10-minute Ice Cream

Ten Minute Ice Cream

This easy and delicious homemade Ten Minute Ice Cream recipe is perfect on a hot summer’s day! So easy even my 8 yo makes it on her own!

Mom Matters June 2016

Charlotte Parent’s Mom Matters: Financial Literacy for You and Your Child

Attend Charlotte Parent magazine’s Mom Matters luncheon to learn how to become more financially savvy — and how to teach your child to do the same.

Desperately Seeking Sleep

Desperately Seeking Sleep

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you probably know that I suffer from insomnia. Between my husband Colm’s snoring, our God-awful knockoff Tempur-Pedic mattress and my racing brain, I’m lucky if I get four hours of sleep a night. Some nights it is closer to two. Then of course at 5:30 am when it’s time to get up, I’m so exhausted that I have to drag myself out of bed, rouse the first set of kids to get ready for school, get them on the bus and then I sleep on the couch for 30 minutes until it’s time to get the next kid up and out the door. After I drop off my two oldest at school I get home and either start working right away or I go back to bed and …

Grocery Shopping 101

Grocery Shopping 101

Grocery Shopping 101: A easy tip to help you save money when shopping for groceries.

Simple Guacamole & Baked Tortilla Chips

Tasty Tuesday – Simple Guacamole & Baked Tortilla Chips

Chips and guacamole. It’s the one snack that ALL my girls love to eat. One of my favorite guacamole recipes is from Alton Brown, but I don’t always have the extra time to make it, so I discovered an easy and delicious way to make guacamole in a very short amount of time. It’s so easy, in fact, that my kids can make it on their own! It takes less than 5 minutes to make and it’s just as tasty as the “real” stuff. Super Simple Guacamole 5.0 from 1 reviews Save Print Super Simple Guacamole Author: Kate Kelly – My Mommy Brain Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: Mexican Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 6 servings   Ingredients 2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and cubed Lime Juice, enough to coat the avocado …

What mom REALLY wants for Mother's Day

What mom really wants for Mother’s Day

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. “What mom really wants for Mother’s Day” is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. In case you haven’t been paying attention to the calendar, Mother’s Day is only two weeks away! Time to really start searching for that perfect Mother’s Day gift. But don’t panic. BJ’s Wholesale Club has something for everyone! (Short on cash? Enter to win a $50 BJ’s Wholesale Gift Card at the end of this post)! What mom really wants for Mother’s Day. Do you ever wonder what moms really want for Mother’s Day? Honestly, it depends on the mom. There are many camps …

A Day at the Spa

Mother’s Day at the Spa

My husband, God love him, is a wonderful partner, friend, and father, but he is the WORST gift-giver. Three years ago he bought me a vacuum cleaner for Christmas, and he STILL doesn’t understand why that was a bad gift. Two years ago he bought me a soft, fluffy robe… that was an extra small (but thank you for thinking I could fit in it!) This past Christmas he didn’t get me anything; I think he has pretty much given up trying. He used to buy me perfume, flowers, gift certificates to the spa. Now I’m lucky to get him to buy milk on the way home from work. I haven’t received a present from him in years, unless I bought it for myself. Last week he came home and handed me …

Cheesy artichoke dip

March Mania – Pick your Fav Dip and Win!

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. March Mania – Pick your Fav Dip and Win! is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. I have a confession. I hate basketball. Well, hate is a strong word. I went to a couple of Knicks Games when I lived in the Northeast and enjoyed the live action, but I’d rather read tax code than watch the Final whatever of basketball. But I do love to entertain and if everyone else wants to gather here to watch the big game, who am I to interfere?!? I have a few go to munchies that I love to serve, …

DoorDash – Food Delivered Directly to Your Door

DoorDash – Food Delivered Directly to Your Door

Disclosure: “DoorDash – Food Delivered Directly to Your Door” is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. While I absolutely adore Spring, especially in North Carolina (achoo–aside from the allergies) this is the busiest time of the year for me. Between robotics meetings and tournaments, Environmental Club, Science Club, and all the other after school activities, I spend more time in my car than I do at home. It’s especially difficult to get dinner on the table at a decent hour. And after all that running around I usually don’t feel much like cooking! Before our only options were pizza delivery or running out once again to pick …

What’s For Dinner [weekly menu #10]

What’s for Dinner [dinner menu #10]

Welcome to What’s for Dinner [dinner menu #10] seven yummy recipes and one delicious dessert to help make your meal planning easy. We have some great recipes for you this week! Entrees: Swai with Spring Vegetables Open-Faced Crockpot Pesto Chicken Sandwiches Incredible Inside Out Grilled Cheese Slow Cooker Hawaiian Haystacks Ham and Bean Soup Cheesy Chicken & Veggie Tortellini Skillet Scones Recipe (Deep Fried Bread) And for dessert: Strawberry Brownies Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker My Mommy Brain – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – The Dwelling Tree Sunday Swai with Spring Vegetables Monday Open-Faced Crockpot Pesto Chicken Sandwiches Tuesday Incredible Inside Out Grilled Cheese Wednesday Slow Cooker Hawaiian Haystacks Thursday Ham and Bean Soup …