Travel Confessions: Adventures in the Green Mountains of Vermont

I guess I had some crazy idea in my head that, after nearly a year of family adventures, we were old pros at travel. Maybe, in some buried and unspoken part of my brain, I wanted to wrap up our year of family travel with the old “and then they…

Easy Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna

Here’s an easy weeknight skillet lasagna recipe that’s ready in about 30 minutes. Richly flavorful and comforting, it’s also vegetarian and healthy! Lasagna. It’s the ultimate, cheesy, flavorful comfort food, and it’s always a crowd pleaser. The problem, though, is that while everyone gobbles it up in three seconds flat,…

Ultimate Winter Weekend Guide | Woodstock Vermont with Kids

Planning a winter trip to Woodstock, Vermont? Here’s your family guide to the best kid-friendly sites and restaurants in (and around) Woodstock. While many people throughout the country are seeing signs of spring, we’re walking through a winter wonderland. It’s mid-March in the Green Mountains region of Vermont, and a…

How Do You Go Slow Asleep?

It was time for Trevor to crawl into his bed for his afternoon nap, but he was insisting on putting his toy trucks to bed first. He’d named many of them: Pete, Bob, Sally, Sink … I grabbed several clean diapers and tucked each vehicle, one at a time, into…

Easy Weeknight Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

This slow cooker chicken cacciatore is easy to prepare on a busy weeknight. Healthy, with bell peppers & mushrooms, it’s also richly flavorful! The main thing I’d like you to know about this slow cooker chicken cacciatore recipe is that it is just so easy. About as easy as a…

The One Guide You Need to Avoid the Disney World Crowds

Here’s our ultimate guide to avoiding the Walt Disney World crowds, including our 10 best tips and tricks for an incredible, crowd-free experience! It’s true, Walt Disney World is the most magical place on earth. However. Spend a day with two-hour-long lines for rides, quick service restaurants so packed you…

Chicken Broccoli Pasta with White Wine Sauce

Richly flavorful and topped with parmesan, this healthy chicken broccoli pasta includes fresh spinach and a garlic and shallot white wine sauce. The story of this chicken broccoli pasta recipe all began when I wanted to do a healthier makeover of a dish Chris loves: chicken and broccoli fettuccine Alfredo.…

Construction Site Party | Happy Birthday Trevor!

It was a yellow and orange construction site theme for Trevor’s third birthday party! Here are all of the photos and details (Danger: 3-Year-Old Ahead!) Trevor and I were sitting on the floor of his bedroom, flipping through the book Curious George and the Birthday Surprise. “You have a birthday…

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