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Encouraged Mama: Meal Planning

February 18, 2020

So let’s talk about meal planning for a few minutes. It’s probably one of the most stressful things we have to do as moms, am I right? Maybe you love doing it, but in my household meal planning is a lot of work for me. I have many different food intolerances to deal with (both my kids have dairy and gluten issues), my husband is a picky eater ( I swear food is a love language to him) and then…

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3 Quick and Healthy Lunches for Moms

February 8, 2020

Lunchtime is the one meal of the day I most often skip as a mom. After corraling the kids into their high chairs, getting bibs on, filling their plates full of food all cut up into little chunks, finding their waters, getting them the right silverware etc etc. I just don’t ever feel like I have the time to actually sit and eat anything myself. Let’s be real, the moment we as moms sit down to eat anyway, someone immediately…

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Graham Cracker Banana Cream Pie

January 23, 2020

Happy National Pie Day! 🥧 Yum, who doesn’t love a good piece of pie. I sometimes find myself eating a whole lot more pie than I expected because it tastes so good and I work hard as a mom so when I get a minute to indulge myself and enjoy a piece of pie, well I do 😁 My husband loves graham cracker pie and with a little twist and a dash of some other secret ingredients I have whipped…

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Encouraged Mama Part 1: From Discouraged to Encouraged

January 21, 2020

Hi mom! Thanks so much for joining me and taking a look at this series Encouraged Mama. I really want to help all you moms out there feel encouraged in your daily life so that you are not just doing life alone with your kids but that you are thriving every day, especially in your faith. In this series, I will be going over a variety of daily life mom topics and then giving you my practical and simple ways…

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A New Year A New You: 2020 Bible Reading Plans and More

December 27, 2019

2020 is quickly approaching and that means looking back at 2019 and reflecting on all you went through and then looking ahead at 2020 the year to come. Maybe you are someone who does New Year’s resolutions or goals and you really want this upcoming year to be your best one yet. Perhaps you are someone who does not make any goals and just wings it living life one day at a time- that is great too! I want to…

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Parmesan Zucchini Side Dish

December 23, 2019

Christmas dinner is one of the best times of the year for side dishes. If you are looking for a healthy but delicious vegetable side dish try this zucchini casserole. It is super easy to make in just 30 minutes and it has the most mouthwatering flavors, everyone will love. It is the perfect side dish to any Christmas ham, turkey or roast beef! The best part about this recipe is it can be totally gluten and dairy-free. I always…

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Christmas Jammies and Ugly Sweaters

December 9, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Christmas pajamas and ugly Christmas sweaters! Whether you are attending a holiday party or looking for cute Christmas family photo ideas these two things seem to go hand in hand during the holiday season as the ” in thing” to do. I think it’s ironic how things of the past have come back around and are popular or trending now. I mean matching jammies was totally a thing of the 80’s…

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The 10 Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddler Boys

December 1, 2019

Christmas is right around the corner and stocking stuffers for little boys can be challenging if you already have some big-time presents lined up for them. The biggest piece of advice I can give is don’t overthink it! Enjoy picking out little gifts for them, don’t stress about filling their stocking full. Plus, you can be practical with the gifts for their stockings (toothbrush and toothpaste kit) toddlers love opening things sometimes more than playing with the actual presents themselves.…

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Thanksgiving Traditions

November 15, 2019

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s one of my favorite holidays to celebrate! A big part of that has to do with all the amazing food and delicious desserts that come out this time of year (I am a big fan of pumpkin and all things spice). But something even more special is the traditions and family events that take place every year. I love that no matter where life takes us my family and I have always…

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Disney + is Here!

November 13, 2019

Calling all moms everywhere Disney just released their subscription channel Disney + and it is AMAZING! They are offering everything from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars plus National Geographic. This channel is all-inclusive with movies, TV shows and original series it’s something you can’t pass up! This subscription is so reasonable at just $6.99 a month or $69.99 for the whole year ( a $14 savings if you pay in full upfront). If you are not sure about whether or…

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