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CocoaVia™: A Delicious Way to Boost Heart & Brain Health

CocoaVia™: A Delicious Way to Boost Heart & Brain Health

  As busy moms, we really love finding products that can help us stay healthy while fitting seamlessly into our lives (read: don’t take much time or effort to use, and really work!). Our newest partner, supplement brand CocoaVia™, checks all those boxes....

Quick Dinner Idea: Baked Potato Bar!

Quick Dinner Idea: Baked Potato Bar!

  We’re always looking for weeknight dinner ideas that appeal to everyone in our families, from husbands to big kids to toddlers and even babies. That’s why this super simple but completely customizable Baked Potato Bar from The Baker Mama—a Dallas, TX-based mom...

The Dynamic Mom Duo Behind QuadJobs

The Dynamic Mom Duo Behind QuadJobs

Andra Winokur Newman and Betsy O’Reilly are two of the cofounders behind QuadJobs, a dynamic business that is changing the way busy people (including, yes, moms!) get the help they need. Launched just a few years ago, it is the #1 job creator for college students in...

Bringing a Dog Home: Things to Consider

Bringing a Dog Home: Things to Consider

  A dog can be a wonderful addition to your family, if you understand what to expect and prepare accordingly. Recently, Briana of Palm Beach Moms brought home Miracle, a very special dog who survived Hurricane Dorian (see the incredible on The Today show here)....

How to Organize Your Family’s Schedule

How to Organize Your Family’s Schedule

  Running a household with kids can feel a lot like herding cats—nobody ever stops moving, and usually in different direction, only stopping every so often for a cuddle. Or maybe it’s more like being a cruise ship director, trying to keep fun going and chaos to a...

Feel Better Fast: Types of Treatment Available at BetterMed

Feel Better Fast: Types of Treatment Available at BetterMed

Knowing what types of treatment an urgent care facility like BetterMed offers can be helpful when planning to visit a health care provider, especially for a busy parent. BetterMed’s facilities are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 8 am to 8 pm. You can always...

Cheers to Your Health: Wellness Benefits of Wine!

Cheers to Your Health: Wellness Benefits of Wine!

    Before we get started, let’s be clear–no doctor, researcher, or wellness expert of any kind would argue that heavy drinking is good for anyone. And moms have to be particularly careful when and how much we drink, from the obvious (keeping kiddos safe) to...

Coronavirus: How to Protect Your Family

Coronavirus: How to Protect Your Family

    Coronavirus. We’ve all been hearing a lot about it—and seeing some pretty dramatic images and stats in the news—but what exactly is it, and how concerned should we be?   By definition, a coronavirus is common virus that causes relatively harmless...

Delicious and Healthy Valentine’s Day Strawberry Smoothie

Delicious and Healthy Valentine’s Day Strawberry Smoothie

If your family likes to celebrate holidays from morning till night, you’ll love starting your Valentine's Day with this filling (and pink!) strawberry smoothie bowl from Tabitha Blue, a Tampa, Florida-based mom of four who pens the popular Fresh Mommy Blog.      ...

Valentine’s Day Pink Hot Chocolate Sticks

Valentine’s Day Pink Hot Chocolate Sticks

Need a festive, easy recipe that the kids will love for Valentine's Day? Try these Valentine's Day Pink Hot Chocolate sticks! There are only 2 ingredients... and they're super simple!     Ingredients: pink melt-able chips festive sprinkles festive sticks...

Healthy Chocolate Strawberry Board for Valentine’s Day

Healthy Chocolate Strawberry Board for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day doesn't always have to be about sweets. Don't get me wrong, I love making all of the fun sweet treats for my family on Valentine's Day. But thought I would try a healthy version of chocolate covered strawberries. What's the secret you ask? Chocolate...

Cute Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids!

Cute Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids!

Candy and cards are a classic combo for class Valentine’s gifts, but with more school’s broadening food bans (from peanuts to wheat to, in some cases, all sweets), non-food related choices can be a safer bet. Even if your school is still cool with candy, other parents will likely appreciate the variety.

Quick Guide: When to Go to Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

Quick Guide: When to Go to Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

Knowing the best option for treatment before you’re in need of care may save you a lot of money and frustration in the long run. Although the emergency room and urgent care can both provided needed treatment, there are certain differences you should understand.

Weeknight Recipe: Chicken Sausage with Broccoli Pasta!

Weeknight Recipe: Chicken Sausage with Broccoli Pasta!

For us, a perfect weeknight dinner has three components—it’s fast, something that the whole family will enjoy, and incorporates some healthy ingredients. This Chicken Sausage with Broccoli Pasta, created by Mike Geller, a father of two young boys who owns and runs Stamford, CT-based Mike’s Organic Delivery, hits all those marks.

Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Searching for some creative and fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s with your little ones this year? Well, as a self-appointed Valentine’s Day representative and real life craft expert, I’ve got you VERY covered! It can be tricky to find crafts that toddlers and little kids can handle but with a little help, your tot can totally tackle these simple (and adorable) V-Day craft projects!

Superbowl: 4 Craft Ideas to Try!

Superbowl: 4 Craft Ideas to Try!

Whether your kids are into football or not, having something to keep them occupied during the big game can be clutch. All the adults will then be able to enjoy the action on the field (not to mention the commercials and half time show!). We rounded up 4 of our favorite crafts from around the blogosphere, perfect for game time or any time you need something to do (which, for most of us, is all the time). Pro tip: for toddlers, use plastic cups instead of mason jars, for obvious reasons.

Date Night at Home Ideas

Date Night at Home Ideas

A regular date night out is a great thing, if you can make it happen. As any good therapist (or Instagram meme…) would say, the foundation of your family started with your relationship, so keeping it strong will benefit everyone. But date nights can be tricky to plan (read: finding a reliable babysitter) and expensive (read: paying said sitter plus whatever entertainment you choose for the evening). That’s why we also love a good date night in. There’s nothing wrong with a classic Netflix and take out combo post-bedtime, but we’re sharing five creative ideas to freshen up your regular routine.

Too Cold to go Outside? Or maybe even Snow? Crafts & Recipes to Beat the Boredom!

Too Cold to go Outside? Or maybe even Snow? Crafts & Recipes to Beat the Boredom!

Looking for some creative crafts that are easy and fun to do to entertain the kiddos when the weatherman predicts a snow day? Look no further than these adorable craft ideas and tasty recipes that are sure to occupy your kids’ minds and bellies. Read on for the quick and simple how-to’s that will delight your house full of stir-crazy kids!

Post-Baby Pelvic Health 101!

Post-Baby Pelvic Health 101!

This post was provided by Caryn McAllister, PT, DPT / President & CEO of High Quality Home Therapy.   After giving birth, your new bundle will naturally be your top priority. But as they say on airplanes, you need to put your oxygen mask on first. It’s vital...

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