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Favorite Taco Soup Recipe: Quick and Delicious

February 27, 2020

Taco soup is one of my staple meals during the winter. I love how quick it is in my Instant Pot and that everyone in my family will eat it without any whining; I call that a major win! This taco soup recipe is packed with delicious flavors and healthy ingredients. Add this recipe to your menu this week and it is sure to be a hit with the whole family! Ingredients Ground Hamburger Corn Chili Beans Black Beans Tomato…

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18 Awesome Teething Remedies for Babies and Toddlers

February 11, 2020

Teething babies and toddlers can be absolutely miserable, leading to sleepless nights and very rough days for baby and mommy. Don’t panic though, I am going to walk you through how to soothe and comfort your baby’s teething pain while helping you survive as well. Here are the best teething remedies for babies and toddlers and teething hacks to help your little one bounce back and provide teething relief. If you are wondering if your child is suffering from teething…

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9 Letter Recognition Activities for Kids

February 7, 2020

Whether you are just starting to work on letters with your child or you are looking for some extra practice with letter recognition here are some great activities. These are simple and fun ways to help your child nail down his letters. Also, scroll down for three free printables! Letter A, letter B, and letter C worksheets for letter recognition practice. There may be affiliate links in this post and sometimes we earn a commission if you purchase through our…

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How to Throw a Cheap and Simple Birthday Party

January 30, 2020

This one is for all the moms that don’t find joy trying to throw a Pinterest worthy birthday party. My birthday parties are simple, inexpensive, and you know what; my kids still love them! I’m going to share with you how to throw a cheap and simple birthday party, that won’t leave you frazzled and frustrated. 1. Keep it simple Keep it simple! Don’t take on too much when throwing a birthday party. I saw a quote that I loved…

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Easy BBQ Pizza Recipe

January 23, 2020

Try this delightful and easy BBQ pizza recipe this week. We threw together this pizza last summer and now it is one of my favorites. It’s really easy and I know you will love it! You can use leftover rotisserie chicken or I typically throw a few chicken breasts in the Instant Pot (by far my favorite kitchen appliance) and shred them to add on top. Since we eat a lot of pizza we love adding in a variety. This…

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Kids and The Mess Survival Tip

January 20, 2020

Let your children make a mess! After we were done playing with Addie’s water mat, she was soaking wet! Water, markers, and stamps were all over my porch. It really didn’t matter though. She had a blast playing with her water toys, drawing shapes on her mat, and putting water all over her clothes. I will look back on moments like these feeling content, and I won’t even think about the cleanup. Until next time, Your Surviving Moms ❤️…

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Teething Baby Symptoms

January 14, 2020

If you have a child or have been around a mom with young children than you have probably heard the phrase, “Oh, he is teething.” For the first 3 years of your child’s life any tantrum, meltdown, or poor behavior you can blame right on your child getting a new tooth.  I’m going to walk you through the teething baby symptoms and toddler symptoms so you don’t have to try and guess what is going on with your child. Here…

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Awesome Homemade Play-Doh Recipe

January 9, 2020

Play-Doh is one of our favorite winter activities. My kids will sit and play with it for hours. Yes, it does get a little messy, but it is worth the mess. We often start off our homeschool day with sensory play. We like to change it up between play-doh, a baking box, a rock box, and a rice box. My kids love this part of our day! (Details on these other sensory bins coming) Why is sensory play important? Sensory…

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Our Word and Verse for 2020

January 2, 2020

For the past two years, I have picked a new word to be my life theme in the upcoming year. Two years ago my word was Organization and last year it was Simplify. I love choosing a word to help me have a specific direction for the year. This year we chose a word to be the theme for our whole family and then we picked a verse to go along with it. I thought about what our new word…

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Healthy Habits: Healthy Mom Challenge

December 30, 2019

It’s almost 2020! It’s time to start thinking about goals, resolutions, and the healthy habits you want to establish in the new year. So we put together a guide or a challenge for moms everywhere to come together for the month of January and focus on our health. Our hope is that this challenge will help you develop healthy habits that carry over into February, March, and all of 2020.  Health is not simply losing weight, or toning up. Being healthy…

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