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How to Make Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

Disclosure: Contains affiliate links. Full disclosure policy here. I've already talked about how I like to make a whole roasted chicken.  It's just delicious!  But I like to do it for more than just the meat.  I also like it because I use the chicken bones to make homemade chicken broth!  You can even do this Continue Reading...


I have never dined at a McAlister's Deli and was so excited to be invited to the grand opening of this new franchise in Council Bluffs at Metro Crossing. I didn't know what to expect, but I was blown away by the delicious food and the affordable prices.

Here are 9 reasons to visit the new McAlister's Deli. Make sure to keep reading to enter to win a $25 McAlister's Deli gift card.

1. Fresh Salads - Their salads are made to order with fresh ingredients. My favorite is the seasonal Pecanberry salad (pictured below). Read More...


Gift Ideas for a 3 Year Old Boy!

I am a #boymom. When I’m writing this, I have a 1-year-old. And a 3-year-old. And a 4-year-old. And a 5-year-old. All boys. It’s just how these things happen. With them all being close in age and having similar interests (so far), when it’s a birthday around here for one of the boys, it’s almost like a birthday for all of the boys. We tend to keep that in mind when buying gifts. Sure, we buy gifts that the Birthday Boy would like. But we also keep in mind that he’s likely got 3 other people that he can play with. So we like gifts that lend themselves well to sharing or that can have multiple people playing at one time. Not all gifts are like that, but it works out well.

My 2-year-old just turned 3 and I wanted to share some of the gifts that he got. Something to keep in mind is that because he’s Son #3, we already have a lot of the basic things that little boys play with. We have tons of trains. We have tons of Duplo blocks. We have tons of little cars. We have tons of Waffle Blocks. We have tons of Little People. We have TinkerToys. We have tons and tons and tons of Play Doh. Those are all fantastic staples in our house and we love all of them.

So, here are some of the gifts that my 3-year-old got for his birthday – some came from us and some from relatives. Read More...