Sweet potato fries with cinnamon & sugar dipping sauce

Sweet Potato Fries & Dipping Sauce

I LOVE sweet potato fries, especially when they come with a delicious dip! Sweet potato fries with cinnamon & sugar dipping sauce Our kids love to help me make this because it is just about impossible to NOT do it correctly, which means that those little hands can make mistakes and no one will know!…

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teaching kids to create their own fun

Teaching kids to create their own fun

                 It is so important for us to continue teaching kids to create their own fun. What does that look like to you? Kids need unstructured play time.   This means that you just let them play, without electronics, without a planned activity, without instructions.   It encourages…

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Board with Chores Make them fun again!!

Board with Chores?

I love to motivate our kids to do chores. I currently use my chore basket as a fun way to have our kids helping with chores, without having to worry about a chore chart.  The kids have their age-appropriate chores (you can see that list here). Here are two more ways to make chores fun:…

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back to school sickness

6 ways to CUT DOWN on back to school sickness

Did you know that school-aged children get 8-12 colds per year, according to CNN?   The cold accounts for 22 millions missed days of school!   Crazy, right?  Other than the obvious… good hand-washing, here are a few more tips to keep the germs from spreading from the classroom to your house. 1- Get them moving! Regular…

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Bread Pudding recipe

Bread Pudding Recipe

Fall is all around us… School is back in session, leaves are falling, the air feels cool & crisp in the mornings. Lets warm up with this Bread Pudding…

5 ways to get your kids excited about homework

5 ways to get your kids excited about homework

Today I am sharing 5 ways to get your kids excited about homework.   Why?  Because now that the excitement of the first day of school has passed and the harsh reality of the daily routine has taken effect, sometimes it can be tough for kids to be motivated to tackle homework. Sure, it gets done,…

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10 things to keep in your purse

10 things to KEEP in your purse

I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Verizon Wireless and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The Softcard related content is provided by Verizon Wireless. The opinions on this blog are my own. Call it what you want… purse, handbag, shoulder bag… its all the same thing,…

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share your FB photos

5 creative ways to share your Facebook photos

Here are 5 creative ways to share your Facebook pictures.    1- Make a digital Photo book!   This is really easy and fun.  You can just download the app on Facebook- Photopad.   It will let you turn your FB photos into a digital book to share with family and friends.  You can watch a…

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10 things you need to throw away right now!

Top 10 things to throw away

There are things in our home that need to be tossed or donated right now! Go through this list and decide what you can do to clear out your house today.

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Best clothes for chilly mornings & warm afternoons

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review” Right now is that time of year where our kids are waking up to the chilly morning weather, but coming home from school in the warm heat of there afternoon.   It is hard to know how to…

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5 post workout snacks

5 post-workout snacks

Today I am sharing 5 post-workout snacks that I know you will love (these are perfect for before or after your child’s sports game or practice, too!)


Fall Flavors & a pin it party

Each week I pick a favorite pin that was shared the week before. This week I chose this fall foods roundup from  Jornie.com. Now it is time to join the party with myself & my friends: Paula @ Beauty Through Imperfection Kristi @ Klover House Gabby @ MamaGab **Before you pin, I just want to make…

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