How To Plan The Perfect Sleepover Feast

DIY & Tips, Parenting
Planning a sleepover for your daughter and her friends is perhaps one of the easiest parties to arrange. A sleepover is exciting and all about late night chats and midnight feasts and secrets. Sleepovers are a diehard part of childhood and every child should have the experience of being the...

The Cutest Heart Braid Tutorial for Little Girls From KidSnips

Lifestyle, Parenting
This post is an advertisement. The thing that is so fun about having little girls is playing dress up and watching them just be the cutest, prettiest little girls! Just in time for Valentine's Day, until February 28, 2017, KidSnips all over Chicago is offering hair braid style for your...

How To Do Quick & Easy Lice Checks at Home with KidSnips

DIY & Tips, Parenting
Sponsored by KidSnips (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lice. Just the word give me the creeps! With 2 daughters in elementary school, this is one of those things that all parent cringe about. Once a child has lice in the classroom, it can very easily transfer to your kid. And...

Become A Kitchen Master By The Time You're 30 And Kill It At Family Gatherings

Lifestyle, DIY & Tips, Parenting
Cooking used to be a skill that we all acquired early on in life, helping out our moms and dads in the kitchen and learning as we went along. But with the rise of the packaged meal, ubiquitous takeout joints, and home delivery services, much of that learning process has...

6 Simple Better Eating Habits To Try in 2017

DIY & Tips, Lifestyle, Parenting
6 SIMPLE BETTER EATING HABITS TO TRY IN 2017 This post is sponsored by goodnessknows. The New Year always gets us inspired to eat better, live a more active lifestyle and set goals to reach that improve our lives. I am teaming up with goodnessknows for their #tryalittlegoodness campaign; sharing...

Get Your Kids Excited About Math

Parenting
With my 3 kids now all in school and math curriculum changing, I find it harder to help them with their everyday assignments! Let's face it, when was the last time you used fractions or algebraic equations?! However, we all know that mathematics teaches much more than the actual problem....

Preparing Delicious Meals Every Day

DIY & Tips, Parenting
I had the honor of being featured on CilantroCooks.com. And here is part of the article. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Johanna M. Cook, better known as “Momma Cuisine,” is a national television and video cooking personality who shows viewers how to prepare great everyday meals. We had a chance...

When You Can't Stop The Kids From Feeling Heartache

Parenting
Life as a family is a constant evolution. Everyday the kids are growing and learning something new. Everyday presents a new challenge to overcome. For the most part, it's "everyday life challenges" at first.  What happens when life gets real? What happens when the kids experience divorce? What happens when...

A short film reminding you to play with your kids by Radio Flyer

Parenting, Lifestyle
Radio Flyer Showcases "Taking Flight", A Short Movie (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); On Saturday, September 10, 2016, me and kids visited the Radio Flyer headquarters in Chicago to watch the premiere of "Taking Flight", a short film by Moonbot studios. "Taking Flight" is about learning how to use your...

Quick and Healthy Lactose-Free Lunchbox Ideas by GoVeggieFoods

DIY & Tips, Parenting
QUICK & HEALTHY LACTOSE-FREE LUNCHBOX IDEAS As much as we all don’t want to admit it, Back to School season is right around the corner! To make your lives a little easier, GO VEGGIE has put together a list of quick, healthy lunchbox ideas for you. Check it out, you will...

Mommin' Ain't Easy!!

Lifestyle, Parenting
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mommin' Ain't Easy!! Check out this new Momma Cuisine design, "Mommin' Ain't Easy". See it on pajamas and maternity shirts too in the Momma Cuisine e-store!  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

How A Mom Created Her Own Organic Baby Food Line with @OrgaNums

Parenting, Lifestyle
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); How A Mom Created Her Own Organic Baby Food Line with OrgaNums The number one concern of a new mother is her child’s health and when Ashley Rossi couldn’t find baby food that fit her nutritious criteria, she took matter into her own hands. CEO...

Beating The Odds (On Life, Sickness and Love)

Parenting, Lifestyle
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Beating The Odds (On Life, Sickness and Love)Written by Jacqueline TaleonI was diagnosed with lupus when I was 24. I was  a new mom with a full time job trying to balance work and life at the same time. My plate was full and the last...

Relationships: Looking For Love Where It No Longer Exists

Parenting
There are so many sides to divorce. One thing I have learned this past weekend is that you cannot change the way your ex sees you or acts towards you. The best thing you can do is to continue to become a better person. It is very emotional, very hurtful...

Enter to win a set of cookbooks from Katie Workman on #RealMomsTalk, Thursday 3/3/2016 at 7pm CST

Parenting, Lifestyle
Join #RealMomsTalk on Thursday, March 3, 2016 with special guest, Katie Workman.About KatieKatie Workman is a cook, a writer, a mother of two, an activist in hunger issues, and an enthusiastic advocate for family meals, which is the inspiration behind her two beloved cookbooks, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100...

Eat, Learn and Play! Purple Asparagus Brings Family Fun to the Good Food Festival

Parenting, Lifestyle
The dedicated staff at Purple Asparagus work to educate children, families, and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. They bring delicious, nutritious hands-on adventures to schools, community organizations, and farmers’ markets throughout Chicagoland. On March 26 this year, Purple Asparagus will delight children and...

Kids Get Food Education From Award Winning Chefs at @GoodFoodFestChi

Parenting, Lifestyle
What Good Food Can Teach Us - Tasty Learning Opportunities with Pilot Light at the Good Food FestivalWhere did you get your food education? For most of us, it wasn’t from an award ­winning chef.  At six lucky Chicago Public Schools, renowned chefs Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality Group),  Matthias...

Mark Your Calendars, @GoodFoodFestChi is Just Around the Corner!

Lifestyle, Travel, Parenting
The Good Food Festival is back and ready to celebrate its 12th year of local, sustainable, humane and fair food. Stop in on Saturday, March 26th at the UIC Forum in Chicago for a fun day packed with inspiring speakers, DIY workshops, chef demos, and interactive activities at the Purple...

#RealMomsTalk MANAGING MOMPRENEURSHIP, Thurs, Feb 4, 2016 at 7pm CST with Elisa All of @30secondmom

Lifestyle, Parenting, DIY & Tips
TOPIC: MANAGING MOMPRENEURSHIP Elisa All is Founder/CEO of 30Second Mobile, a mobile-first, women-focused media company creating authentic snackable content for consumers, and engaging branded content for corporate clients. Its first vertical is 30Second Mom, a website and app providing on-the-go moms with information and inspiration created by a panel of...

Add Balance to Packed Lunches and Snacks

Parenting, Lifestyle, DIY & Tips
(Family Features) When you supply your kids with nutritious and sensible choices, you’re ensuring a productive day in the classroom and beyond. It’s simple to make lunch and snack time fun by tossing in some new, wholesome options that add variety and appeal for your little learner.Add new foods to...