Avocado Pesto Zoodles: Perfect for the Big Game!

This avocado pesto zoodles recipe was made delicious by Avocados From Mexico as part of the Mom It Forward Network and Avocados From Mexico #AvosInSpace Blog Tour  For more Game Day recipes visit http://avosinspace.com/recipes/ Join the game day conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #AvosInSpace We're at the BIG DAY, you guys Big Game Sunday. [...]

Star Wars Non Candy Valentines: Light Saber Cards

Printable Star Wars Non Candy Valentines- This Mama Loves Blog

We may be one of four families left in the US who haven't seen Star Wars.  It's actually really sad, because we've enjoyed the movies for years, just haven't had the time.  In any case, the kids are enamored with all things Star Wars, and with Valentine's Day coming, want to bring some fun Star [...]

Making Realistic Resolutions


I need to lose weight and get more active, and of course every year my resolution is to eat healthier and exercise more- just like millions of other Americans. But by mid February January ( let's be real here) I have fallen off the healthy wagon. I haven't made realistic resolutions in the past. This [...]

The Exciting Life Of Being A Sous Chef #WorkforceStories

Being A Sous Chef 2

I have been interested in the culinary world for as long as I can remember. My mom was a great cook and my siblings and me learned so much from her. She made many foods from scratch, so we were able to learn many skills when it came to cooking a meal or baking the [...]

Easy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe: Make and Take

Easy oatmeal breakfast bar recipe- This Mama Loves

Breakfast is one of my least favorite things for myself. By the time I get the family fed, I'm doing lunches and making sure people are doing what they need to do to get out the door on time and quite frankly, I'm usually the last one to eat... and often I kind of skip [...]

Wishes and Star Darlings, Disney’s new Tween series

Reading the Wisher's Guide to Starland Piper page

This post is sponsored by Disney Press.  Do you remember the first time you made a wish? It might have been at a birthday, after you blew out some birthday candles.  Maybe it was the first star you saw at night. Many of us have been making wishes in many forms for centuries- and the brand-new [...]

Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Spinach & Cottage Cheese


This tasty Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie is an excellent way to deliver a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to you or your kids. And if they don’t see you add it in they will never know it contains spinach! Fresh fruit adds sweetness and flavor, creating a tasty craveable snack that is much healthier than [...]

One Pot Sausage & Pasta Skillet Meal


Keeping everyone happy for dinner in this house isn't always easy. Keeping myself sane planning dinners in this house isn't always easy. That's why I love finding or creating (or a mix) meals that let me cook once, eat twice. With pasta dishes, it's super simple to toss some extra pasta in a pot to [...]

New Year, New Tech iMac + Kate Spade Giveaway‏


I have a super fun surprise for two of my fabulous readers- I can't even wait! A group of bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you a fabulous giveaway you can't resist! We're giving one precious follower a grand prize of a brand spanking new 21.5" iMac and the second prize winner will receive [...]

Norm of the North Polar Bear Vanilla Puppy Chow Mix Recipe

norm of the north movie inspired vanilla puppy chow mix recipe

Have you seen the previews for Norm of The North movie yet? Every single time it comes on my kids get worked up into a dance frenzy- dancing along with Norm and begging me to take them to see it as soon as it comes out in theaters. This family friendly film will be released [...]

Leftover Ham and Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin with White Wine (Recipe)


One of my favorite things to do is make a huge ham for Christmas dinner- not just for Christmas but for the leftovers.  Comfort foods abound with ham and this recipe is no exception...My family devoured this one tonight and I just had to share! Making this leftover ham recipe in a cast iron skillet is [...]