A View of my first 5k

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This Saturday was a blast, little bit of hard work, but a blast. The hubby dropped me and Ang off at the Damonte Ranch to begin our walk. She did the whole first mile with me at which time Daddy picked her up and I booked it, but I mananged to take pictures along the… 

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Summer Low-to-No Lactose Recipe and Prize Pack Giveaway

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I’m guessing that many of our kids are starting their summer vacations.  Today was the first day I didn’t have to drop off and pick up three of my kids from three different schools. And so begins the the “I am bored”  & “I am hungry” statements.   How about some lactose free ice pops… 

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Shifting Focus because I’m losing focus.

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Life has a way of leading me around and I’m usually grabbing on and going where it takes me.  After stepping on the scale and seeing it go up for another week and dealing with medical issues, I think it is time for a change.  I don’t want to give up the things in my… 

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Is your body trying to tell you something?

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Have you ever questioned your immune system? I didn’t usually until last week. Monday started out pretty messed up, but I turned my frown upside down and had a nice lunch with my honey, washed and vacuumed the truck and took the babies to the park. If you don’t think that sounds like a big… 

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Holiday Cookie Pop Crafts

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Here is a neat craft.  It is great for the Holidays, not just Christmas either.  I think this would be very neat modified for Valentine’s Day; add hearts and shades of pink. Get a variety of craft supplies at your local craft store. Here are very cute crafts using Cricut.   Family Favorite Treat: Holiday… 

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Happy 22nd Anniversary Honey!

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Over 23 years ago today you walked into my life and made everything clear.   On December 16th, 1986 at 1:00pm we became Man & Wife… I know it hasn’t always been easy, but you stood right there. I love you for your kindness  I love you for your strengths I love that you are… 

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Teaching the value of money and savings to my children…

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  This post was underwritten by BMO Harris Bank, which offers a matching $25 on a new savings account opened for your child through their Helpful Steps for Parents program. Learn more at bmoharris.com/parents.       Growing up I didn’t really understand money.  I knew my Mom needed it to buy my brother and… 

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Wednesday Wamblings – Back to School

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How has your weekend been?  Everyone back to school? This past week was full of running around with all the back to school shopping; clothes, supplies and books for Mom and Dad.  It continued into the weekend starting Friday with my oldest daughter having Cross Country time trials.  She did very well considering it was 95 degrees… 

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Easy and fast recipe from Chef Eisel

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Friday has finally arrived and this particular Friday is a little more momentous than others.  It’s the beginning and brings new meaning to the word busy. Tonight my daughter has her time trials for cross country and in the morning she has to be at a car wash; all day. My son has football practice… 

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Goody Jewel Shine Brush Set Giveaway [Closed]

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    I’m not only Momma Young, I am also The Diva Maker (insert cape here)!!!  We have four girls and one on the way.  That is a whole lot of girls and a whole lot more hair; not including Mommy and Daddy’s.  So when asked to review a product that might wrangle my hairy… 

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Keeping my big family organized during silly season…

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Silly Season?  That is what my husband and I call it.  Seems we timed all our baby’s births right with the following: School Starting; right now three of the kids are in school. Getting school clothes Getting school supplies School sports Birthdays all with in four months and that in includes Mom, Dad, uncles, aunts,… 

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Review – The Write Dudes Writing Utensils Galore.

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This Momma, with her pen fetish, received a lovely box stuffed with pens of all kinds.  There were ball point pens, gel pens, highlighters, pencils, mechanical pencils and grips. Where did I get all the goodies?  From The Write Dudes. The whole family hunkered around this little box of writing joy.  I got the whole… 

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Is my Baby’s Food Caffeinated?

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Do you ever feel like someone spiked your babies formula or food with caffeine?  Oh you laugh, but my 9 month old has been motoring around like there is no tomorrow.  It’s not like she doesn’t get exercise or doesn’t do things to make her tired. She starts out her day pretty good dippy change, breakfast… 

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Wordless Wednesday – Baby’s first cookie

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We found some little cookies for baby girl to munch on.  She didn’t even know what it was.  When I went to hand it to her she grabbed it and put it right in.  No problem.  Well maybe keeping the cookie mush off Daddy was a challenge, but mess comes with parenting.