Goldfish Cracker Addiction: How to Cope

What kind of addictive drug is Pepperidge Farms putting into their Goldfish crackers?  It must be formulated to just work on just kids, because it’s not working on me.  I really don’t see why my kids gobble up Goldfish crackers like they are the best thing ever.  They don’t taste bad to me, but to have handful afterContinue reading “Goldfish Cracker Addiction: How to Cope”

Black Bean Brownies – No One Will Know About the Beans!

I first tried a black bean brownie at the Des Moines Farmer’s Market.  I loved the idea of adding black beans to the brownies to give it that extra boost of protein and fiber.  After looking around and trying to duplicate the great brownie I tasted at the market, I came upon this little gem.  It tastes deliciousContinue reading “Black Bean Brownies – No One Will Know About the Beans!”

Chickpea Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies – You Must Try!

This is a recipe I adapted from Jessica Seinfeld’s book, Deceptively Delicious.  My original intent was to make these for the kids adding a healthy twist to the normal chocolate chip cookie.  Adding the chickpeas is great way to add protein and fiber.  Plus I added the flax seed meal and wheat germ for a little extra healthContinue reading “Chickpea Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies – You Must Try!”

10 Reasons Central Iowa Doesn’t Suck to Raise a Family

I love living in Central Iowa.  Sure we may not be close to an ocean or mountains, but we have a lot of other great things going for us.  In fact, Central Iowa is a great place to raise a family.  Here are 10 Reasons Central Iowa Doesn’t Suck to Raise a Family: Lots of School Options – WhereContinue reading “10 Reasons Central Iowa Doesn’t Suck to Raise a Family”

5 Parenting Lessons I Learned from Star Wars

Hi  my name is Thomas and I am a Star Wars nerd.  A proud one.  So the other day I was thinking to myself, how can I incorporate Star Wars into my parenting website?  Well, there are some parenting lessons to be learned from Darth Vader and the Star Wars Movies.  So I came up with my list ofContinue reading “5 Parenting Lessons I Learned from Star Wars”

10 Uses for Plastic Target Bags

One of the most valuable things I get from Target each week isn’t the groceries I buy, but the plastic bags they come in. This is true of plastic bags from any grocery store. I prefer Target bags because they are a little heavier quality, but that is neither here nor there. The point is…..Continue reading “10 Uses for Plastic Target Bags”

The Bathroom: A Parent’s Escape?

Do you remember when the bathroom use to be a place where you could get away from the all the world’s problems? A nice quiet bubble bath, a hot shower, perhaps catch up on some reading while sitting on your throne.  If this all sounds nostalgic to you, then you must have young children.  BecauseContinue reading “The Bathroom: A Parent’s Escape?”

The Red Hat Ladies Experiment

(Written June 1, 2020 Have you seen these ladies around town? Groups of older women get together wearing these bright red hats. Why you ask… very good question. After looking on their website, here is what I found out: The Red Hat Society began as a result of a few women deciding to greet middleContinue reading “The Red Hat Ladies Experiment”

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