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!

  • 10 Heart Shaped Crafts


    With Valentine’s Day coming up I thought a roundup of heart shaped crafts would be fun to share. Not only do they make beautiful things to keep for years, they can be used to make your home festive during the February holiday.

  • 20 Valentine’s Day Crafts You WANT to Make


    Valentine’s Day is exactly what you make of it, so make it beautiful this year with these 20 Valentine's Day Crafts.

  • Lean Italian Meatloaf - Busy But Healthy

    Dinner in a Dash

    This Lean Italian Meatloaf uses extra lean ground meat to keep the fat down. Moist and flavorful meatloaf using whatever lean meat you wish.

  • Orange-Cranberry Pecan Pie Recipe


    I finally baked a pie with pecans I bought back in October at Valley Pecans.

  • 12 Homemade Christmas Ornament Ideas


    With the holidays right around the corner, I’m looking for easy ways to keep the kids busy and to add some festive decor to our home! These twelve homemade christmas ornaments all start with the same clear ornament but give you a bunch of options..

  • 25 Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas


    December is right around the corner which means I have holiday gifts on the brain! I’m pretty good at shopping for the kids but sometimes I get stumped when it comes to stocking stuffers. Here are some quick and easy stocking stuffer ideas.

  • 12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments: Paper Straw Ornament


    Did you check out yesterday’s ornament idea in the 12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments? I love the Tinsel Ornament because I love all things shiny this time of year. Plus it’s so easy to find all sorts of tinsel when I’m out shopping.

  • Pear, Fig, Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts - Busy But Healthy


    These Pear, Fig, Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts are a great cold weather dinner. Healthy comfort food and one of our favorite baked chicken recipes.

  • 12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments: Scrap Ribbon Ornament


    Today I have the next idea in our 12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments and it’s just as easy as yesterday’s Scrap Paper Ribbon Ornament! This Scrap Ribbon Ornament will help you get rid of more of those craft supply odds and ends.

  • 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!

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