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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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 […]
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 […]
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?” – […]
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!)
Let’s talk about working moms for a minute. Some working moms choose to work full-time because they want to, and some do it out of necessity because of bills. Regardless of why working moms work outside of the home, though, there are lots of things they hear on a pretty regular basis. While often meant […]
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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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. […]
Being a mom of three children is inherently different than being a mom of two children and even more different than being a mom of one! I suppose that if you have children who are close in age range, it might make a bit of difference in terms of how they get along. When you […]