One of the things I love most about fall is switching from my iced coffees to warm coffee and lattes.  I've rounded up five simple latte recipes that have me feeling all the fall vibes and they're so easy...
Ready or not, it's back to school time! It's important that kids (and moms!) eat a healthy breakfast, but providing that can become overwhelming sometimes. Here are a few make-ahead breakfast ideas and recipes to help ease that burden: Green Smoothie...
I really don’t mind the winter months.  I like not having the option to go outside and be active, because during the summer months I feel guilty if I just want to sit inside.  Winter decides my schedule for...
It’s no secret-- I love baking. Cookies, pies, pastries, you name it! Once I learned how simple it can be to make brownies from scratch you won’t find any boxed mixes in my house. Everything from the cake...
With fall finally here and cooler weather creeping in, many families begin to plan their fall outings. Apple orchards are a popular fall outing, often result in an excess of apples to eat! We have been lucky to have...
Meal planning is an awesome way to save time and money, make weeknight dinners easier when you're overloaded, and even (if you're lucky) get your kids to eat healthier foods. The problem with meal planning? For me, the biggest...
Surprise your little leprechauns with this fun, healthy and GREEN breakfast for tomorrow's National Pancake Day or St. Patrick's day! Using spinach to turn pancakes and eggs green is easier than you'd think-- not to mention much more nutritious than...
It's the most wonderful time of the year! I love cool days, warm food and all those crunchy leaves. Fall also brings some of my favorite cozy meals. Over the past month we've been transitioning from our grilling summer...
The weather is turning cooler and the leaves are changing colors! Fall is in full force and with it comes all kinds of fun events. I love making creative treats with my kids. I try to find things that...
Everyone loves apple pie! If baking scares you, let me share a few hacks to make baking easier:  buy a pre-made pie crust and make a crumb topping! The result is like a combination of an apple crisp and an...
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Six Ways to Give Back in Cedar Rapids this Holiday Season

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At some point every December, I begin to feel the pull in a million directions. There are so many things to do, presents to...