They say sharing a meal with someone is one of the best things you can do to nurture a relationship, and I so agree. Family dinners are important to me, but so are lunches with my little ladybug. That’s the time that it’s just her and I, and we do some of our best talking together at the table while we eat lunch. SO, when I think about having to give up one of my meals with Lexi each day once she heads back to school………well, let’s just say I’m not super excited about that. One thing that brings me joy, though, is knowing that while I can’t be across the table from her chatting away while she eats, I can pack her a meal that’s made with love and wrapped in something pretty. [Read more...]
I can’t believe it’s really almost time for my little ladybug to head back to school!!! It seems like just as we’re getting settled into a summer routine, we have to start thinking about getting ready to send the kids back to the classroom!!
Some of you reading this may have already started a new school year with your kiddos. For those of you who still have a couple more weeks, though, are you ready?? Have you shopped for this year’s schools supplies, and arguably the most important item….the BACKPACK?? [Read more...]
If you’re like me, you stress a little over finding healthy snacks to send with your kids to school each day. Since it’s almost time for them to head back to the classroom, I thought I’d share links to a few of my go to recipes for snacks that are super yummy, full of healthy goodness, and easy to make ahead in big batches!! [Read more...]
If you’ve been a fan of What Mama Wants for a while, you’ve heard this name before and, more than that, you probably got excited when you saw that a giveaway was being offered again! Emma’s Bowtique has been a long time favorite in our home, and it’s so much more than what it’s name implies. [Read more...]
I am always looking for ways to make the foods we love more nutrient dense, but it’s sometimes hard to bridge the gap between nutritious and OH SO GOOD. When I indeed do find a way to create the best of both worlds, I feel the need to share, and since I’ve recently revamped my banana bread recipe, I’m going to do just that!! This Banana Flax Bread recipe(like most of the others I share here) is easy to make, My Family Approved, and sooooooo super yummy!! [Read more...]
As mamas, we all know how challenging it can be to keep the pantry stocked with healthy food, right?! We want it to be easy to grab and go, but often that means sacrificing on nutrition, which isn’t ideal. Well, we have long since been a granola bar loving family, so I decided to try my hand at making them from scratch and adding a few more nutrient rich ingredients along the way! What I came up with is a super yummy, and super healthy way to keep an easy to grab snack available 24/7….Quinoa Granola Bars!! This recipe is M.F.A.(My Family Approved) and I’m betting yours will give it a thumbs up, too! [Read more...]