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How to Transform Leftovers into Healthy Lunches Kids LOVE!by  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer It’s time to break out the lunch boxes … back-to-school season is here! And whether you homeschool, or your children attend school outside of the home, having a plan for what to serve (or pack) for lunch makes... Read More

4 Sure-Fire Tips to Help Picky Eaters Actually Eat That Healthy School Lunchby  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer There's an unspoken stigma amongst moms these days, namely "picky eaters are created by moms who cater to their kid's every whim." Or better said, your kid wouldn't be a picky eater if you didn't... Read More

A Back-to-School Change for our Family & How I’m Getting Ready for School Lunches (plus Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread)by  

The school year is upon us. And didn't it happen so fast? Where did the summer go?  For our family, this is a novel year. We're trying out a special program, just for homeschoolers in our area. It's called Innovations, and it... Read More

(Summer Giveaway Week 2013) Win $100 Worth of Back-to-School Gear from MightyNest!by  

OK friends, let's talk about the products we busy homemaking mamas own. There's a lot of marketing out there these days aimed at us - stuff they try to convince us that we need... and usually I'm just kinda meh... Read More

Spring Giveaway Week: MightyNest Picnic Gear Pack (with Review!)by  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer What's summer without a picnic or two or twenty? Um, nothing, that's what. OK, maybe that's a bit extreme, but isn't it true that two of the most universally loved human experiences are eating and... Read More

10-Minute Lunches: “Tea Room” Chicken Saladby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer I've always loved chicken salad. To me, it's the perfect feminine tea party food. Give me chicken salad, a freshly-baked croissant, a cup of fresh fruit and a spot of hot tea, and I can... Read More

10-Minute Lunches: Mediterranean Chickpea Saladby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer My family doesn't eat fancy lunches. I usually send leftovers with my husband to work, and my girls and I eat mostly snack-like plates. It's just easier than stopping halfway through the day and preparing... Read More

10-Minute Lunches: Turkey Wrapsby  

Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer With a busy household it is always nice to find recipes that are quick to make, nutritious, and well received by the family. These turkey wraps are just that! In fact, they are one... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge (and Simplifying Menu Planning for Busy Times)by  

Snow is lovely. Except when it delays my flight home from Pennsylvania by 24 hours, keeping me from my family. These things just happen, though, and so here I sit in the Harrisburg Sheraton hotel, attempting to come up with... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge Week 5 (And 7 Ways to Use Those Leftovers)by  

Can you believe we've been consistently meal planning together for over an entire month now? I don't know about you, but after a summer of inconsistency, in both my planning and in the meals I was serving, it feels good.... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge Week 4 (And What to Do If You Mess Up Your Meal Plan)by  

The other night, I went to make dinner after a very busy afternoon out, and realized that most dreaded of mistakes. The meal plan on the fridge said "Roast beef". The large roast was sitting downstairs. In the freezer. Frozen... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge (And Recipe for Okonomiyaki)by  

Welcome to the 3rd week of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! How are your meal plans coming along? Is it getting easier to put them together? Do you find that you are saving money? Time? Dinnertime sanity?... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge (Plus Grocery Budget Tips)by  

Welcome to the 2nd week of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! I was so excited to see so many of you participating actively in the challenge, whether by sharing a link to your own meal plan or... Read More

Tips for School Lunchtime Successby  

Written by Diana Bauman, Contributing Writer September has been an exciting month for my five year old son and I.  He started kindergarten and I became a first time parent with a child in school. My husband and I met all... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic: The Official Start of the Meal Planning Challengeby  

Welcome to the "official" (see last week) start of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! This challenge will be running for the next 6 weeks (Sept.26- Nov.7). Every Monday I will be posting both my own menu plan... Read More

Plan It- Don’t Panic: Week 1 of the Meal Planning Challengeby  

Welcome to Week 1 of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! What? You're not ready? You thought it started next Monday, the 26th of September? Oh, you mean the date on the pretty graphic I had made? Ahem... you... Read More

Real Food Makeover- The Anderson Family, Pt 2by  

This is a continuation of last week's makeover for the Anderson family. This week I want to share a sample menu plan. It won't look quite as specific as the menu plan for the W family, because mom Andi is... Read More

Recipes and Ideas for What to Eat on the GAPS Introduction Dietby  

Image by carbavor We've just begun our 3rd week on the GAPS diet, and all is well. We are beginning to see some very positive results in our family, including less eczema for the baby and toddler, a decrease in... Read More

Salmon Melts, Broccoli Salad and Cinnamon Sconesby  

I spent most of the day working on my garden (so exciting, I can't wait to show pictures soon!), so I am exhausted and ready for a relaxing evening, but as requested, here are a few of the recipes I... Read More

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