Disclaimer: Summer Memories included some business travel where I connected with amazing brands. Some of the products featured in this article were received free of charge in exchange for me sharing them with my awesome community.
At the beginning of this summer I declared that I was going to be intentional about disconnecting and enjoying the time off with my children. As we prepare for the first day of school next week,
I am fairly open about my culinary skills – or lack thereof – with my online community.
I am slowly embracing and learning to love/like time spent in the kitchen. Especially, when it comes to cooking dishes that are my family’s favorite and I know it’ll bring a smile to their faces and requests for “More, please!”. My children, also, each enjoy getting in the kitchen and “helping” out as much as possible.
Holiday traditions are big in my family. While they aren’t typically grand affairs, they are small, significant acts and events that we draw comfort, cheer and nostalgia from.
Baking cookies together on Christmas Eve for Santa is one my youngest son implemented. Thanks to my friend Natasha of Houseful of Nicholes’ Annual #HousefulOfCookies we test out a new recipe each year.
This year we combined my baby boy’s love of chocolate with youngest daughter’s love of M&M’s.
Thanksgiving has always been split between my grandparents’ house – my mother’s siblings and their spouses, countless cousins, great aunts and uncles galore – and my parents’ house – Daddy’s home cooking, my parents, sisters and our spouses and children. The best part? There’s always tons of leftovers, love and laughter.
When you’re gathering to feed a family the size of ours, you find yourself making multiple trips to the closest store for essentials.
This is part of a sponsored collaboration with National Pork Board. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
It’s no secret around these parts that my favorite dishes to create need to fit three criteria: quick, easy and delicious. This Diva is really not difficult to please, I promise.
As we focus on creating healthy habits as a family, that includes the meals we enjoy as a family.
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Ok, Moms. I need some input here. Usually during the summer, I find myself losing a few pounds because the heat and my eating habits do not mix at all.
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My youngest son is a chocolate fanatic. I recently made a pound cake and while he tried it, I could tell he wasn’t absolutely enthused about it. Of course, Momma had to find a compromise.