6 satisfying meals to cook in your hotel room

Hotel room cooking

This post is sponsored by Embassy Suites. I love traveling with my kids, especially now that they can walk, eat, and go to the bathroom by themselves. But even when they were little we traveled every year — as much as time and budget allowed. That’s not to say it was easy. When traveling with kids, […]

I’ve had a lightbulb moment about my kids’ picky eating

Fork!

I’ve been frustrated by my kids’ picky eating for years. But I think I’ve had an epiphany. I just remembered how my appetite changed while I was pregnant. I, who had never been picky, suddenly became intensely opinionated about my food. I craved certain foods while others were downright repugnant, and I had a dramatic, […]

My five favorite hacks for Easter

Dye Easter eggs in a muffin tin. #parenthacks #Easter

While I’m away on Spring Break with my family, I thought I’d leave you with something fun for the leadup to Easter: my five favorite Easter hacks. I gave these archive gems a little 2015 makeover. 1. Dye Easter eggs in a muffin tin Leah’s Easter egg-dyeing hack continues to be one of the most popular tips on Parent […]

Valentine hack: Heart-shaped cookie cutters are useful for more than cookies

At Amazon: Wilton Nesting Cookie Cutter Set (affiliate link)

This hack first appeared here in 2008, and it epitomizes the forehead-smack quality of the obvious tip that wasn’t obvious to me till someone said it out loud. Zed’s hack might inspire you to dig out those heart-shaped cutters (or buy a set for a few bucks). — Asha Zed shares the versatility of the humble cookie cutter: […]