Help Olympic Athletes support future Olympians #EveryStep #Olympics #sochi

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Nine U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Nine programs in need. A $500,000 donation from Citi. You help decide where it goes with just a click. That's what Citi's Every Step of the Way program is all about, in a nutshell. Olympic athletes supporting programs to help others train and become the next Olympic athletes. This post ...

Oral Health Tips for Children’s Dental Health Month #ncdhm #giveaway

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I have heard from many places in recent years that oral health is the doorway to overall health.  It makes sense when you think about it.... the mouth is kind of the doorway to the body... and if that's got issues, chances are, those issues aren't going to stay exclusive with our mouth.  We all ...

Toy storage that makes cleaning up fun! ($150 Prize Pack #Giveaway)

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A while back, I lost my mind.  I think it was the eleventy billionth LEGO brick I stepped on, or maybe it was the fourteen thousandth article of doll clothing/accessories I found under my pillow.  The toys are taking over my house and it has.to.stop. Toy storage needs to be stepped up. I love my kids. ...

Black Bean Veggie Wrap makes brown bagging fun!

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So now that my oldest has officially gone meat free, and is living as a vegetarian, I'm finding meatless lunches are a little bit (not tons) more challenging to pack.  The girl who loved ham and cheese won't eat the ham anymore and I'm left trying to make sure she's getting her protein in.  She REALLY loves ...

Weight Watchers Friendly Lentil Soup

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Simple Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Lentil Soup This soup is a delicious vegan recipe, but it can be altered easily to suit the cook’s tastes.  Beef or chicken stock can be substituted for the water.  Pieces of ham can be added for a delicious option.  Another tasty addition is a dollop of sour cream ...

Buffalo Chicken Bites Recipe

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We love hot sauce in our family.  Or rather, most of us do.  My husband and my older 2 kids would eat buffalo wings every day of the week if I let them.  Given that this wouldn't be a healthy option for anyone, that doesn't happen.  But I do try to think of ways to ...

St. Patrick’s Day Surprise Inside Cupcake Recipe

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St. Patrick's Day Surprise Inside Cupcakes – Green icing with sprinkles   Ingredients: 1 Box of white cake mix 1 Container of whipped white frosting 1 Package of green Wilton Colorburst Batter Bits (Amazon.com or Target carries them) 1 Container Wilton St. Patrick's Day Sprinkles Green food coloring (find natural food coloring) Bowl Spatula Cupcake pan Cupcake liners Icing decorating tip (optional)       Instructions: Step 1: Preheat your oven to ...

One fish two fish Recipes and Crafts for Dr. Seuss Birthday

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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish  Here is one of Dr. Seuss' classic books- One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.  I have pulled together some snack ideas, fun activities and art projects, and a sensory bin for you to enjoy with the story in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd.  ...

The sad Valentine’s Day story about Jenna #Moms4JNJConsumer

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This post about Jenna's sad Valentine's Day story is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. This is ...

Five things I love #DunkinMugUp

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Happy Valentine's Day, my friends!! I can't believe it's this far into 2014. Where does the time go? With the day of love coming tomorrow, it seemed kind of appropriate to talk about things I love. So without further ado, here are 5 things that I love. #1 My family- they are my heart, and nothing matters ...