Melissa Castan

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25 Fall Activities For Toddlers

Who else is ready for breezy fall weather and boots? I know I’m not the only one looking forward to cooler weather, leaves falling, and apple …

Kids

starting the school year off right: french toast sticks

Can you believe that Summer is just about over and school is started. Having a picky eater doesn’t get any easier. Am I right? You always want to …

Breakfast

How to increase your affiliate income and AdSense earnings. Blog Income and Traffic Report.

How To Increase Your Affiliate Income and AdSense Earnings<p>Month 6 Income and Traffic Report<p>This past month has been spent settling into our new home …

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Wash potatoes under cold, running water to rid of grit and dirt. Pat dry and rub skins lightly with olive oil, salt, and pepper.<p>In a pan over medium …

Recipes

Fall Family Bucket List

Well, the kids have started school and that means fall is just around the corner. Quite often I get so wrapped up in daily activities that I forget …

7 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

I don’t know about you, but I work in a very desk based job and in my spare time I love blogging, also very desk based. If you’re like me, how do you …

25 Fall Books For Kids

Fall is just around the corner. Once August hits, I start looking forward to crafting, apples, leaves on the ground, and cooler weather.<p>I really like …

Books

How I Taught My 1 Year Old to Speak 4 Languages

Kids are sponges. We hear it all the time.<p>“They will repeat everything you say!”<p>“They learn even when they don’t seem like they are listening.”<p>As a …

Language Learning

AD Five Tips For New Breastfeeding Moms

With our first born, we were given all kinds of advice on the things we should be using and it honestly created a lot of arguments because my husband …

How to Take a Toddler to a Restaurant…Without Going Insane!

Last week was my father-in-law’s birthday. The whole family and several friends were invited to out to eat at one of the fancier restaurants in our …

Whale Activities for Kids | Learning About Differences

I come from a very tall family. I am 5’10” and I am considered kind of short (at least according to my 6’3″ sister!). My sister and I have grown to …

Kids

Make Toddler Meal Time More Enjoyable

Make Toddler Meal Time More Enjoyable.<p><i>This post contains affiliate links.</i><p>When your little one starts eating solid food you go out and buy all sorts …

Kids

How To Clean Your White Converse

<b>This post contains affiliate links and referral codes. If you shop from my blog, I may be compensated for clicks or purchases that you make. Read my</b> …

Shoes

Is Your House Really Clean?

How Often Should You Clean The Items In Your Home???<p>The cleaning never ends when you have kids and pets! Seriously, I have three kids and two dogs. I …

Cleaning

No-bake Skinny ‘Cheesecake’

Have you ever eaten an entire pie in one sitting?<p>I have.<p>I know that’s HORRIBLY unhealthy (which is why it only happened once), but the pie was so …

Dessert

Taking the Sting Out of Mosquito Season with Learning Fun

Summer is here, which means the bugs are out! In my family, we are pretty prone to bug bites, so mosquitoes are a big part of our summer festivities. …

Kids

Sure Grip Nuby Miracle Mat Feeding Placemat

Hello Feeding Placemat<p>Lia <b>loves</b> to test the limits, as do many other babies her age! The new thing in our home had been to cautiously watch her while …

Mamma

Casual But Classy Dad Style with Jord Wood Watches

My husband the casual dresser…<p>I think as far as most styles are defined, my husband definitely falls into the “casual” category. He enjoys comfort, …

Watches

6 Free things to do with your Kids this Summer ⋆ TheCrazySAHM

It is officially summertime. The kids are out of school, the weather is heating up, and everyone is going stir crazy. Problem is, how do you keep the …

Kids

Three Ways to Up Your Mom Game

<i>This post is sponsored by Happy Family Brands, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own</i><p>Motherhood is really hard.<p>If you’ve been a …

Diets

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Military Social Media Guru, Jenny

I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Jenny Hale – The …

Social Media

Family Funday at Storyland 

<b>I am apart of the blogger outreach program. I received free tickets to help facilitate this review. Please see disclaimer for more details</b><p><b>Storyland</b> …

New Hampshire

Gluten-Free Hamburger Bun Recipe for celiac disease or sensitivity to gluten whip up with ease

Having a BBQ this summer or 4th of July?<p>Your family needs these gluten free BBQ essentials! Our friends at Blends by Orly have the perfect solution …

Gluten-Free

Freebies for Mom

Having a baby can be overwhelming! Baby items can be extremely expensive, but I have good news! There are tons of places that offer free baby …

Pregnancy

Transportation Books for LIttle Travelers

Is your child enamored by planes, trains and other things that go? My daughter loves to point out all of the cars, trucks and planes that she sees. …

Kids

The Story of the Kindness Elves Review & Craft

We’ve got kindness on the brain over here, because we’re busy preparing for National Random Acts of Kindness Day. In an incredible moment of …

Cute

Tortellini Pasta Salad — The Coffee Mom

Cookout season has officially begun. This is the time of the year for back yard cookouts and family get togethers. With this season comes the need to …

4th of July Story Time Ideas for Young Readers

I can hardly believe #thebigone will finish first grade later this week! Summer weather is <i>finally</i> here, and there’s only a few weeks left until the …

Kids

July Fourth outfits for the whole family.

Fourth Of July Outfits For The Whole Family<p>It’s hard to believe it’s almost the Fourth of July already. The last few years my kids have worn Fourth …

Fabulous Fourth of July Books for Families

What comes to your mind when you think of the Fourth of July? In addition to celebrating our country’s independence, it also brings to mind lots of …

Kids