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Menu Plan Monday 03.24.14

It's another new week, so that means another new menu plan. It is a hard week to plan for because we are having company this week, and Saturday is youngest's birthday party. Belated, thanks to all the snow. GRRR! So not only do I have to plan for us, but for the busy nights we will be out running. Oh well, the planning must go on. Monday: Tonight's meal is crockpot creamed chicken. My … [Read more...]

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One Step Closer To Spring

I am still sitting here in shock over the fact that I have 2 teenagers now. Two! As in more than one. How is that freaking possible? Is it just a nightmare? Will I wake up tomorrow and find out that they are both just 4 and 2?  Um no. Not happening. I am not sure what it is with me lately. I never got sentimental over birthdays or milestones, or things like now. But I am sitting here crying in my … [Read more...]

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Don’t Look Now, I Am A Mom Of Two Teenagers!

Okay everyone, listen up!  The thing I have been dreading the most is upon me! No, not my 4-0. That is almost 2 years ago. No, today's tragic event is this: I am a Mom of two teenagers. Yes two. Both boys. With testosterone. Lots of it. Okay, I exaggerate a bit. I think. Yeah, I was. I really do have two terrific boys, teenage hormones and all. In fact, I will let you in on a little secret: … [Read more...]

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Celebrating A Special Occasion With Hallmark’s Funniest Pet Cards

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #FunnyPetCards #CollectiveBias #shop Do you love sending cards to family and friends? Do you spend hours browsing cards to find the perfect one? I know I do. There are plenty of times I spend hours trying to find the … [Read more...]

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Making Our Life Matter: A Peek Behind The Name

One of the biggest questions I get asked is this: Why Making Our Life Matter? How did you come up with the name for your blog? That is really a great question, and one I will work on answering for you. I wanted to convey to my readers that life is all about what matters. Not the crazy madness with work. Or the insanity of dealing with bad weather or stupid drivers. It is not about making tons of … [Read more...]

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High School Homework Help

High school homework is supposed to strike fear in a child, right? Parents aren't supposed to break out in a cold sweat when they hear that their child needs help with their homework. They are in high school now, they can do it themselves. So. Very. Not. True. They may need help more than ever so they can prepare for college. High school homework has become as much responsibility for the … [Read more...]

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Back To Basics:Remembering Life’s Priorities

Life hasn't slowed down too much since the Christmas holiday has ended, although I was hoping that it would. Work has been pretty busy, and the house is still a huge mess. Seems like I am going backwards instead of forwards, and I definitely need to do something about it. Part of the issue is that I am spending most of my blogging time obsessing about the numbers, instead of the writing. I need to … [Read more...]

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Top 5 Indoor Play Areas In The Lehigh Valley

*As part of a collaboration with Philadelphia Social Media Moms, I have compiled a list of local indoor play areas. I was not compensated for this post, or not in any way affiliated with any businesses mentioned in this post. All suggestions are a result of personal experiences or website recommendations. All are 100% my own.* My kids have always enjoyed playing at indoor play areas, just as … [Read more...]

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Making Game Time Tasty With #DiGiorno

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #GameTimeGoodies #cbias #SocialFabric Football is a big part of our Sundays(and Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, too!) during the fall season. Our family gathers around and spends time together while cheering for our … [Read more...]

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It Happened

Here is a simple before and after picture post. I am amazed that it has happened. But I am happy that it happened, because I know this is what is supposed to happen. Why am I using happen so often? Not sure, but it seemed very appropriate to babble lots of nonsense, because this is a really big thing in the timeline of a Mom. We know that it is going to happen, yet we are always emotionally … [Read more...]

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