Category: Kid Hacks

Ways to keep kids busy, engaged and happy while retaining sanity

Summer Sanity … part 1

Oh Summer… I have such high hopes in the beginning.  Pie in the sky hopes of spending quality time making memories, going on day trips, doing fun activities at home, every minute is glorious!  But that takes a TON of planning on my part.  And my job doesn’t stop just because the kids are out…

Working Out on a Cruise- Be Flexible

People who follow my Instagram know I try really hard to workout a little on vacations. I am eating a lot of not so healthy foods, not to mention drinking a lot of adult beverages, so I try to balance it by fitting in a workout a couple of times when I am away.  Makes…

The Ugly Truth About Healthy Eating

Okay, so I don’t always have Sunday afternoons to meal prep for the week ahead and it kinda throws my health game a curveball.  This weekend we took the kiddos to Atlanta for a Mets game (that got rained out, btw) and didn’t get back until Sunday night.  This is it, the situation I dread……

Black Bean Brownie Cupcakes

So this is a recipe from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook and we make it a LOT!!  Those ladies are a huge resource for me recipe wise, visit Trim Healthy Mama to check out more recipes.   I have a love for black beans that runs deep… it’s actually a standing joke in our house that mom…

Peanut Butter and Jelly ala Logan

Our littles are much more capable than we make think… it was a revelation when I realized this!!  My 4 year old LOVES to make his own lunch, it makes him feel like such a big kid and BONUS: I get help making lunches!   It doesn’t have to be PB and J; you can put…

Volcano Painting

It’s not nearly as messy as the name suggests… and I did it outside, so cleanup was even easier!  I found this in one of my kiddos Highlights magazines and had all the ingredients, so we went for it!  And I was able to throw some dinner on the grill while they worked, bonus!!  …