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Easy Christmas S’mores Recipe

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Holiday baking can be fun, messy, and time consuming. As much as I love making cookies, it takes over my kitchen completely. Sometimes, I’d rather make quick and easy holiday desserts, like Christmas S’mores, especially when I can enlist the kids’ help. (I’m serious, I’m working on letting

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90 Stocking Stuffers For Kids

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Do your kids look forward to their Christmas stockings full of small gifts? Sometimes I think my kids get more excited reaching in and pulling out the fun stocking stuffers we bought them than opening the presents under the tree. Maybe it’s because they are surprised

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Easy Gingerbread Man Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Rice crispy treats are one of my childhood favorites and these easy gingerbread man rice crispy treats give this classic a tasty holiday twist. My kids love them too, even though they keep calling them “Christmas trees” instead of crispy treats. It’s one of those adorable

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50+ Shiny Gift Ideas for Firefly Fans

This post contains Amazon affiliate links to help make your shopping easier. Are you looking for awesome gifts for Firefly fans? Then you have come to the right place, my friend. We understand the brilliance of Joss Whedon’s show Firefly and appreciate the tragic beauty of a series ending before its time.

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Softbatch Holiday Cookies Recipe

This post contains Amazon affiliate links to useful baking products. I asked my daughter if she wanted to bake holiday cookies with me. She said, “We can’t make cookies, we don’t have cookie mix in the cabinet!” I knew right then I needed to work on baking from scratch more often. Sure,

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Coloring Pages and Activity Pack

The activities are strong with this one. This Star Wars: The Force Awakens family activity pack has 22 pages of coloring pages, mazes, a memory game, and more! Check out the trailer, download these free coloring pages for the Star Wars fans in your life, and get ready to see the movie in

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Milwaukee Area Holiday Lights and Events

One of the things I love about living in the Metro Milwaukee area is the variety of family friendly activities. This time of year can be difficult for me, but fun, kid-friendly events help distract me. It’s hard not to get into the holiday spirit when my children are delighted by all

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Cyber Monday Deals on Video Games

This post contains affiliate links, which supports our site when you click through and shop. Video Games Cyber Monday Deals There’s no argument that while video games are a lot of fun, buying them can add up fast. You can easily expect to pay as much as $50 or more for many

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Reading Fun With Incredebooks: Olaf Wants a Birthday

Disclosure: We received a copy of this book in order to review it. All thoughts are our own. Post also contains affiliate links. Reading is one of our favorite activities. The kids get excited over new books, and they also enjoy playing games and interacting with books on their tablet. Blending physical

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Hard Cider Queso Dip Recipe

This recipe sounds perfect for snacking during a football game, doesn’t it? Please enjoy this guest recipe! ~Darcy Hello Darcy and Brian readers, my name is Madina and I’m happy to be writing in partnership with Queso For All today! I am also very excited to be sharing one of my favorite

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Throw a Spooky Fun Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Monster Musical Viewing Party

Disclosure: We received the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Monster Musical DVD and a few promotional items for review. All opinions are our own. Amazon affiliate links included. Mixing Halloween with Mickey Mouse equals a big win with my kids. My daughter gets excited as Halloween approaches because it is also her birthday. My

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Easy Sausage Pancake Muffins

Disclosure: This recipe is sponsored by Johnsonville and features their breakfast sausage. Ahh, mornings. I always have high hopes for a beautiful morning. I imagine getting up before the kids, showering, getting ready, and eating a quiet breakfast. Or, perhaps reading or getting a bit of work done. Then my bright-eyed, smiling

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The Day My Son Made Me Slow Down

Disclosure: We received the book Hands Free Life to review. The Amazon affiliate link for the book is included in this post to make it easier for you to order if you’d like to read it too. Today my little guy insisted on walking all the way home after dropping his sister

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Sorry To My Second Child

You get the hand-me-downs, the seconds on the toys and the previously-used bibs, blankets and diapers. I haven’t kept up with your baby book the way I should have. And that photo album I made for your older sister’s first year of life, well I’m still hoping to get around to yours.

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Things All Moms Need to Hear, Refusing to Let Body Image Ruin My Sex Life & More

Being in the trenches of motherhood is rough some days. It always goes in streaks too. Several days will be extremely tough, making me rethink why I ever thought I could raise tiny humans. Then a switch is flipped and I’m granted several days in a row that go well with children

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Cosmic Cookies Recipe Inspired by Miles From Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket!

Disclosure: We received a copy of the Miles From Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket! DVD for review. All thoughts shared are our own. Post also contains affiliate links. Aerissa and Xander get excited whenever we “do science.” They find experiments fun and they have a few shows they enjoy watching to learn about the

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Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Upcoming Movies! #D23Expo

Thanks to all the information coming out of the D23 Expo recently, we can see there are a lot of great movies coming our way. Right about now, I think I need to start deciding which ones we’ll see in the theater and which ones we’ll wait to watch at home. Of

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe {Dairy, Soy, and Gluten Free}

I was skeptical at first about whether this recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter cookies would work out.  It was inspired by a recipe that was recently shared on a moms group I belong to for cinnamon raisin quinoa cookies. Seriously quinoa. In cookies. I never imagined it could be

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Taking Daddy Dancing: Friday Night Live

Several weeks ago, I shared about how my 4 year-old daughter had a really sweet gift idea for her Daddy for Father’s Day.  We’ve been dancing our way through summer at Tosa Tonight, Sunset Safari, and Summer Sounds.  Next, we headed to Waukesha for their Friday Night Live event. Friday Night Live occurs

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A New Name, A New Look, and Reflections on 5+ Years of Blogging

When I started this blog five years ago, I never imagined being where I am today. Granted this was not my first blog. The very first one I contributed to was during college. I wrote the most random stuff about my life because in 2001, that was all most of us blogged