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Healthy Eating Accounts to Follow on Instagram

By Erin Oltmanns

Looking to eat a little healthier? Me too! Here are some of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow for healthy eating inspiration...because sometimes a girl needs to shake it up in the salad and smoothie department. And because we need a reminder that there is more to snacking than string ch... Read More

Las Vegas’ Retro Side – A Pop Culture Tour

By MiniTime

Las Vegas (Flickr: Moyan Brenn) Las Vegas is an oasis of pop culture. From its defining neon to retro art that covers the downtown area to its museums that showcase much of its history, the city demands an exploration through some of its greatest achievements, and most certainly, most shiny. Kids w... Read More

10 Things Kids (and Parents) Love to Do Aboard the Disney Dream

By MiniTime

Padawan and R2-D2 in Star Wars: Millennium Falcon (Courtesy Disney Cruise Line) It’s hard to imagine how Disney cruises could possibly be more wonderful than their land-based counterparts. You just have to be there to see it. Exotic ports of call, delicious food and warm service paired with kid-f... Read More

Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats

By Erin Oltmanns

We're celebrating the new Peanuts Movie with a special batch of our favorite classic treat, "Snoopy's" Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats! I'm not suggesting that you sneak food into a movie theater, I'm just saying that these Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats are a ... Read More

5 Reasons Why Taking Care of the Dog is My Kid’s Job

By Erin Oltmanns

Spoiler alert: it's not because I don't like dogs or had to be coerced into adding a furry baby to the family. We are dog people.   As a kid, it's EASY to love a portable, adorable, puppy that your parents let you name after a Disney character (Jessie from Toy Story 2.) It can be h... Read More

Healthy Yogurt Mix-In Ideas

By Erin Oltmanns

Healthy snacking can get so BORING. My snack staple is yogurt and to keep myself from getting burnt out, I reach for a few of my favorite healthy yogurt mix-in's. In my experience, healthy snacking is HUGE part of healthy eating. If I skip my morning snack, I will be the first person in line in a... Read More

The One Pan Dinner Trick That Will Make Your Day

By Erin Oltmanns

What’s your go-to dinner? The one that you can pull out of your hat at a moments notice because the supplies are easy to keep stashed in your fridge and pantry? Is this magical meal a one pan dinner? Mine wasn’t. My go-to was a version of spaghetti and meatballs. Pasta + sauce + meat = ... Read More

America’s 7 Best Hotels for Babies

By MiniTime

These baby-friendly hotels will treat the under-2 set like VIPs. (Flickr: Robert Valencia) It’s time to take baby on a trip. Once school is back in session, the hotel landscape can feel extra-welcoming to families with very small children: prices have dropped in many family-vacation destinatio... Read More

Desert Getaway: Exploring Palm Springs with the Kids

By MiniTime

Downtown Palm Springs (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy) Give your family a unique treat while visiting Southern California. Drive east out of Los Angeles’ traffic-driven, red-carpeted streets, about a couple of hours away into the desert; and you’ll find yourselves in a golden land where classic Hollywo... Read More

Best Southern California Resorts to Visit This Fall

By MiniTime

Terranea Resort (Courtesy Terranea Resort) A place of eternal sunshine, Southern California may not be famous for that crisp weather and gold-and-red foliage we love most about the fall season. However, its year-round warm weather and sunny, blue skies make it an appealing destination for families ... Read More