Individual Buffalo Chicken and Vegetable Crudités Cups

Individual Buffalo Chicken and Vegetable Crudités Cups

My girls get off the bus at 2:20. Yes. 2:20. That’s insanely early right? Their day actually starts around 6am. It’s very different than when I was in elementary school.  They eat lunch and have a small snack at school and walk in the door looking for food. I’m convinced they could pretty much eat…

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The parenting gadget every caregiver needs

When you have a sick kid, it’s a terrible feeling. I remind my girls that they are more my babies than ever when they are sick. Thankfully, it’s not very often, but when they go down, they go all out! (Pneumonia in August? Who does that?!) With four of them, my memory is shot. I…

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Mommy and B

Little Red and Me | Mommy and Me Monday | The 289th ed

We are settling into our routine of carpools, buses and drop offs. B gets to be home with me solo two days a week. So, we spend time entertaining ourselves. So thoughtful that B. I think she actually snapped this picture. Note to self, fix the way I look to prevent the double chin look….

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pre and post workout snacks

5 Pre- and Post-Workout Healthy Snacks

Now that I’ve spent the summer working out at least 5 if not 6 days a week, I know what my body needs to keep me moving, energized and not eating a bunch of junk. (Although, honesty here, sometimes I do just want to eat the junk and I give in… after all, isn’t that…

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after school snack mix gluten free

Gluten Free Tasty After School Mix for “Hangry” Kids

Despite my girls having lunch and snack time at school, when the get off the bus at 2:20, they are hungry. And by 2:22, they are HANGRY= hungry + angry. I need to get food in them pronto or there are meltdowns. I like to avoid those at all costs. I like for their snacks…

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children's museum chattanooga

Chattanooga Mommy and Me Monday | 287th ed

This weekend, we took a very last minute overnight trip to Chattanooga. I’ve become friends with a mom who is traveling with her husband this baseball season and they set us up with tickets to a Chattanooga Lookouts game. It was our first family baseball experience and despite it sprinkling and raining on us several…

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Easy kid-friendly treats

Easy Family and Kid-Friendly Treats

We don’t do dessert every night at our house. Sometimes it’s a piece of fruit or yogurt. Sometimes it’s some air-popped popcorn with a movie. Other times we do have sweet and tasty desserts. Most of the time, they aren’t too crazy. And almost all of the time they are easy. (There are lots of…

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first picture of B with my new camera

A first and a last

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Most years, I never have an idea of what I’d like to request for my birthday or Christmas or any other gifting holiday. This annoys my family and they like…

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Mommy and me monday

Swish swish | Mommy and Me Monday | 286th ed

I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of REACH® and One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. When I do things with the girls that aren’t always the most fun things ever in the world to do, they are more likely to do it without grumbling. Especially the hygiene things (boy moms, I…

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Our back to school reading list

Elementary Back to School Reading List

We are one day into the school year already! The third grade teacher already sent home her daily reading requirement of 25 minutes a day. Thankfully, our girls are book lovers and enjoy reading daily. They tend to use it as a part of their night time ritual which is usually when I also enjoy…

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Mixify atlanta

Mixify Tour Brings Message of Balance to Atlanta Teens

When I was teaching high school, I was so saddened to see the food and drink choices so many students made daily. And, combining that with their lack of activity (sitting on their phones and gaming systems all day), they were seriously off balance. I like seeing that Mixify is bringing experts to educate teens…

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virgin mojito mock-jito blueberry sparkling

Refreshing Sparkling Blueberry Mock-jito

I feel like this has been one of the hottest summers we’ve had in a while here. We don’t even want to go to the pool because the water gets so hot during the middle of the day. It’s safe to say, we are drinking a lot of water, but we sometimes want something with…

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Granting myself grace

Granting Myself Grace

One of the times I saw a therapist, she had me focus on “I statements.” How I felt. What I thought. Because those were the only things I had a say in. There are other people and other parents that will always be on the lookout. They are looking for me to slip up, make…

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Why you should use telemedicine services for non-emergencies

I participated in the Amwell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. Going to the doctor with most insurance (or no insurance) these days is getting more and more expensive. And, I feel like you end up waiting far too long to see the doctor….

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