I have a love of food, especially sweets. I am not an at-home version of B. Smth but an essential part of taking care of myself and my family is looking at what we eat and making sure it’s something they’ll eat, nourishes our bodies and is fun!

Ultimately, I want to make sure that we’re eating well and working towards our family goals (for my husband and I) of maintaining healthy BMIs. It’s definitely a journey because we are busy people and always on the go but the most important thing for me is moving forward.  And did I mention we have several food allergies in my house?

You wouldn’t imagine it but a visit with Monsanto made me think way differently about the way I approach food. You can read it here.


Here are other posts that share my relationship with food:

Every day 1 in 5 children in America don’t get the food they need. As a number, that’s 16 million children who are hungry. Food insecurity is never an issue for my family but when I think about the children who are/were in my children’s classes, there is a strong chance that they might need […]

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I’ve joined together with some of my blogger friends for the Ultimate Recipe Challenge again this month and our theme is pasta. I love these challenges because they make me think about how to showcase my family’s favorite meals with the theme ingredient. (Check out the link-up from March – The theme ingredient was Potatoes […]

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This week both my boys have been talking about reduce, reuse and recycle in honor of Earth Day. It’s pretty cute to hear a 3 year old talk about taking care of the Earth so he can “give it to my grandpa.” I’m guessing he might have gotten that turned around and the teacher said […]

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Challenge: Potatoes Earlier this month, a group of my blogging buddies came up with the wonderful idea to provide an ingredient and we’d all create our own recipes. It was kind of like “Chopped” with the secret ingredient except it’s in your own kitchen, no one’s judging and if you make a mistake, you can […]

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This spring, I’m trading in my #TeamMom headband for #CoachMom headband. Yep, I’m coaching the soccer team for the little one and I realized that I have given over all my Saturday mornings for the next 8 weeks. I’m a little overwhelmed by this development but when I signed up on a whim (I was […]

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My personal theme for this year is Make It Happen. I haven’t done everything that I’ve wanted to do but I am making some changes and things are surely happening in my house. Of course, weight loss is on that list so when I was offered the chance to review The No More Excuses Diet […]

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For a city girl like me, standing in fields of fresh tomatoes and being able to pick vegetables off the vine for a truly field to table lesson was a bucket list experience I didn’t know I wanted to have. It was the perfect ending to a full year of learning when I was invited […]

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The boys and I were invited to lunch at GrubBurgerBar by another blogger (you can check out her full review here). I’ve passed by several times because it’s right in our backyard, so I was thrilled to visit and let you know what we think. We had the opportunity to sample a full variety of […]

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The first recap for my #Juneabration was my husband’s 40th birthday. This was a hard one because my husband really didn’t want a birthday party but I wanted him to have an awesome one! To keep things easy, I kept most of the plans secret from him. I only asked him for a guest list […]

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  Last Thursday, I kicked off my Mother’s Day weekend with a luncheon and Backstage Tour at the MacLand Crossing Chick-Fil-A. It was an event I loved attending because we were able to taste the newest Grilled Chicken menu items, learn more about new products that may be coming to location near you (smoothies anyone?) […]

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