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Parenting After 40

After fostering for 2 years, I became a forever mom to Morgan and Mason at 42.  I always wanted kids, but I never thought that I would end up here at this point in my life.  At 45, I’m still single and enjoying my crazy, fun filled life with toddlers and infants.  But hey, they […]

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Florida Life

Originally from Indiana, I moved to Florida in 1999 and have lived in Volusia County, Florida ever since.  I love everything about Florida:  the beach, the sunshine, the people and the lifestyle.   Just a short drive from Daytona Beach and Orlando, we truly have the best of both worlds.

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Getting Healthy

I am on a path to a healthy life style and while not completely there, I’m working through it slowly but surely.  For me, this means cutting out my sugary sodas and substituting with water and tea.  It also means cooking at home more and eating high protein, low carb, no sugar foods that follow […]

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Reviews

I love getting things to review in the mail and helping to spread the word about things that I use and own. As a regular Amazon and online purchaser, I am a big believer in the power of reviews. Very rarely do I buy something without reading the reviews first. All of my reviews are […]

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Howl-O-Ween Giveaway Hop ~ Win a $10 Target Gift Card

October 2, 2018 | No Comments

I have partnered with a great group of bloggers to bring you a fun giveaway hop just in time for Halloween. Enter today for your chance to win a $10 Target Gift Card. While you’re here, be sure to check out all of these other great giveaways. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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$250 Creeptacular Cash Event

October 1, 2018 | No Comments

Are you ready to win big during our Creeptacular $250 Cash giveaway event celebrating all things Halloween? You have the option of choosing between $250 PayPal Cash OR a Gift Card of choice! This event was organized by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by fabulous bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop […]

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Live Your Life To The Fullest After 40

September 24, 2018 | No Comments

Once you turn 40 you start to see life in a whole new way. Many of you may have raised your kids into teenagers or adults who are making their first steps into the world and now you have the opportunity to focus on yourself and enjoy the life you couldn’t in your 30s. Being […]

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How To Make Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup To Prevent Cold and Flu

September 24, 2018 | No Comments

Elderberry Syrup rose in popularity last year after the flu became so widespread.  Unfortunately, I didn’t hear about it until after being diagnosed with the flu. Elderberries naturally contain A, B, and C and stimulate the immune system. Israeli researchers found that the complex sugars in elderberries support the immune system in fighting cold and […]

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Southwest Egg Muffin ~ Keto Friendly

September 12, 2018 | No Comments

Southwest egg muffin This Southwest inspired egg muffin is full of flavor and nutrition!  Keto Friendly and great for any Keto Lifestyle INGREDIENTS 6 eggs ¼ cup skim milk 1 cup chopped baby spinach 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes 1 cup diced ham 1 Avocado, diced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and diced ½ tsp. […]

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Southwest Inspired Instant Pot Taco Pasta Recipe

September 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

Instant Pot Taco Pasta In my family, we love anything that is Southwest inspired so this Instant Pot Taco Recipe is a huge hit with my family.  I love that is so delicious that they don’t even realize that they are eating veggies. Ingredients: 1 box macaroni (16 oz.) 1 lb ground beef 80/20 1 […]

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Mickey Jack O Lantern Cookies

September 11, 2018 | 1 Comment

Mickey Mouse Jack O Lantern Sugar Cookies Ingredients:  1 C of unsalted sweet cream butter, softened 1 1/2 C Powder sugar 1tsp vanilla 1 egg 3 C of flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cream of tarter Cookie Cutter: Mickey head Icing ingredients 4 egg whites 1/2 tsp cream of tarter 1/2 tsp vanilla […]

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Activities and/or Apps to Help Your Child Learn to Write

September 11, 2018 | No Comments

Activities and/or Apps to Help Your Child Learn to Write There are lots of fun activities and apps available, to help your child learn to write. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Story Time Reading (or listening to) stories is a great way for younger kids to start building their writing skills. Pick out […]

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Getting Your Kids Into Sports for the Sake of Their Development

September 9, 2018 | No Comments

Photo Credit We are all well aware that our kids need to participate in exercise for the sake of their physical wellbeing. Regular and thorough exercise can help to ensure that they are always in good shape, have good stamina levels, and avoid obesity. However, it’s important to bear in mind that sport can have […]

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How to Fine Tune Your Childs Fine Motor Skills

September 3, 2018 | No Comments

How to Fine Tune Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills Whether your child is in kindergarten or in his (or her) second year of school, it’s important to spend ample time working on fine motor skills.   Doing a few simple things at home, regardless of the time of year, helps to give children a boost with […]

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