So, you decided to take a road trip with your family. You packed your bags, planned your route, and now are thinking of last minute things you may have forgotten. Luckily, you ended up here. In this post, we go over a few last minute hacks for your road trip. Keep your kids safe, entertained, and not whining about being hungry! Check out our list below!

Oh, how we all have dreamt of meeting our “Dream Man” one day. I know no one is perfect but I am here to tell you that I have been blessed with an amazing man who, most likely, isn’t who you are thinking he will be. He is not your typical “man”, he is not a “manly” man or a businessman, and you probably would not pick him to be the magical Knight in Shining Armor who saves you from a castle. He is definitely on the shorter side, and he has one of those super cute baby faces- you know, one of those that you just want to squeeze his cheeks and smile at (but he doesn’t know that’s what I think of his cute little face, of course!)… My “perfect” man has all the qualities I could hope and dream of and I can’t wait to tell you the small gestures he does that truly mean the world to me. I am not going to lie, he still has a lot of learning and growing to do, but we all do. He is my Prince!

As a new mom myself, I found it hard to find the best breast pump for me. We are all different which means not only do we get our milk in at different times, but breast pumps can work very differently as well. The hospital pumps are so much different than the other pumps that are out on the market for sale. If you’re lucky enough to have your insurance get you a pump for free or give you access to hospital grade pump congratulations, you have literally won the lottery! Unfortunately, my insurance, like many moms’ insurances out there, don’t cover the breast pump for you or if they do it’s an outrageous amount like 100.00 a month where you could easily go to a store like Target an buy one for 100.00 dollars flat out. However, the first pump I got from target sucked, because well it wasn’t sucking enough quite literally. Which made me wonder what the best breast pumps are on the market.

My son and I attended our first cooking class together a few weeks ago, and I got a hold of the most amazing, enjoyable, kid-friendly, and easy after school snack for our growing kiddos. I do not know how many of you, parents, are lucky enough to have heard of this delicious meal for your children, but I am here to tell you the secret to having happy kids who are just “starving” after a long day at school, just enough to hold them over until dinner time.

This lampshade cover is a wonderful idea. You see, it's attached to the lampshade via velcro. Easy to remove and clean if you have little kids who like to use their cheesy covered fingers to turn on the lamps, while grabbing the lampshade in the process. Oh wait, reliving that one, back to the craft.

Orange juice, hoisin sauce, and cider vinegar give this pasta its sweet-and-sour flavor. The vegetables are quickly cooked so they stay crisp. You can use almost any type of noodle in this dish, including traditional Asian noodles such as udon, available in specialty shops and many supermarkets.

Clearly, we need more hours in the day for the things we do. It seems though, as a parent, you have to put something on the back burner daily just to accomplish what needs to be done. Growing up, my parents never had a problem with putting a warm, delicious meal on the table for dinner every night. Now, my mom is here to share a secret with you all that will make cooking certain meals a whole lot easier.

Do you have a favorite holiday cookie recipe? I know in my family, my grandfather loves to bake up some delicious cookies that we look forward to each year. I wanted to share with you some of our favorite cookie recipes below.

My family and I love this time of year and I wanted to make new stockings for our fur babies, Oscar and Lily. Last year they had some tiny little stockings that didn’t hold much. I wanted to make averaged-sized ones for them, too.

This is such an easy DIY that anyone can do it. All you need is some pallet wood, paint, screws, glue and mini-starfish. This decorative piece can be a festive way to decorate for the 4th of July without straying away from the color scheme in the house. Think outside of the box! The flag doesn’t have to be red, white and blue. 

I am assuming you all have used the phrase “you scared the shit out of me!” at least a dozen times in your life. Well, I am here to (not so proudly) admit to a major parenting fail I comically encountered while potty training my two-year-old son. I managed, to not just scare the shit out of my son, but do exactly the opposite of that. And by the opposite, I mean to say that I managed to “scare the shit into him”…

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, which has me feeling all things Irish. It is nearly impossible to go out and drink bright green beers with small kiddos, so now we celebrate as a family with all the Irish eats. As an old Irish Proverb says, “laughter is brightest, where food is best,” and I couldn’t agree more. I’d much rather sit around the table eating a great meal with my family, opposed to a day out on the busy downtown streets. And this meal really is the best! I combined some Irish food favorites with Guinness to create a Guinness Braised Corned Beef With Cabbage recipe. Guinness has such a deep and rich flavor which pairs perfectly with corned beef!

Welcome to our DIY Crafts series! DIY Crafts is focused on crafts that we have done, crafts that we will do and crafts that others have done that we feel deserve the “Craft Spotlight”. We invite you to check back often as we share these projects with you. You can view all of the DIY Crafts by visiting our DIY and Arts & Crafts section.

With the national rate for Cesarean surgery at 31.8 percent, more and more women are turning to natural birth in hopes of avoiding the regimentation and unnecessary medical interventions that can accompany a hospital birth. In addition to wanting to avoid a cesarean delivery, mothers are also concerned about the side effects of using epidurals and the many issues that come with receiving an epidural.