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August 10, 2017

Easy Way To Support Your Child’s School

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The alarm goes off. Beep, beep, beep, beep, doesn’t the person near the alarm hear it turn it off? You are downstairs making breakfast. You are also packing lunch at the same time because you decided to take a sneak peek at what they packed and decided it looked more like a snack for a movie than a lunch option. You go to your pantry, and there sits your haul from Costco. Who doesn’t love Costco? You find everything you need there at a price that can’t be beaten. You are also proud of yourself for the value you have gotten from your tightly stretched dollars. You even figured out a way to make those dollars go further.

You are the mastermind of paying it forward on a limited budget.Continue reading

August 3, 2017

How To Get Your Kids To Eat Lunch

I am a Fruit Shoot mom this is a post written by me on their behalf because my children drink them so often I sought employment with the company. I am disclosing my relationship with the brand if you knew me in real life you would know we are in a relationship with them because we are always drinking them.

Do you often wonder what food to pack on your kids lunch boxes just to make sure they will eat them? Read my tips and secret on how to get your kids to eat lunch.

I just found a backpack with a lunch box inside. I couldn’t help but find it. The smell preceded its location. It was a lunch that must be a week old. I am fairly certain I could sell it. Don’t they use mold in medicines these days?

This isn’t the first time I have come to a lunch that wasn’t eaten. In fact, it happens all the time. I am sure you have also encountered the lunch that lives on long after its life expectancy. I know you understand what it feels like to get a whiff of that bag, and then you contemplate if it would be best just to toss it. You decide instead to throw it in the dishwasher. Then you smell it again, and in desperation you let it go to lunch box heaven. I know how to avoid this!

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How to Help Military Members as They Transition to Civilians

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Walmart and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

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How to Help Military Members as They Transition to Civilians

The night was quiet and seemingly ordinary. The moon was on full display as it reflected on my window. I was awake reading with my tiny lamp beside my bed. My husband was asleep next to me. I was at peace.

I began to remember nights that weren’t like this.

I thought about the nights when I slept alone. I read all night long because I was worried about where my husband was, and I was concerned about what he was doing. I wasn’t even sure exactly where in the world he was.Continue reading

May 21, 2017

100 Things to Do This Summer

Chase the Boredom Blues Away With These 100 Things to do This Summer


The kids have not even been out of school for 2 weeks and already they are “bored”. In my house, that word is not tolerated. It will get to a point in the day that I am assigning chores for everyone time they say it. I wanted to skip the hassles of previous summer and give them fun simple options that will keep them entertained every day of summer vacation. We have put together a list of 100 things to do this summer. This way I can save my sanity and they won’t be spending their whole summer in punishment. Now when I think that the dreaded words, “I’m Bored”, will utter their lips,I can pick something from the list and our day is full of fun.

 100 Things to Do This Summer

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