I know what you’re thinking.  “Soup in the summer? Jennie, you're crazy!"  I know, I know.  But trust me that this creamy broccoli avocado soup is so light and fresh that it’s actually perfect for summer.  Bonus points are...
One of my kids favorite summer treats is a watermelon slushie. It is so easy to make and super healthy.  Here are the steps so you can make a pitcher for your family. Cut up a watermelon and freeze in...
Do you want to know the ultimate fall dinner featuring the season’s most popular flavor?    Yeah?  I thought you might say yes!    Pumpkin chili with pumpkin cornbread muffins are the spice of life that Fall lovers everywhere are 100% here for.  The pumpkin...
When I think of fall, I can recall many memories of my family that centered around apples. Growing up in Northeast Ohio, apples are a part of our culture.  Cities spend weekends celebrating apples and apple butter at festival,...
October is here! That means cooler temps and pumpkin flavored everything. Oftentimes, those on a restricted diet can only look, but not touch the pumpkin deliciousness surrounding them. Not anymore! With this recipe you can have your pumpkin roll...
I love family dinnertime. It is so important to the rhythm of our family.  It is my time to sit back and really watch the dynamics of our family. It is my moment when I want to jump up and...
So, it's still hot out. (That's the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You're welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who don't begin school for a few more weeks... The bigger siblings who might be marginally helpful at...
We are so excited you found the SMB Guide to Surviving Summer. This is our 7th year of bringing you tips, tricks and things to do, all written to help YOU survive summer with your littles! We use this Guide...
I am the Queen of Carbs. I love to bake and I’ve been involving my kids in the process since my older son was a baby. We mostly bake cookies, muffins, bread, and cakes, and this is our favorite...
A few weeks ago, a few of our contributors had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie Lucas, MS, RD, the owner of GiveGarden, at Mom Made Market. They walked away absolutely impressed with the company's mission and service. They both...
Valentine's Day is full of sweet treats and delectable goodies, but sometimes we need a break from the sugar rush. I scoured Pinterest and created a list of healthy Valentine's day meals for when you'd rather have something nutritious...

3 Easy Brunch Ideas

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Easy Brunch Ideas to make your next Sunday easy! One of my favorite things is to host friends {new & old} for meals at my house. Bringing friends together to eat, drink & catch up is such a great way...
It's Thanksgiving month! This holiday may have a lot of prep work involved, but it is definitely one of our favorites. Food, family, friends, gathering, more food, long weekend......what could be better? If you are looking for some extra...
Do you love your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but hate the price that it comes with? By price, I mean the monetary cost, the extra calories & sugar, and the suspicious artificial  ingredients that just cannot be good for us....
Seriously the worst part about Summer with the kids is three meals a day, every.single.day. Why do they have to eat so many times a day!?! We are joking, but there are great things about summer cooking too, for...
It's not like some months I'm buying filet mignon and others living off of Ramen noodles, yet our grocery budget fluctuates dramatically from month to month. Keeping this budget category consistent is a struggle. Tell me I'm not alone...

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This year is definitely going to look different than previous holiday seasons, but we all should celebrate the season (the safest way possible). Time...