Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Banana Bread {Healthy}

My kids love when they see ripe bananas on our kitchen counter because it usually means I’ll be making some kind of baked banana treat for them. I wouldn’t be surprised if ...

Things I Did Before Having Kids

I wouldn’t trade my life filled with burps, farts, car noises, wrestling matches, kisses from my little admirers, hand picked wild flowers and sometimes even dead bugs all just for ...

Creamy Chipotle Pasta Salad {healthified}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias I love chipotle chiles!  They give any recipe a smoky flavor ...

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Preschool Activity: Sticky Rainbow Collage

It’s been raining on and off in our neck of the woods. So today we made a rainbow collage, fluffy white clouds and lots of raindrops.   My son loved that it was more of a scene than just an activity.  He sat under it and I couldn’t help  myself and get an umbrella in the picture. […]

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What I Do All Day

I love accessories. Especially hats.  So you’d think I’d have this wearing different hats and sometimes even two or three at one time thing down. There are so many hats for me to wear throughout the day and sometimes I feel like I’m not wearing any of them well. Writing is therapeutic for me.  In […]

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Curried Tuna Salad

Out of all three meals, lunch is the hardest for me to get creative with.  Or maybe I’m just so busy in the middle of the day I don’t have time to get creative.  I was thinking through what I wanted to make and Tuna came to mind but I didn’t want just another traditional […]

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A Warning to Single or Married Women

I feel like it’s my duty to warn all of you single or married ladies.  I know that many of you will thank me once you’ve read it. Sadly, I can relate to these words written by an unknown author. A Warning to Single or Married Women You’ve heard about people who have been abducted […]

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Amazing Breakfast Cake

My children dream of having cake for breakfast and their dream came true thanks to a cold winter morning and my need to warm up our house. Rest assured, this is one cake you won’t feel guilty serving at breakfast.  It’s packed with nutrients and every bite makes you say yummmm (at least that’s what […]

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Galapagos with Kids: Day One

We snorkeled alongside of penguins, we played at the beach with sea lions and we basked in the sun with the iguanas. The intimate encounter we experienced with wildlife will forever be etched on my kids minds and all of our hearts. Galapagos is breathtaking, enchanting, peaceful and family friendly. Traveling with kids can be stressful but […]

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Mardi Gras Activities in Ecuador

Actually, in Ecuador we call our Mardi Gras festivities–Carnaval.  I did some research and I discovered they are the same thing. The celebrations here are a bit more tamed compared to what I see in Brazil or New Orleans.  At this stage in my life, tame is good.  The celebrations seem more religious in nature and celebrated in a very cultural […]

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Spy Party Ideas

What kind of Valentine’s Day Party can I throw for boys?  Are they too grown up for hearts and kisses? These are the kind of deep and mind boggling questions I mulled over this past week, ha. I Spy Party was the winner idea! A few years back, I threw my boys and their friends […]

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LEGO Valentine’s Day Party Favor

The other day I asked my son who was going to be his valentine and he responds with, “You.”  Melt my heart, I have no idea how long this thinking will last but I am sure enjoying it to the fullest while I can. LEGO Valentine’s Day Party Favor These are yummy and easy to […]

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Date Nights: How To Make Them Work and Stick

Date Nights: How To Make Them Work & Stick How to make it work? Dating our man is NOT only for the young newly wed couples who are madly in love and go out every week because they don’t have kids who sap all of their energy. Moms and dads it’s for us too! Remember when I shared about […]

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Mothering on the Mission Field

I sat in my uncomfortably cold seat with puffy eyes from crying and a heavy heart from all the goodbyes as I counted down the hours to our new home. With every passing hour and with every announcement that the pilot made about our arrival, the reality was sinking in. We did it; we were […]

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You Are Enough

Am I enough? As women, this question haunts us every now and then. We ask this question of ourselves, from our boss, our spouse, our boyfriend, our parents, our friends, our teacher… But who knew that when I became a mother I would live with this question every single day of my life. Am I […]

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I Spy Random Acts of Kindness Jar!

It wasn’t Christmas or Thanksgiving it was just another month in the year when I watched my dad unload baskets of fruit, vegetables and bread out of the back of our car.  He laid the baskets on the side entrance of a low-income apartment complex and we then we drove away.  He didn’t wait to […]

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Easy Dessert: Heart Skewers

Sometimes I just don’t have the time or energy to go all out but I still like and want to make things special, especially holidays.  My secret on how to do this is to mix homemade with store bought ingredients.   I bought heart shaped marshmallowey type of candy and shaped my fresh strawberries to look like  […]

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Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Favors

Our fun homeschool science experiment turned into an awesome Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Favors activity.  So, I’ve tried making this before and it was an epic failed project.  The kids still played with the gak, goop, slime–whatever you want to call it.  It was lumpy and didn’t quite feel right but my boys and the neighbor […]

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Educational Activity for Kids: Letter Recognition Game

Homeschooling three kids all at different levels and needs has definitely proven to be a challenge for me.  Though I’ve gotten into a groove since the beginning of the school year, I’m still not at the point where I would say–it’s easy.  But I must admit my favorite part of homeschooling is teaching preschool. Preschool activities are so […]

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Breakfast Bars: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookie Bars {Grain-free}

I’ve been dying to get my hands on some coconut flour.  It’s hard to come by here. A friend told of me of a place where I could get it, so I immediately went out looking for this vegetarian restaurant slash health food products store.  I sat in traffic, rushed through my errands and finally saw […]

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Intentional Marriage: 25 Fun Date Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewBreakfastRoutine #CollectiveBias My tip to make my date nights work – plan them ahead and make sure I’m not in a grouchy mood–so I need to eat breakfast.  I have a bad habit of skipping a meal if […]

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