Maggie is a life-long Milwaukeean whose life is a balancing act of growing a business and making messes in the kitchen with her daughters. Maggie wants to be Ina Garten when she grows up. She attributes her ability to parent to her awesome husband who is a true partner that lets her nap on the weekends. Ah, the real good life. Isn’t it amazing?
Hudsonville Celebratory Ice Cream Drink

My Family’s Secret Recipe for the Perfect Holiday Drink | Featuring Hudsonville Ice Cream

This post is sponsored by Hudsonville Ice Cream. Hudsonville is about more than just ice cream. They're creating special memories that last a lifetime, with every single scoop you share. All dessert-loving opinions are...
Cozy Meals

Four Cozy Meals For Cold Weather

When we face cold weather, meals should warm our bodies inside and out. This also means we are probably walking around with our shoulders up to our ears, hunched over by stress or chilling...

Five Kid-Friendly Meal Ideas No Matter What Your Mood

  Sometimes you want to put your heart and soul into the meal. Other times you just want to get food in their faces. Here are a few kid-friendly meal ideas for those frames of...
sourdough starter

Lessons from Veronica Jars, My Sourdough Starter (Yes, I Still Have One)

Way back in olden times, i.e., March, I joined the bandwagon and got a jar of sourdough starter from a friend. With the girls at home, I figured this could be a project we...
kid friendly dinners

Four Kid-Friendly Dinner Ideas (and a Bonus Bang for Your Buck!)

A Kid-Friendly Dinner that parents want to eat too? It's not impossible! As we stare down the new school year, so many things are different or unfamiliar. Do you know what promises to stay the...
Parenting While Imperfect

Parenting With Imperfections

How do we parent with imperfections? About a month ago, I unearthed a video that I knew defined me. See, it’s a video of my first “cooking show” where I baked chocolate chip cookies with...

How to Move Meatless Mondays to Most Meals

However you square it, Eating meat for every meal just isn’t smart math going forward. As a complication to the COVID pandemic, meatpacking plants are seeing production hiccups, making meat more scarce and expensive....
Exercise is important for mental health

Exercise As A Stress Reliever, As Told By A Cookie Lover

Hello. Let me start off with an apology. I swear I’m not That Girl. No, I am the girl who usually prefers reading books on the couch with a big brownie nearby, but alas,...
Monthly Goal Tracker Sheet

A Monthly Goal Tracker That Actually Works

In an effort to keep myself sane as a working mom, I’ve tried all the different planners and goal-setting programs. Seriously, all of them. (But if you have a new one you think I...
Hudsonville Ice Cream Chocolate Bonbons

The Perfect Sweet Treat to Enjoy with Your Favorite Valentines

This post is sponsored by Hudsonville Ice Cream. Hudsonville Ice Cream is about more than just ice cream. For them, it’s all about making life a little sweeter. It’s about the feeling you get, the...