3 Ways to Make Weeknight Dinners Easier

Feb
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Getting the dinner on the table every night at a reasonable hour isn’t always easy. In an ideal world, every night I would pour myself a glass of wine, turn on some music, and leisurely enjoy chopping, simmering, and sauteing up something delicious dinner while my children play quietly in … Continue reading

Polka Dot Party with Mini Babybel®

Feb
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I am an official brand ambassador for Mini Babybel® in 2016. While I receive compensation for participation as a brand advocate, opinions are my own. I’ve always been a cheese lover. It’s been a weakness since I was a kid. Now as an adult, it’s important to me that I still … Continue reading

Best Shopping List Apps To Make Life Easier

Feb
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Does this sound familiar: You’re out running errands or picking up a child from a playdate or afterschool practice and you drive by it – that store that you need that thing from! Except…you can’t remember exactly what that thing was. Or you remember one of the items, but not … Continue reading

The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan

Jan
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 Interview with Elizabeth LaBan Momtrends: What inspired you to write your first adult novel The Restaurant Critic’s Wife? Elizabeth: For years I thought about writing fiction, but it was so intimidating to consider writing an actual novel. When my husband and I lived in New Orleans after we were first … Continue reading

Skinnygirl® Wine Recipe: Winter Sangria

Dec
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Tis the season to come inside, warm up from the cold and open a tasty bottle of red. This holiday you don’t have to wait for a fancy party invite to pour yourself a glass. Skinnygirl® Cocktails make tasty, well-priced reds that are reason enough to celebrate. Skinnygirl® Cocktails has eight great-tasting, … Continue reading

It’s A Party: Handmade Holiday

Dec
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‘Tis the season for holiday parties and since we are all about sharing this special time with the kiddos, we are hosting a Handmade Holiday Party. Instilling in children that every gift doesn’t have to be bought at the store is an important life lesson that will turn them into … Continue reading

Cookbooks for Fall

Nov
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Cookbooks are my guilty pleasure. I like to display them in my kitchen, give them as gifts, and even read them from cover to cover for some much needed culinary inspiration. With the holidays knocking on our doors, now is the best time to check out the new releases from … Continue reading

Happy National Oatmeal Day!

Oct
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We love any excuse to reinforce healthy eating habits. Now that there’s a whole day devoted to oatmeal, we thought we would create a fun way to dig in. Kids (and grownups!) love to customize their food and providing several options makes choosing things an active way to train young … Continue reading

Trendy Toast: Six Recipes

Oct
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Toast is cool again. Not just boring bread and butter, we’re talking healthy toast that’s topped with super foods. Chef Amie Valpone from Thehealthyapple.com shows inspired ways to stack your toast for breakfast, lunch, snacks or desserts. Lots of kid-friendly ideas too!   Momtrends’ YouTube channel is all about providing fashion … Continue reading