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Maria is a Step-Mom to 3 rambunctious boys aged 8, 6, and 5. She's a Writer, an Advocate for Infertility and PCOS, and an avid Baker and Cook. Here you can find how she deals with infertility as she tries to add to her family, traditional Italian recipes, and about her Adventures as a Homemaker. Grab a cup of strong coffee, a bag of popcorn, sit back and get ready to be entertained!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]