Category Archives: Moms

Build a permanent home for your children| Respect, Self Esteem & Individuality

Щелезуб Self-esteem at any age can be tricky.  But, I am trying to teach my children how to believe in themselves as well as others and encourage them to celebrate their  individuality. If you are at comfortable with and within … Continue reading

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Pretty in Pink?!?!

Move over Molly!Зимний сад на балконе If you know me well, you know HOW MUCH I heart salt! I have been known to salt every bite, salt before tasting, lick tortilla chips so the salt will stick to them…margarita, rocks, … Continue reading

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The Balancing Act

I have never taken juggling lessons…however, some days I feel like it should be a required skill for moms! Can you relate? Finding a “Balanced” life can be hard at times.  It is something that I work on each and every day; … Continue reading

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I use to be a yes girl. Need someone to do you a favor? Need someone to volunteer? Need a sitter, a baker, a candlestick maker?? Ok, you get the picture…but REALLY…I once volunteered to be President of my HOA … Continue reading

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ir-leasing.ruhttp://focuz.ru   This past Saturday I attended a book release/signing of a High School classmate, Jeanine Cummins. I was so excited to go, because I think it’s an amazing accomplishment. This is Jeanine’s 3rd book and because of FB I … Continue reading

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Don’t be a victim to your moods| How to be Happy

Ups and downs. Everyone has them. Some people more often than others.   I use to be one of those people who had them a LOT. My life was an emotional rollercoaster and rather than throw my hands up and … Continue reading

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Get OFF the poor sleep/bad diet merry-go-round. The connection between sleep and dietary habits has been studied for years. Recent findings suggest that not only can poor sleep lead to bad food choices but that those bad food choices can … Continue reading

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Over the last several weeks I have had a similar conversation with a handful of different women. None of them connected, all shared a common dilemma. Each of them expressed a feeling of being lost, of not knowing themselves, of … Continue reading

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I used to be a CCD teacher| My spiritual journey

It may come as a surprise to many who know me. I helped teach kindergarteners about religion. It was so long ago, it seems like another life…and in a lot of ways it was. I was young(er), newly Catholic and … Continue reading

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Kids Cook| Kid Friendly Chicken Recipe Ideas

Kid Friendly Chicken Recipe Ideas (cuz this protein crazy Mom’s kids are SICK of chicken) “Ugh!! NOT chicken *again*!”  Sound familiar? If you are a mom trying to eat well and get in enough lean protein…sometimes, your family gets a … Continue reading

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PMS making you HUNGRY? | Are you ovary-acting?

(the ADORABLE cross stitch above is available at the Etsy store of nerdylittlestitcher)       Does PMS = Hunger? I have been taking my diet/nutrition seriously at a whole new level lately and its been paying off!  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

I’ve heard making your own homemade almond milk was easy but it always sounded like a lot of work for very little return. Really? How much almond milk could I get for my effort? Wellllll….after forgetting to add almond milk … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Nutrition Abs Workout| Fork it to me, baby!

Abs are made in the KITCHEN!! I know, I know. No one wants to hear it. We would rather do almost anything to get abs than limit the very things that are preventing us from seeing them.  However, the old … Continue reading

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Warm Up America| Crochet and Knitting for a Cause

Warm Up America! Check out this awesome project going on at Michaels right now! My daughter, Amelia and I have pledged to crochet one section each a day for every day in January! The collection bin will be at our … Continue reading

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A Message of Love and Light

A message of LOVE, light and encouragement for those who are struggling! and… …a giveaway over on my Facebook page!! Head on over and click LIKE on the post where you find this pic to enter to win a gorgeous … Continue reading

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Hot Sauce for a HOT body|Sirarcha Health Benefits

Hot cha cha!! Hot sauce can make you HOT?! Who KNEW that my beloved Siracha had so many health benefits!! This is music to my ears and a spicy little dance in my mouth. I put this stuff on all … Continue reading

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A Single Parents First Christmas| Tips and ideas for making the holidays special

Are you a newly single or divorced parent? Is this your first Christmas celebrating on your own? Chances are money is tighter and tensions are higher. A conversation I had with a close friend, who is going through his first … Continue reading

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Making a list and checking it twice| To Do’s made Easy

Easy To Do List Those of you who follow me on FB saw me post this last night but I thought others might enjoy this simple, yet AWESOME idea!! Don’t you just LOVE when your kids teach you something? I … Continue reading

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Strenghten your Core AND your Pelvic Floor| Kegel WHO?

Most women have heard of the Kegel Exercise and most women are tired of being told that it’s THE way to strengthen their Pelvic Floor muscles.  Did you know that  seven out of ten women have weakness or disorders of … Continue reading

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94 percent of Americans eat pizza regularly, make your own| Whole Wheat Pizza Crust Recipe

1 cup whole wheat flour 1 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup cornmeal 2/3 cup skim milk 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp. baking powder Pizza toppings (your choice) Optional: Basil, oregano, garlic, garlic salt Preparation: 1. Spray a standard-sized … Continue reading

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