Get Kids to Eat Just About Any Food On a Stick

Through the years my kids have at times been picky eaters (that's putting it nicely).  One trick that I have come up with that seems to work pretty well is taking a lollipop stick (can be purchased at craft stores such as Michael's or Joannes) and putting the food on there.  The first time I ever tried it I made a kabob of sorts, alternating bananas and strawberries on the stick.  I handed them over...

5 Natural, Kid-Friendly Ways to Get Rid of Ants

Ants, ants, ants. Not going to lie! We have a ant problem. It is always at its worse when the weather is transitioning from cold to hot or hot to cold. I hate it and I am over it! Ants love kids (No I’m not talking about their aunts).  Or I guess I should say ants love all the food kids like to drop around the house.  Whether it is the little crumb from some...

6 Classic Board Games for Your Preschooler

I had the chance to sit down and play a couple of board games with my daughter the other day.  She picked out two classic games that I had when I was little.  It was almost like being sent back in time and reliving my old days as 4 year old.  So that got me thinking what other games did I have when I was little that my daughter could play today.  Here’s a list...

Des Moines Parent 10 Week Home Organization Challenge – Week 4 – Toys

  Being organized as a parent can help lead to a stress free life, save time, help create new space and teach your children how to be organized.  Do you need some help in this area?  Join us in our 10 week Home Organization Challenge.  Each week for 10 weeks we will provide one solution that you can do along with us to help declutter, organize and reclaim your home.  Follow the challenge here and...

Join the Hummus Craze – An Easy Healthy Hummus Recipe for the Family

The Hummus craze is spreading across America as more and more families are seeking healthy snack alternatives.  The chickpea (garbanzo bean) dip is low in fat, high in protein and is a great alternative to fatty, dairy based dips.  Sales of "refrigerated flavored spreads"—a segment dominated by hummus—totaled $530 million at U.S. food retailers last year, up 11% from a year earlier and a 25% jump over 2010, according to market-research firm Information Resources Inc....