Scholastic and EVEREADY® have teamed up to help us parents shine a little light on reading. With the school year back in full swing my daughter has been making friends left and right. She has asked if it’s okay to share her

Makes 6 servings Hands-on time: 15 min. Total time: 15 min. Dress up these tostadas with additional toppings such as crumbled queso fresco, shredded lettuce, sliced radishes, and pico de gallo. Ingredients: 1 (15-oz.) can refried black beans 6 tostada shells 2

The hardware store provides plenty of inspiration for punk-rock pumpkins. Thoughtfully placed nails, brads, wire, spikes, and safety pins become glinting mohawks and piercings. For instructions, you can check out more in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living, on stands now.

My daughter is at that age where she’s really opinionated about what she wears to school. These opinions sometimes throw a wrench in morning routine so we’ve started something new. Every Sunday night, we go through some outfits and pick out 5

Here is a round-up of some of our favorite DIY’s that we’ve recently featured on the blog. See all of our crafts here. DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Rope Mirror http://moderndaymoms.com/diy-restoration-hardware-inspired-rope-mirror/ DIY Deer Antler Decor Piece http://moderndaymoms.com/diy-deer-antler-decor-piece/ DIY Bone Wreath Halloween Decor http://moderndaymoms.com/diy-bone-wreath-halloween-decor/

I’ll be the first to admit that I have forgotten to pack my daughter a lunch. Fortunately her school does offer some pretty good options at lunch time, even though she requested to bring lunch that day. It’s not long after I’ve

Coconut Oil is amazing. I’ve mentioned it before: here. It tastes great on oatmeal. True story, but it has many, many benefits. You can look for it in a health food store and most supermarkets are starting to carry it. Coconut oil