Family Dinner with Stouffer’s Lasagna and Baked Apples

I am a member of the Balance Your Plate team and helping spread the word about Stouffer's Family-Size Lasagna with Meat and Sauce. As a team member, I receive product and incentives for participating in brand-related activities.  Frozen meals are convenient for me to make. It's nice to be able to do minimal prep work (meaning take Stouffer's Lasagna with Meat and Sauce out of the freezer, put in the oven) and serve a delicious dinner about an … [Read more...]

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe | Stove to Table in a Nordic Ware Dutch Oven

I love Nordic Ware's baking and cooking products so much, I feel really lucky to be part of their blogger program. Nordic Ware sent me the 3 Quart Dutch Oven from their ProCast Traditions Collections. It's an early holiday gift that I get to enjoy the whole season long! I wasn't very familiar with cast aluminum pans, but the first thing I noticed about this Dutch Oven is that it is much easier to lift than my cast iron pans. This lovely … [Read more...]

Holiday Toy Picks: Magformers Magnetic Building Toys are Awesome!

Magformers are some of the hottest toys on the shelf these days! It took about ten seconds playing with Magformers for my boys (all four of them) to ask me, Mom, why haven't you got us these toys SOONER?  Magformers are fairly new, hitting the toy scene a few years ago. Since then, Magformers have won countless awards and are on everybody's "Hottest Toys" list. And now I'm including them on mine. These are some of the best toys my kids have … [Read more...]

Enter to Win Children’s Books! Read Brightly Giveaway

Brightly, an online resource to help parents to raise lifelong readers and book lovers, is giving away a bundle of books perfect for your kiddos. Enter for your chance to win a selection of great titles from our list of The 50 Best Books for 5- and 6-Year-Olds! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 11:00 AM EST October 22, 2015 and 11:00 PM EST November 12, 2015. Limit one entry per email address. Open to legal US residents who are 18 or older … [Read more...]

Who Says Dinosaurs are Extinct? Tell That To #Zoomer Dino and Friends!

My boys love dinosaurs, especially my 6-year-old. He got a Zoomer Dino "Boomer" last year, and still enjoys playing with him. Boomer ended up winning Toy of the Year (2014) and Toy of the Year - Boy Toy (2015). Congrats, Zoomer Boomer! Zoomer Dino's family is expanding! We were excited when Spin Master Toys asked us to review the newest members of the Zoomer Dino family. The kids couldn't wait to play with Zoomer Dino Jester and one of the … [Read more...]

Perfect Your Pics with Adobe Photoshop Elements

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. @AdobeElements @BestBuy #BestLifeEver #PSE I take hundreds of photos every month for my website and personal use at home and on social media. I am embarrassed to admit that up until recently, I had never used a "real" photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop Elements + Premier Elements 14 ($149.99, Best … [Read more...]

Fun Fall Art Activity For Kids: Pumpkin Painting

Every Spring, we plant pumpkins in our garden. By the time Fall rolls around, the ground is criss-crossed with miles of pumpkin vines and lots of just-turned-orange pumpkins hiding under the pumpkin plant leaves. This year, our pumpkin crop turned out a couple dozen pumpkins that were just the right size for the kids to carry around. The weather was sunny and mild, just right for spending the day outside. I gathered our art supplies and … [Read more...]

Easy Black Bean Soup Recipe

This quick and easy bean soup recipe is perfect for chilly nights. It’s fast (ready to eat in under 15 minutes!) and filling. Easy Black Bean Soup has just 4 simple ingredients (make that 5 if you put cheese on top). It’s easy to keep all four of these ingredients on hand in the pantry. [Tweet "Easy Black Bean Soup Recipe - Just 4 Ingredients! @momfindsout"] What four ingredients do you need from your pantry to make this homemade soup? Black … [Read more...]

Laundry Hacks You Should Be Using

Every now and then, I miss a Laundry Day or two in a row and my house gets hit by the phenomenon we like to call Laundry Mountain. It happens when our laundry basket is completely full, but everyone keeps piling dirty clothes on top. The mountain grows higher and higher until it's halfway to the ceiling. Eventually, somebody tosses something on there that causes the whole mountain topple down onto the floor. That's when I know I can't put off … [Read more...]