Lately, we’ve been on a quest for better snacks that are easily made and portable while also lending to some healthy self-serving independence for the kids!

In making our own Almond Milk, we have realized the freezer will soon be overflowing with bags of Almond Pulp unless we use it somehow! Enter Raw Bites!!

Friday night, my mom and Lola whipped up some Almond Chocolate Chip Bites that were reminiscent of cookie dough. …


This subject has never been much of a favorite for me…in school as a kid I packed my own since my mom wasn’t a fan either (must be genetic!) I was the Queen of odd combos! Salami and cheese and potato chips with a pickle. Chips and dip. Cottage cheese, potato chips, and pickles. The list goes on…

When I was working it was easier to bring a lunch than go get one (odd hours or short lunch) so I resorted to hummus and chips or carrots, or eating cold meals from home. So now thinking of planning and packing a lunch instead of stopping for something else quick and exciting from somewhere else seems odd. …


Kids and toys. In this fast paced day of technology and Apple iPads and iPods, it is good to encourage kids to play and learn through something other than an electronic device with a screen. Over the years, aside from plain not wanting the junk and clutter of tons of toys, I have focused more towards imaginative toys that will also grow with my girls. Toy rotation has also been a big key to making sure that toys stay exciting and fun for your kiddos.

Here are some great ideas to equip your kids toy area:

Peg Dolls -There are so many great peg doll options these days! For boys or girls, or for a classroom these are a fantastic choice. Two of my favorite shops for great choices from princesses to pirates to book characters to custom dolls are Sweet Whimsy Designs (www.thewhimsicalsweet.com)and Made by Layla (www.madebylayla.etsy.com). …

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