Enchilada Quinoa Recipe

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! We're going super simple for our dinner plan for the holiday- we love to eat on this fun foodie holiday, but we do also have gymnastics twice on Tuesdays and simply don't have a lot of time to cook. This Enchilada Quinoa recipe  will be quick and easy, plus easy to eat ...

Enter the Chiquita Jingle Contest! #ChiquitaSingOff

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chiquita Bananas for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Chiquita is reintroducing the legendary Chiquita Jingle... the one I grew up with, and chances are, you did too.  To celebrate the reintroduction, they are holding the Chiquita Jingle Contest.  All you need to enter are yourself ...

Orange Peel Flower Bird Feeder

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Who says you need to spend big bucks on fancy birdfeeders? The truth is, you can create your own fun and frugal feeders from items you already have around your home. Take a look below at how with a few simple supplies, we created an orange peel flower bird feeder that is full of whimsy. ...

Kitchen Cleaning Hacks #ThisIsHowIClean

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Life with kids can get pretty messy sometimes. Heck, life in general is messy sometimes. But with these easy cleaning hacks from Clorox, you'll be done picking up one mess just in time to catch the next one rolling in!   Kitchen Cleaning Hacks To Keep Life Easy and Fun Life with kids is always interesting. Never boring, ...

School Lunch Hero Day is May 1st

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School Lunch Hero Day is Friday, May 1st.  Inspired by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the popular LUNCH LADY graphic novel series (these are awesome books.  Very funny, and great for so many ages), this is an opportunity for students to thank their school cafeteria staff with handmade cards, banners and special recognition.  Lots of ...

Four Steps To Choosing the Right Mother’s Day Gift #Shopswell #Giveaway

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Mother's Day is coming.  Super soon.  (Just so you know, it's also my birthday this year...sometimes that's kind of fun). Most of us either want to celebrate being a mom, or celebrate our own moms.  But how do you find the right gift? If you don't have suggestions from the mom in your life but ...

Join us for the #SpreadtheLove #TwitterParty 4/30! #UltraHug

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. There is something so special about a hug between a mom and her baby. Those first moments with my own sweet babies are ones I will forever treasure. New HUGGIES® Snug & Dry Ultra help harness ...

Six Road Safety Tips For Kids #SaveKidsLives #Safies

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As a parent of  elementary school kids, I look back on when mine were babies and I have to giggle. When the kids were babies, we took such extreme care to be sure they were safe. If we only knew then what we know now! Keeping a baby safe is a piece of cake compared ...

Free Willy, Underdogs and my Mom #PutYourHearttoPaper

My mom and me, circa 1979? and probably the last photo taken of us together.

Mother’s Day is in a few weeks. This year, as with many years, it’ll also be my birthday. A day of celebration, and a day of remembrance. Like so many others, it’s a bittersweet day. Celebrating my own motherhood, with my own children, but missing my mom, and missing the relationship my kids would have ...

Italian Chopped Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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For a summer meal that’s fun to make and easy to eat (no more wrestling with large, leafy pieces of lettuce) try an Italian Chopped Salad. Each forkful is a delight, with bite-size pieces of chicken, salami, cheese, olives, and vegetables. Tossed with a homemade balsamic dressing right before serving, this salad will be a ...