Spaghetti with Chicken & Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with chicken

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla. The opinions and text are all mine. Every year my kids get excited to celebrate Mother’s Day and start asking what I would like as a gift. What they don’t realize is they make every day special for me. If I had to… 

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Don’t Give Up Until The Kids Buckle Up

Don't Give Up Till They Buckle Up

Got Tweens? They aren’t little kids anymore and want to be treated differently. But here’s one rule I have that is NEVER up for debate – the car doesn’t move until everyone is wearing a seat belt.  It is the same rule I have for anyone who enters my car.  We say it and buckle… 

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Mountain Monster Party


Our girls have always been interested in silly things like Bigfoot aka. pink foot.  I mean I did April fools them when a big ol’ foot print in our yard and did a post about exotic Sasquatch Jerky.  So it was no surprise to anyone when we discovered a new show called Mountain Monsters.  This show follows a… 

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Choosing Health A Care Plan

Choosing a Health care Plan

This is a sponsored post.  My opinions regarding choosing a health care plan are my own. I count my blessings every day that my husband has a job which helps us with health insurance.  Even with that help we pay over $600 a month and we have been shopping to see if it would be… 

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Keep in Touch with Unlimited Talk Text and Data #Thankful4Savings #CollectiveBias #ad

unlimited talk text and data

 This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions, including those about the unlimited talk text and data are mine alone. Right now we are working to get our oldest to college. Two things that are always on my mind how much it is going to cost us and how can… 

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Veteran’s Day 2014: A Tribute to My Father

Marine Corp Sgt. Stanley E. Collins

Our US Military has always held a special place in my heart, specially our soldiers.  Many in our family have proudly served for generations in all branches of the military for years.  On Veteran’s Day I tend to reminisce more, I think it is most special to me because my father served in the Marine… 

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Reading to Your Preschooler

Reading with your Preschooler

Is your child starting preschool this year? If so, your child is on an exciting path filled with learning and growing. Your preschooler will learn important skills that will serve as a foundation for their educational career. One of these skills has to do with reading. Your preschooler will receive instruction on the basics of… 

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Hiking Trails: National Wildlife’s 2014 Fall Hike & Seek™ Schedule

Hiking Trails

Growing up I was always enjoying the great outdoors. On the weekends you could almost guarantee if we weren’t at home we were fishing at Walker River, Camping at the Reservoir or Swimming at Walker Lake. We knew that adventurous spirit was just built into us on the day my little brother and I took… 

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