My Happy Baby’s First Christmas Made Easier

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Happy Family Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.


December is a really busy month for us!  Not only are we getting ready for Christmas, but we also have a birthday celebration right before Christmas in our family.  My oldest daughter turns 15 this week.  Her birthday request was to take an overnight shopping trip with a couple of friends.  That worked great for me, because I still needed to finish Christmas shopping.  The only problem is, that even though my teen and I had a lot of shopping we could do, I still needed to take my 9 month old baby along with us.  She’s still nursing, so she doesn’t get away from mom much, but she can be a challenge when we’re out and about for very long.



I recently received a box of goodies from Happy Family Brands full of healthy organic food options for my baby.  Before we left on our trip, I packed anything that would make my life easier while I was out Christmas shopping and driving in the van.  I was so thankful for the Organic Puffs.  When she gets fussy, the only thing that will divert her attention is putting food in her mouth!  We were able to keep the Puffs available and any time she would fuss, we’d give them to her, prolonging her periods of happineess.  A huge score for me!  (In the picture at the top, she was enjoying them at the hotel…while she waited for our next adventure.)  All through the month of December, while I’ve been running here and there, trying to get caught up on Christmas shopping and decorating, we’ve been using these delicious snacks and foods to keep little Quinnly going.  She’s LOVES them and will squawk really loud until she gets the next bite.


Benefits of Happy Family Baby Foods


  • Organic ingredients = safe ingredients with no chemicals
  • Packed with added DHA
  • Sweetened with 100% Fruit Juice
  • Made with organic whole grains
  • Choline is added for eye and brain health
  • Moms don’t have to worry, knowing their babies are eating food that is good for them!

I hope you’ll take the chance to get to know the Happy Family products as well.  I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed!  Visit the Happy Family website to learn about organic baby and toddler food.


Giveaway & Coupon

Join Happy Family on Facebook and enter to win during December’s #TistheSqueezin giveaways!

Also, you can Enjoy a $1 off coupon for Happy Family baby food pouches.

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Ravioli Lasagna

This is a post from monthly contributor Karen from The Saving Cents Mom.  


Ravioli Lasagna sounds complex but it is so easy to make!  I never make traditional lasagna because it seems so complicated and time-consuming.  When making this simple recipe, you save time by using frozen cheese-filled ravioli instead of the traditional lasagna noodles.  Ravioli Lasagna is not only easy to make, but it is also a delicious dinner that the whole family will love.


Ravioli Lasagna



  • 1 lb. of Ground Beef or Italian Sausage
  • 1 24 oz. jar of Spaghetti Sauce
  • 25 oz. bag of Cheese-filled Ravioli (frozen)
  • 1 16 oz. container of Cottage Cheese
  • 1 14.5 can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 cups of Mozzarella Cheese



1.  Preheat oven to 350°.


2.  Brown ground beef or Italian sausage.





3.  Spread a layer of spaghetti sauce (about half of the jar) in a 9×13 casserole dish.





4.  Put a layer of frozen cheese-filled ravioli (about half of the bag) on top of the spaghetti sauce.





5.  Spread the meat, cottage cheese, and diced tomatoes evenly on top of the ravioli.





6.  Add another layer of spaghetti sauce and ravioli on top.


7.  Spread the Mozzarella cheese evenly on top.





8.  Cover and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove cover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.


Ravioli Lasagna is a simple and kid-friendly dinner to make.  Not only does my family go back for seconds but everyone wants the leftovers the next day too.  If you are looking for more easy-to-make recipes like Ravioli Lasagna, check out Crockpot Ravioli and Lasagna Casserole.


This post is written by Karen from The Saving Cents Mom.  Karen is a mom who loves to save money!  She has two amazing children and a wonderful husband who she loves to spend time.  They enjoy reading books, playing outside, watching movies, and making memories.

20 Crockpot Chicken Breast Recipes


20 Chicken Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

Chicken has gotten to the point where it’s actually cheaper to eat than beef.  It’s pretty sad, isn’t it?  I remember when you could get ground beef for 99 cents a pound, but chicken was still closer to $2 per pound.


I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of eating dishes made with chicken breast.  I love how easy it is to cook it in the slow cooker.  I tend to make it easy on myself and buy the frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the 3 or 5 pound bags in the freezer section.  Sometimes, I cook it straight from frozen and other times I thaw it out in the microwave.  Either way, it cooks up nicely in the slow cooker…and there’s lots of great dishes you can make with it!


Need ways to use up that leftover Thanksgiving Turkey?  Many of these recipes will work well!  

 Be sure to check out all of my Freezer to Slow Cooker Meals to save you time and money on family meals. 



20 Chicken Recipes for your Slow cooker


  1. Crockpot BBQ Chicken
  2. Chicken & Rice Casserole
  3. Chicken Tacos
  4. Chicken & Dumplings
  5. Chicken & Noodle Soup
  6. Salsa Chicken
  7. One Pot Italian Chicken Meal
  8. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stack
  9. Marinara Chicken & Vegetables
  10. Chicken Cordon Bleu
  11. Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
  12. Chicken Ala King
  13. Chicken Ranch Pasta
  14. White Chicken Chili
  15. Santa Fe Chicken Packets
  16. Dr. Pepper Chicken
  17. Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken Soup
  18. Spicy BBQ Chicken
  19. Garlic Lime Chicken
  20. Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes20 Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes