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Quick and Easy Black Bean Avocado Taco Cups Recipe

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I constantly craved taco bowls, chips, and salsa. Tacos continue to be one of my top go-to quick dinners. Since the kids love snacking on chips and salsa almost as much as I do, these Black Bean Avocado Taco Cups make the perfect appetizer. They


10+ Geeky Bedtime Story Books for Preschoolers

Are you a geek parent too? One of the best parts about geeky parenting is sharing our passions with our kids, from comic book superheroes to Jedi Masters. My husband is also fluent in code, so it makes sense to introduce computer programming language to our kids as well. All of these


How to Find the Best Back-to-School Bargains

School is upon us again, and we are all faced with the annual task of getting the supplies on our children’s back-to-school lists. My oldest is about to start kindergarten! Even though she went to preschool, getting ready for back to school this year feels different. Like it is OFFICIAL and kind


Fun and Easy Handprint Sun Paper Plate Preschool Craft

One of my daughter’s favorite jobs at preschool was being the weather helper. They rotated who helped the teacher put up symbols representing the weather as well as learning the days of the week. She was always thrilled to share on sunny days. I understand because the sun makes me happy too.


Quick and Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancake Bites

Are you a morning person? I’m not, but you can make mornings more pleasant with these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancake Bites. Seriously! I’m the complete opposite of a morning person. I will squeeze out every last bit of shut eye possible. Alarm clocks hate me because I smack snooze until they refuse


Refreshing Strawberry Lime Spritzer Recipe

I used to be a heavy soda drinker. Now? I mainly drink water. Soda was my daily nectar, and I couldn’t imagine eating most lunches or dinners without it. I’ve quit drinking soda a few times and now my husband is joining me. It’s no longer our beverage of choice, but we still


How to Inspire Kids to Pursue Engineering Activities

We partnered with Play-Well TEKnologies to host a LEGO®-inspired Engineering Workshop. I consider myself a life-long learner. My love for learning began when I was a little kid and hasn’t stopped. I can get extremely passionate about certain subjects, craving to learn everything I can about something. This is one of my


10 Helpful Tips for New Breastfeeding Moms

The first few weeks after baby is born can be the toughest and rockiest part to developing your breastfeeding relationship with your baby.  I knew it’d be work, but didn’t realize just how overwhelming it could be! With each of my babies, it took about six weeks to establish our breastfeeding routine.


How to Make Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

What is your favorite flavor combination? If you know me for more than 30 seconds, you know I love love LOVE chocolate and peanut butter. I mean, they are each delicious in their own right. But together? Taste bud heaven. Imagine if you could take your favorite dessert and make it into


How to Make a Seashell Bird Feeder

This is the time of year when many families hit the beach. Whether you are there for the day or longer, it’s almost a guarantee your kids will find shells. Kids love to collect seashells, especially those big clam shells. Last summer, my kids filled an entire bucket with shells, rocks, and sticks