Knott’s Soak City – Super Family Fun


Cool turquoise water, happy people laughing and splashing, my kids and I see commercials on TV for Knott’s Soak City water park all the time. The youngest is always begging me to take them. “Mom, they have HUGE slides!” she shouts. “It’s so hot in this house,” my 8 year old son whines (our typical […]

A Mother’s Love: Bears DisneyNature


Ill admit it, nature films tend to make me nervous. Im a softie, I hate to see animals hurt (or dead-Im still not over the death of Bambis mother.) I went into the Disneynature film Bears with cautious optimism. Disney makes fantastic films, but I was prepared to hide at any sad parts. Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Bears (2014) follows a mother Alaskan brown bear and her two …

Easy Oven Baked French Fries


I love french fries, Ill admit it! Crispy and golden brown, yum, whats not to love? Unfortunately, I dont love all the calories that lurk in deep fried food. When I make my own oven baked french fries I can use organic potatoes and organic olive oil. Its also way cheaper than buying frozen bagged french fries. Ingredients: 2 pounds russet potatoes C olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste Directions …

Kraft Foods Issues Recall for Velveeta Cheese Sold at Walmart


Velveeta cheese sold in Walmart stores mostly in the Midwest has been recalled by Kraft Foods, Inc. According to the company, the cheese does not have enough sorbic acid (a natural preservative) and could spoil before the expiration date. The chance for consumers to get food poisoning prompted the company to issue the recall. No one has reported illness yet. Affected Velveeta carries the product number #021000611614, and was sold in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa …

Watermelon Mint Refresher


Watermelon is plentiful at farmers markets and grocery stores during the hot summer months. Of course its delicious to eat in slices, but why not try something new? This watermelon mint refresher is perfect to serve at a summer BBQ, a birthday party, or just on a Thursday afternoon. Ingredients: 6 cups seedless watermelon cut into cubes, chilled juice of 2 lemons or limes (about cup) cup fresh mint leaves (reserve a few …

7 Tips for Making Fresh Fruit Popsicles


Popsicles are an iconic summertime food. I remember eating those red white and blue bomb pops every summer as a kid. As a parent, I read the ingredients of those things, and theyre full of artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup. Why would I feed that stuff to my kids when I can give them fresh fruit popsicles. All you need for fresh fruit popsicles is a popsicle mold, fresh fruit, and 100 …

Halle Berry Ordered to Pay $16,000 Monthly Child Support to Ex


Halle Berry has been ordered to pay $16,000 a month in child support to her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry for their 6 year-old daughter Nahla. According to the Associated Press, the settlement was reached May 30 in Los Angeles. Berry is also required to pay Aubrys $300,000 attorney fees and $115,000 in retroactive child support. The Oscar winning actress, 47, and Canadian-born model Aubry, 38, met at a Versace photo shoot in …

Misty May-Treanor Welcomes Baby Girl


Its a girl for Misty May-Treanor! The three time Olympic beach volleyball player and her former professional baseball player husband Matt Treanor welcomed their first child, Malia Barbara, in Long Beach, California on June 3 her representative told PEOPLE. The baby girl most likely gets her middle name from May-Treanors mother Barbara, who died of cancer in 2002. The 36 year-old new mom posted on Facebook, We were so blessed to welcome this …

Rapper Lil’ Kim Gives Birth to Daughter


Lil Kim announced the birth of her daughter, Royal Reign, and 9:58 a.m. on Monday June 9, in Hackensack, New Jersey, People Magazine reports. The Grammy Award Winning rappers new baby weighed in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Rapper Mr. Papers is reported to be the babys father. Lil Kim, 39, came in 5th place on the 2009 season of Dancing with the Stars. She was …

Easy Grilled Corn on the Cob


Summertime is the peak season for corn. Its this time of year that the grocery stores all put it on sale with awesome specials like 6 ears of corn for $1. My kids love carrying around their own giant ear of corn, they cant get enough. Sure, corn is not technically a vegetable, but its definitely a healthy way for kids to eat whole grain. It doesnt get much easier than …