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 way. At the end of the trip, my preschooler wanted to join in the walk as well. Here are some … [Read more...]

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


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 the kiddos can make with you.  It will take care of the boredom while they help you make … [Read more...]

Shifting Focus because I’m losing focus.

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 life, so I need to modify, adjust and plan.  I'm looking how I can do all things I love like taking care of my … [Read more...]

Is your body trying to tell you something?

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 deal, keep in mind the ages of my little ones 3 years, 17 months and 5 months. Anyway … [Read more...]

Holiday Cookie Pop Crafts

Cricut Lolipops

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 Cookie Pops Instructions/Cuts to Make: Cake Basics … [Read more...]

Happy 22nd Anniversary Honey!

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 a good Daddy I love the way you look at our babies and most of all... I love the way you … [Read more...]

Teaching the value of money and savings to my children…


  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 I food and to keep the electricity … [Read more...]