The End of Summer is Closing In…

In the South, school starts much earlier then much of the country. It hit me this weekend that we have less than 2 weeks before my oldest goes back! That realization sparked a couple of ideas in my mom brain. First, we needed to clean some stuff out of this house, start the school year…

Summer Sanity… Part Duex

So we’ve past the 4th of July and we are in the thick of it… and I am happy to say so far, I’m surviving! We are at the point, however, where we’ve been spending a TON of time together. With a 6 and almost 5 year old, tensions sometimes run high. And to put…

Summer Sanity … part 1

Oh Summer… I have such high hopes in the beginning.  Pie in the sky hopes of spending quality time making memories, going on day trips, doing fun activities at home, every minute is glorious!  But that takes a TON of planning on my part.  And my job doesn’t stop just because the kids are out…

Working Out on a Cruise- Be Flexible

People who follow my Instagram know I try really hard to workout a little on vacations. I am eating a lot of not so healthy foods, not to mention drinking a lot of adult beverages, so I try to balance it by fitting in a workout a couple of times when I am away.  Makes…

Pre-Road Trip Workout

So this morning we were gearing up to drive to Florida for a day at Disney and then a weeklong cruise (yay!). With this meant TONS of things on my plate. When there is a family vacation, I pack for myself, both kids, the dog, clean the house, use up everything in the fridge, charge…

Sunday Morning Pancakes

I love pancakes… Growing up, we always had pancakes on the weekends and just the smell of them in the frying pan brings me back to my childhood kitchen, listening to music, talking and laughing with my family. Looking back, I loved those moments and want to create those memories for my kiddos, so Sunday…

The Ugly Truth About Healthy Eating

Okay, so I don’t always have Sunday afternoons to meal prep for the week ahead and it kinda throws my health game a curveball.  This weekend we took the kiddos to Atlanta for a Mets game (that got rained out, btw) and didn’t get back until Sunday night.  This is it, the situation I dread……

Easy Taco Seasonings

I literally make tacos/nachos once a week!  My kids love them, my hubby loves them and I can be sneaky and mix in healthy foods like black beans, peppers and onions, and sometimes even cauliflower rice. Top with avocado, fresh salsa, lettuce, plain greek yogurt, etc. and pair with tortilla chips or flour tortillas for the…

Marinated Coleslaw

I love simple recipes with big flavor… I put this one together because I love Zoe’s Kitchen’s coleslaw and this if very similar!!  Pop ingredients together in a large plastic container with a lid and let sit in the fridge for a couple hours if possible.  If you can’t let it marinate, that’s okay it’s…