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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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Festival Foods’ Mealtime Mentors Can Help Make Your Resolution Be a Sustainable Evolution

Ah, New Year’s resolutions. They range from small changes –”I’ll wash my face before bed every night!” – to those really big ones of the life-changing variety that can include everything from “I’m going to quit smoking,” to “I’m going to lose 20 pounds.” Those especially lofty resolutions, however, don’t seem to stick around for […]

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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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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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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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Our Favorite Breakfast Spots in Madison

From greasy spoons to trendy cafes, here are some of our favorite breakfast spots in Madison! Graze 1 S Pinckney Street Madison WI 53703 608.251.2700 Marigold 118 S Pinckney Street Madison WI 53703 608.251.2700 Mickie’s Dairy Bar 1511 Monroe St Madison, WI Manna Cafe 611 North Sherman Avenue Madison, WI 53704 The Egg and I […]

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The Blessing of Forcing Myself to Host

I’m not a naturally hospitable person.  I’m friendly and I can easily make conversation, but inviting people into my space doesn’t come easily.  In fact, it is very difficult.  It rattles me.  It stresses me.  I overthink everything and suddenly feel insufficient and frustrated at my lack of skill.  I feel self-conscious as I view […]

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What’s For Dinner?

Those 4 little words that no mom wants to hear:  What’s for dinner tonight? I take that back– sometimes I like hearing those words, like when they’re spoken by my 8 or 9-year-old sons as they burst through the door from the garage and fling their backpacks on the laundry room floor and dump playground […]

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