Current Teen Lingo ~ A Vocabulary Lesson

Every generation has its lingo I guess.  From “Groovy” to “Rad”, exclamations come and go ...

Monday Musings

I was just about to go get busy with some chores when my cat hopped up in my lap… so I guess it’s time to sit down and write a blog post because obviously I can’t move now. Hubby was given an Amazon Echo Dot at a conference he worked at last week and my […]

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#OneDayHH Recap

Every year, Laura Tremaine spears a day in November where Instagram users take photos of the “real everyday” moments and share them on Insta with the tag #OneDayHH.  I’ve participated in the past but missed last year, and was happy to participate again this year. Obviously, I enjoy the creative aspect of photographing the “ordinary” in […]

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Even When It’s Hard. Especially When It’s Hard.

She rolled her eyes at me as I asked if she was forgetting something and pointed to her school-issued iPad lying on the couch as she was headed out the door.  Just yesterday she threw a fit because I “ask her too many questions” about making sure she has her things in the morning.  And […]

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On Blogging

Someone asked me the other day, “You started a blog?”  It seems a funny question to me because I’ve been blogging for so long.  Not in the profitable mega-blog way, but in the sharing, adult outlet mom-blog type way.  I began blogging in 2006, when Clara was not even a year old.  Crazy to think […]

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Two Minute Truth: Carpe Diem

A quick two minute truth for you guys… I share something that inspired me to make the most of my day yesterday. And no, the Astros didn’t win last night… but my hubby still had an awesome experience! Disclaimer:  I was so worn out from being productive and Seizing the Day yesterday that I had […]

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31 Days of Meal Planning – The Family Table

Whether it’s a good thing or not, so much life happens around the table.  When it comes down to it, being on top of my meal planning and cooking at home contributes to more time for my family to connect around the dinner table.  We don’t spend every meal there, but we do spend many […]

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31 Days of Meal Planning – Staying Motivated

So, you have all these menu-planning tips and goals.  How are you going to stay motivated? Don’t let one setback ruin you.  We all fall short.  Life happens, and we aren’t going to be able to stick to the plan 100% of the time.  Be flexible, but don’t abandon the plan altogether. Remember your “Why.”  […]

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31 Days of Meal Planning – Online Resources

There are lots of online resources when it comes to meal planning.  From websites that show you how to do once a month cooking to commercial services that do all the meal planning and prep for you. Here are a few that I found: Blue Apron Hello Fresh Plated Menus for Moms Also, I must […]

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31 Days of Meal Planning – Kids in the Kitchen

There are lots of great ways to include your children in the kitchen.  You can start with including them in meal planning.  Ask for their input.  Have “cooking contests”.  Encourage them to be creative in the kitchen.  Kids love that.  I have found that when kids are more involved in planning and making the meals, […]

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31 Days of Meal Planning – Low Carb Week + Grocery List

I love the results when I’m disciplined enough to eat low-carb.  Unfortunately, if I don’t stick with it, the pounds just creep back up, and it’s hard for me to commit to doing it long-term.  For those of you who are awesome, and eat this way, here’s a meal plan just for you! Low Carb […]

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