Our Back To School Clean Up Routine

Backpack and lunchbox organization

Before my little one started kindergarten this year, I used to day dream about how clean the house would be when both kids were in school.  It would be sparkling and pristine and totally stay that way.  Then I woke up, the kids headed to school and I am left wondering how my house constantly […]

Our Lunchbox Routine

Our Lunchbox Routine

It’s been a month since my girls returned to school, and I think we have all adjusted, found our groove and started establishing routines that work for us. One routine that is really important to me is our lunchbox routine.  My little one is a teeny tiny little peanut, who is also a very slow […]

Homemade Granola Bars For Back To School

Easy Homemade Granola Bars

With a few weeks of school behind us, we are getting in the groove of our back to school schedule, figuring out what works and what doesn’t, and hopefully setting things up for a happy and successful school year.  My youngest can be a bit of a slow eater, and being a teeny tiny little […]

Tips For Baking With Kids

Baking With Your Kids

When you bake as often as I do, and have kids, it’s pretty common to get asked about baking with kids. While I don’t bake with my kiddos as often as some might think, when developing a recipe, you really don’t want an extra 5 tablespoons of baking powder dumped in by your assistant! I […]

Back To School – That’s My Kid

Back To School #thatsmykid

It’s that time again, back to school time!  It seems like our summer went by far too quickly, and now we must return to homework, backpacks, early mornings and tight schedules.  My daughters are eight years apart in school, so I have one in preschool and one in sixth grade.  In our district, sixth grade […]

Cures For Cabin Fever

Robot Valentine Box

Between news reports and posts on my Facebook feed, it’s clear that families all around the country are stuck at home with snow day (after snow day) and from the looks of it, lots of kids, and parents, are going a bit stir crazy and could use some cures for snow day cabin fever!   Today […]

Back To School Shopping At JCPenney #FirstDayLook

#FirstDayLook at JCP by Love From The Oven

It’s that time of year again – back to school!   When Bliss/Glam Media asked if I would like to do a little back to school shopping at JCPenney with my daughter, and share the experience with you, I was instantly in.  I think my oldest daughter has probably grown almost six inches since school let […]

50 Tips, Tricks and Ideas For Packing Great School Lunches

50 Ideas To Pack Great School Lunches

Back to school means back to school lunches.  I am always looking for more ideas, suggestions and inspiration as to what to pack in our lunchboxes.   I thought it would be fun to do a round of up of some of the great ideas for school lunch packing that can be found around the […]

Ideas For Baby, Toddler & Pet Proofing Your Christmas Tree and Decorations

Toddler And Pet Friendly Holiday Decorating At Love From The Oven

Let’s talk holiday decorating!  Toddler and pet friendly decorating to be specific.   Disclaimer #1…  This post is totally NOT about baking.    There, I said it, it’s out in the open.   After a few years of trying to balance putting up enough holiday decorations to keep my oldest feeling happy and festive (she pretty much […]