Turkey and Vegetable Cabbage Bowl

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I have recently realized that I need to not only eat meals but to eat healthy meals. I used to get away with eating only a sandwich, a few snacks and a small salad that consisted of iceberg lettuce and way too much salad dressing. After a few medical tests, I was told by my doctor to increase my fiber intake by taking fiber supplements. I've always hated taking pills and drinking beverages with powdered psyllium fiber in it, so I challenged myself to take the time to eat right. I removed iceberg lettuce and added more spinach to my diet and made the time to create some new recipes! One simple recipe that I recently made was a Turkey and Vegetable Cabbage Bowl. This is a … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know Before Boarding the Navigator of the Seas

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. My family and I just returned from a 9-day cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas. This was our second cruise and we had a fantastic time. Last year we spent 7 days on the Liberty of the Seas and when we returned I wrote What You Need to Know Before Boarding the Liberty of the Seas, which many people found very helpful. Since we spent 9 days on this cruise, I wanted to share What You Need to Know Before Boarding the Navigator of the Seas so that you and your family would know what to expect. During this trip, my family traveled with grandparents, adult kids, an aunt and uncle, 2 pre-teens and a 6-year-old. Since we were on the ship for 9 days we … [Read more...]

47 Reasons I Love Walt Disney World

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I love Disney for so many reasons. It is my family's number one destination spot. Over the years we have been lucky enough to be able to spend time at Walt Disney World and create memories that will carry on for a lifetime. Even though there are a handful of things I don't like about Disney, there are more things that I love about Disney. For those that love Disney as much or more than I do and for those that are considering going to Walt Disney World, I want to share 47 Reasons I Love Walt Disney World. Some of the reasons why I love Walt Disney World may seem simple to some, but sometimes the simplest things are the most magical. When you walk into the … [Read more...]

How to Prepare You and Your Loved One For Dementia

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseTENAOvernight #CollectiveBias When my mom was diagnosed with dementia, I made sure to do a lot of research. I learned what to expect and I educated myself on how to prepare her and myself for when the symptoms of dementia started to take over her life. As a family member/caregiver, it's not an easy situation to deal with because you go through a lot of emotions, often times you feel like you are alone or that you are doing something wrong, so the more you can learn about the disease the better. Before my mom passed away, she suffered from dementia for at least 10 years. She was the first person that I ever knew with this disease … [Read more...]

Easter Supplies You Will Need to Celebrate Easter

I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I love Easter for so many different reasons. I love teaching my kids the reason that we celebrate, I love being with family and I love to watch my girls enjoy the traditional festivities. From decorating Easter eggs to finding hidden candy-filled eggs to waking up to an Easter basket that the Easter bunny left them, I love the memories that Easter creates. If you are like me then you will want to make sure that you have these Easter Supplies You Will Need to Celebrate Easter. I have 3 little girls at home and I previously ran a home daycare, so I always had a lot of kids to entertain … [Read more...]

Chef Mickeys Tips You Need to Know

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. Over the years our family has always made it a point to eat breakfast at Disney's famous Chef Mickeys located at Disneys Contemporary Resort. It was always a restaurant that my kids and I looked forward to eating at. My kids loved it because they got to see all of the main Disney characters and get their autographs. I enjoyed it because it was a buffet and when you are a mom with picky eaters, Disney buffets are the best. Like most Disney food establishments Chef Mickey's is expensive so I wanted to share Chef Mickey's Tips You Need to Know. Chef Mickey's is great for any kid or adult that loves the original Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie … [Read more...]

Teach Your Kids Playground Etiquette

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. As a mom with 6 kids, I know that kids, especially girls, can be mean to their peers. It is unexplainable and at times extremely frustrating because too often parents don't know how their kids are treating other kids or being treated themselves. I do not believe in being a helicopter mom but I do believe in teaching and training my kids how to treat one another. When I decided that I wanted to write this post I was initially going to title it, 'Teach Your Girls Playground Etiquette', but then realized that boys need to be taught this as well. I've been raising kids for over 20 years and from my experience, most kids are genuinely amazing. They want to have friends, … [Read more...]