Oreo Spiders

Oreo Spider Cookies

I wanted to share these fun oreo spider chocolate chip cookies because they are so adorable, simple and fun for the kids!  They will take you no time at all… the longest part is the chocolate chip cookie recipe.   The decorating is a breeze and the end result is so cute! Ingredients: ¾ Cup…

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PB&J Roll-Ups (with video)

Four kids X four lunches = one busy mom!    The thing is that our kids get “bored” of the normal sandwich, so I try to make it fun. That is when I came up with the idea to have pb&j roll ups. It started one day when we were down to four pieces of…

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fall favorites

Jack o Lantern Fruit Cups {Whimsy Wednesdays 183}

I simply can’t resist all things adorable when it comes to Fall.  Here are my three fall-favorites that I found today! 1. So this year, I’m starting super early and picking out all my favorites and I couldn’t resist these adorable Jack-O-Lantern Orange Fruit Cups from Simplee Thrifty. Can you handle so much cuteness?! If…

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lunch box hack

Lunch box hack you don’t want to miss

Our kids love to take Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions to school (they love the taste of the blend of the sweet veggie & fruit juice in each cup), but our younger children will make a mess with the juice when they open the lid at school. I have started this new little tip…

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menu plan (free) week 2

Free Meal Plan from Your Modern Family – week 2

Last week I asked (on my Facebook Page) if  anyone would be interested in our free menu plan every week and the response was a huge “YES!”   As I explained last week, in Menu Plan week 1, my meals won’t be fancy and it certainly won’t take long and they will be nutritious. ps- Every night I have…

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when your child doesn't want to go to school

If your kids don’t want to go to school

If your kids don’t want to go to school, it can worry you (the parent) to no end.  We’ve been there for Kindergarten (we aren’t there now, but we were at one point). We are so lucky to have some amazing teachers!   Our 3 and 5 year old go to a preschool where they are loved and…

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Overcoming Mom Guilt

Letting go of mom guilt is a tricky one.  I don’t know a mom that doesn’t feel it at some point.   Why is it that we hold ourselves to such high expectations that we feel guilty not reaching them? Scrolling through my Facebook feed, or reading a great magazine, or just letting myself sit…

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