Parmesan Basil Quinoa Salad

Parmesan Basil Quinoa Salad Recipe / This Mama Loves

Parmesan Basil Quinoa Salad Using quinoa in a cold salad for summer time is a great way to mix it up from the expected pasta salads you always see and still have something similar that is really tasty and the people will love. You can make almost any of your favorite pasta salads into a quinoa ...

Thoughtful Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Thoughtful Last Minute Gift Ideas - This Mama Loves

Thoughtful Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas Father’s Day is sneaking up fast! Did you forget to get a gift, or haven’t’ had time to something special? Dad doesn’t want the finest thing money has to offer; he wants to feel loved on his special day. Here are some thoughtful last minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas ...

Summer Survival Tips for Parents

Summer Survival Tips for Parents / This Mama Loves

The kids are home for the summer in just a few days now! While the prospect of 10 weeks with no homework and no scheduled days seems exciting to the kids, it's not quite the same for me as their mom. I need to keep in mind that we'll be doing a lot of activities, ...

Weight Loss Program: Starting Jenny Craig

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I’ve been wanting to get back into being healthier and part of that meant finding a way to be held accountable for doing so. I’m at a lifetime-high weight (or was a week ago, I’ll know tomorrow what the change is if anything) and feeling horrible. I don’t want to sugar coat it (ironic phrase ...

Delicious Dishes Recipes Link Party #24

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Welcome back to the Delicious Dishes Recipe Link Party!   School is O U T for the summer! While we're still adjusting to the bliss of no crazy schedule and activities all day every day, we're loving the relaxed feeling of summer and ready for a lot of fun and some yummy food.  With Fourth of July just ...

Patriotic Pudding Pops

Patriotic Pudding Pops recipe Hero this mama loves

Patriotic Pudding Pops I saw patriotic red, white and blue M&Ms at Target a few weeks ago. I saw other things, but these got me giddy. (The red, white and blue Skittles were also a fun find!). I *am* seeing these available on Amazon and other online retailers but the price is significantly higher than what ...

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe- This Mama Loves

Blueberry Coffee Cake This blueberry coffee cakee is delightful and delicious.  You can substitute other berries if you want but we always go back to the blueberries.  We use ones we pick in our yard!! This is a great dish for potlucks or brunches, too.  Can be made ahead but there's something over the top wonderful ...

Using Credit Card Rewards to Pay for Travel

Using credit card rewards to pay for travel- This Mama Loves blog

This post about using credit card rewards to pay for travel is part of a partnership with American Express and Hilton HHonors.  I’ve been a stay-at-home parent since our oldest was born almost 11 years ago. The first several years, I wasn’t working, so there wasn’t extra income for vacations. Any points or rewards earned from using ...

Delicious Dishes Recipes Link Party #23

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Welcome back to the Delicious Dishes Recipe Link Party!   We are in the final days of school here and things are crazy hectic. Why do so many things happen in the last 2 weeks of school? Projects, presentations, awards assemblies, tryouts for fall sports, end of year shows...the list goes on and on and on... and we ...