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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

Southwest Inspired Instant Pot Taco Pasta Recipe

September 12, 2018 | 2 Comments

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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School is in Session… Now What

September 1, 2018 | No Comments

School is in Session… Now What You shopped for supplies. Now, it’s time to wake your children up early each morning and send them off to the classroom. But, that doesn’t mean leaving all the work to their teachers. Here are a few things to consider doing, once school starts, to help ensure your kids […]

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Oh! The Places You’ll Go! $250 Cash Giveaway Event

September 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

Are you ready to win big during our Oh! The Places You’ll Go! $250 Cash giveaway event celebrating back to school? 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, […]

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1st Day of School Giveaway Hop

August 27, 2018 | No Comments

I’m participating in a fun giveaway hop celebrating the 1st Day of School. There are some great prizes and entry is easy. Giveaway ends at midnight on 9/10. My kids recently headed back to school, but I know there are some kids that still a little later. Learning doesn’t end at school, sometimes we need […]

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Tips For Improving your Child’s Reading Skills plus OREO Bookworm Recipe

August 24, 2018 | No Comments

Tips For Improving your Child’s Reading Skills Parents have a huge impact on how well their child reads or not. While every child is different in their ability and interest to read, these tips for improving your child’s reading skills will help any child. I hope that you’ll use these tips with your child and […]

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13 Haunting Halloween Decorations to DIY

August 23, 2018 | No Comments

Do you love Halloween? I love Halloween and decorating for it is one of the highlights of my year. The kids love all of the “spooky” decorations and it’s just so much fun! Here are 13 Haunting Halloween Decorations to DIY. DIY Halloween Movie Yard Sign by Birds and Soap Black Leaf Halloween Wreath by Jest Cafe […]

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