Gluten-Free: For the Love of Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker Gluten-Free

Betty Crocker® has come out with a few new gluten-free products which I just have to rave about (even though I am not getting paid to do so.) However, if anyone from Betty Crocker® reads this, they are welcome to send some free samples our way. This past week we celebrated my son’s tenth birthday. We had the birthday party at our local gym which has a kid’s facility with a large play room, bounce house, various games like Foosball and basketball, a large climbing structure with slides, and a ...

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Grey cowboy boots with sparkle

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I know some girls dream of princes I dream of Frye cowboy boots for women. I know that Frye boots promotion hardly ever come up. I am honestly not sure where this boot problem came from since I lived most of my life in Florida and we didn't wear boots. I can tell you I fell in love with these boots. The problem was they are expensive. They were so much money that after turning over to look at the price I put them down like they were on fire. Then I picked them up and asked to try them on. I ...

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A Gold Medal for My Gluten Free Dinner


Katherine: I am a Stay at Home Mom. I have been married to my husband for 11 years and have a son who just turned 10. I have recently been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and have started cooking gluten-free for my family, which has been an enormous adventure and learning experience and I am eager to share all of my discoveries and tips with other families. Our family is not only gluten free; we are also living with autism. My son has autism and seizure disorder, and we have been very involved ...

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Ask A Marathon Mommy – Running with Asthma: Just Breathe


Last summer, I developed a respiratory illness that I couldn't shake. It started with a cold that traveled into my chest, and it kept getting worse and worse. I had a tight cough that kept me awake at night. My chest hurt. And after about two weeks, I was struggling to take a deep breath. I had no energy. My friends told me that I looked pale and sickly. Everything felt off. I was alarmed enough to visit a walk-in clinic on a Sunday afternoon. I'd had similar respiratory illnesses in the past ...

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Ask a Nurse: Not Tonight, Dear…


Not tonight, dear... Before I get into the subject of headaches, I want to thank Madame Deals for having me as her featured health writer for one year this month! I can hardly believe it has been that long already! You dear readers have been with me through the death of several ones dear to my heart and blessed me with your comments and readership! I am beginning another journey in a few short days. You may remember my post on zero deductible  healthcare where I described my experience as a ...

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Ask A Marathon Mommy: Sweet Sixteen


Yesterday was a big day - my group's 16 mile training run! It was really a beautiful run. Most of it was through a lovely state park, and we got to watch the sun rise as we ran across the pier. I must admit, I was quite intimidated at the thought of a 16 mile run. After all, the half marathon two weeks ago was the longest distance I'd run yet, and I really struggled with the last couple of miles. How could I possibly add on another 3 miles? But much to my surprise, yesterday's run was ...

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DIY Hair Detangler Spray

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My daughter was born with hair just like mine but she also came with a sensitive scalp. Our hair is like cotton, I can shampoo and condition her hair before bed and by morning it is one big cotton ball. So since she has a sensitive scalp and does not like my method of brushing it thru, we have forever been indebted to hair detangler. Yes over the years, I have found that the stuff at the Dollar Store isn't half bad but even that adds up after a while. So today I finally decided to venture into ...

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Lancome Visonnaire Review

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If you could lock someone up for wanted to many beauty products I would be the first one in jail. I have age spots and I hate them. I can't get rid of them. I am trying to do so with over the counter ideas. I decided that I would try Lancome Visionnaire. They had this awesome free gift with the lipstick color I wanted and a facial lotion. I figured I would try their product that touts a dramatic difference. I want a stay at home age spot corrector.   I bought mine using ...

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Ask a Make Up Artist: Tips to Save Money on Brand Name Cosmetics Part 2

Note: This article is a follow up article, checkout part 1 here. Tip #5 = Just because it’s more expensive, does NOT mean the quality is better! The Cosmetics Industry as a whole, profits LUCRATIVELY from this concept (which, by the way, is entirely FALSE). We all know that “good things are never cheap and cheap things are never good,” but realize that the hefty retail price tag of the make up counters has mostly to do with the advertising, overhead (paying employees, incentive trips, travel ...

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Ask A Marathon Mommy: Writer’s Block


Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in mental health, substance abuse, and child welfare. "I tried my hand at being a work at home mom, but in 2009 I decided that being a stay at home mom is what works best for me and my family, at least for now. As my kids like to say, I'm "The Boss" of the family, which includes my husband of 9 years, two daughters (ages 4 and 6), and a giant goldfish named Princess Leia. My girls are beautiful and curious and wild and exhausting, ...

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