Gift Guide: Tween Boys

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Tween boy--roughly the ages of 9-12--is the age of maturing kid and not yet teen. Two of my sons fall in this range, so they helped me quite a bit with this list. We tried to think of a high quality gift…

Gift Guide: Tween Girls

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Tween girl--roughly between the ages of 9-12--is the age of maturing kid and not yet teen. My daughter falls in this range, so she and her sweet friends inspired many of the gifts on this list. From books to games to cute accessories and more, I hope these gift ideas help your tween girl to be a well-rounded gal.

10 Reasons to Pre-Order our Cookbook: From Freezer to Cooker

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Our second cookbook, From Freezer to Cooker, releases January 14th. While you will be able to snag it at any major bookseller on that day, we want to add some extra perks for those who pre-order it! In…

15+ Advent Resources for the Whole Family

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This year, Advent begins on Sunday, December 1st. The true reason we celebrate Christmas - that God sent His only Son for us - can get lost in the hustle and bustle of preparations for the holiday. Advent…

Gift Guide: Boys Ages 5-9

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We believe children inherently have amazing imaginations and that the right toys can fan that flame. We've tried to provide gift ideas for boys, ages 5-9, that we've used in our own homes and that can…

Gift Guide: Girls Ages 5-9

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This gift guide is geared towards the elementary-aged girl. We believe children inherently have amazing imaginations and that the right toys can fan that flame. We've tried to provide gift ideas that…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top Hy-Vee Sales (11.15.19)

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Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan for…

Gift Guide: Boys Ages 3-5

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Out of all of our gift guides, I found this one was the easiest to put together. Young boys aren't too hard to please and since I have two of them, with the help of my friends, we put together a killer…
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5 Pillars of the Perfect Charcuterie Board

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A holiday appetizer or simple meal doesn't get easier than a Charcuterie Board! Anyone can pull this amazing spread together with our tips and tricks, including advice for pairing the perfect wine. Created…

Gift Guide: Girls Ages 3-5

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Having just had a girl just in this stage, I had so much fun putting together these ideas! Every gift on this gift guide for 3-5 year-old girls is something we used ourselves or came highly recommended…

Holiday Gift Guide: Ages 0-2

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With three kids apiece, we've been through our share of toys. The last thing we'd want is for you to waste your money and have more stuff that your kids won't use. With the help of some mama friends,…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top Hy-Vee Sales (11.8.19)

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Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan for…

Simple and Delicious Boiled Baby Potatoes

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Looking for a incredibly simple side dish for the holidays, or an easy side dish for a weeknight meal? Although these boiled baby (or new) potatoes take very little work and ingredients, they look stunning…

Thanksgiving Guide: Make-Ahead Recipes, Family Activities & More

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we want to make the holiday as easy as possible for you! Here are some ideas you might find helpful. In this post you'll find family activities, a menu…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top Hy-Vee Sales (11.1.19)

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Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan for…

Slow Cooker Cheddar and Bacon Potato Soup

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When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to change, making a comforting batch of Cheddar and Bacon Potato Soup is mandatory. Using the slow cooker means your home will smell cozy and delicious, too!

Hearty Baked Penne Pasta {Freezer Meal}

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Delicious dinner recipe? Check. Freezer friendly? Check. Makes a lot of leftovers? Check. Approved by all ages in the family? Check. Feeds a large group of people? Check. Easy to make? Check! I've…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top Hy-Vee Sales (10.25.19)

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Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan for…

Almond Joy Overnight Oats

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Love that candy bar with chocolate, coconut, and almonds? Well, now you can have everything that's delicious about Almond Joy in one make-ahead, nutritious overnight oats recipe.

Weekly Menu Plan + Top Hy-Vee Sales (10.18.19)

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Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan…

Little People, Big Feelings: 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Regulate Emotions

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When we think about strong emotions less as a behavior issue and more as a skill to be learned, it’s easier to provide a warm responsive environment. Try these 5 tips to coach your kids as they learn to manage complex feelings.

How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

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Thank you to my mother-in-law for this quick trick on how to cook corn on the cob in the microwave! Did you know that cooking corn on the cob doesn't require dirtying up a pot, heating up the kitchen,…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top Hy-Vee Sales (10.11.19)

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Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan for the meal ideas.

Fun Idea to Do With Kids While You Wait

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Every parent of preschool and elementary kids has been there. The dreaded wait...at a restaurant, the doctor's office, an amusement park, you get the idea. Kids start to whine. Your head starts to hurt. Well, we have a really fun idea to do while you wait, and it doesn't involve a device!