Do You Feel Pressure To Donate To Boosterthon?


Does your local school participate in the Boosterthon run?  This is a great program, similar to Jump Rope For Heart that I participated in when I was a child.  Children run laps at school and sponsors pledge money per lap up to a maximum of 35 laps.  For example, if you pledge $1 per lap and the child you sponsor runs 10 laps, then you have made a $10 donation to Boosterthon.  If the child that you sponsored runs the maximum 35 laps, then you … [Read more...]

Fun Indoor Activities / Games For Kids


Are you looking for some fun games to entertain your kids when it’s raining and they are getting restless? Hide and Seek Hide and seek one of the oldest games known to, well, all of us!  It’s also one where you and your kids can get the most creative!  There are tons of hiding spots in a house, but make sure you go over safety rules and “no hiding zones” before starting.  Some important “no hiding zones” would be on top of or behind any big … [Read more...]

The Top Five Favorite Family Friendly Fall Activities


Making memories and learning family values through fun fall activities. Fall is a very underestimated time of year.  More specifically, many people are so focused on the fact that summertime fun is over that they forget to look around and appreciate everything that fall has to offer.  This truly is a shame, because there are a lot of great things for families to do together during the fall.  This is the perfect time to re-establish family … [Read more...]

Wearing Loose Clothing Hinders Weight Loss


Are you trying to lose weight?  If so, I have some great tips for you involving the clothing you wear while trying to shed those extra pounds.  Something we ALL love to wear is anything with an elastic waistband.  It’s comfortable, stretchy, and you don’t have to unbutton your jeans after a eating a big meal!  Oversized clothing such as t-shirts and sweatshirts are also comfortable enough to wear daily, but you might not realize that you are … [Read more...]

Advocare: Coffeccino Perfect For Cool Temperatures

coffeccino Advocare

As most of you know, I am an Advocare Advisor and I absolutely love every single Advocare product that I represent.  One product that I really like is our Advocare Coffeccino supplement. Coffeccino has so many benefits for all types of people and tastes great, just like a gourmet Mocha Cappuccino!  It helps to enhance mental focus, alertness and also helps manage appetite when used along with diet and exercise.  As a mom, I know that alertness … [Read more...]

Organized With Google Calendar On The Go


Are you one of those people who just LOVE to write everything down in your calendar and stay as organized as possible?  Me too!  Do you have a calendar that is just a little too big or heavy and you hate taking it with you everywhere because it weighs your purse down?  Guess what?  Me too! However, I have found the solution! I use Google calendar on my phone to keep track of appointments, reminders, ideas, play-dates, get-togethers, etc.  It’s … [Read more...]

#Win Dessert Bullet #Giveaway ENDS 11/17


I was Given a Magic Bullet - Dessert Bullet to use in facilitating my review.   All opinions are my own. I was excited to test this out as it said you could have all the flavor without the fat, added sugar and calories which is a huge plus when you count calories as I do.  It also said you could have a healthy dessert in just 10 seconds, now that is my kind of machine! The kids and I went through the recipe book that came with the … [Read more...]

Time To Replace Your Underwear?


In my last post about underwear, we discussed why you shouldn’t wear underwear that are too loose or too tight.  Now that you have established what is considered too loose and too tight, let’s talk about how to change that or replace them frugally! If your underwear are too tight, you have a few options: You can start your New Year’s resolution a little early and start exercising and eating better, or you can buy new ones.  If you are … [Read more...]

Exploring Native American Culture in Albuquerque


  Do you children ever talk about Indians?  Does your family enjoy watching television shows centered around Indian culture such as Pocahontas?  If so, a vacation built around exploring Native American Culture would be perfect for your family.   While the Spanish may have settled Albuquerque, they weren't the first people on the land. Centuries before, the Anasazi inhabited the area, and the 19 Pueblo tribes that live here … [Read more...]

Rockets Game Houston, Texas


I love living in the Houston Area because there are so many great things to do.  Our family went to see the Houston Rockets play basketball at the Toyota Center and we had a blast!  Here's a picture of the line in front of the Toyota Center as we waited patiently for the doors to open an hour before game time. Here's a photo that I captured right as soon as we showed our Houston Rockets game tickets at the entrance.  There were people … [Read more...]

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

banana bread

How long has it been since you made Banana Nut bread at your house?  I love to eat this banana bread, but unfortunately I can't stop at one or even two pieces.  Before I make Banana Bread, I need to make sure that the rest of the family will be around to eat it with me in order to keep myself from eating an entire loaf by myself.  Here's a recipe that I've been waiting to try.  It was sent to the mom blog from "Recipe Linda."  She is my aunt from … [Read more...]

High Competition Level At Our House

travis basketball

Both of our boys are very active in sports and are very competitive when it comes to their physical abilities.  They are always trying to see who is faster, who can do the most push-ups, who can hold a plank longer, etc.  Once the boys get going, it is a never ending competition in my house.  I am 5'8 and I have always been taller than my oldest son.  This past summer he began growing and he is now as tall as I am.  Every few days he wants to … [Read more...]

Life in Motion: The Surprising Healing Powers of Exercise


If you have an addiction problem, you might be surprised to learn that exercise can have an amazing effect on your body and your mind.  In fact, exercise can help you correct addictive behavior, and not just those addictive behaviors that lead to drug and alcohol abuse either.  Here’s how it works, and how it can work for you. The Runner’s High You’ve heard of the runner’s high, right?  It’s the result of the body’s natural painkillers … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Benefits – Are They For You?

amazon prime

Are you a frequent shopper on  Do you normally buy tons of items but HATE the shipping charges?  How about movies and TV shows?  Do you normally rent them through Redbox or your local movie store?  Are you an e-book reader?  If you answered “Yes” to any of these (more is better!), you should consider signing up for Amazon Prime! Amazon Prime is a service Amazon offers and it is very beneficial.  There are many freebies that come … [Read more...]

Trip To Toronto Canada Was A Blast!


Here's the sign that my husband and I saw each day on our walk back to our hotel when my husband and I visited Toronto, Canada for the Word on the Street National Book Festival.  I wanted to get a picture of our hotel but waited too long and then it rained, so the picture above was my best bet for a motel memory picture.  We didn't have much time to enjoy the area, but we made the most of the time that we had there and had a blast! We … [Read more...]

Have Fun Near the Waterfront in Burlingame

San Francisco Bay

Each year for vacation, I try to find somewhere new for our family to visit.  Once you go on the same vacation over and over, the vacation experience just isn't as much fun as when you explore different areas and new experiences.  Burlingame on the San Francisco Peninsula would be an ideal choice for a coastal getaway.  There are plenty of great ways to enjoy the water when you stay in this seaside city. Stay on the San Francisco Bay Your hotel … [Read more...]