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Healthy Ranch

Making Raw Veggies Even Yummier

Getting kids (of all ages) to eat raw vegetables is sometimes a challenge.  Sometimes the trick is all in the presentation!  I recently served Hidden Valley Ranch dressing in mini mason jars with veggie slices and it was a huge   Read More »

French Macarons

For the Love of Macarons

During a recent trip to New York City, my cousin introduced us to the amazingness called the Macaron at Bouchon Bakery in Rockefeller Center. (Now this is not to be confused with a Macaroon and your pronounce it like Macaroni   Read More »

MetLife Defender

MetLife Defender – Protection For The Digital World

So I was just doing my normal work today when a message from my son who is away at college popped up. It went something like this: “Mom, I just got off the phone with the bank and someone used   Read More »

Daytona Beach

Family Fun in Daytona Beach

This post brought to you by Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Raising a Healthy Family . For the past two years, the number one destination discussed in our house   Read More »

swirl effect fall leaf cookies

Fall Leaf Sugar Cookies Recipe

I love to make sugar cookies, they are easy and people are always so impressed by them. One of my favorite times of year to make them is in the fall when the leaves are changing. Here is how to   Read More »

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Warby Parker – Making Prescription Eyewear More Affordable

I have been putting off something very important for about a year now. Going to get my eyeglasses prescription checked. Why? Because I know it needs to be updated, but the cost of getting new glasses terrifies me and since   Read More »

Fall into Fall Smoothie

Organic Avenue’s Fall into Fall Smoothie Recipe

I am so excited to share this recipe with you today – for two reasons! One, I will be in NYC later this month and I just can not wait to visit one of the Organic Avenue locations while we   Read More »

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How to Save Over $400 Per Year Packing School Lunches

I have been packing my kids’ lunches for school for the past 14 years – that’s a whole lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Luckily my girls have always been good about requesting fun reusable lunchware which has saved   Read More »

Lunch Note

Lunch Box Notes with Laura Kelly Pet Shop

Back to school time creates a unique opportunity to connect with your kids through lunchbox note writing.  If your kids don’t pack, you can always stick little notes in their backpacks too! Here are some really cute ones created with   Read More »

My version of Starbucks BLT Chicken Salad

Chicken BLT Salad Recipe inspired by Starbucks

Earlier this year my daughter discovered the Chicken BLT Salad Sandwiches at Starbucks and they quickly became her favorite snack after a long day of theater rehearsals. A few weeks ago I stopped by Starbucks on the way to pick   Read More »