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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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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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Latest Posts

Cirque Italia is coming to Sanford, Florida 3/8-3/11

February 26, 2018 | No Comments

Sponsored Post Next weekend, I am excited to attend Cirque Italia at the Seminole Towne Center (just a short drive across the bridge from Volusia County).   Cirque Italia now has two traveling shows and for the first time ever, the new Gold Unit is coming to Sanford, FL! With it’s state of the art […]

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Shamrock Slow Falling Busy Bottle ~ Great For Sensory Play

February 22, 2018 | No Comments

Shamrock Slow Falling Busy Bottle There are some days that I would just love it if my kids could be calm for 15-20 minutes so that I could do things around the house without the fear that they are going to get into something or do something that they aren’t supposed to. They like sensory […]

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Dublin Coddle ~ Perfect St. Patty’s Day Dish

February 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

This Dublin Coddle is so good, you will want to serve it more often than just St. Patrick’s Day.  What is a Dublin Coddle you ask?  Typically, a Dublin Coddle is a stew-like Irish comfort food designed to use up leftovers and made with things such as salty bacon, sausages, and potatoes. Ingredients: 4 cups […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Bark That The Kids Will Love!

February 18, 2018 | 2 Comments

This is so good, that it should be made year round, but I thought it was perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. My kids love Lucky Charms, so this is a huge hit! 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 cups green candy melts 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 cup marshmallow cereal (we chose Lucky Charms) Green […]

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8 Tips For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation In Your School or Workplace

February 16, 2018 | No Comments

First off I want to say that first and foremost my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  I cannot possibly imagine what they are going through.  Over the last couple of days, I’ve found myself thinking of the kids […]

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3 Kid-Friendly Healthy Veggie Recipes to Try in 2018

February 11, 2018 | 1 Comment

Kids are incredibly picky eaters. They have the opinion on what they want or don’t want to eat. There may be no apparent logic to this, but it can make cooking a balanced, healthy food a real challenge.  You need to put some fun into the equation when it comes to cooking nutritious food that […]

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5 Chinese New Year Traditions To Start This Year

February 11, 2018 | 26 Comments

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. As the kids get older I love starting new traditions that we can have fun with and learn about new cultures.  So, imagine my delight when I found out that Friday, February 16th is the beginning of the Chinese […]

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Make Your Own Candy Hearts For Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

These are so easy and SO Delicious!  Make some this weekend, just in time for Valentine’s Day Ingredients/materials- Wilton plastic heart candy mold Light pink, white and light Cocoa Wilton candy melts Valentine sprinkles Decorating bags Directions- 1. In three separate small microwave safe container’s, melt 1/2 cup of each color candy melt on 50 […]

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Mulberry Paper Rose Tutorial Flower Craft

February 6, 2018 | No Comments

Mulberry Paper Rose Tutorial Flower Craft Project This Mulberry Paper Rose tutorial is an easy craft that you can use for everything from scrapbooking and gift decorations to bridal headpieces and bouquets.  There are many more way to use them, but those are the most popular. Supplies needed: 1. Mulberry paper 2. Craft glue or […]

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7 Tips To Help You Refocus That “Mom Brain”

February 5, 2018 | No Comments

Moms know that “mom” brain is….that time of the morning when you are rushing to get your kids around to school and you leave the house without even thinking of yourself.  Your hair is awry, you may or may not still be in your pajamas and low and behold, at times you may have even […]

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