7 Tips to Avoid Unwanted Gifts

A gift from a loved one is such lovely thing. And the people who give them to us are an even greater gift. A carefully wrapped present is often how people show their love for one another (hi! đź‘‹ Me. Gifting is one of my Love Languages) and we should be grateful when we receive…

20 Open Ended Toys and Minimalist Gifts for a Two Year old

Christmas is coming (yikes, as if 2020 wasn’t stressful enough), and if you are like me, you have a 2 year old in your life to shop for. Or maybe you have family members asking what to “get” your kiddos. Toddlers can be difficult to entertain. They have that special toddler spirit that requires a…

Top 10 Educational Toys and Open Ended Gifts for One Year Old

As parents to four boys ages 20 months to 19 years, we have seen our fair share of toys. We have been gifted a ton and spent our hard earned money on more than we care to admit. Here is our here is the rundown of the best educational toys and open ended gifts for a one year old child.

Egg Free and Dairy Free Breakfast Hash

When you discover that you are allergic to egg, and sensitive to dairy, grains and legumes… your breakfast options get slim pretty quick. Especially that covered in syrup, soaking in milk, or scattered/slathered whatever-they-call-it salty and savory breakfasts that so many Americans are accustomed to (maybe that’s why so many of us are developing allergies…

Hawk’s Nut Free Fudgy Protein Bars

With a household full of different allergies and sensitivities, we have had a difficult time finding quick treats that are compliant for all of our dietary needs. We are each sensitive to different things and I _really_ don’t like all the work of baking or making sweet treats that someone in the house can’t have…

Pesto Chicken Salad

I love shelf cooking, so today I was motivated to use up a bunch of tomatoes from the garden in my lunch. One of my favorite easy summer lunches is cucumber and tomato salad BUT I was out of basil, so that was off the table. Fortunately, I did have some pesto from our summer…

Flat Iron Steak Marinade

Food for a family of 6 is rarely gourmet, especially with food allergies, a toddler, and a picky eater. If you are looking for a kid pleasing dinner, this grain free dairy free mac and cheese is sure to be a crowd favorite pared with some dairy free mac and cheese and a veg. My…