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Best Gifts For Husbands

Hi friends!What are the best gifts for husbands or in-laws? I’ve got you covered with a couple of gift guides coming your way this week. I took a poll on IG and you guys said you wanted them. By far the most highly requested were husband and in-laws/parents. To make my life easier, I asked Y...

Apple Cheddar Turkey Meatballs

These Apple Cheddar Turkey Meatballs are kid-friendly and perfect for food prep! They’re full of flavor and make a great party appetizer or family dinner. Hi friends! Whenever I find myself in a dinner rut, meatballs are a go-to of mine! Over the years I’ve come up with quite a few flavor co...

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Bars

These Dairy-free Pumpkin Bars are so easy to whip up for a snack or dessert! They require just one bowl and one measuring cup!  Hi friends! We’re knee-deep in pumpkin season over here…although if you’ve been following for any length of time you know that we are team year-round pumpkin! However,...

Best Toys for Multiple Ages

Looking for the best toys for multiple ages? Here’s a roundup of toys that all of my kids have played with for many years. They’re great for entertaining a wide range of ages and perfect for keeping siblings entertained! Hi friends! Last week, I did a little Q&A over on my Instagram ...

Introducing Peanut Butter to Babies

Research shows introducing peanut butter to babies at an early age can help prevent allergies. Here are some simple ways to introduce peanut butter to infants. Hi friends- Introducing peanut butter to babies is one of my favorite parenting adventures. While it’s fun to start your journey with solids...

Roasted Squash Fall Salad

This Roasted Squash Fall Salad is perfect for lunch or dinner. Packed with vegetables and protein, it’s full of flavor and easy to customize. A great way to enjoy seasonal produce! Keep it vegetarian or add your favorite meat or fish. Hi friends! Allow me to present this Roasted Squash Fall Sa...

Pumpkin Apple Lentil Muffins

These Pumpkin Apple Lentil Muffins are perfect for Fall. They’re lightly sweetened and full of fiber, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Plus they’re kid-friendly and nut-free, making them perfect for breakfast, snack or school lunch! Hi friends! I’m so excited to share these Pumpkin A...

Dear Nolan: Months 8-10

Dear Nolan, Here we are, another 3 months since my last letter. Not a whole lot changed in your 7th month. You continued to do well with the formula supplementing and we continued to try to get you to eat solids. The only thing I really found that you liked this month was a Zucchini Peach Smoot...

Date Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Date Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies are naturally sweetened with dates and made with just a few simple ingredients! They’re perfect for dessert or an afternoon snack! Hi friends! I’ve been testing this recipe for date sweetened chocolate chip cookies for you guys for a couple of weeks...

School Lunch Packing Tips

Looking for some school lunch packing tips? Here are 10 tips and tricks from a Registered Dietitian mama of 3 to help make it a little easier to quickly pack your kids a lunch they’ll love! Thanks to Horizon Organic for sponsoring this post. Hi friends! We’ve already been back in school for a ...

Best of the Bean – Year 9

Hi friends!Although I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit it, I totally forgot about my 9-year blogiversary that happened a couple of weeks ago. I guess that’s what happens when mom brain is in full effect and you’ve been blogging almost a decade. It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing these Best of t...

Peanut-Free & Tree Nut-Free Packaged Snacks

This list of Peanut-Free and Tree Nut-Free Packaged Snacks is designed to help parents and caretakers who need to provide allergy-friendly snacks for their own kids or to an entire school class or daycare. Hi friends! This roundup of Peanut Free & Tree Nut Free Packaged Snacks for School h...
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