Flu season is among us! And with it comes the decision of whether or not to get a flu shot. Most health professionals recommend that you and your children get vaccinated as a preventative measure. But can you really get the flu from a flu shot? Does your baby need to get vaccinated? How do you know if have the flu or just a bad cold? To get answers to these questions and more, I’m separating flu fact from fiction with Dr. Danny Avula, Deputy Director of the Richmond Health District. Continue reading
With so many crisp apples and pumpkins a plenty, I thought I would add a twist to my usual applesauce recipe by adding some pumpkin puree. My little taste tester gave it a thumbs up and I’m sure your kids will love it too! Continue reading
Every Christmas, I have to listen to my family friends go on and on about how hard I am to shop for and how they never know what to get me because I have everything. While I certainly don’t have everything and I don’t really need anything, there are always a few cute little things that I wouldn’t mind receiving. In case you are in the same boat, I put together this list of fab accessories and trinkets to serve as gift ideas for girlfriends, sisters, moms—and me! And they are all under $100! Continue reading
Since today is National Cookie Day (yes, there really is such a thing), I decided to try a new cookie recipe. I made them last night and sent them to school for Journey’s class to enjoy.
I love a good deal as much as the next guy but I refuse to buy into the madness that Black Friday has become. I’d much rather catch the sales on Cyber Monday, as I jump at any opportunity to shop in my pajamas. Here’s a list of some of the deals for online shopping tomorrow: Continue reading
Since the recipe for my Sweet Potato Cornbread was such a big hit, I thought I’d post the recipe for my Sweet Potato Biscuits. These sweet buttery biscuits are a great alternative to the usual dinner rolls and perfect for breakfast or brunch as well. You can even save some time by making them in advance.
This week I’ve been preparing for the 7 hour drive ahead of us to get home for Thanksgiving. Each time we take this trip, I pack an arsenal of stuff to keep the kid occupied during the ride. But no matter what she has going on in the back seat, she still manages to ask me the dreaded question, “Are we there yet?” at least once an hour. Then she spends the next 5 minutes whining about how it is “going to take forever!” and blah, blah, blah. By the time we get to our destination, I’m ready to barricade myself in a room with a bottle of wine! Continue reading
Serve this new twist on an old favorite with your Thanksgiving dinner and your guests will still be talking about it at Christmas! Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I took my daughter and a few of her friends out for the afternoon. When they got in the car, one of them started to tease Journey a bit because she still has a booster seat. Apparently, her friend—who is smaller than J, I might add—doesn’t use a booster seat anymore. And she’s not the only one. Continue reading