Classic shortbread cookie recipe.

Shortbread Cookies Recipe – A Classic Christmas Cookie


Shortbread cookies are hands-down my favorite cookie at Christmas time. This says a lot for shortbread cookies because I typically go for a much sweeter dessert. I have been whipping out shortbread cookies as a holiday baking staple recipe for several years now, so I am pretty good at it. I don’t like to use this shortbread cookie recipe for cutouts,…

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Homemade lollipop recipe - easy and fun treat for your Christmas Gift boxes. Twelve Days Of Christmas Treats #christmastreats

Homemade Lollipop Recipe: A Christmas treat


I have been kind of taking it easy in the kitchen lately with my first couple recipes being no-bake. I wanted to ease you into the Twelve Days of Christmas Treats before I went a little crazy. There is nothing really crazy about these homemade lollipops, just that it isn’t often people decide to make their own lollipops. There is…

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Quick and Easy NO BAKE Chocolate Pretzel Squares. This Holiday treat will be a hit with everyone and it's so simple to make!

Easy No-Bake Christmas Bites


  The holiday season is officially in full swing and sweets, especially the No-bake kind, are the pinnacle of our holiday celebration. I needed a quick and yummy creation, like these chocolate pretzel bites,  that the kids could help create to get the full swing of things. Baking treats is pretty much my favorite part of this season, right after Christmas music, pine…

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How to use just one suitcase and pack everything a family of 5 needs for a weekend trip

How to Pack A Suitcase for a Family of Five


Packing is one of the most stressful things about traveling with my family so I have perfected the art of traveling with just one suitcase. For a family of five!  First, you start with the littlest kid and fold him gently… totally kidding. It took me a long time to come up with a title for this post that didn’t sound…

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talking with your kids about sex, puberty, bullying and relationships

Having The Talks With Your Kids – Bullying, Sex, Puberty & Relationships


Having “The Talk” with your kids can be awkward.  Sex, puberty, bullying, masturbation, relationships – these are sensitive topics that most kids and parents squirm away from. There are ways to make it simpler for parents to tackle the challenges presented when having The Talks.    Not Just One Talk, A Lifetime Of Talks.   My kids are young, respectively. My…

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Transitioning your toddler to a big bed - nectar mattress

Transitioning Your Toddler into a Big Bed


*This post is sponsored by NECTAR – all opinions and content are my own* Lately, we have been asking about the right time to begin transitioning your toddler to a big bed. Both the youngest kiddos were occupying cribs converted into toddler beds until there was a wild, Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed incident and we had no choice but…

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Hottest smart home technology gift guide

Hottest Home Tech Gifts for 2017


Do you have a tech-lover on your Christmas list? Technology this year is amazing, everything is so user-friendly and compatible that you no longer need to be super tech-savvy to enjoy the latest home technology and gadgets on the market.   Once our family brought home a Smart TV the way we interacted with technology changed completely. Now I am…

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