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August 2018

Meal Planning Recipes

Easy Oatmeal Protein Bites

As part of my weekly meal-prep, I would always make these easy oatmeal protein bites that we can throw in our lunches.  Each week I try to change them up with different ingredients. I’ll share below our basic recipe and some of the different spins we’ve put on these delicious little snacks! Basic Easy Oatmeal Protein Bite Recipe 1 cup of quick oats 1 cup of old fashioned oats 1/4-1/2 cup of peanut or almond butter 1/4 cup of honey…

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Meal Planning

What’s On The Menu: Week of August 26

Welcome to our new weekly blog series, “What’s On The Menu.” I have always done some basic menu planning, but now that I also have to make a school lunch everyday, I am going to get a lot more serious about planning meals ahead of time. We try to make dinner at home Sunday through Thursday, then play the weekends a bit more by ear. This blog series will highlight our dinners for the week and what I plan to…

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Parenting

The Night Before First Grade

Twas’ the night before first grade and this momma’s not ready! I am convinced this will never get easier. I thought for sure that once we got past the first day of Kindergarten my emotions would be a little more in check. But I was wrong. I almost feel that I’m having a harder time this year than last year, but I don’t know why. Certainly part of it is the fact that she’s growing up and becoming more independent,…

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Parenting

5 Reasons Boxers Are the Best Family Dog Breed

“Best Family Dog Breed.”  For anyone who has considered adding a four-legged member to their family, you’ve likely googled this.  We certainly did.  Meet Penny. The reason we think Boxers are the best family dog breed.  Penny is our 3-year-old, loving, crazy and personality-filled boxer. Perhaps her best quality is that she is the most amazing family dog that we could ever ask for.  Before I get into the reasons why, let me backtrack a bit and explain how we…

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Parenting

Top Christmas Gifts for 2018 – Christmas Countdown

Believe it or not, Christmas is right around the corner.  I walked into a store recently and saw tinsel, ornaments and Christmas decorations galore. If I’m being honest, I wanted to turn around and run out of the store immediately. Despite my disbelief that it could possibly be that time of year, I accepted the reality. So while the kids are still splashing around in the pool, eating one too many popsicles on a hot summer evening, and we’re all…

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