Author Archive | Tara

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Easy Blender Pancakes

Ahh pancakes, is there any better way to start the day?? I don’t think so. We love pancakes in our house, but with limited time in the morning it’s only an option if it’s easy and fast. The answer…blender pancakes, throw everything in the blender, whizz and cook. Here are my favorite recipes for blender […]

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Traveling with Food Allergies and Restrictions

Ahh….Vacation, the blissful joy of escape and adventure awaits. Then you remember you still have to clothe, feed and clean your offspring. Planning for a trip can be a real challenge and requires a lot of work to make it run smoothly (I’m not saying this will prevent the epic airport meltdown or sunburns, but planning […]

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Ch, Ch, Ch, Chia Pudding

One of my favorite things in the world is Chia Pudding. Yep, chia seeds are pure magic and you can easily turn them into a healthy and delicious pudding perfect for breakfast, snacks, the lunchbox and special treats. Today I am sharing my favorite chia pudding recipes…ENJOY!   Blueberry Bliss Chia Pudding   Cinnamon Chia […]

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17 Recipes to Help You Soar in 2017

Like most of us, I am looking forward to 2017 with the hope that comes from fresh starts and new beginnings. I’m pretty sure no one said “whew, 2016 what an easy year”. All of us can get behind a new year and new hope. In honor of the new year I have put together […]

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Christmas Morning Breakfast

Christmas morning can be a busy morning at our house, yet I always like to start the day with a good breakfast. Here is one of my favorite menus for Christmas morning, or really any winter holiday morning. No matter if you get up and have breakfast right away while your kiddos patiently wait (i.e. plead […]

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Three Looks To Put On Repeat This Winter

Well it’s official…Winter is here. Winter is here with all it’s icy glory and temperatures are steadily dropping like it’s hot, but it’s not, because it’s winter. Most of us here in the Midwest are crying out “why do I live here?” because every year when the spring and summer goodness appear we forget all […]

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11 Ways to Create an Awesome Kid’s Table

I think my kiddos are finally old enough to take that leap to a kid’s table for upcoming holiday family celebrations. They no longer need me to feed them (although the five year old might argue with that) and honestly I think it will be fun for the kids and the grown-ups. A table within […]

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Healthy(ier) Class Treats!

In our house it all starts with my daughters’ birthdays in September and October, followed quickly by Halloween parties, harvest parties, winter holiday parties and keeps going form there. It’s a long chain of treat filled days. First of all I love treats and sweets…I’m pretty sure each of my teeth are a sweet tooth. But when […]

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I Should be Asleep Right Now…

I’m not sure if it’s a “mom” thing or just a “being a grown-up” thing (or maybe just my own neurosis), but at night I often have trouble shutting off my brain when it’s time to get some shut eye. It’s especially brutal when I’m lacking in the sleep department and know I should be […]

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Madison Area Coffee Shops #DrinkLocal

Today is National Coffee Day! Who doesn’t love an extra excuse for a cup of Joe (or 2… or 3)?! To make it easy for you to celebrate this National Holiday (yes – it counts as a holiday for moms!), we’ve made a round-up of some of our favorite local coffee shops! If we missed […]

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Fall Fashion 2016

Sticky summer nights are melting into cool and crisp mornings as we welcome another autumn. But don’t pack away all those summer goodies yet, many of them can be transitioned into your fall wardrobe! Here are five fun looks for fall that are easy to put together and stylish yet practical, perfect for all your […]

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On Remembering…

My legs are sticky with splattered juice and my patience is at an all-time low. I can feel myself starting to unravel and scramble to control the situation. I had repeatedly asked my seven-year-old daughter not to open the blueberry smoothie, I would open it once we were out of the store for my thirsty […]

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