Sensitivity Presentation for Middle Schoolers

I’ve been swamped with work.  I just can’t seem to get ahead.  Each year as a special education teacher I feel that the paperwork and job demands increase exponentially.  It’s draining when you pair it with the physical, emotional, and mental demands of working with the kiddos.  For example, I spent this past Veteran’s Day…
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Holiday Pudge…Not This Year

The holiday seasons of the last few years were not my most in-shape ones.  Let’s look back… Even though I’ve been working out since March, I’ve hit a rough patch that I keep trying to bounce back from but just can’t seem to do it.  I’ve stopped consistently eating right in August, and the last…
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DIY: Candle Upcycle

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned on here before that our household is trying out the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover. It’s been a bit of an adjustment, but we are putting huge dents in our debt which is an amazing feeling!  So how does this lead to the title of this post…well, we aren’t…
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Ricotta Donuts

I feel like we’ve been deep frying in our house every two weeks.  Not the healthiest habit, but each time we’ve made donuts that are to.die.for.  This weekend was no exception.  I opted to use a recipe from a Williams-Sonoma cookbook, that hasn’t yielded good results in the past.  This cookbook has amazing food photography,…
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Veggie Wrap (21 Day Fix Meals: #7)

Soooo….I totally fell off the good eating wagon.  For a week!  That is what happens when I don’t meal plan. I didn’t buy the right foods. Even though I’ve planned the same general meals (breakfast, 2 snacks, lunch, and Shakeology), not having a written plan and corresponding grocery list messed up my week big time….
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Cherry Vanilla Puff Pancake

This morning my Little Man and I woke up and made a very special breakfast for the Hubs in celebration of being around for 32 years!  *Excuse my grossness. I had just finished my first day of P90X.* Little Man lurved cooking with his mama!  He wanted to stir everything with his strainer.  He was…
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21 Day Fix Meals: Days 5 & 6 (Being Sick While Doing the Fix)

So my last two days are up late because my house got hit hard with a cold/virus.  Obviously as the mom of the household I was still watching our toddler, giving him a bath, waking up and feeding him, and all the other tasks that come with having a kid that don’t stop because you…
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21 Day Fix Meals: Day 4

A cold and a busy day at work do not make for the best of days with the Fix.  I skipped a meal because of a meeting I had.  Then I had a handful of Reese’s Pieces that I had in my desk (Buying reward candy for the kids is not good for me to…
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What I’m Reading: The Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies

The blog entry from Handle the Heat that I came across tonight has some great photos to demonstrate the effect various ingredients have on a baked chocolate chip cookie.  It’s interesting to see the comparison.  I think I’m going to try chilling the cookie dough for 24 hours next time I make cookies.  That is…
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21 Day Fix Meals: Day 3

It feels good to go through my day not hungry and not bloated.  No sucking it in for this lady. Here are the meals for day 3.  Luckily the pictures are slightly better. I was home most of the day.  The last few days I’ve had to pre-pack my lunch so you’ve had tupperware shots….
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