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Mommy Mileage: How We Travel the Stages | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Mommy Mileage: How We Travel Through the Stages

This is a rock.  I dumped it and its friends in my yard years ago. The recent rains have drifted them back into my life.  This rock was inventory from a previous job. It was awarded to clients for the number of miles they carpooled, biked, telecommuted, or took MARTA.  Why did they end up […]

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What can I bring to a Peanut Free Party? | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

What Can I Bring to a Peanut-Free Party?

With the school year coming to a close, and BBQs on the horizon, parties are on the forefront of many of our minds. The tricky part is that with 1 in every 13 kids having a food allergy, the menu can be a bit tricky. Everyone wants to know, “Well, what can I bring?” – […]

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My Kitchen BFF – the Crockpot

I love to eat. And I love to know what I am eating. But, with a job, a kiddo, a hubby and some vague semblance of a life, there is not much time for cooking during the week. Enter my kitchen BFF – the crockpot.  Mine is the bigger oval size one – because if I am cooking, I am all about the leftovers, too.  

If you are unsure about this tool, allow me to explain. A little bit of chopping, mixing or layering in the pot itself, the prep of the liquid ingredients in a separate container happens after dinner (and kids in bed, etc).  In the morning, the crock goes into the base, the liquids are added, seasonings as needed and lid applied. Turn that baby on and get on with your day. Upon returning to your humble abode, VIOLA!  A hot meal, or at least a significant portion of one. Talk about feeling like a winner at 5:32 PM or 6:17 PM or 8:03 PM or whenever dinner is served.   

So, here is a very simple recipe to get you started; the name is silly, but it’s a full meal that pleases most palates. Serve with green salad – or applesauce when there is no time for chopping.  

(If y’all like this one, there are many more I can share. Let me know and I will continue to post them. I am 20+ years of well-versed in crockpot language – but I would love to learn more, too!) 

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Commuting With Toddlers | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Commuting with a Toddler

Commuting with a toddler (or any age child) can be tough. Every morning and afternoon I drive between 30 and 50 minutes with my 2 and a half-year-old and have since she was 4 months old. Why? We fell in love with the in-home daycare she went to as an infant and with a Montessori school she now attends, both […]

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SteppingBlocks to Prepare our Kids For Future | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Preparing A Successful Future for Our Kids {Sponsored Post}

A successful future for our kids is a dream we all have. Our partners at Steppingblocks share how to make that dream become a reality. Sign up for a free 7-day trial here. Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want […]

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piedmont health April post

A Pediatrician’s Advice for New Parents

A special thanks to our partners at Piedmont Health for providing these helpful tips. If you are in need of a healthcare provider, we encourage you to check out all they have to offer. For first-time parents, having a baby can be one of the most exciting – and challenging – times in their lives. […]

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Is a play-based preschool right for your child? {Sponsored Post}

Preschoolers have plenty of interests. Their attention span for a certain activity may last a few minutes to a few weeks. Children, in a play-based program, choose the activities they want to pursue based on their current interests and are offered settings to carry out their play. To choose the most appropriate environment, parents need […]

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Carnival Soiree at Children's Learning Adventure - Milton {Event Recap}

{EVENT RECAP} Carnival Soiree at Children’s Learning Adventure – Milton

Our first family friendly event did not disappoint! From bowling and cooking to a magic show, there was entertainment for the entire family at the Carnival Soiree hosted by our partners at Children’s Learning Adventure – Milton. No space was left unexplored and no activity was left untouched. Bowling, cookie decorating, basketball, and carnival eats were […]

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