Love animals? Shop with your heart

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I would imagine that most of us care about animals but sometimes we don’t think about the animals that help produce our food – especially during the holiday season. So this season the ASPCA, Food Chain Workers Alliance, GRACE Communications Foundation, and the Natural Resource Defense Council are working hard to give consumers with he… [Read More]

15 games to consider for your next Family Game Night

Family Game Night Recommendations

This post contains affiliate links. I have always loved games. My best friends and I have spent many hours playing Taboo, Wizard and other card/ board games over the last two decades. In fact, for my birthday a few years back, we had several couples over and played Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity and Game… [Read More]

15 Halloween treats your kids can make

Halloween treats kids can make

Miss. E currently loves helping in the kitchen. At six years old, I know I need to start letting her do more and take on more responsibility when it comes to cooking and baking. We have several cookbooks that I keep meaning to get out for her to pick a recipe from, but the weeks… [Read More]

Humans are the problem, but we’re also the solution

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It’s been this way since the beginning. The fighting. The violence. The holier than thou attitudes. It happened in Mesopotamia. It happened with Napolean, Julius Caeser and with Alexander the Great. The quest for power, control and to be better than everyone else, thinking that we ARE better than everyone else. Wanting something and feeling… [Read More]

National Donut Day is upon us: freebies and recipes

30 donut recipes

Tomorrow is the big day! My children have literally been asking me when National Donut Day is since last year. Mind you, we eat donuts throughout the year, but for some reason, this “holiday” resonates with them. So I’ll pick up our carpool clan and we’ll hit up Dunkin’ before school. Wondering where you can… [Read More]

My kids gave me a reminder today

all about perspective and looking up

I’m driving a Toyota Sienna this week and the kids are in awe of the double sunroofs. We had them in our old Acura but not in our current Nissan. Apparently, they miss it. Who knew? I’ve been sort of cranky these past few days. I’m not sure if it’s the let down after all… [Read More]

Burn Boot Camp Update: One Month In

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Y’all, it’s happening. I’m turning into one of those crazy work-out people. I’ve never been a huge exercise person. Yes, I do it because I want to stay healthy, but I’ve never been super regimented about it. I worked out in college…sometimes. I used to walk a lot at night. After kids, I joined the… [Read More]

OMG, I joined a boot camp

Legs Like Jello

Jello. My legs currently feel like Jello. Yesterday, I squatted them into obliteration. Then this morning we ran, kicked, squatted, jumped and ran some more. Thank the heavenly father for the grocery cart. If not for that, I would have had to to crawl out of the grocery store after making a quick stop for… [Read More]

How the flu almost made me crazy

I have laundry to switch out but I’m avoiding it. I mean, it’s literally 10 feet away from me, but I’m pretending it’s not there. Call it laziness. Call it avoidance. Either way, I just don’t feel like it. Last Thursday, I picked up the boy child from school to find he had a 102… [Read More]