Save Time and Promote Responsibility with The Homey App

Save Time and Promote Responsibility with The Homey App

I was compensated for my time reviewing this product and writing this review All opinions are my own, you can see my full disclosure here. We’ve had at least 8 people in our household for the last 12 years, and cleaning up, doing dishes and managing laundry for at times 13 people is just plain nuts. This is why early on in my large family parenting days we began assigning chores. We’ve had kids helping keep the house clean as…

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101 Reasons to Love Summer in SoCal

101 Reasons to Love Summer in SoCal

I’ve lived in Southern California for 30 years and my favorite thing about living here, is summer. I could say there’s no better place than SoCal to spend your summer vacation, but that would be biased. There is fun to be had everywhere you look, and many of the attractions are free. Here’s 101 reasons to love summer in SoCal. 11 Reasons to Visit a Theme Park Definitely not free, but definitely worth checking…

Christmas In Bolivia

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, I’m exited to share some Christmas traditions, and how we celebrate Christmas in Bolivia; my homeland. (This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) My family immigrated to the United States when I was just 11 years old, my husband’s family arrived from the Philippines in the same year. Seven years later, we married and formed a family that has…

5 Reasons Kids Should Do Chores At A Young Age

I am the oldest of 4 girls raised by a single mother, who worked 2 and sometimes even 3 jobs at the same time. We all took on chores early on, and learned to help mom in any way we could at a young age. There was no way our household would have survived, and that mom  would have kept her sanity if some of the daily responsibilities had not been…

Super Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

Super Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

Our final recipe comes from Amaya. Today she is sharing her super quick peanut butter cookie recipe. Amaya is 13 years old, she is an avid baker, photographer, videographer, executive producer (sister’s YouTube videos) and lover of books. She was a little hesitant to share her recipe, because she came up with it ‘by just throwing ingredients together’. We think these cookies are great, they tend to disappear pretty quickly.…

5 Days of Baking With Kids

Simply Tasty Banana Bread

Today’s banana bread recipe once again comes from our guest baker Rose. All this baking is not out of the ordinary for her, she’s been baking at least twice a week for a couple of years. This is the very first recipe each of my girls followed as they started off their baking careers. The great thing about it is that it’s so simple there’s no real way of messing…

5 Days of Baking With Kids

Aunt Michelle’s Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Today, we’re sharing our absolute favorite cookie recipe.  A couple of Christmases, we visited our Wisconsin family, and were sent home with a variety of home made goodies. I’m talking tubs and tubs of cookies, cakes, cupcakes, etc. In the midst of this sweet assortment, were the most delicious chocolate cookies. As we devoured the tubs of goodies, on the long drive back to California, Rosie (baker-girl), requested the following…

5 Days of Baking With Kids

Deliciously Messy Dark Chocolate Churro Bombs

We are calling these deliciously messy treats 'dark chocolate churro bombs' because of the explosion of chocolate in every bite. Today's recipe is not a baked, it's actually fried. Though the prep time was short, it was also very messy! Then again, it's something we should expect with kids in the kitchen or anywhere else for that matter. …

5 Days of Baking With Kids

20 Minute Gooey Chocolate Brownies

Today’s gooey chocolate brownie bite recipe is brought to you by Rose. Rose is 10 years old and has been baking with her older sisters since she was 5. Believe it or not, this kid has been baking at least once a week for the last 3 years! Every one of her recipes is made from scratch, and a great deal of her inspiration comes from YouTube. She’s learned a…