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Getting Real About Issues With Food, Weight and Habits

Do you struggle to create habits that stick? Or feel lost on how to live more healthy?  Me too. I almost feel silly to bring this up again.  I mean, I’ve told you before how


Foods of My Childhood [Because Prompts are Fun]

Do you ever look back at some of the things you ate as a child and wonder how you loved it? Or maybe you like something now that you loathed as a tot? Sometimes I


Because Prompts are Fun #15 – Food!

Doing so much reading and buying of books to read and moving that pile of books around really works up an appetite.  Okay, maybe not, but I panicked when I tried to segue between


Because Prompts are Fun: 20 of My Guilty Pleasures

Being a mom I am teeming with guilt: mom guilt, wife guilt, education guilt, food guilt… It never ends! Heck, yesterday evening I was supposed to leave hubs with the kids for a couple hours


Fall Family Traditions: Pumpkin Farm, Leaf Piles, and Hearty Food #MealsTogether

The other day I shared my 10 favorite things about fall so it may not surprise you that a few of those things have become fall family traditions. When I was little, I


Fun With Matching: Elefun Snackin’ Safari Game by Hasbro

One thing I admire about Hasbro is their inventiveness and ability to create unique and fun games.  One of their newest games is geared toward toddlers and preschoolers ages 3 and up.  While my


Yoplait Trix Yogurt Adds Healthy Color to Snack Time

I’ve mentioned before how I’ve struggled with my weight and self-image throughout my life.  It’s a shame, but the two really do tie together for me; however, I’m trying to turn that into a


Win Snikiddy Products & a $25 Grocery Gift Card! (US) Ends 6/22

Snikiddy snack products have my seal of approval and are now one of my go-to quick and easy healthy snack options for my toddler and myself.  They are also great for packing up and


Trick or Treat: Mini Biscottis & Grab & Go Pringles Review

The Trick or Treat Halloween Hop will be here 10/28 to 11/2, so be sure to come back and enter!  You can see some of the wonderful prize sponsors for the participating blogs here.  Now,


M&M’s Candy Corn White Chocolate Candies Giveaway! #Halloween #Food (US) CLOSED

Have you tried these candy corn M&M’s yet?  They are sooo yummy and smell divine!  They are exclusive to Walmart and I hear it’s hard for some people to get them so… I thought


King Arthur Flour Perfect Pizza Blend Recipe Review

I loooove pizza. I’m even getting less picky about my toppings these days (and thus, expanding my horizons). I like ‘em frozen, take ‘n bake, fast food, parlor, and from scratch. I have preferences,



What’s On Your Sandwich? #CBias

I recently went shopping for lunch meat at Walmart’s Supercenter.  I’m thinking we do need to start grocery shopping at Walmart more often.  It’s crazy how much cheaper stuff is there than our grocery


Quiznos Free Sub Coupon Deal

Treat yourself to a lunch date! Quiznos 30th Anniversary Toasty Savings – Print All 4 Coupons! - Free Sub of Equal or less Value with the purchase of Any Sub and 2 Regular fountain drinks -


Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter Review & #Giveaway (Closed)

You know I love peanut butter, right?  Some of you know this.  I love it so much I ate more than 15lbs of it while pregnant!  Can you believe that?  It’s seriously one food


Pledge to Snack Simply with Bagel Bites (and #Giveaway) ~ Closed

Do you ever have days where you just feel like grazing?  You know, days where you are content to snack throughout the day without necessarily having three full meals?  We get days like those


Gorton’s Grilled Seafood Review & #Giveaway (Closed)

Gorton’s has done it again! They are hosting 100 Days of Sizzle in honor of their GRILLED seafood which are perfect for summer!   Ahoy! Got your Sizzle on? Gorton’s Seafood does! Just check out our newest,


Have You Tried Fruit Simple? #FruitSimple

I love juice, though I’ve learned it’s not quite as healthy for me as I once thought.  Having gestational diabetes while pregnant with Rissa opened my eyes up to just how much sugar and


Father’s Day Gift Guide: Cowboy Food {Cookbook Review} #win4dad

Most dads love grillin’ and good, hearty foods. Chili. It’s such a man’s food, right? Definitely was a popular and practical choice for cowboys! Wait… Cowboys? No, I’m not talkin’ football. I’m


Father’s Day Gift Guide: Man Kit Store #win4dad

Flowers. Spa baskets. These don’t fit for most dads. While gift baskets are expanding in themes and variety, they are often lacking in manliness.  That is… until now!  Let me introduce you to the Man Kit Store! The