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December 19, 2017

This recipe is easy and oh-so-yummy! I tried  to re-create one of the dishes that a family I nanny for had around Thanksgiving and added my own twist with the bacon. If you decide to leave the bacon out of the recipe it can easily be a tasty vegan dish! 

Serves 8

4...

November 14, 2017

 With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought it fitting to share my mom's not-so-secret-anymore apple pie recipe. Mom doesn't make many desserts, but the one's she does make are excellent! The secrets to the amazing taste in this one is all of the cinnamon and the c...

November 7, 2017

 Never stay bored again on a rainy day with these boredom-busting rainy day activities!

!. Make a tye-dye tee shirt!

2. Play Pick-Up-Sticks

3. Make your own lava lamp! (Check out Pinterest for details.)

4. Bake cookies and take them to a neighbor.

5. Make your own Play...

November 2, 2017

Here are essentials for plane travel with children. 

For little ones, planes and air travel is completely new. Before you go, be sure to read The Noisy Airplane Ride by Mike  Downs. It will get your toddler excited for the plane ride and give them idea of what to expect...

May 1, 2017

As a nanny, I've discovered that reading is an essential way for both children and adults to bond and learn. Books can take you away to another world. Reading is my very favorite thing to do with children! I hope that you are able to enjoy some of my favorite stories w...

March 29, 2017

Here are three simple and flavorful courses that are sure to impress!

Crostini with fig, brown butter, walnut, and blue cheese spread

Lomo Saltado (Peruvian marinated steak served with veggies, rice and fries)

Swedish Cream (luscious cream topped with raspberries)

This sim...

March 21, 2017

 After returning from a road trip to Oregon last summer with a huge brick of beeswax from a farmers market, I was determined to put it to good use by coming up with an easy body butter recipe. After a little trial and error, here is the result! Say goodbye to lotions w...

March 11, 2017

Quick exercises for busy moms. Perfect for doing while the kids nap!

February 28, 2017

One of my friends from Jackson and I were lucky enough to get to visit a dear friend and Peruvian native there in Peru last month. What an experience! Here is a list of must-sees in Peru, although, it is by no means comprehensive.

Machu Picchu, of course!

This destinatio...

February 15, 2017

 Recipes courtesy of Joanne Hennes and Grace Kolkow.

As an enthusiastic traveler and self-proclaimed foodie, traveling in Hawaii was wonderful. I love to try to re-create the foods that I taste while dining out. So expect to see many more food blogs as well as travel ti...

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