Autumn Overnight Oats

Autumn Overnight Oats

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"Mama, there's a beautiful wind outside!" My daughter reported last week. "Those are the breezes of October," I informed her. A phrase that my youngest sister coined when she was six years old and that has stuck with our...
Yes I said it, I sleep trained my kids.  I did, and frankly I am proud of it! I should say “we” did, because my husband and I made the choice together. Here’s why we made that choice and...
  Congratulations, Mamas! We've made it through the first month or so of school and are standing on the edge of the Fall season. Most of us are still rocking our routine with the first of the school year enthusiasm....
Mamma, so much is on our plates and sometimes with our busy schedules it is hard to fit everything in.  Making an elaborate, healthy dinner can be quite a chore sometimes. It is even harder when we are rushing...
Summer is upon us, Ladies! Whether you are dreading it, willing it to get here more quickly, or scrambling to line up child care, one thing is for sure - children, the nation over, will soon find themselves with...
My oldest turned nine recently, and one of his gifts (perhaps his favorite) was a new bike. This bike was the catalyst to an even greater gift I am giving him… one that he doesn’t know about… and it...

Sing it, Mamas!

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On a recent family day out to a local theme park that specializes in animals, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised to find that while the kids loved seeing all the animals in the “wild,” that wasn’t what...
Growing up I had a close friend who swam competitively. She and her four brothers all swam on the same team. At the time, I felt sorry for her because she wasn’t allowed to choose her own sport or activity. Now as an...
Some of my favorite memories growing up took place splashing in pools and jumping ocean waves. We would swim and swim until our fingers were all pruny and we were exhausted but deliriously happy. It is one of the...
Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental illness in the US and affect 40 million adults. I was an anxious child, an anxious young adult, and now I am an anxious mother. Or rather, I am a mother who focuses...
Three of the biggest challenges facing busy moms are: Staying organized Making sure the family is eating healthy meals And coming up with a little extra money for all those extra expenses that come with children! (from t-ball registration to...
If you are anything like me, every January 1st I write the same resolution for the new year: get healthier and more active. I do pretty well in January, in February I start to slip, and by March or April...

Holiday Survival Guide 2016

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I love turkey dinner with all the fixings, tinsel, Home Alone, fake snow and holiday music as much as the next person, but unfortunately life doesn’t always imitate art. For many people, especially families with school aged or younger...
I can always tell my toddler is getting a cold when she gets extra cranky and then extra snuggly. She spends lots of time with other kids, from play dates to the playground, so she is going to get...

Living in the Moment

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A friend posted this quote last night on Facebook: The biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make. … I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment...

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Orlando Theme Park Guide

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Theme parks and Orlando. They are one in the same! For every tourist and local, we all want to know the best tips and suggestions to make the theme park experience the BEST!

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