Simple, Easy, Fast Breakfast Ideas for Busy Families… #PlatefullCoOp #spon

Fast Breakfast Ideas Nutella

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the products to share my breakfast ideas with you. Opinions given are my own. As you can imagine life with six kiddos can be something short of chaos.  I usually make gourmet breakfasts on the weekends, but the week days are… 

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Birthdays: A year in review…


August 28 Princess Birthday September 3rd Momma’s Birthday September 23rd Cheerleaders Birthday September 27th Piper’s Big Day October 2nd The Big 17 October 5th Our Littlest Princess October 25th Daddy’s Birthday (Warrior Theme) December 31st My son’s Birthday Shwoo and that is a wrap!  Happy 2014 Folks, 2013 was a blast!

Family Time: Christmas Tree Decorating 2013


December 1st and we are finally getting our tree up.  It has been event after event so we are just a bit behind.  We barely unboxed our tree and fluffed the branches when the kiddos couldn’t wait to get under it.. The next step was PapaBear and JBear’s job…  Hanging up the lights.  I just sat… 

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What I’ve Learned: Her First Cheer Competition


Bright and early Sunday Morning we were up and at it.  It is my cheerleaders second year, but her first competition.  One of our Cheer Moms opened up her home to 11 of our girls, 12 parents and one photo bombing little brother We all brought something yummy to eat breakfast casseroles, tamales,  juices, fruit… 

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Helping Your House Cope with Winter

Reno Snow Day 21811

As the famous TV show Game of Thrones states, ‘winter’s coming’. Reports in the news recently have suggested that this winter could be one of the harshest for some time in the UK. Experts have warned that both below average temperatures and above average snowfall are expected, with Scotland bound to bear the brunt of it. This type of extreme cold can put an enormous amount of… 

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How am I SMILING IT FORWARD™ with Tylenol #SmilingItForward #ad

Smiling after Cast

I’m SMILING IT FORWARD™ because… life is crazy and we could use the help. This weekend has been an eventful one to say the least. Friday began with PapaBear on an ambulance ride to ER. An overnight stay for observation. A Birthday party the next day for our two year old. Then came Monday which wasn’t bad until PapaBear stopped feeling better. … 

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Be a Better Parent to a Teenager. Is our fault they are acting this way?


We all want to raise intelligent, healthy off spring who would one day leave the nest and raise children of their own. It is definitely a handful when you think about it, especially if you don’t know the fundamental forces behind controlling and regulating a teenager’s abhorrent behavior. Nature vs Nurture  When we deal with something as… 

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Wordless Wednesday – Capitan Morgan with a view….


My kiddos doing their best Captain Morgan pose at Audrey Harris Park in Reno, NV.    It is up on a hill with an awesome view. Here is my Minnie Me just throwing striking a pose. Here is my family for a impromptu portrait with a view.   Happy Wordless Wednesday friends…Comment and Link up… 

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Blood Drives and Vampires at the Nevada Women’s Expo

Peter Facinelli and my oldest daughter

Blood Drives and Vampires at the Nevada Women’s Expo… Today began the Nevada Women’s Expo here in Reno; hundreds of exhibitors and hundreds of people.  I always intend to make it, but this time I made for sure we were there.  Why?  Well for the first batch of folks to donate blood were VIP’s at… 

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Tips For Raising More Charitable Children

Children become more charitable when they believe that their actions have impact. A few small, yet tangible ideas, put into action early on in life, can set the stage for a more charitably spirited and rewarding future. 1.  Pass it On Nothing is better than receiving a completely unexpected, delightful, surprise.  Next time when you are at your favorite coffee shop with your… 

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