Tips for Making Your Health a Priority Each Day

Tips to Make Your Health a Priority Each Day

For busy moms like me, the back-to-school time of year can be very challenging to make your health a priority. We get so caught up with the crazy schedules of our entire family that our personal wellness often comes last. How can we make sure that our health is a priority each day? Here are some tips based on the things that are helping me reach my goals. Make a commitment While fall is a busy time, it is also a great time to make a true commitment to your health and wellness. As the kids Continue Reading...

Healthy Dessert: Pumpkin Coconut Custards

Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Coconut Custards

Healthy Dessert: Pumpkin Coconut Custards These pumpkin custards are made with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and a touch of coconut extract. They make for a great healthy dessert through the winter months. Total Time: 1 hr. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 50 min. Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. ground ginger ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg ½ tsp. fine sea salt 4 large eggs, beaten ½ cup pure maple syrup (or raw honey) ½ tsp. pure coconut extract 1 (15-oz.) can Continue Reading...

9 Great Ways to Save Money at Disney World

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My family loves Walt Disney World and we have vacationed there once a year for the past five years. Every year I think to myself we should go somewhere new but that never happens and we go back to Walt Disney World. Disney is hands down the best family vacation. You are not a customer while inside Disney you are a guest. There is quite a difference and its what keeps us coming back year after year. The Happiest Place on Earth can cost a pretty penny if you know what I mean. My family cuts Continue Reading...

3 Easy and Healthy Recipes for After School Snacks

Healthy Recipes for Back to School Snacks

Easy and Healthy Recipes for After School Snacks Each day, I like to greet my kids with healthy after school snacks. If you have ever checked out my recipes, "simple to make" is my motto. These snacks super fast and easy to make. That way, I am ready when my kids walk in the door, especially if they are bringing friends over. Healthy Banana Split Here is a healthy spin on the classic Banana Split. I simply cut a banana down the middle, filled it with Vanilla Greek Yogurt, added strawberry Continue Reading...

Exciting New Projects Coming from Disney and Marvel Studios

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At the D23 EXPO in Anaheim, CA, Disney and Marvel Studios presented exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films coming to theaters in the next year. I am so excited about these upcoming releases. I love that there are offerings for fans of all ages. Which movie do you want to see? In case you don't know what D23 is. It's the Disney fan club. Members get cool perks like lots of Disney news and info before the general population. I hope I can go to the next Continue Reading...

Planning for a Family Snackation on New England Hiking Trails

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Planning for a Family Snackation on New England Hiking Trails My family loves to hike. We are very lucky that there are so many awesome hiking destinations close to home in New England. When we go on long hikes, we need to be prepared with lots of snacks for our Snackation! Walmart has some great snack supplies from Smucker's and Jif brands that are just perfect to fit in our day packs and coolers. I love that Walmart has a great selection and always has the best prices Continue Reading...

Get Ready for Back to School Like a BOSS!

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Getting prepped for back to school can be quite stressful for me. There is so much on the list like backpacks, binders, pencils, markers, and so much more. One stop shopping is what I need. I'm glad that I can find it all at Walmart. I took my son on my recent shopping trip to find the items on his back to school list. I feel like a "Back to School Boss" taking charge of everything we need. In addition to the typical supplies that my kids need, I keep in mind the extras for the teachers Continue Reading...

Win $25 Amazon Gift Card Hangin’ On To Summer Giveaway

Win $25 Amazon Gift Card

Welcome to the Hangin' On To Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Planet Weidknecht and LeahSays’ Views.  Why not take some time to hang on to the last days of summer by winning a great giveaway. I'm pleased to offer a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Maybe buy a new pair of flip flops or a fun set of cocktail glasses for those last summer frozen drinks. It's up to you what you do with the gift card, but I recommend spoiling yourself a bit. After you enter my giveaway, hop around for some other great prizes. Continue Reading...

Color Confidence with Fall Fashions from Monroe and Main

Color confidence with fall fashions from Monroe and Main

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.   Fall is such a great time to experiment with color. Vibrant jewel colors look good on practically any skin tone. The folks at Monroe and Main want to build your color confidence for fall with a wonderful collection of clothing in colors like Cobalt, Red, Merlot, Orange & Aubergine! Incorporating color into your ensemble is a great way to feel fresh, fashion-forward and Continue Reading...

Great Things To Do in Kennebunkport, Maine

Great Things to Do In Kennebunkport Maine

My husband and I recently had the chance to visit the coastal town of Kennebunkport, Maine for our anniversary. Neither of us had ever been there so we were excited to take some time to explore. Here's a list of our favorite things to do in Kennebunkport. Stay in a Bed and Breakfast Kennebunkport is full of delightful Bed and Breakfasts. Many are in very historic homes and buildings. We chose the Captain Jefferd's Inn. It was AMAZING! We stayed in the Arundel Suite, which had a in-room Continue Reading...

“goodnessknows” It’s Time for Back to School Planning

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Some parts of the country are already back at school. If your family is not yet ready, here are some ideas to get your family back on track for that first week of school. Adjust sleep schedules If your kids are on a different sleep schedule during the summer, start dialing back bedtime by 15 minutes each day to help them get used to the school year sleep hours. Set the alarm a few days in advance to practice getting up on time too. Prep that paperwork Schools typically have a lot of back Continue Reading...