat it.  But oddly enough, Journey is actually quite fond of Halloween.  She loves the decorations, the costumes and greeting trick-or-treaters.   But because my kid doesn’t eat candy, in good conscience, I don’t give it out.  Instead, I have come up with a few great alternatives to candy for Halloween trick-or-treaters to enjoy. Continue reading

Apple Pie Apples w/ Salted Caramel Drizzle

 

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I was tossing around what apple recipe I was going to feature on my tv segment this week and couldn’t make up my mind.  I wanted to make an apple pie, but I thought it was too traditional for tv.  Then I saw a picture of these and knew I had to try them. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Honey Pumpkin Muffins W/ Cream Cheese Icing

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Journey and I went to a pumpkin festival at an orchard.  It was my first time visiting a real pumpkin patch and picking my own pumpkins.  Since we had so many, Journey asked if we could make pumpkin muffins.  Of course! Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It seems that I’m starting to love pumpkin just as much as I do sweet potatoes.  Lately, I’ve been adding it to everything—including chocolate chip cookies.  I’m not sure why I decided to make them gluten-free.  I guess I was just curious about whether gluten-free baked goods could be as tasty as those that contain gluten.  And based on this cookie recipe, they absolutely can!  Continue reading

Friday Find: Best Deodorant For Kids

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I knew the day would come.  The day my daughter would make me second guess my senses.  Surely that wasn’t my little angel that just walked past me smelling like a teenager.  Not my baby!  But it happened.  When the weather broke last spring, so did my daughter’s hormones. Continue reading

Friday Find: The Best Lunch Box Ever

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While I am quite creative in the kitchen, when it comes to packing Journey’s lunch my ideas fall flat.  It’s just the beginning of October and she’s already getting bored with what’s in her lunchbox. I added a few new hot lunch options into the mix, but how many times can I do pasta? Then I came across this week’s find… Continue reading

Birthday Party Theme: Magic

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For her 7th birthday, Journey decided that she wanted a magic-themed party.  She also wanted to use her birthday to help put smiles on the faces of patients at the local children’s hospital.  Here’s what it looked like when we tied to two ideas together and created a party that was fun and fulfilling. Continue reading

Why I Don’t Help My Kid With Homework…And You Shouldn’t Either

I’ll let you in on a little secret…I am not smarter than a third grader. Especially when it comes to math. Not the math that served my generation and the many before me just fine (although, truth be told, I wasn’t that great at that math either:). The new math.  Common Core math. The math that takes you around the block when all you want to do is go across the street.
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Friday Find: Altuzarra For Target

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The highly anticipated fall line designed by Joseph Altuzarra for Target has finally arrived!  The luxe 50-piece collection includes shirts, skirts, dresses, coats, blazers, pants, belts, shoes and even lingerie—all priced at less than $100! Continue reading

Friday Find: Little Black Dress

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It’s simple.  It’s stylish.  It’s sexy.  It’s classic.  It’s the perfect Little Black Dress and it’s this week’s find. Continue reading

Back To School: Helping Children Set Goals For The School Year

The school year is well underway, and teachers have been busy setting goals and expectations for their students in the classroom.  But it’s also important to spend some time at home discussing what your children want to achieve this school year and what you expect of them. Continue reading