Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cat and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

Do you feel confident about your relationship with money?

Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post! This is a paid endorsement. All opinions are my own and were not directed by Capital One. To learn more about Capital One, visit … [Read more...]

Make this Easy Valentine’s Dinner TONIGHT!

Safeway Valentine's Dinner

Disclaimer: This Easy Valentine's Dinner post is a sponsored by our friends with Safeway and Albertsons. Whether it’s making one of my favorite holiday cookies, planning dinner or an easy Valentine’s … [Read more...]

Easy Valentine’s Day Printables for Kids

  I actually had my act together for Valentine's Day this year. Well, kinda. I made these easy Valentine's Day printable Valentine's tonight for my kids to take to their respective parties … [Read more...]

The importance of celebrating the everyday as a special needs parent

Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own Being a special needs parent isn’t easy. This past week we got confirmation of something we already knew. Our youngest son, Edison, was … [Read more...]

Valentine Ideas for Kids

Valentine Ideas for Kids

My kids love to exchange Valentine's with their friends. Each year we get a fun mix of handmade Valentines and store bought valentines. It's a lot of fun! The best part? The homemade ones are really … [Read more...]

Things To Do With Kids In February

15 things to do with kids in February

The hustle and bustle of the winter holidays is nearly over. There is still a chill in the air and kids looking for things to do, from making valentines to wondering if the groundhog will see his … [Read more...]

Do you have a hackable car?

Could keyless entry lead to Hackable Cars?

Thanks to Mercury Insurance for sponsoring this post on Hackable Cars. We all take measures to safeguard our vehicles. We park in well-lit areas, packages left in the car aren’t visible and we keep … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss These Fireplace Gift Ideas

Fireplace

I love our little house, but it's sorely lacking a wood burning fireplace. For now, I have to live vicariously through our friends that have one (or TWO!) fireplaces. This spring, I plan on getting a … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Meal: Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak

Easy weeknight meal

While mealtime is often chaotic in our house, it doesn’t have to be. Believe me when I say it’s possible to create a simple and easy weeknight meal that still tastes amazing without spending hours in … [Read more...]

Easy food for the big game (and other tips for a great party!)

Ready for kickoff? Grab easy food for the big game!

Are you ready for the big game on February 5th? Are you planning on hosting a crowd of friends or just a some of your closest pals? Either way, you’re probably looking for easy food for the big game. … [Read more...]

Kid friendly snacks: Cookie Cutter Tortilla Chips!

Kid Friendly Foods: Tortilla Chips and Salsa

This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own. If you want to learn more about the Fresh Cravings Salsa I used for my kid friendly snacks, you can visit their website or Facebook … [Read more...]

Win runDisney race vacation thanks to GoGo squeeZ!

Thanks to GoGo squeeZ for donating GoGo squeeZ to my son's developmental preschool as thank you for sharing! We're big fans of GoGo squeeZ in our house. It's a regular staple! So I'm pretty excited … [Read more...]