Moist and Delicious Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

A couple of weeks ago I attended Food Blog Forum in Asheville, NC. What an amazing experience. I’m still digesting all that I learned ....more

100 Best Companies for Working Parents Named

Working Mother magazine has just released its list of 100 best companies for working parents. I love these lists. It’s my hope that one day all companies will work with parents (and caregivers) to lend support and allow us to care for our families while still working ....more

Visiting the 911 Memorial Museum With Kids

Freedom Tower stands tall, near where the...more

Welcome to the New Balancing Motherhood

If you’ve been here before you’ll notice something a little different. If you’re new: welcome! We have a new logo, completely new look, a beautiful jewel color scheme and new content on its way ....more

Refreshing and Simple Vodka Cocktails

There are three drinks in this photo. I will neither confirm nor deny drinking all three of these simple and refreshing vodka cocktails. Did I say there were delicious? ...more

The Porch Sipper Strawberry Vodka Cocktail

Nothing sounds better than sitting in a rocking chair on the porch with the cool breeze passing by. This is how we spend many of our evenings here in the mountains. Enter “The Porch Sipper” adult beverage ....more

Redifining School Lunches

School has only been in session one week and I’m already having a hard time coming up with lunch ideas for the kids. And the first two days were half days with no lunches! Our school has a new cafeteria and offer hot lunches every day ....more

Strawberry Vodka Cocktail with Basil

PrintStrawberry Vodka Cocktail with Basil Ingredients5 oz. SMIRNOFF SORBET® Light Summer Strawberry Vodka 4 oz. Diet lemonade Fresh basilInstructionsMuddle the basil in the bottom of the highball glass Add ice Add remaining ingredients Stir Garnish with fresh basil2.6 ...more

Cranberry Vodka Cocktail

PrintCranberry Vodka Cocktail - The Crandazzle! Ingredients1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF SORBET® Light White Peach Vodka 1.5 oz ....more

How To Find the Best Baby Shampoo

My latest writing project launched and I’m so excited to share with you today. I did tons, and I mean tons, of research on this baby: how to find the best baby shampoo and wash. I know it’s not a terribly exciting topic, but it’s an important one ....more