Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets

School Lunch boxes don't have to be packed with the same old thing day after day... mix it up a little and make something new to surprise your kids. Goldfish Crusted chicken nuggets with a side of ranch are just the thing! Crunchy, flavorful, and delicious warm or cold you are sure to only find [...]

Lunchbox Snack Printables


This post is sponsored by Snack Pack®. We are BACK TO SCHOOL!! Another summer is in the books, and a new year of learning has begun. So many times my kids, who all love school, miss the "fun" of summer- when there's more time to do silly shaped sandwiches, or we have time to sit [...]

Let’s make the roads safer for everyone


Every day more than 500 children lose their lives in traffic crashes globally. Thousands are injured.   Every. Single. Day. As a mom, it's horrifying that so many children lose their lives. As a human being, it's horrifying that so many children lose their lives. Families are changed forever in an instant with every one of [...]

Working In The Restaurant Industry Made Me A Better Employee

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was 25 years old, my life turned upside down. I broke off a long term relationship and was laid off from my cushy office job a few weeks later. I felt confused, [...]

Creamy Bacon Ranch Dip


It's football season!! Woo hoo!!  Let's go Patriots! Nothing says fun like watching a great football game... especially with fabulous snacks like this creamy bacon ranch dip. 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature 8 oz sour cream 1 C. shredded cheddar cheese 3/4 C. bacon crumbles 1 ranch seasoning packet #1. Combine all [...]

Simple but pretty hairstyle for back to school


 With 2 girls who are always wanting to look cute and trendy, we do a lot of hair in this house.  Sometimes I can pull things off. Others, not so much. I like to keep an "aresenal" of simple but pretty hairstyles that take a few moments of time that also look put together and [...]

Back To School Tips To Keep Busy Families Connected


Back to School means back to our regular old routine. Setting alarm clocks, a quick breakfast and then everyone heading off to school. Being a busy family and being able to stay connected no matter where you are is important to me. Especially with kids in sports and after school activities, I like knowing how and where they [...]

Mango Pineapple Slushie


The kids are going back to school.  They are.  I love them. I adore them. I'm really ready for them to be back in school. I have almost zero time to myself for the whole summer, and while that has it's ups, it also takes its toll on me. I'm ready to do a few [...]

Five Fun Activities That Get Kids Dirty! #MyFilthiestPlay


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Maytag for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was a kid, my mom was very much about how we looked. We were not allowed out of the house unless we were clean and pressed and looked like the Cleaver family! Let me [...]

Six Tips For Choosing A Hotel #ClubCarlsonAmbassador

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I was asked to participate in the #ClubCarlsonAmbassador, sponsored by Club Carlson. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. One of my favorite things to do in this world is travel. I love to see and experience different cultures, meet new people and try new cuisines. When I am planning a trip, [...]

Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers


We are officially at back-to-school week!  Soccer started last night, practice again Tues/Thurs, school starts Weds, soccer game Saturday, gymnastics starts Monday.  My husband is coaching soccer and life is promising to be busier than ever this fall.  Busy Back to school days could use some shortcuts on time without sacrificing flavor in your meals. [...]