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Teaching Your Kids About Childhood Hunger—Plus, 1 Thing You Can Do

Teaching Your Kids About Childhood Hunger—Plus, 1 Thing You Can Do

It’s been twelve years since I’ve seen their faces. Twelve years since I held their hands. Twelve years since I heard them call me my African nickname. Now, more than a decade later, I have three kids of my own—three kids who will almost definitely never know hunger […]

Simplify Your Life: 8 Things Busy Moms Can Do Now

Simplify Your Life: 8 Things Busy Moms Can Do Now

Are you a busy mom? Do your days ever feel SO busy and chaotic they just seem to run together from one to the next? A permanent state of shuffling, shifting and stress? I’m a busy mom too. (aren’t we all!!) My husband travels during […]

Creamy, Dreamy Overnight Oats with Peaches

Creamy, Dreamy Overnight Oats with Peaches

The smell of cinnamon and oatmeal swirling together in my kitchen is probably one of the best smells of all time. From oatmeal cookies, to a bowl of oatmeal that soothes my soul, to breads, muffins, yes even overnight oats (see below). Oatmeal is my […]

Baking With Kids: Easy Coconut Macaroon Nests

Baking With Kids: Easy Coconut Macaroon Nests

Easter is a magical time at our house. It has the same religious significance to us as Christmas, but without all the crazy commercialism to go along with it. It’s a chance for our family to do some much needed reflection, and it’s also a […]

Lucky Clover Printable Rainbow Banner for St. Patrick’s Day

Lucky Clover Printable Rainbow Banner for St. Patrick’s Day

Is there anything better than a rainbow? The way the colors magically appear after a storm, a hint of sunshine after a gray winter, the whimsical imagination of a child looking for the pot of gold at the end of rainbow! Something about seeing a […]

You’ll want to bookmark this homemade peppermint patties recipe

You’ll want to bookmark this homemade peppermint patties recipe

Hello, my name is Stacy and I am addicted to chocolate. There, I said it. I have a stash of chocolate stored in the house at all times and reach for it whenever I am stressed, bored, hungry, tired, angry, sleepy, [insert word here] … […]

Super Lucky to Have A Friend Like You Gift In A Jar

Super Lucky to Have A Friend Like You Gift In A Jar

Do you have a friend you just can’t imagine life without? A friend you are certain the stars aligned the day you two met and you actually won the friendship lottery. Let her know just how lucky you are to have a friend like her […]

8 Secrets to Raising Confident Kids

8 Secrets to Raising Confident Kids

My daughter has always been painfully shy around children her own age. That’s why my mouth fell open when she told me she was going to sing in her school’s talent show! Watching my formerly insecure seven year old take the stage in front of […]

The Prettiest Valentine Petit Four Brownie Favors

The Prettiest Valentine Petit Four Brownie Favors

After taking a month off of holiday baking (and keeping my “eat well” New Year’s resolution!) I get so excited about baking something sweet and homemade for Valentine’s Day. Making these sweet, heart-shaped brownie petit four favors is so easy. Basically two steps to a […]

Heart Shaped Pizza Minis

Heart Shaped Pizza Minis

I’m sharing one of my family’s favorite ways to celebrate Valentines Day, Heart Shaped Pizza Minis!! Pizza and lazy man’s fondue … that’s been our Valentines Day menu for years. We are not fancy, I just chop up some fruit and melt some chocolate and […]