The Best Beef Stew in the Crockpot

Helping make Homemade Beef Stew #Crockpot #Cookingwithkids

Cooking with my daughter Julia is one of my favorite things to do.  She loves helping! I have been slacking on my meal planning lately, but when I am on top of it, she is right there by my side eager to help.  Cooking when it's easy and tasty is something I always strive to do. This Beef Stew is the best because you just dump the ingredients into the crockpot and later you have a delicious dinner... AND the best part? No huge mess to clean up! ;) **I wish I had a photo of the … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways to Bring Spring to Your Home

5 Easy Ways to Bring Spring to Your Home

Written by Contributing Writer, Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life As I write this, there is a fresh coating of snow on the ground at my house. It's our token snowfall of the year. We aren't likely to get any more snow, which has one very significant meaning to me-- Spring is on its way!  Winter has never been my favorite season. Far from it. January and February are usually hard months for me when, tired of being cold all the time, I am impatient for the return of sunshine and warmer … [Read more...]

Top 5 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Top 5 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural and healthy oil that has been utilized all the way throughout history by different cultures. People utilize it for a variety of completely different uses such as cooking and/or preparing wholesome dishes, beautifying and enhancing the complexion, and to attain health benefits. You've probably have heard a lot about it since it has become mainstream on health websites, blogs and you might have even seen it on pinterest, sharing its advantages. When you go … [Read more...]

Jasmine London Fog Tea

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Written by Contributing Writer, Kari @ Living Strong, Health & Wellness I like hot beverages. Coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider, tea...you name it. If you're a tea connoisseur, then you need to try this amazing recipe. Even if you don't usually like tea, this has such a sweet and delicate taste, you may actually like this. Adding milk to tea is a tradition practiced in many cultures, American culture not being one of the top ones. So, this isn't a common drink for many people, but it's … [Read more...]

5 Herbs You Should Consider Growing This Year

5 Herbs You Should Consider Growing This Year

Written my Karen @ To Work With My Hands, Contributing Writer If you've never grown herbs before, let me encourage you to make this the year. Herbs are amazing! There's so many wonderful herbs to try, and it can be overwhelming when you first decide to grow them. One eager browse through an online seed catalog can have you with a loaded cart before you know it. But, if you're just getting started, you'll be more successful if you keep things simple and grow just a few new herbs each … [Read more...]

A Magical Frozen Birthday Party {Tips and Ideas}

Magical Frozen Birthday Ideas

Once my daughter saw Frozen about a year ago, I knew that would be her theme of choice for her next birthday party. I guess it's because of the catchy "Let it Go" song in combination of a story about sisters that caught her heart. So I have been collecting ideas for a while now but of course didn't have anything ready until less than a week before the party. (Let the procrastinators band together) ;) But really, it doesn't have to be extremely elaborate or cost a lot to have a fun FROZEN … [Read more...]

Frozen-Inspired Elsa Dress Giveaway

#Frozen Elsa Dress Giveaway

I wonder how long the Frozen craze will last?  Undoubtedly for years and years because once the now preschoolers and elementary aged girls are over it, the toddlers will gravitate towards it.  Either way, our newly 6 year old daughter fell in love with it and just had a Magical Frozen Birthday Party. It was an absolute blast.  AND of course she had an Elsa dress. She's been dressing up in princess dresses since she was about one or two, alongside her older … [Read more...]

Winter Eczema Tips

3 Tips For Winter Eczema

Written by Contributing Writer, Kelly @ Eyes On The Source Since my oldest son was born, he has dealt with eczema/psoriasis issues.  Some cases/times of year are more severe than others.  However, since moving to Florida two years ago, his skin has fallen in love with the Florida humidity and salty seasides.  :-) Since then his struggles have not been nearly as severe as they were in the cold, dry Illinois winters. He turned ten years old this month, (still can't believe … [Read more...]

Making it through ANOTHER Snow Day

10 FUN Snow Day Activities!!

Written by KT @ One Organic Mama, Contributing Writer In Central MA where we live - we are up to 5 snow days... not 2 inches of snow, snow days... but 2 feet of snow, snow days - which means just logistically snowmen are out of the question... the snow is taller than both of my kids. The roads are narrow, driveways are dangerous, and the kids are getting a little stir crazy!  Here are 10 ways to make it through another SNOW DAY with most of your sanity :)  10 Ways to Make … [Read more...]

Showing Acts of Kindness

Showing Acts of Kindness

Written by Christy @ Fresh Mix Momma, Contributing Writer It’s February, the month of all things lovey dovey. I personally think that one of the best ways to show someone that you care, is to show kindness. We need more kindness in this world. If everyone would make an effort to show acts of kindness everyday, this world could be a much better place. There are many ways that we can show kindness, both to our families and to others around us. However, it is so very easy to get caught … [Read more...]