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Nutella Chocolate Chip Scones

For the past two weeks I've seen a post circulating Facebook about this delicious soft and chewy cookie filled with yummy Nutella. Naturally I had to try it. That means that for two weeks I've been trying to perfect this recipe. Let me start off by saying that the cookie that is becoming viral on Facebook is NOT soft and chewy. In fact it was super crispy and the Nutella dried up. I'm guessing that instead of allowing it to cool all the way the cookie was cut into while it was still warm. No biggie. If I had a chance to show melty delicious Nutella I would do it too - but it is false … [Read More...]

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How to Get Your Child Excited About School!

The importance of education is obvious. Those who do not finish high school are much more likely to be unprepared for integration into the workforce. Consequentially, they are less likely to be employed in the future. Conventional education also offers important social development that helps students understand the dynamics of interpersonal communication. Students who do not complete at least a high school education are also at a higher risk of falling under the poverty line, developing health conditions, and suffering from mental health issues. In order to prevent this from happening to … [Read More...]

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Mom Wins With El Monterey at Breakfast!

During the week it's really hard to just sit down and eat breakfast together as a family, I think El Monterey figured this out when they created their signature breakfast burritos. As much as I would like to have sit down breakfasts like the ones we see on TV - well let's be real it's not gonna happen unless it's a weekend, and even then they want to watch TV while eating. So instead of wasting my time making scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries,etc. for a non-existent family breakfast I decided to give El Monterey breakfast burritos a try. They have real eggs, real sausage - all ingredients … [Read More...]

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Life Beyond a Dark Childhood: What Adult Survivors Know

It was not a good childhood. It was a scary, dark time, and one of those cases that never made it to light. But I survived. And I chose to learn the lessons instead of clutch onto the bitterness. Sometimes the victim is indeed blamed I pride myself on living in the present. But I’m no longer the person to shy away from what my past was. And yet, if it is brought up, if I am honest about having a less than ideal childhood, there are those that seem to resent that. Sometimes once the victims are adults, they are expected to simply be healed. Issues resulting from the trauma experienced are … [Read More...]

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20 Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Treats and Crafts … VERY Last Minute

  Okay, okay, I know that I am really behind on this post BUT if you are anything like me and running short on time, you just realized that St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday, March 17, 2015. If you, like me, need a few ideas to help ease you through the day ... especially with little ones ... we have exactly what you are looking for!    Upcycled Yogurt Cups for St. Patrick’s Day Treats Mimicking a leprechaun's pot of gold, these upcycled yogurt cups are perfect for a last minute St. Patrick's Day craft with your little one(s). Paper Shamrock Chain Top 10 Ways to make … [Read More...]

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Doggy Beef Stew Recipe Featuring Purina Pro Plan Puree

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProPlanPet #CollectiveBias    It's the time of the week when I'm planning my furbabies' dinner menu. Yep, you read that right. Instead of meal planning for the family, I meal plan for the dogs. They're such picky eaters, and they while they do eat dry dog food, they really just "snack" on it.  Bianca has a sensitivity to almost everything, and ever since she was a pup, we've cooked for her, and it basically just stuck. So this week, I'm making their favorite - Beef … [Read More...]

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Tax return time – Sometimes you just have to let loose and live!

 "There is no guarantee in life but death and taxes." We have all heard that, and sometimes taxes blow, big time. But, there are many that get a wonderful little thing called a tax return. I am a stay at home Mom who makes, well not enough to be considered a work from home Mom. So we get a few tax intensives which equals money back come spring and our taxers are filed. In the past, we almost, always pay off bills, credit cards, medical debt. We have a running tab for my kid's with medical bills, "Put it on my tab". When your kids have asthma, and Kidney issues things get pricey. … [Read More...]

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Prosciutto Melon Skewers with Balsamic Reduction Glaze

Thank you Kroger for Sponsoring Today's Discussion Apparently, Kroger loves stalking their customers! They actually pay attention to what you buy most often and then send you relevant coupons. Last week I went a little cantaloup crazy. Seriously they had them on sale for 99¢ each and I bought like 6 of them. 6 WHOLE CANTALOUPS folks 6! The next thing I knew - I'm a memeber of Bzzagent.com - I received an email stating "Hey you just bought a crap-ton of cataloups wanna make a recipe?!" Ok it didn't say crap-ton, but you get the drift. I was like Oh.Em.Gee...Kroger is stalking me! But I get … [Read More...]

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Plus Sized Fashion While Traveling

  It used to be tough to find cute plus sized clothing that won’t break the bank. It was even harder to find outfits you could wear comfortably on an airplane or at the beach. Today, it's easier than ever to find affordable and fashionable plus sized clothing. Brands have started to cater to the plus sized community and have come out with some great styles for the season. If you’re planning on traveling this spring don't be scared to look for awesome plus sized fashion while traveling - check out some of my best picks. Maxi Dress  If you’re traveling, a maxi dress is … [Read More...]

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Win a Barbar Flat Iron!

Hosted By: Barbar Sponsored By: Mom Blog Society & Life With My Two Kids Read the full Review here. This isn't only a great giveaway, but Barbar has given all fans of Mom Blog Society a 50% discount on the 2300 Titanium-Ionic Flat Iron. Just enter in code momsblog50. a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: We reserve the right to make revisions to cancel or suspend this contest for any reason.We are not associated with any of the companies named above. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to the Continental US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by … [Read More...]

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Van’s Simply Delicious

  Sponsored by: Van's Simply Delicious Hosted by: Kelly's Thoughts On Things   Van’s Natural Food’s has been making wholesome and delicious foods since the 1970s. Van’s offers tasty waffles, pancakes, cereal, french toast, crackers and snack bars! They also offer lots of gluten-free varieties so that everyone can enjoy their delicious healthy products. They recently expanded their product line to whole wheat pasta.  For almost a half century they have been cooking up tasty, good-for-you foods starting back at the original Van’s restaurant where they first dished … [Read More...]

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Can You Be Their Parent and Their Friend?

I recently had a super horrible week. Friends demanding time and favors and becoming upset when I could not come through, paperwork and questions from insurance people after a recent accident, and an extra stressful time at my job. The worst was when one of my dogs ran off, cutting short my plan of a relaxing evening at home.   I was drained and exhausted and ready to cry. And who was the one person who came to my rescue? Who was the one person who instinctively knew I was at my breaking point when no one else could tell? My teenage daughter. Critter ushered me into the house, made me … [Read More...]

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