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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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Moms in Distress Part 2: Getting Over the Stigma Associated With Mental Illness

February 3, 2020

In today’s series, I am going to give you my advice on getting over the stigma associated with mental illness. Unfortunately, there may be people in your life who frown upon you getting professional help for anxiety or depression. Many of these people would say that you should be able to fix those types of “issues” on your own. Here’s why you need to ignore them! What people fail to understand is that anxiety and depression is not just circumstantial.…

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Valentine’s Day Tips for Moms

February 3, 2020

Valentine’s Day is almost here and if you need some inspiration for keeping everyone happy this year then we have you covered. Here are some great Valentine’s Day tips for moms to help you make the day special for your whole family. Make it a fun day for your kids Instead of writing the name of each person in your child’s class on their valentines, leave the name slot empty. Just write who it is from. That way you won’t…

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Freebie Friday: Valentine’s Day Word Search

January 31, 2020

It’s about two weeks away from Valentine’s Day, but I am already feeling festive. That’s why I created a simple word search that you can do alongside your child. It should help expand their vocabulary and build their spelling skills. Plus, it can be an introduction to a quick history lesson as to why we celebrate Valentine’s Day in the first place. With love, Your Surviving Moms…

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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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My Top 3 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers

January 29, 2020

With Valentine’s Day just a couple weeks away, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my top three Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers. These crafts are super simple and they are great for handing out to friends and family or for a fun Valentine’s Day activity. Valentine’s Day Cards Supplies Cards Stamps Stickers The best part about this craft is that you can make it just as unique as your toddler. Take a piece of computer paper…

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Freebie Friday: First Trimester Checklist

January 24, 2020

This week’s freebie Friday is a first trimester checklist! This checklist can serve as practical tips for surviving the first trimester. It’s a great place to start for new moms who are experiencing the first trimester for the first time or for experienced moms who haven’t been pregnant in awhile. Hopefully, this checklist helps alleviate any extra stress you may be feeling during this time. Would you add anything else to our first trimester checklist? Please feel free to share…

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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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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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My Super Simple Crock-Pot Chili Recipe

January 22, 2020

I absolutely love this recipe because it is so easy to make and everyone enjoys eating it, especially during these cold winter months. The best part is, it only contains SEVEN ingredients, many of which you probably already have in your pantry. Ingredients 1-1/2 lbs of ground hamburger 1 can of petite crushed tomatoes 1 can of black beans 1 can of chili beans 1 tbsp of chili powder 1 tbsp of minced garlic 1/2 onion The first thing you…

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