• Santa Hugs - Sweet and Salty Treat

    Santa Hugs | The Easiest Christmas Treats To Make With Kids

    If you’re looking for the easiest Christmas treats to make with kids, Santa Hugs are the way to go. They’re relatively mess free, require few ingredients, and are ready in ten minutes! We’re learning about how different cultures celebrate the holidays, so Santa Hugs were our creative treat for St. Nicholas Day. We’re huge fans of that sweet and salty combination, and stores will charge upwards of $10 for a small bag of something similar. We picked up all our ingredients at our local Walmart, and the cost was very low. Here’s how to make Santa Hugs. To start, you’ll need the following ingredients: * Square or circular pretzels (no…

  • Fingerling for Christmas

    I want a Fingerling For Christmas (And Other Causes of Holiday Stress)

    Do you feel it? The pressure arriving to get ‘that perfect gift’ for your child or husband? The Holidays are fast approaching and I know that a big part of Christmas is presents. I’m not a fan of buying stuff simply to be put under the tree, though. We don’t go crazy, so a great deal of thought goes into what we purchase. I begin brainstorming early and researching before making any decisions. I try to not only focus on what the kids want, but also on gifts that they need. Something that will help them learn, teach them a new skill, or encourage creativity and imagination are always great.…

  • Should We Get a Dog? Five Things You Need to Know Beforehand

    Puppies are irresistible! They’re adorable, loving, and full of life and energy. But if you find yourself asking the question, “should we get a dog”, there are several things you need to seriously consider. We added a sweet German Shepherd Husky Cross to our family approximately two weeks ago. Yes, she’s cute, but she’s also a ton of work! When folks say adding a puppy to the family is like getting another child, it really is the truth! Bringing a dog home is a huge commitment, so I want to give you a quick run down on what to expect before you have the ‘should we get a dog’ discussion.…

  • What My Body Really Needed

    Sitting on the plane, I watched as everyone around me ordered sugary sodas and juices. I’ll admit they looked good, but I knew what my body really needed for this flight: water! One of the best ways to keep healthy while traveling is to drink a lot of water. Stay hydrated, and you’re likely to adjust better to time changes and keep up your energy. We’ve recently returned from a wonderful week in the warm Floridian sunshine. There’s nothing quite like leaving the freezing cold of winter behind and spending your days lying around the pool. But with the sudden change in temperature and many hours spent walking outside, my…

  • THE BEST Easter Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever! – Moments in Mommyland

    Easter is coming! Easter is coming! As soon as I see all those Easter treats hit store shelves I begin dreaming up how I’ll bake with them. I love the pastel colours of this holiday and I love the way they look on my table this time of year! You know what else I love? A soft and chewy cookie! I’ve never been a fan of cookies that snap or crunch, but it takes the proper amount of the right ingredients and perfect cooking time to really get the results I want. Well friends, I’ve done it! I’ve nailed down THE BEST Easter Chocolate Chip Cookies and I’m going to pass it…