Kristina Johnson

Kristina is a mom of two and writer based in NYC.

These 30-Minute Thanksgiving Instant Pot Recipes Are Time & Sanity-Saving

It doesn't matter if you're a beginner in the kitchen, or practically a pro: cooking up a Thanksgiving feast is a huge challenge. The turkey takes hours to cook, hogging all your oven time and space. Then you need a big spread of sides, but you have…
By Kristina Johnson

When You're Tired Of Pie, Try These Thanksgiving Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

Thanksgiving isn't over until you dig into dessert. Pies are the traditional finish to the big feast, but it's nice to switch it up. You might be sick of pies because they're served up so often at holiday gatherings, or you might be looking for a…
By Kristina Johnson

This Wine Advent Calendar Is The *Only* Gift Moms Want This Year

You know when you're doing your holiday shopping, and you find a gift that you just want to keep for yourself? Well, here it is: the Advent calendar that's definitely not for kids. Vinebox is putting a grown up spin on the Christmas countdown. Their…
By Kristina Johnson

Ben & Jerry's New Flavor Is Only At 1 Store, & You Basically Live There Already

This time of year tends to be super stressful, with a couple of major holidays crammed into just a few weeks. I for one have no problem admitting that I'll be getting through it with a little holiday stress eating (along with many others I'm sure),…
By Kristina Johnson

Unicorn-Flavored Edible Slime Is The *Best* Thing Your Kid Has Ever Heard Of

Dealing with your kid's slime obsession is about to get so much easier. Making an ooey gooey batch of slime at home from scratch can be messy, time consuming, and potentially even a little dangerous, but JELL-O's new edible slime mix could change…
By Kristina Johnson

12 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes Even Meat Lovers Can Get Behind

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner and have a vegan or two on the guest list, finding recipes can be a bit stressful especially if you're looking for dishes that will please all your guests. You might even think it's impossible, but it's actually…
By Kristina Johnson

15 Cute Breastfeeding Dresses For Holiday Parties That Are Comfy & Practical Too

Tons of breastfeeding moms will probably tell you that nursing and fashion don't really mix. Much of your wardrobe gets banished to the back of your closet, because trying to breastfeed in certain types of tops and dresses just doesn't work. If…
By Kristina Johnson

14 Cute Maternity Dresses For Holiday Parties, Because Your Bump's A VIP Guest

Finding maternity clothes that look good and feel good is hard enough when you're talking about everyday outfits for home or work, but it can be even more difficult when you're talking about dressing up for special occasions. The go-to little black…
By Kristina Johnson

12 Easy Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make Without Destroying Your House

It's the most wonderful time of the year — Christmas crafting time. Even though I've got just as many Pinterest fails as successes under my belt, I'm still always willing to take a crack at a cute D.I.Y. project. That goes double now that I've got…
By Kristina Johnson

You Do *Not* Want To Miss Walmart's Black Friday Prices On Tech, Toys, & More

Black Friday is almost here, and stores are already teasing customers with previews of their sale prices. Walmart's Black Friday sale ad is out now, and the prices are all that you hoped for and more. Everything from clothes to cookware to…
By Kristina Johnson

Build-A-Bear's Adorable New Reindeer Is So Sparkly, Even Rudolph Is Jealous

Santa's reindeer won't be flying for another few weeks, but snuggly plush versions are already available at Build-A-Bear's holiday workshop. In addition to the eight classic reindeer who lead Santa's sleigh (Dasher and Dancer and so on and so…
By Kristina Johnson

15 Classic Thanksgiving Sides To Make In Your Crock-Pot, Bc It's *Way* Easier

Cooking for a Thanksgiving crowd is so much work, and it can be so intimidating. Your turkey is the star of the show, but the meal isn't complete without an array of delicious side dishes. When your oven is occupied by your turkey for the most day,…
By Kristina Johnson

You Might As Well Have Thanksgiving Dinner At Target This Year

Black Friday used to be the undisputed start to the holiday shopping season. But with more and more retailers opening on Thanksgiving and enticing shoppers with huge deals, it might as well be changed to Black Thursday. If you're a denizen of the…
By Kristina Johnson

9 Family Activities To Do On Thanksgiving, Because Football Is *Not* Your Thing

Thanksgiving is either one of the busiest days of the year or the laziest. If you're hosting, it's a whirlwind of cooking and cleaning. If you're a guest, your only job is to show up and eat. There are lots of hours to fill until dinner though, so…
By Kristina Johnson

This Free Trivia Game From Google Will Seriously Put Your Disney Knowledge To The Test

Mickey Mouse may be 90 years old this year, but kids of all ages still love the Disney superstar. I know first hand, because my DVR is filled nearly to capacity with my toddler's favorite episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Mickey and the…
By Kristina Johnson

16 Classic Thanksgiving Sides To Make In An Instant Pot, & You Don't Have To Tell A Soul

Thanksgiving is one of the most fun holidays of the year — what's not to love about stuffing your face while spending quality time with your family and friends? If there's one drawback to it, though, it's that it's a lot of work. Preparing a feast…
By Kristina Johnson

This New Blowfish Blowup Game Is Guaranteed To Make Your Kids Laugh & Sweat

There's only so many times you can play the same old games with your kids before it becomes absolutely mind-numbing. If you've begun to have nightmares about Candyland or physically recoil when the Uno cards come out, it might be time to re-stock…
By Kristina Johnson

Yes, Publix Will Be Open On Veterans Day, & Veterans Get A Special Discount

Marking Veterans Day on your calendar is a little tricky this year. Veterans Day falls on Sunday, November 11, but the holiday will be observed on Monday, November 12. Federal holidays typically mean kids have the day off from school, and places…
By Kristina Johnson

If You Plan On Picking Up Groceries On Veterans Day, Safeway Has Got Your Back

Veterans Day schedules might be a little more confusing this year. While the actual date for the holiday is Sunday, November 11, 2018, it is being observed on Monday, November 12. As with most federal holidays, it most likely means that if your kid…
By Kristina Johnson

You Can't Go Wrong With The Most Popular Halloween Costumes Of All Time

One of the best things about Halloween (besides the candy, which is the actual best) is the creativity that's on display. I love seeing the amazing variety of costumes that kids of all ages show off. Every year it seems there's a couple of costumes…
By Kristina Johnson