Ribbon wand

Ribbon wand

My kids love crafting, building, and being outdoors and exploring new locations. When asked what they’d like to do they will always choose to be outdoors or spend time creating something new, this weekend we created a nature craft we like to call a ribbon wand. Of course you could buy all the materials, but… Continue Reading

Garden ideas for kids

Garden ideas for kids

This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro Gro-ables. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Typical Mom. Do you enjoy gardening with kids and seeing their eyes light up when they plant a tiny seed and watch it grow into something wonderful?? That is so much fun….I still think it’s fascinating at… Continue Reading

Ladybug cupcake

Ladybug cupcake

I have 3 girls and yes there is something about girls and their love for ladybugs that goes hand in hand. It’s also a cute theme for a first Birthday party, and if you’re looking for an easy ladybug cupcake recipe I have one for you! I’m all about easy recipes, but having fun in… Continue Reading

Frozen yogurt pops

Frozen yogurt pops

It’s getting warmer so that means it’s time for frozen yogurt pops, lots of fresh produce to snack on, and water fun!! We always think of strawberries when Summer time gets closer, and just about anything we can make with them is a winner. Here is a recipe to make strawberry granola frozen yogurt pops I… Continue Reading

Activities to do with kids

Activities to do with kids

Do you have a School break coming up and you’re worried about finding enough activities to do with kids that are inexpensive but still fun, well I have a list of 10 great ideas. Whether Spring break or Summertime is approaching I know I am not alone in wondering “what am I going to do… Continue Reading

Tanaka Farms

Tanaka Farms

Have you ever been to Tanaka Farms in Irvine? Well if you’re looking to pick your own vegetables right out of the ground, pick your own strawberries and eat them right then and there after a fun tour then this is the place for you and your family! Special thanks goes out to Tanaka Farms… Continue Reading

Fourth of July crafts

Fourth of July crafts

When it’s Memorial Day, we are looking to celebrate the red white and blue or looking for fun Fourth of July crafts for kids we love activities that are easy and don’t cost a lot of money to make. Here are a few of our favorite patriotic crafts for kids that you too could use… Continue Reading

Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Here is a fabulous recipe for making macaroni and cheese in the crockpot! It is simple and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients which is just my style! To make my crockpot macaroni and cheese recipe you will need 5 ingredients: 16 oz. macaroni or piccolini noodles 2 c.Cheddar cheese (sharp is best) 2 c.… Continue Reading

FREE Stuff on your Birthday!

Here is a list for FREE stuff on your birthday, or a discount on your birthday!! Some require that you first sign up for their newsletter, enter your bday & they will send you a coupon or notification you may come in for their Free item. As always, check before you go as policies do… Continue Reading

Why you should toss the tube

Why you should toss the tube

This post brought to you by Scott Tube-Free. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Typical Mom. Ok, you probably don’t even think about it but just take a wild guess as to how many toilet paper rolls a single person uses in their lifetime. Have that number in your head……well try… Continue Reading

Easy banana bread pudding

Easy banana bread pudding

I recently decided to figure out a really easy bread pudding recipe because I had it at a restaurant and forgot just how much I loved it! I started with a caramel apple bread pudding, and now here to show you how to make an easy banana bread pudding that may have surpassed the yumminess… Continue Reading

Banana S’mores

Banana S’mores

OK…are you ready for this??!! I mean you will never look at a BBQ the same way, and you will get TONS of compliments when you add this to your next barbeque get together, seriously! These banana s’mores only takes a few ingredients to make the most delicious, chocolaty, ooey gooey and healthy (it is… Continue Reading

Soft batch chocolate chip cookies

Soft batch chocolate chip cookies

Have you ever had Soft Batch chocolate chip cookies in the package and just love how soft and chewy they are, well here’s a way to copy that idea at home! This chocolate chip cookie recipe is super moist and there usually aren’t any left once they’re made, here’s how you make them. They’re the… Continue Reading

Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Programs

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to find some FUN programs for your kids to participate in! I found some great Summer reading programs at different stores and libraries that your children can participate in and some offer free books as rewards for their reading!! I have also included a list of… Continue Reading

10 me time activities for busy Moms

10 me time activities for busy Moms

This post brought to you by Folgers. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Typical Mom. Yes I’m a busy mom who works full time, am a wife, friend, daughter, 3 kids in two different schools and…..wait, did I mention I was busy??!! 😉 I’m sure if you’re reading this you’re shaking… Continue Reading

Groupon Promo Code – $10 off

Groupon Promo Code – $10 off

  Groupon promo codes are great! I am sure you’re like me and use Groupon quite a bit to purchase discount tickets, getaways, activity vouchers and deals on local restaurants. Sometimes they offer promo codes so you can save More money on top of the great deals they are already offering and I am here… Continue Reading