Mac and Cheese Pizza Muffins with Horizon Organic #BackToSchool #NaturalFoods #lunchboxesmadeeasy

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. ♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeeear ♫ No, I’m not talking about Christmas or the holidays, I’m talking about back to school time! I’ll miss the easy-breezy summer days, late sunsets, and warm nights filled with friends and fun (hello, cookouts […]

Taco Macaroni for School Lunch #BackToSchool #NaturalFoods

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. Back to school time is one of my favorite times of the year. Maybe it’s because of the return to a routine after a lazy, crazy summer? Could be it’s the fresh haircuts on my kids, the fancy new duds my kids choose for their new […]

Rocking the Lunchbox with Fun Lunch Tips and #HorizonSnacks

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Horizon Organic. Now that back to school is in full swing, and packing lunches and nightly homework are daily tasks once again, I’m hoping to rock our school routine right away, and make this year the Best.Year.Ever. (!!!) We are doing our best this year to get […]

Less Lunch-Making Stress with Mott’s Snack and Go

This blog post is sponsored by Mott’s and SocialMoms. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. In all my lunch-making prowess serving up creative leftovers and sides to my children for Operation Awesome School Lunch, I’ve been stuck a little in the fruit department, especially for the little ones. They don’t have a […]

Bacon Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese and Pre-School Lunch Fun #MealtimeSolutions

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Horizon Organic. Sometimes, my toddler feels a little left out. She’s the only one at home with me during the day, and – quite frankly – mom isn’t as fun as her older brothers and sisters. They get to do ALL the cool things, like go to […]

Easy Grilled Thin Crust Pizza (Great for School Lunches!)

Have you ever tried some of those “brick oven” pizzas at restaurants, and wanted to emulate those fantastic results at home? Even when baking homemade pizzas at home with my Pampered Chef pizza stone in the oven, while still really tasty, I haven’t been able to duplicate that crispy crust on the bottom and soft […]

Chic and Stylish Prêt à Paquet Lunch Containers are AWESOME!

In honor of my Operation Awesome School Lunch page, Prêt à Paquet sent me samples of their containers to try out and use for our to-go school lunches. My children have been using them religiously for the past two months, and I have to tell you, we love these things! These Lunch To Go containers include an […]

Easy Chili Cheese Hot Dogs for Dinner (and Lunch the Next Day!)

I like making things easier for myself and my family. I make things homemade but I don’t want it to have to be complicated, not with eleventy-billion kids and tons of stuff that needs to be done daily. But when the kids asked for Chili Cheese Hot Dogs like Sonic, I knew I could do […]

How NOT to Help Your Husband – Hilarious Guest Post from Hubby Himself

See this picture? This is a picture of my wife’s idea of “help” that she posted on Instragram the other day. Let me explain. At the start of this school year, my wife decided she would do her best to make sure that each day the kids were eating something interesting and different. Thus began […]

Parents, Please Read: Your Kids Are Going Hungry

I’m not even sure where to begin with this post, so bear with me while I battle to get this all out. I began this school year like any other, with excited kids and coffee-propelled abilities to orchestrate my children out the door on time in their shiny new duds. I promised this year I’d stay on top […]