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Three Challenges Working Moms Face During the Summer

Three Challenges Workings Moms Face During the Summer

It’s summertime. Kids everywhere are rejoicing while parents everywhere are going crazy, broke, or (likely) both. I remember childhood summer breaks fondly. My mom worked from our home so she was always around. My older siblings and I spent our days sleeping in, watching The Price is Right, bickering, and running around the neighborhood until the street […]

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Feeling...Less than (Comparison Trap) | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Feeling … less than

Allow me to introduce you to some amazing women who may not be in my immediate circle, but are all housed in my life’s concentric ones. Meaning, I personally know and have spent time with every one of these ladies at some point in my journey. Prepare to understand how I can feel…well…less than. Significantly. […]

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We are thrilled to bring you this essential summer series. We are grateful for our partners at Goldfish Swim School - Johns Creek to help keep our families safe this summer!

Summer Swim Safety Series :: Part 1

The Atlanta Area Moms Blog is thrilled to bring you this essential summer series. We are grateful for our partners at Goldfish Swim School – Johns Creek to help keep our families safe this summer!  Water Safety 101 Summertime means trips to the pool and fun at the beach! Fun for the whole family! But […]

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Mom Struggles: 24 Hours a day - Life Balance Struggle

Mom Struggles – Life Balance

Nobody is perfect – something I must remind myself every day. Every mom struggles with something and no mom can do everything. Something starts to slip when you focus on something else. There is absolutely no way to do everything. If you are into astrology, you’ll know that a Virgo is a perfectionist. I fit […]

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7 Ways to Avoid Summer Brain Drain | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

7 Ways To Avoid Summer Brain Drain

We are so excited to partner with Strive Academics to help us stay on top of academic skills this summer. Summer is a time of fun. The weather is nice and warm, it’s beautiful outside, and kids have fewer obligations to manage during the day. It’s no wonder that everyone tends to indulge a bit more […]

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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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