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Working Moms Who Travel Over the last two years I’ve traveled more in my life than I ever had and all while being a mommy of two. Being a working mom who travel’s isn’t really easy but over the last few years I’ve learned a few things that have eased the pain for my kids and for me. Prepare the kids...
With the current state of the economy and many people getting laid off from their job or getting hours cut, budgets for many are getting tighter and tighter. Even if the current economic crisis hasn't much affected you personally, you may still be taking proactive measures to be more frugal. You may be wondering how you can start saving some money...
farina guide
You may have heard about Farina or seen it as an ingredient in a recipe and wondered what it is. Or maybe you are thinking of using it and want more information about its nutrients, characteristics, origins etc. Well, you are in the right place, because in this article I am going to break down Farina and explain the A-Zs...
Hanging Pictures with Toothpaste
  I suck at hanging up pictures. I’m the eye ball it type of gal. Put the nail in and oops, it really isn’t very level. The problem is I can’t always wait for my husband to come home and hang up a new painting or frame I’ve purchased. Besides, if I ask him…he’ll know I bought something new and...
Easy Mouthwatering Pineapple Pancakes
I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for healthy breakfast recipes and ideas. Last week I made homemade freezer French toast sticks, a big hit with my kids. I try to mix it up and not serve the same breakfast every morning. Which is why I’m excited to share a new recipe, using Fruttata Crisps, which are...
I've said this before but I love PBS! My daughter and I like to watch Sid the Science Kid (award-winning) together and this week there are lots of science themes related to the environment! Who Is Sid The Science Kid? If you haven’t watched Sid the Science Kid before, you’re missing out! Sid is an energetic and very inquisitive preschooler who likes...
I've been teaching subject-verb agreement, nouns and possessives, expanded notation and place values. Had you asked me last year if I thought I’d be doing this my answer would have been NO. Except here I am now and I’m learning day-by-day how to best teach my 3rd graders online. Doing The Research For Youtube Use I’m researching new tools, videos, songs...
Teaching 3rd grade is an adventure. Each day I learn something new. I haven’t had one day where something funny doesn’t happen that makes me giggle out loud or brings on a full fledged belly laugh. My team of 3rd grade Michigan Virtual Charter Academy K12 teachers often have me in stitches and when I want to cry because...
No Bake Cookies with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a staple in our home. We use it for making homemade scrubs, for hair masks, to remove makeup and for making no bake cookies. Yes, for making no bake cookies. Coconut oil great to use for baking and cooking because of it’s nutritional benefits. Coconut Oil’s Nutritional Benefits Rich source of lauric acid Good source of healthy fats ...
You might hear a friend say, “I’m not feeling well; I think I’ll take a swig of apple cider vinegar.” That might make you cringe and even gag should you hear someone say this. I can’t remember the television show I was watching but the reality stars all did shots of the vinegar because they were getting sick and...
As promised, I told you I would tell you all about the Shark Steam Cleaner; after trying the Shark Navigator. This was sent to me by the company as a thank you product to review, if I chose to, after attending an event Euro Pro hosted in New York City. Steam cleaning has always appealed to me as an alternative...
Come on the colors are orange and black! I love, love, love Halloween. I love the time of year and the cool fall nights. I love the idea that I don't have to buy gifts and wrap them up for everyone but I can still celebrate and have fun. Goblins, ghosts, and gremlins are part of the fun perhaps...
Sippy cup! Sippy cup! Oh, where is my sippy cup!?! Taking all of my daughters “usual” sippy cups away (bad plastic—evil BPA) and replacing them with this sampler pack of cups that I purchased and some great free ones, per request for this review, left her a little confused. It was for her own good though. Seeing that...
Slow Cooker Recipes Sweet and Sour Chicken
My slow cooker is my saving grace during a busy work week. I use it on a regular basis throughout the year. From soups to stews, I’m always coming up with new recipes and ways to have dinner ready when I get home. Otherwise, it’s too easy to order take-out or just call dinner a bowl of cereal. To...
Traveling for business allows me the experience to try new foods and experience new flavors and combinations of tastes. I always keep my meal bars on hands so I keep my diet on track but I do like to explore new foods and recipes. I had an amazing salad while on the road and from this salad experience I...
I thought I would do a quite review of the Lifefactory glass bottle I recently got hold of. Lifefactory glass bottles are great because you can reuse them and not have to waste plastic. Something I absolutely love. Not only that, but they are obviously BPA free, which is a big issue for me, and my kids, these days. But,...
Earth Day 2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of this official celebratory day. Online you'll find a ton of promotions, Twitter parties and companies giving out coupons, hosting giveaways as well as offline festivals, green cleaning parties and local celebrations.  A month where companies are really trying to make a eco-friendly impact, honor Mother Earth and shine the spotlight on...
cast iron vs stainless steel dutch oven
Dutch overs are a tool I think everyone should have in their kitchen. First of all, you can cook great big stews for those long winters and either serve them up for a few days, or freeze them for those days you don't have time to cook. I do this all the time. However, because dutch ovens are also big, deep...
Nature is the newest trend in skin and hair care - it really has been for a few years now! For years, we've been putting toxic chemicals into our bodies that build up and make us feel tired and sick, regardless of whether we eat them or if they seep through our pores. And people are finally catching on...
DIY Carrot, Avocado and Honey Facial Mask #Beauty #DIY
Making your own DIY natural homemade beauty treatments can be easy and cheap. Often you have the supplies in your kitchen without having to buy anything special. It’s messy. It’s not as convenient as the over the counter “natural” products for tightening your skin, moisturizing and shrinking those pores. It is, however, good for you and you’ll be avoiding...