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Showing posts from April, 2013

Shake up Your Morning Routine

“This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Silk blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.” We've fallen into a breakfast rut... Every morning, we're running late for school and my kids eat a quick bowl of cereal or toast. I'm not proud of this. I don't know how we got on this path, but this spring I'm determined to shake things up have healthier breakfast options. I'm going to pay more attention at the store and come home with better breakfast items. And I'll work on organizing my time so I have the ability to cook a quality meal. Sadly, we are still going to need "fast" options. And we need our breakfasts to include more protein and produce. If you've been reading this blog for some time, you know that I'm a fan of making nut butters and milks. What I didn't know is that some of my favorite "milks" now contain fruit and more protein - like a ready made smoothie. Fast, nutritious and ta

Children and Gardening

Children and Gardening Gardening with the kids is one of the most rewarding and fun projects you can do. We have a lot of fun and are able to  teach them about growing things   by showing them. Children learn much quicker if you actually show them the process of something as you're explaining it. Kids love to get dirty and dig, so this project is one of their absolute favorites. They can dig until their hearts' content and feel the soil with their fingers. The texture of the soil holds endless fascination for them.  If you plant easy-to-grow foliage or flowers that sprout quickly, the children will take to the gardening like fish to water. Growing stuff they can eventually eat is a definite plus, and will help them realize where food comes from.  Commercial weed control  works well with landscaping, as a backyard garden needs a variety of different methods of control. Having the children do the plucking of weeds has both benefits and drawbacks. Small children have to be

Olay Fresh Effects

Now that it's spring, I can't help but want to clean up our entire lives! I'm busying clearing out clutter, putting away winter tools, and planning for spring. But it's also time to rethink and refresh your skin care regimen. No more dry, winter days. (**silent cheers!**) I've recently revamped my routine by using the Olay Fresh Effects products. This was an easy swap since I've always loved Olay products and have used an Olay moisturizer since my early teen years. Not long ago, I found the Olay BB cream and  absolutely fell in love with it. I had meant to blog about it for awhile because it's a game changer. No more icky foundation lines, no heavy coverage - just sheer, easy, no-mistake skin care. Every girl should start out with a BB cream instead of foundation. It's better for your skin, easier to use, and looks better. Plus, anyone that's active or is short on time will love the ease of use and light wear. I don't think I'll s