Steps of Life

    As your children grow, so do you! Here you’ll find, learning tips from other parents just like you to help you along the way!

  • Sweet Potato Rounds.


    I'm kind of addicted to these Sweet Potato Rounds as an easy and yummy (and healthy!) side. 

  • Pumpkin Brownies - Busy But Healthy


    These Pumpkin Brownies have a deep chocolate flavor, a touch of chewiness and are a yummy fudgey brownie. Low fat and gluten free.

  • 13 Candy Corn Crafts for Kids


    Halloween is right around the corner and one of my favorite classic candies of the season is candy corn! I also think that candy corn is such a fun inspiration for crafts and fun activities with the kids during October.

  • Spooky DIY Drip Pumpkin


    Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share this super-simple drip pumpkin DIY that I whipped up with my son Wyatt!

  • Celebrating Fall: Honey Dijon Apple Quinoa Salad Recipe

    Recipes Nicole MacPherson

    It's fall, and you know what that means—APPLES! I love berries, tomatoes, zucchini, I love everything about summer, but when the scarves and sweaters and boots come out of the closet, I find myself really jonesing for some fresh, delicious apples.

  • Halloween Treat Bags


    Making gift bags for teachers and neighbors doesn’t have to take all day!  Whip up some cute Halloween Treat Bags with party supplies you may already have on hand!

  • Raspberry Crumble Dessert Recipe


    Fall weather is on it’s way here and I know it’s hit a lot of other areas. What does that mean? I’m ready for warm, gooey, sweet treats on cool fall evenings.

  • Easy No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe


    Easy No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe: Fall is my favorite time of year.  Not only because it is finally starting to cool down but because the scent and taste of pumpkin is everywhere.

  • 6 Ways To Keep Your Child Germ-Free This School Year


    Kids are notorious for drenching their classrooms in unseen viruses and bacteria. Learn 6 ways to help keep your child germ-free.

  • Back To School: Getting The Help You Need


    We can use many skills to encourage our kids do their chores.

  • 20 Fun Fall Crafts for Kids


    The boys and I love to celebrate each season with a fun craft.  I went in search of some great fall, but not Halloween, crafts and I came up with twenty great fall crafts for kids!

  • 4 Sanity-Saving Tips For Easy Weeknight Dinners

    Organize meal planning

    There are many, MANY days that the last thing I want to do is cook a meal. Thankfully, when those days strike, I have a strategy in place to save my sanity. I’m going to share some of my best tips with you and maybe, just maybe, it'll save yours too.

  • Healthy Blueberry Crisp - Busy But Healthy


    Healthy Blueberry Crisp. Lower calorie, can be made vegan, dairy free and gluten-free.

  • 5 Reasons to Keep Fresh Flowers in Your Home


    Fresh flowers should be a regular thing rather than an extravagance reserved only for gifts. Here are five good reasons to keep fresh flowers in your home all the time.

  • 100+ Halloween Costume Ideas


    Halloween is RIGHT around the corner. Seriously, it will be here before ya know it!

  • How to Choose a Back to School Outfit


    So now we face the important issue of how to choose a first day of school outfit! So exciting!

  • 25 Festive Fall Decor and Crafts


    One of the best parts about Fall is the crafting!

  • Tips on Getting Kids Ready for Preschool

    how to prepare your child for preschool

    If your family is like ours and has a child entering preschool for the first time, fall will be an exciting and stressful time.

  • 3 Sweet Summer Ponytail Ideas For Your Daughter

    Beauty summer ponytails

    Learn how to create kid-friendly ponytails to get your daughter through every summer activity.

  • How to Prevent Digital Eye Strain


    Eye strain is a growing problem among children and often related to the amount of time they are spending on electronic devices.

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