Camping trips don't need to mean an overstuffed car to pack all your camping gear. These 10 camping essentials will help you save valuable space in the car.

Camping Gear Picks That Save Space in Your Car

It’s so easy to pack way too much on a car camping trip. After the essentials (the tent, sleeping bags, food, and clothes), it’s tempting to throw in all those things that make the trip a little more comfortable. Add toys and games, the coffee pot, and a fan for that hot weather and your […] Read more…

Shredded chicken is a must-have for quick and healthy meals. These 5 delicious ideas using this recipe staple will have lunch or dinner on the table fast!

5 Quick Dinners to Make with Shredded Chicken

Whether it’s the pre-cooked and shredded chicken that I keep stocked in my freezer, or a rotisserie chicken I picked up from the store, there are seemingly endless dinner ideas using shredded chicken.  Lunch, dinner, and even snack-time is a snap! 1. Quesadillas and Nachos Just a handful of chicken and cheese on a tortilla […] Read more…

Everyone loves this game-day spin on tacos. This quick and easy taco dip recipe can be a healthy party favorite when loaded with beans and fresh veggies.

How to Make a Quick and Easy Taco Dip

This is the time of year I find myself scouring Pinterest and my cookbooks for dishes to take to those summer neighborhood get-togethers.  Especially the last day of school events, Memorial Day, and July 4th. It’s also a family staple for game day in the fall.  It’s a rare occasion that you won’t find a […] Read more…

Too busy to cook during the week? Skip the take-out with these staples that are recipe-ready. Quick meal ideas will have dinner on the table in no time!

7 Easy Ways to Prep for Quick Meals

It’s another one of those nights.  Long day at work.  Kids activities.  No food in the house.  But I still need to get dinner on the table. I can’t always avoid it, but I like to avoid the fast food and pre-packaged food as often as I can.  Slow cookers can be a lifesaver, if […] Read more…

My favorite recipe for spaghetti squash makes a healthy and easy lunch, dinner, or side. Let kids can help with prep on a make-your-own family dinner night!

The Best Spaghetti Squash Recipe for an Easy Lunch

The end of the school year brings on a million projects and other things to get done before that last day.  On my list this year?  Turn my 5th grader into Jim Henson (didn’t he wear flannel shirts a lot?) and make a (realistic) plan to build a tree house for a 2nd grade presentation. There […] Read more…

Skiing for the first time is a family adventure! Lessons we learned in family skiing for beginners: where to go, essentials to pack, and how to save money.

Skiing for Beginners: How to Plan Your First Adventure

It was just a few short months ago that the kids had never had the experience of snapping their boots into a pair of downhill skis.  After a recent move to Colorado though, that all changed.  With so many iconic ski resorts nearby, we didn’t delay making plans for some family skiing.  In just a […] Read more…

Conquer chores and get more family time with this 15 minute plan. Our house cleaning schedule is made with chores for kids to get the jobs done quickly!

How to Get More Family Time with These House Cleaning Tips

I would rather spend a cool fall evening on the patio with a glass of wine than clean the house.  Yep.  I said it.  I’d rather play Monopoly with the kids, have a date night with my husband, or spend a weekend with my family in the mountains.  Seriously – I could fill this entire […] Read more…

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