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Planning a Great Staycation, a True Vacation at Home

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Planning a great staycation takes some forethought. There’s just too much busyness at home to really take a break and rest. Plan for your best vacation at home with these great tips from Amy Gross, founder of Mom’s Toolbox. Have you booked your plans for vacation yet? Wanna go see something fun and different with the kids […]

Asian Chicken Noodle Salad – Very Make-Ahead

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Cool off with this super easy, super make-ahead Asian Chicken Noodle Salad. It’s full of crisp, crunchy veggies, hearty chicken, and a delectable dressing. I remember when I was growing up we ate a lot of chicken. Often it was simply Baked Chicken with crisp, salty, peppery skin. Yum! Other times Mom mixed chicken into […]

Red, White & Blue Scones

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Indulge your patriotic spirit this week with these AMAZING, Red, White, and Blue Scones. It’s a big batch, one you’ll be thankful for. Pack a basketful along with your coffee to go watch the parade. I’m not sure if it’s the school teacher genes in my DNA or what, but I get kinda giddy about […]

Summer Lunch Ideas That Are Easy on Parents

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Need inspiration for summer lunches? Check out these easy recipes and ideas to make lunchtimes delicious, nutritious, and easy!

Taking Freezer Meals on Vacation to Save Money on Food

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Hitting the road? Plan on taking freezer meals on vacation with you to save money on food costs. You’ll eat well without breaking the bank. Cheese Enchiladas The activity, hot weather, and entertainment factor of summertime can wreak havoc on one’s grocery budget. How can summer fun affect your food costs, you say? In summertime […]

Gear Up For Summer

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Are you stocked up on summer supplies? This list will help you gear up for summer and never be caught unprepared. Summer vacation has commenced! What this means at our house is that we shift to a more relaxed mode of living. The kids still have some schoolwork (math and reading) and daily chores each day, […]

Summertime on a Dime – Fun for the Whole Family

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You don’t have to be rich to enjoy classic summer fun. Think outside the box and get creative. The whole family will have a great time when you enjoy summertime on a dime! The weather’s heating up; school’s out; the summer season just invites you to be out having fun in the sun. As appealing […]

FREE Printable Beach Packing List

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A trip to the beach is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Be prepared for the adventure with this free printable beach packing list for families. One of the perks to living where we live is that the beach is just a ten-minute drive from our house, depending on which beach we want […]