Organizing Healthy School Lunches With Sistema®

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Sistema® ; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

What happened to summer vacation? We are just a few days away from the new school year, and whether you’re holding onto to these last moments of freedom and fun, or counting down until your kiddos get back to their regular studies, preparations must be made!

I’m feeling pretty good about the fact that I’ve already purchased the school supplies my daughter will need, but there’s a major part of the process I really want to better plan for.

Lunch!! 

My child will continue to bring food from home like she did last year, but thanks to Sistema® I’ll be able to stay organized while preparing quick, healthy meals. Read More

Big Back to School Savings With Family Dollar!

This post is sponsored by Family Dollar but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

With the varying school schedules, it might seem strange to some that I’m already thinking about back to school shopping in July. However, school has been out since the end of May over here, and with the baby due any day now and school starting at the beginning of August, this mama is trying to make some moves!

I always try to be savings conscious, but I’m even more aware of making smart budgeting choices as our family grows. My oldest is heading into 1st grade this year (somebody pinch me!), so I stocked up on school supplies at Family Dollar!

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A Smart and Sneaky Veggie Option for Your Picky Eater

This post is sponsored by Happy Family Brands but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

If you’ve been following me for a while on here or Instagram, you’ve surely been entertained by tales of my 3 year old, #LilytheThreenager.

A true threenager in every way, she’s been giving me a run for my money with everything from a general ‘tude, protesting sleep, and the struggle that is mealtime. 

As moms we all have our sticking points, and the fight that ensues over dinner (especially where anything  healthy is involved), can drive me crazy!! I know she won’t starve, but I want to see her expand her palette beyond her beloved pb and honey sandwiches. 😉

She is as stubborn as she is sassy, but now that we’ve discovered the Happy Tot Love My Veggies Bowl, I see a breakthrough on the horizon! 

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A Special Date With My Daughter

On Monday I did a thing.

After a little planning and coordinating, I took my 5 year old daughter out for some very special quality time. 

I set out to spend quality time with each of my girls, but I had this strong urge, this pulling on my heart strings, to take it up a notch for my oldest. 

It wasn’t fancy. It wasn’t far. It wasn’t very expensive. 

But it was special, and memorable, and everything we both needed.

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The Gift of Life; Happy Birthday Dad!

Dear Dad,

We celebrated your birthday today.

It wasn’t the party we might have previously envisioned, and the circumstances were nothing we would have desired.

We weren’t at a restaurant of your choice. We weren’t shaking our heads as you pretended to scan the menu as if you’d actually try something different for a change.

We weren’t having a family game night, talking trash to one another as the cards fell across the table. We weren’t teasing lovingly commending your persistence even though you have a knack for coming in last place.

We weren’t even at your house because you’re not there. You’re not there and I know that’s the birthday wish that supersedes them all.

But you are here with us, which is a blessing in itself.

You’re here after that alarming text I received on the afternoon of April 4th.

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