Medifast Weight Loss Update (Week 2)

Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. Oh my word...I really should have updated you all sooner! So, my second week has come and gone (I'll post my 3rd week update soon). My goal was to be down to 165 pounds and while I didn't quite hit my goal, I was down to 166, so I was only one pound away from my goal and I must say that I'm quite happy with that. I had been trying other weight loss programs and was stuck, so the fact that Medifast has me back to losing weight, I'm excited! I continue to enjoy the foods. There are a couple of foods that I like more than others, however there's nothing that I really dislike and won't eat. I find that the nacho cheese puffs are a little much when eating them by themselves, however they taste delicious in my salads! (And now my mouth is watering!) I feel … [Read more...]

Peter and the Wolf In Hollywood App Review

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Giants Are Small and MomSelect. We received the Peter and the Wolf In Hollywood app free to try.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. So, I decided to do this review a little differently. Normally I would tell my kiddos that I wanted them to review an app, we would download said app and then they would give me their thoughts. This time, I thought I would just surprise them with the app. I downloaded the app onto their iPads while they were sleeping. The next morning they noticed the Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood app on their iPads and started playing. I watched them play this app for the longest time without even questioning where it came from. It wasn't until I poked my head into the room and asked what they were up to that someone said, "We have this fun new app on our iPads and it's really fun!" (Yes, they really said fun several times!) With that being said, I'm sure you can see where this is going...they loved the app! I … [Read more...]

Summer Stock Up SALE @Educents

This post may contain affiliate links. Regardless, we thought you would really enjoy this summer sale! It's a HUGE SUMMER SALE!!! I'm guessing that your homeschool year is coming to an end. If you haven't already put the pencils and notebooks away, you will probably be doing so very soon. With that being said, it's never too early to start thinking about next year. In fact, why not get things taken care of now, that way you can be prepared and have a stress-free summer!? Just in time for summer prep, Educents is hosting a site-wide sale with FREE SHIPPING. I've found that when kiddos get a little stir crazy, hands on tools come in handy. Sale Details: Sunday- Wednesday, May 25 Free Shipping SITE WIDE with code: SUNSHINE Free Shipping on all orders over $150 Read on for my favorite picks for stocking up for summer! Times Tales DVD – Learn Multiplication Tables in an Hour Times Tales is an interactive animated DVD that teaches kids the upper times tables … [Read more...]

Win a $100 American Express GC from FreeShipping.com

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Shooting Trap is Our New Sport

Raising boys is a real adventure. I mean it, I really enjoy the new things that they teach me every day. I may be the teacher in the classroom, but these boys sure are teaching me a lot in life. Sounds funny? Maybe, but I'm serious. I love going on little adventures with these guys and I love seeing their faces light up when they create something that amazes them or when they learn something new. (Dad is keeping score- such a fun father/son activity). Recently our 2nd born joined a trap shooting team. I had no idea there was such a team in our area, so I was very interested to hear more about it. He's already been to two competitions and his team (this is their first year doing this) scored 2nd place at both competitions! I'm such a proud Momma! As a matter of fact, my 12 year old hit over 160 out of 200! Not too bad considering he has NEVER shot trap until recently! As a Momma, I'm so happy he has found something that he loves and I love that he's making new friends and enjoying … [Read more...]

This Weight Loss Thing Just Got Real!

Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. Growing up I never really had to worry about my weight. I was always pretty thin (although I didn't always see myself that way) and I could eat whatever I wanted. It wasn't until I started to have children that I started to struggle with weight issues. You could say that I've fluctuated a ton over the years. One minute I feel really good in my skin and am saying that I'll NEVER let myself get to the point of being overweight again and then the next thing I know I'm crying over a pint of ice cream wondering how I let myself get to this point again. I've figured out my problem. What is it, you ask? My problem is that I use food (and drinks) to comfort me, and I LOVE sweets. I have a real addiction going on here and I didn't see it until just recently. My … [Read more...]

Still Thinking About What To Get Mom For Mother’s Day?

We received product to review. We only give honest reviews. All opinions expressed are our own. Let's face it, Moms work their butts off. Am I right? I'm sure you are are nodding and agreeing right now, so I'll just keep talking. With Mother's Day right around the corner I wanted to discuss something with you. Recently my family and I were discussing things that I was interested in. Of course, being that I'm the one always taking care of everyone, it was really hard for me to come up with something that I would want as a gift. As I was browsing the internet for ideas, I kept finding myself sidetracked with things I could purchase for everyone else in my family. I started looking at Overstock.com and it didn't take me long at all to find the perfect gifts that I just HAD to have! What did I find? Well, I was in dire need of a new set of pots and pans. I had my old set for much longer than I really should have and half of the pans had already been thrown out, so I really didn't have … [Read more...]

Need Help Learning the Times Tables? We have 14 Resources!

Post may contain affiliate links. All opinions expressed are our own. I can vaguely still remember when I was trying to learn the Times Tables. I would get so frustrated and thought that I would never be able to get the hang of it. We are currently going through a similar situation with one of our boys. He was so frustrated with trying to learn his Times Tables. I kept insisting to him that Practice Makes Perfect and he'd eventually figure it out. No one wants their children to be frustrated with anything, so when there are easier ways, we try them, right? We're all ready for a new way of learning the times tables. Happily, inventive educators have created a multitude of activities to help learners succeed, have fun, and appreciate how times tables fit into everyday life! Educents rounded up some of the most engaging times table activities that serve all sorts of learning (and teaching!) styles, including video, music, printable worksheets, dominos, and more. SALE: This week on … [Read more...]