Taking a Staycation around the United States

  Yesterday, you may have caught my Staycation post highlighting things to do in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Below are links to Stay-cation posts from around the United States. Enjoy - even if you aren't necessarily taking a stay-cation check out the area you are taking a vacation to and you might find some great places to visit!   A - D Phoenix-Metro, Arizona ~ Mom Endeavors Scottsdale, Arizona ~ Saving For Someday Tucson, Arizona ~ Desert Chica Ramblings Bentonville, Arkansas ... [ Read More ]

Take a Staycation to Oshkosh, Wisconsin

  Have you ever taken a "staycation?" A great way to explore the area you live in, a staycation offers the feel of a vacation for less expense. This is a vacation where you stay at home so there is no need to pay for airline costs or hotel stays. You would be amazed what fun lies in your own backyard if you really look. I wanted to share some of the fun things that Oshkosh, Wisconsin has to offer. If you a planning a trip somewhere else (or don't live in the Oshkosh area) come back ... [ Read More ]

Honor your Mom with Restaurant.com

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 I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. If you know anything about me, you know that I would eat out every day of the week if I could! Even though I post lots of recipes and love to cook, I hate cleaning up after myself and grocery shopping! Restaurant.com makes it easy and affordable to eat out. This Mother’s Day, Restaurant.com, the nation’s largest dining deals site and trusted source ... [ Read More ]

Baked Kale Chips

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Happy St. Patricks Day! Today my oldest needed to bring a green food to school for snack time for the "Eatin' of the Greens." One of his favorite things I make is baked Kale. It is a healthy alternative to chips. The first time I made this my sons were eating lunch and I left it out on the counter in case they wanted to try some. My oldest tried it and loved it - if fact he loved it so much he ate all but a few scraps on the bottom of the bowl. He insisted I make it for todays ... [ Read More ]

How I Spent my Christmas Vacation

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Our whole family has been off since December 21……that's 12 days that we have had off. It could have gone so bad, but has been so amazing! Alas, today everyone went back to school and work. It's very quiet in our house now. I miss the fun we had over Christmas Vacation. I did a lot of sleeping in…... We worked on puzzles I got to spend a lot of time on Pinterest Caught up on my  news feeds Listened to some of my favorite podcasts Learned how to bake on a smaller scale Had ... [ Read More ]

Defining the New Year through One Word ~ Positive

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Don't you love the freshness of a New Year? It reminds me of so many beauty…. Fresh cut grass A fresh snowfall A new baby This year I am embracing it ~ differently…... In the past I liked to make list of resolutions. Lose weight, spend less money, organize the house, declutter…..it goes on and on. Every year it was pretty much the same with a new item added and others taken away. They didn't work. That's why every year they said pretty much the same thing. Primarily because ... [ Read More ]

Bundle up with Restaurant.com

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I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. What is better than having someone else make your food? I love to go out to eat. Not having to take time out of my busy day to make a meal is one of the best things to me! Restaurant.com is a great place to find placed to eat at an affordable price. Restaurant.com is the trusted and valued source connecting restaurants and dinners nationwide.  The company ... [ Read More ]

Over the River and Through the Woods……

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It's that time of year when there may be a lot of traveling for you. Right now, you might even be dreading the trip home from the long Thanksgiving weekend. I wanted to share some tips to make the ro ad trip a little easier for you and your little ones. Bring along some favorite movies or audio stories. Audio versions of holiday classics like The Night Before Christmas or The Polar Express are a great distraction for little ones. I also love to make a holiday playlist that contains all of ... [ Read More ]

Holiday Travel Messes

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With two boys under the age of 8 I am truly a mini-van Mom. I love the stow and go seating. I can go from carrying my kids and friends to basketball practice to filling the van with holiday gifts just by tucking the seats under the floor.  I can carry the wagon so we can tote our stuff to the holiday parade spot or fold up the seats and fill the car with friends and family. It is so easy to change from just 2 seats all the way to 7. Then there is the day to day drive that creates  a ... [ Read More ]