How to Plan Fun Family Movie Nights During the Busy School Year

This guide on how to have fun family movie nights during the busy school year is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Snyder’s-Lance, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Pop4Captain http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

The school year can be a super trying time, between homework, extracurricular activities, sports, and more. That doesn't mean you have to compromise family time, though! Here are my tips for squeezing the most out of family movie nights during the busy school season with @popsecret @lancesnacks and @walmart. #Pop4Captain #Pmedia #ad

With school back in session, it can be really hard to make time for family time. Honestly, between sports, music, and other extracurriculars, plus homework, it can feel impossible to get the whole family in one place at one time. But making time for that family connection is very important, so I’ve got a few tips to make sure you can reconnect with a fun family movie night and make sure it goes really smoothly! We’ve already got a fun family movie night planned in our household around the release of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

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Overnight Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

This recipe for overnight slow cooker french toast casserole has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HorizonHappiness #CollectiveBias

Back to School means getting back in the swing of things. Beat the morning rush with this easy French Toast Casserole! This overnight slow cooker french toast casserole is made in your crock pot so you don't have to worry about scrambling for breakfast the next morning. Plus, it's made with ingredients you can feel good about, like organic peaches or Horizon Organic products (which are also great for tossing in lunchboxes!) #HorizonHappiness [ad]

Back to school means time to get back in the swing of things… and sometimes that can be a struggle! My favorite way to beat the morning rush to get through to the school day is to have breakfast ready when my family wakes up. That’s why I’m a huge fan of using my slow cooker to get it ready. This overnight slow cooker French toast casserole is so easy and the whole family will love it! It’s even perfect for dinner time, making it versatile.

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Ed’s Sauce Inspired by the Movie Good Burger

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Welcome to Good Burger, Home of the Good Burger... do you want the recipe to Ed's Sauce? I've taken all of the canon information we know about Ed's Sauce and made it! And it's easier than you may think! Make your own Good Burgers at home to re-live the burger magic 20 years later. | Good Burger Sauce | Goodburger sauce | Kenan Thompson | Kel Mitchell |

Welcome to Good Burger, Home of the Good Burger… do you want the recipe to Ed’s Sauce? I’ve taken all of the canon information we know about Ed’s Sauce from the show and from interviews and made it myself! And it’s easier than you might think. You can make your own Good Burgers at home to re-live the burger magic 20 years later.

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Easy Tissue Paper Canvas Art

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This tissue paper canvas art is so easy! Looking for the perfect mermaid scale artwork or easy craft project for you or your teen? This one takes less than an hour to make, is beautiful, and even makes a perfect gift! | DIY canvas art | tissue paper craft | easy craft for adults | easy teen craft |

I am all for an easy project that makes my home look beautiful, and if you’ve been reading for awhile, you know I love a great revolving door of fun artwork on my walls. So when it came time to replace the artwork on one wall in particular, I wanted to go in a totally different direction than the art that was previously there! This delightful canvas art reminds me of mermaid scales, but depending on the color, shape, and positioning of your tissue paper, you can make it anything you’d like.

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Maple Cactus Mudslide: A Frozen Mocktail

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Looking for a fun twist on your average mudslide? Here's a maple cactus mudslide mocktail, the perfect frozen blended treat! With white chocolate, maple syrup, and a splash of cactus water, it's everything you want in a mudslide and then some! This one is perfect for brunch! | Mocktail Recipe | Maple Syrup | Brunch drink |

I love a challenge. Sometimes, that challenge is to use a strange ingredient in a new recipe. And when my son found a carton of cactus water at the store, I had to use it in a fun new way. Now, I’ve been meaning to make a delicious maple drink for awhile, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! It may sound a little strange, but prickly pear cactus water is already free of prickle (since it’s store-bought), and this mocktail is all about that white chocolate maple flavor with a refreshing hint of that cactus water. Trust me, you’ll love every element of this Maple Cactus Mudslide frozen mocktail. It’s perfect for brunch!

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Ham on a Log- Easy After School Snack Recipe!

This recipe for ham on a log, an easy after school snack recipe, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EckrichFlavor #AskForEckrich #CollectiveBias

If you love easy after school snacks for your family, you'll love this after school snack recipe for Ham on a Log! You've heard of ants on a log, but this is a twist on the classic. Simply make a delicious cream cheese spread, spread it on celery, and top with Eckrich Deli Meat ham! #EckrichFlavor #AskForEckrich

Can you believe that it’s already time to start thinking about the back-to-school season? I can’t. It feels like summer just started, but sure enough, the end is rapidly approaching, and it’s time for me to start getting my fall snack game in order. I’m always looking for simple, affordable, and nutritious solutions for my kiddo during the fall, and this ham on a long totally fits the bill!

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BEST OF 2017: The Top 7 Desserts

Some of my favorite recipes to create for this site are simple desserts that will impress the people you love without a ton of effort. Over the last year, you’ve been sharing, pinning, and reading some of my most beloved dessert recipes, and today I want to show you the ones that all of you have loved the MOST!

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BEST OF 2017: The Top 8 Recipes

Love great recipes? These are the top 8 best recipes from MamaPlusOne.com in the past year! From dinner to side dishes, these simple recipe ideas are ones the whole family can enjoy! | easy recipe | mississippi mud potatoes | cheeseburger soup | chicken and dumplings | raspberry black bean dip | loose meat sandwiches | fry sauce | pizza lunchables | corn casserole | weeknight meals

In the past several years, there have a lot of recipes shared on this site. From the weird and wonderful (pepperoni chocolate bark, anyone?) to the absolute hits, your views have helped shape the recipes that I’ll be sharing on this site for years to come. Today, I want to share a few of your favorites, the recipes you’ve made again and again in the last year! If you need a little recipe inspiration, these recipes should help! Enjoy, and thank you all so much for continuing to read, share, and make these recipes for your family and friends. Your support means so much to me, and helps make this site amazing.

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How to Eat Real Food on a Road Trip

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Real talk: when you’re going to be on the road for over 14 hours, the last thing you want to do by the end of the journey is to see another fast food joint. And guess what? You really don’t have to. After over a decade of driving down the Gulf Coast from our Kansas home, my family has perfected the art of eating real food on the road. By real food, I’m talking about great food with fresh ingredients. If you’re over the fast food lifestyle, here are a few tips to help you eat fresh food on the go.

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Easy DIY Cloud Dough (Only 2 Ingredients!)

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This cloud dough is so easy to make-- only 2 ingredients and less than 5 minutes of effort for a great sensory toy your kids will love. Plus, since it's safe to eat, it's okay if little fingers take a little nibble, too! DIY cloud dough | moon dough | sensory bin filler |

One of my favorite things to do is play with cloud dough or other sensory play toys with my son. Play dough, cloud dough, moon sand, kinetic sand, there are so many great options. But this cloud dough is easy to make, really affordable, and only requires 2 ingredients. One of my favorite things about it, though, is that it is 100% edible, so if your child accidentally eats some, it’s okay. (It won’t taste great, but it is safe-to-eat). Here’s how to make it!

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