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  • Pressure cooker ribs on a baking sheet after being pulled from under the broiler.

    How to Make Pressure Cooker Ribs

    These pressure cooker ribs are full of flavor and simple to make, even on a weeknight. Cook and serve these Hatfield® Marinated Pork Ribs in less than an hour — perfect for back to school or any other time of the year! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FALLInLoveWithHatfield #MakeEasyMoreInteresting #SimplyHatfield #CollectiveBias   We’re no strangers to busy weeknights and harried dinners over here. I work full-time and with the kids back in school, everyone’s pace has exponentially increased. Long weekends like Labor Day are coveted — a chance to unwind, put our feet up, binge some TV and…

  • Learn how to plan an inexpensive weekend road trip with a few simple steps!

    How to Plan an Inexpensive Weekend Road Trip

    Learn how to plan an inexpensive weekend road trip with only a few simple steps! A few times a year I try to get away and visit my sister up in Brooklyn, New York.   It’s simple because I can hop on Megabus for less than thirty dollars round-trip and then mindlessly ride into Manhattan without the hassle of traffic, tolls and paying attention. I get a lot of reading done! Or napping… Recently, though, my sister and I decided it would be fun to go somewhere together instead. We have limited budgets (and time), so we have to be strategic with all the components that would go into a…

  • Coffee isn't just for waking you up in the morning! Here are three ways to enjoy coffee after your breakfast brew.

    Ways to Enjoy Coffee Outside of Breakfast

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #InspireYourBold  Coffee isn’t just for waking you up in the morning! Here are three ways to enjoy coffee after your breakfast brew. I first tried coffee sometime in my teens. Maybe even younger—stolen sips from my parents’ mugs, probably. These were the days before huge coffee shop chains were on every corner on the East Coast, and the idea of coffee as more of a “sweet treat” really didn’t exist. (Beyond coffee ice cream, of course. Yum!) The majority of high schoolers I knew didn’t drink coffee, of any kind. And then?…

  • Getting rid of lice may seem daunting, if not impossible. Once you understand the simple steps for how to get rid of lice without chemicals, your mind will be at ease!

    How To Get Rid of Lice Without Chemicals

    Disclaimer: this resource isn’t intended to replace medical advice. Getting rid of lice may seem daunting, if not impossible. Once you understand the simple steps for how to get rid of lice without chemicals, your mind will be at ease! Growing up, my sister and I never had lice. I’m not sure if any friends did because back in the ’80s, no one talked about it. Social media didn’t exist to connect people, whether that connection was for neighborhood meet-ups, mutual interest in fandoms like Outlander, for medical reasons or for understand parenting-related quandaries. Sure, Baby Center was a thing and the message boards served as a very basic way…

  • As kids get older they participate in activities that don't require parents to stay and hang out. Use those odd bits of time to your advantage—everything from focusing on self-care to catching up on work.

    Make the Most of the Time Between Your Kids’ Activities

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBias As kids get older they participate in activities that don’t require parents to stay and hang out. Use those odd bits of time during your kids’ activities to your advantage—everything from focusing on self-care to catching up on work. If you’d asked me about free time a few years ago, I would have said, “What free time?” Fast-forward to today, and I still find myself shuttling kids to a myriad of after-school activities, but there’s a big difference: I don’t need to stay. Oh, sure. Our almost-teen daughter sometimes enjoys…

  • Living a green lifestyle doesn't have to be all-or-nothing, you can make a few small changes now and then work towards other goals down the road.

    3 Easy Ways to Start Living a Little Greener

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LuminousWhites #CollectiveBias Green living doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing, you can make a few small changes now and then work towards other goals down the road. In the grand scheme of things, the idea of “going green” doesn’t seem like it should be terribly difficult to accomplish. The reality is, it’s kind of overwhelming to put a eco-friendly lifestyle into practice. At least that’s how it feels to me. Especially with kids. And, if there’s anything I’ve learned over the years that’s helped seemingly unattainable ideas become reachable, it’s this: you need to…

  • These bottles are perfect for storing sage infused olive oil to flavor sauces, roast chicken and turkey, or just to use for dipping your favorite crusty bread!

    Sage Infused Olive Oil

    These bottles are perfect for storing sage infused olive oil to flavor sauces, roast chicken and turkey, or just to use for dipping your favorite crusty bread. You can find the bottles I used with a click on the image below! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SKSHarvest #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias   Leaves are changing, fall is in the air and I’m starting to figure out this year’s Thanksgiving menu. Even though it’s over a month away, we’re all hyper-aware it’ll be here before we know it! One idea I plan to try is using sage infused olive oil to…

  • A little focus on yourself can go a long way towards feeling relaxed. Here are simple daily, weekly and monthly self-care tips you can start today to help!

    Simple Daily, Weekly And Monthly Self-Care Tips

    A little focus on yourself can go a long way towards feeling relaxed. Here are simple daily, weekly and monthly self-care tips you can start today! Over the years as I’ve challenged myself to balance a multitude of activities, commitments and general to-dos, I’ve come to realize that one of the most important things I can do for myself is think about, well, me. It seems obvious, of course, but most moms will tell you it’s harder than you think. Getting sucked into the day-to-day grind of work, shuttling kids to activities, flinging dinner on the table, and collapsing into bed, is real life. And it’s habit-forming. While keeping up…