How To Make The Cutest Jack-O-Lantern Ever

Candy’s not the only fun treat to enjoy on Halloween!  I make these adorable Fruit Jack-O-Lanterns each year and kids love them!  They are always a huge hit at Journey’s parties.  Follow the step-by-step directions below and be the center of attention at your Halloween bash! Fruit Jack-O-Lanterns What you will need: Oranges (one with … Continue reading

Ghosts, Goblins & Granola: 5 Alternatives to Candy for Trick-Or-Treaters

You would think that a holiday celebrated by eating candy would be among the least favorite in a household with a kid that doesn’t eat it.  But oddly enough, Journey is actually quite fond of Halloween.  She loves the decorations, the costumes and greeting trick-or-treaters.   But because my kid doesn’t eat candy, in good conscious, … Continue reading

5 Tips on How to Raise a Sugar Free Kid

There have been mixed reviews on NYC’s recent ban on the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 oz.  Although, I personally never understood how someone could drink more than that anyway.  You probably won’t believe this, but….my 6 ½ year old daughter Journey has never had soda.  Not even a sip.  She also has … Continue reading

A Few Quick and Easy #Baby Food #Recipes

Below, I shared some of Journey’s favorite baby food recipes that are easy to prepare.  I have many more to share, so please post a comment if you would like me to add more. Homemade Applesauce—A classic favorite! Ingredients: 6 apples (Gala, Braeburn, Golden Delicious or Fuji) Cinnamon to taste Directions: Peel, core and cut apples … Continue reading

Great Alternatives to Sugary Snacks for Kids

Snacks don’t have to be super sweet for kids to enjoy them.  Here are some of Journey’s favorite snacks: GoGo squeeZ Applesauce Annie’s Homegrown Whole Wheat Bunnies (crackers) Horizon Organic Cheese Sticks That’s It Fruit Bar Gnu Flavor & Fiber Cinnamon Raisin Bar Popcorn (plain) Fage 2% Plain Yogurt (tip: Add fresh fruit and a … Continue reading

Be a Hostess, not a Hostage: Get out of the kitchen and enjoy the party!

It’s the end of the summer.  You decide to throw your final soiree of the season.  Nothing fancy, just the usual backyard barbeque menu.  Chicken, hot dogs, burgers, potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, and the like. You only plan to have a couple of people over, so no need to do any … Continue reading

Girls and Dolls: A fun peek inside American Girl Place

Recently, I took Journey to American Girl Place in NYC.  She has been dying to get her doll’s hair done ever since she realized that the store has a hair salon.  Journey has also been wanting to take the doll to the hospital in the store.  Luckily, she is smart enough to know that getting … Continue reading

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I am an advertiser’s dream—or worst nightmare.  From makeup to medicine, from a new restaurant to a new pair of Uggs that I just snagged for $50 (yes, I really did), I always seem to have a useful tip or a product review.  And since I seem willing to share this information with anyone that … Continue reading