Megan (GrowingUpZee.com)

605 Flips | 12 Magazines | 701 Likes | 35 Following | 58 Followers | @growingupzee | Mom of 2 | NJ I’m learning more about raising kids everyday. I don’t know it all but I’m happy to share what I’ve learned so far.

Easy DIY Christmas Wreath

This post contains affiliate links. For full disclosures, see our LEGAL section.<p><b>It’s the most wonderful time of the year (well, almost)</b><p>Sorry I’m a …

Remote Controls

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Shelves

<i>This post contains affiliate links. For full disclosures please see our LEGAL section.</i><p><b>Looking for an easy weekend project?</b><p>It’s hard to believe we’ve …

STEM Learning For Young Architects With Shape Mags

I’ve written previously about how much my kids – #thebigone especially – enjoy building. They love the challenge of creating a structure, whether …

Minty Watermelon Cooler

0 from 0 votes<p>Minty Watermelon Cooler<p>Prep Time<p>5 mins<p>Total Time<p>5 mins<p><b>Minty Watermelon Cooler made with fresh watermelon, lime juice, and mint is a</b> …

Easy and Affordable Teeth Whitening at Home

Pearly whites are supposed to be white, right? A few years ago I noticed that my teeth are not quite as white as I would like. When did my pearly …

Money Back Guarantee

Fall Tree Activity For Toddlers

I love using contact paper for more than just school books. Contact paper has helped us create a few neat toddler activities so far this year, and …

Crafting

Mama's Guide to Cutting Cable

<i>This post contains some affiliate links. For full disclosures, please see our LEGAL section.</i><p><b><br>Tired of paying a ton for cable TV each month?</b><p>I’ve had …

Book Traditions to Start With Your Kids

Books are such an important part of my life, and now in the life of my daughter. We read every day, both together and separately. I won’t lie, our …

No-Bake Pumpkin Custard in a Jar

Ingredients<p>1 can pumpkin (not pie filling)<br>• 1.5 cups milk<br>• 1 3.4oz box Jello instant vanilla pudding<br>• 8 oz gingersnaps (about half a box)<br>• 1 cup shelled …

Summer Zucchini Flatbreads with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts

Ingredients<p>6 greek pocketless pitas (or flatbread)<br>• 1 cup ricotta cheese<br>• 1 red onion, sliced in half moons<br>• 2 green or yellow zucchini<br>• 1/2 cu …

I Miss My Life Before I Was a Mom…Do You?

I love how I live in a part of the world where we get four seasons. I love when I wake up early and step outside and the crisp air washes over my …

Cook Out

Exploring Houston with Toddlers

<b>Hi ya’ll</b><p>We’re just getting back from a great trip to Texas. Unfortunately, I wasn’t actually there long enough to develop that sweet southern accent …

Forestry

April Showers Bring May Flowers- More Spring Books for Kids

April Showers Bring May Flowers- More Spring Books for Kids<p>The boys and I have been having a wonderful start to spring. Whenever the weather …

Finding Out That You Are Nothing Like Mary Poppins

It’s Fabulous Lucky Friday! My favorite day of the week so I decided to have 2 guests on the site today! We featured Lady Whipp and her post on …

Kids

A Morning at Smorgasburg LA + Mommy & Son Outfits

The first weekend of April my boys and I ventured off to meet up with some friends at Smorgasburg LA. I should disclose that even though our house is …

How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby

<b>How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby – Tips and Tricks</b><p>One of the questions some mothers ask when their babies are teething is whether or not their …

Pregnancy

Save Money: Three Types of Spending that Make a Difference

Money saving and spending are closely related. We cannot possibly emphasize one without mentioning the other. Here are three ways they are</i> …

Personal Finance

Building a Budget

One thing I have learned over the years, is that if I do not create a budget, then I will spend too much money. Building a budget is one of the most …

Personal Finance

5 super-average super-mom powers I wish that I had

Growing up I remember playing loads of games. Don’t touch the ground, vet tech, school, the list goes on and on.<p>One of my favorites was the …

7 Slow-Cooker Dinners You Can Make and Freeze Ahead of Time

A slow cooker is already a great tool for cutting down on work in the kitchen, but combine its simplifying ability with the time-saving benefits of …

16 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Immediately Stop Doing | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are the rock stars of the modern era.<p>Pioneering new business ventures and building tech start-ups is the contemporary equivalent of tight leather pants, big hair, and sold-out concerts of the 1980s. Even if you disagree with the idea that Gary Vaynerchuk shouting into an iPhone …

Entrepreneurship

New Study Reveals That Using Facebook Diminishes Your Well-Being

Nothing beats an in-person social connection.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In general, social interaction helps people create and foster relationships. Although, as social networks have expanded over the past decade, their downsides have become apparent. Connecting …

50 Of The Best Healthy Dessert Recipes Of All Time

All the sweetness, without all that extra junk.<p>There’s no getting around it, sooner or later the craving for something sweet is going to hit. And when it does, be ready with the best healthy dessert recipes out there. Sure, a little indulgence here and there doesn’t hurt, but eating these healthy …

Healthy Eating

Carrot Cake Trifle

Ingredients<p>1 box carrot cake mix (and eggs + oil required)<br>• 1 box instant vanilla pudding<br>• 2 cups milk<br>• 8 oz cream cheese<br>• 1 cup heavy cream<br>• 1 tsp vanilla …

Easy Ways To Save Money — The Coffee Mom

It seems like today mostly everyone is looking for a way to save a few dollars. Financially, things are a bit tight and I do what I can to get by on …

Personal Finance

Tips and Hacks for Painless Food Prep

Meal prep, food prep, whatever you want to call it…it is crucial for surviving a week in my house. I do NOT want to spend endless hours on the …

Snacks

Mother's Day Wishlist

I know for a lot of people Mother’s Day is when you get your Mom a bouquet of flowers and a small gift from the department store. If you are really …

Earrings

Celebrate YOU This Mother’s Day | $100 Amazon.com Gift Card Giveaway

Guess what? Mother’s Day is right around the corner, crazy isn’t it?<p>I swear 2017 is flying by. It’s because I am getting old, right? Or maybe, it’s …

No Yelling Challenge: Changing Bad Behavior

Yelling<p>Before I became a parent, I was a relatively calm person. Sure, I had my moments, but I’ve never yelled so much in my life until having …

Parenting