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Mexican Wonderpot Recipe

Mexican Wonderpot Recipe

 Recently a friend recommended a recipe for an Italian Wonderpot and I was instantly hooked. It's got the brains of slow cooker recipe but much quicker - and you don't have to remember to put it in hours ahead of dinner time. As I prepared this meal for the umpteenth time, a Mexican version popped into my head.   Mmm...a Mexican Wonderpot recipe would be the perfect solution for those nights when I just need a good hearty dinner with a Mexican flare!  Though, called a "Wonderpot" recipe, ... [read more]

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Wordless Wednesday: Hello Spring!

  Winter here in north west Louisiana is relatively mild.  We had just a couple days of light snow flurries.  Generally, it is just cold and gloomy. It is so wonderful to get outside and enjoy the warm, if a bit windy, weather!  When playing outside the other day and the boys both hopped in the Joovy CocoonX2 I couldn't say no.  :)  Just ... [read more]

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Our trip to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science!

Hey all! I'm back!  Ya miss me? The family and I took an impromptu weekend vacation to Dallas, Texas.  I have an aunt there who I hadn't seen for over a year.  She travels a lot so we packed up the kids and headed over for a little visit while she was in town. She took us to some of the funnest places in Dallas and we had a wonderful ... [read more]

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Mexican Wonderpot Recipe

Mexican Wonderpot Recipe

 Recently a friend recommended a recipe for an Italian Wonderpot and I was instantly hooked. It's got the brains of slow cooker recipe but much quicker - and you don't have to remember to put it in hours ahead of dinner time. As I prepared this meal for the umpteenth time, a Mexican version popped into my head.   Mmm...a Mexican Wonderpot ... [read more]

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Baby Led Weaning First Foods

"Now that your baby is 6 months old you can start introducing baby food." Ugh! Even before I got pregnant with Baby Z I was so not looking forward to the baby food stage.  Spending an arm and a leg on store bought baby food is not how I wanted to spend our hard-earned income.  And while I'd done it before, I couldn't face the hours I was going ... [read more]

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At Home and on the Road: Tips for happy, healthy kids

Summer is a whirlwind of activity in our family!  Vacations, staycations, family reunions, sports, almost daily pool visits.  We are always on the go! I love having my kids home from school during the summer.  I love the freedom it gives us to go where we want, when we want!  But, without the proper planning, summer… [read more]

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Guest Post: Sunshine & Surf Savings Plan – 3 Easy ways to save for vacation on an average income

I need a vacation. Like a no-kids, sand-between-my-toes, umbrella-in-my-drink-vacation. This morning the refrigerator stopped refrigerating, and I watched all of my vacation nest egg walk out the door tucked into someone else’s tool belt. Starting from ground zero again has renewed my zeal for saving tenfold. I am determined to sit under a palm tree in… [read more]

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Identity Theft Protection Tips – Because Knowing is Half the Battle

Disclosure: I received a sample to facilitate this article.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and are my own. Identity theft protection is a priority in our family. Almost two years ago our house was broken into and we were robbed...twice.  I was 12 weeks pregnant driving my two boys from San Antonio to Utah while my husband stayed ... [read more]

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A Closer Look at Google Spotlight Stories Buggy Night + Moto X Giveaway!

Disclosure: Thanks to Motorola and the Google Spotlight Stories team for sponsoring this post and providing the phone for review. Last week I introduced the cool new Google Spotlight Stories for the Motorola Moto X.  Buggy Night is the second story the Google Spotlight Stories team has put together, and it has absolutely captivated my ... [read more]

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Giveaways

The “Everything Pumping” Giveaway for Breastmilk Pumping Moms!

With my first son I had such problems breastfeeding, and no one could seem to figure out what the problem was.  I gave it my all for 10 weeks, when still cracked, bleeding, and blistered, I headed to the store and bought a breast pump.  I knew absolutely nothing about pumping or products for pumping moms.  How much easier some of the products below ... [read more]

Joovy Caboose Stroller Giveaway!

My very first introduction to the Joovy brand was back in 2009.  I was getting ready for the birth of my second child and was on the hunt for a compact sit and stand stroller.  After reading hundreds and perhaps thousands of reviews I finally settled on and purchased the Joovy Caboose Ultralight.  It was the best baby gear decision I've ever ... [read more]

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