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A Soccer Mom’s Team Snack Shopping List

It’s official! I am a soccer mom. I even have the mini van to match up to the reputation. My 5-year-old son is two weeks into his first soccer season. He practices one hour a week, and has one game each Saturday now until November. My husband has been taking him to practice, so I […]

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7 Ways To Modernize Your Grocery List

Does this sound familiar? It’s grocery shopping day. You may or may not have had time to sit down and make a menu/grocery list for the week. You’ve got your shopping bags, some of your coupons, and a partial list in your head. Your shopping trip takes a detour when you realize you left your […]

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Get Cooking With These Memorial Day Ideas

Memorial Day weekend is not only the kick off to summer, but more importantly,  it is a time to stop, reflect, and say thanks to those who volunteered to sacrifice their lives so we can be free in the United States. With May being official Military Appreciation Month, I have been showing my USA pride […]

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4 Ways Pinterest Helps Me With Grocery Shopping

I have been on Pinterest a few months now. It has to be my favorite site right now due to the visual content. I mainly pin recipes, home ideas, and stuff to do with my kids. Before I start encouraging you to use Pinterest for your weekly meal planning, I want you to be aware […]

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Nutritional Benefits of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Many of you are busy preparing for the biggest feast of the year. There is a ton of planning and cooking involved to feed friends and family members. While it is important to try to stay healthy during the holidays, I don’t push healthy eating down anyone’s throat at Thanksgiving. Believe me, I […]

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A Happy Halloween & A Happy Birthday

It’s always a busy time of year for my family. Getting ready for Halloween and my son’s birthday a week later is a struggle, so I decided to combine the two this year and go for a Halloween/Birthday party. Between planning this event and juggling 2 sick kids and a sick husband, it proved to […]

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10 Super Fast, Kid Friendly Breakfast Ideas

September is National Breakfast Month! It couldn’t have come at a better time since today is my kids first day back at preschool. I am getting back into the swing of quick, easy, and healthy breakfasts that will get us out the door on time. I don’t know about you, but we get in a “breakfast rut” […]

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Grocery Shop With Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind

If you have kids and you take them grocery shopping, it can be the most exhausting part of your day. One child is not a big challenge, but add one or two more to the mix and trouble starts brewing even before you hit the free coffee machine at your store. Grocery stores try to […]

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Back to School: Lunch Box Bootcamp

It’s that time of year again! School is back in session, and this mom is back on lunch box duty. I must say packing lunches for your kids everyday can be challenging. I think many parents just think their kids are too picky so they stuff whatever the kids want in their lunchbox. When I […]

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What To Do With Your Leftovers From The Fourth

Now that the celebration of our nation’s birth is at an end, I find myself staring at a ton of leftovers: half of a watermelon, tortilla corn chips, hamburger patties, cowboy beans, and pico de gallo. Do I want to eat this again tonight? Nope! I must confess I ate way too much of it last night […]

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