Surviving Hotels with Kids

I love hotels. I love the way they smell, the breakfast buffet, the mini shampoo samples and the excitement of being away from home. I always have, ever since I was a child. So it’s no surprise, now that I have children of my own, to see that they also get a kick out of staying somewhere new overnight. If you have traveled with small children, you know that staying in a hotel can sometimes be the opposite of relaxing. {Read More}

Budget Boxes

Have you tried Birchbox? It’s a monthly, mail-order beauty subscription service: you sign up, and each month you get a box with five customized health and beauty sample-size products. I subscribed for a couple of years and loved it, but I could never justify buying full-size versions of the products I sampled because of the high price points. Enter two of my favorite retailers: Target and Walmart. I make weekly visits to both, as I’m sure many of you do, {Read More}

Cauliflower NOTS

Like most moms, I struggle to get my kids to eat their vegetables. So when I saw that Green Giant came out with cauliflower Veggie Tots, I got excited. Tater tots that are healthy cauliflower instead of potato? Sign me up! Last night we tried them. I baked them for a little longer than the suggested 14-17 minutes, since we tend to like our tots crispy. At first bite, I thought, “not bad!” But as they cooled, they became increasingly {Read More}

Resolutions

Happy New Year! I’m thrilled to be joining the Momfabfun team as a contributor. It’s a great way for me to kick off 2017 by trying something new. If you’re like me, a new year provides an opportunity to shrug off anything holding you back in the previous year and “start fresh.” We’re all familiar with resolutions, those promises to be healthier, fitter and just generally better. But what about being happier? This year, I’m definitely planning to eat smarter, {Read More}