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Clean Eating: What CAN I Eat?

Clean Eating: What CAN I Eat?

Congratulations… you decided to “eat clean.”  What happens on day 4 when the cravings hit (and they will?)  How about when the fun of new recipes wears off? You start to miss your favorite processed foods (cake, anyone?).  Packing a lunch is hard when making sandwiches isn’t an option. And how are you supposed to go without your favorite pasta dish?  Not to worry.  I’ve got your back.  Here are some of my favorite clean eating substitutions. Pasta Eating clean…

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Meal Planning: How to Plan and Shop Once for 2 Weeks

Meal Planning: How to Plan and Shop Once for 2 Weeks

A few weeks ago, I was driving home from grocery shopping at 7pm.  All 4 kid were in the car, hungry.  One was screaming.  Another was asking every 32 seconds for a snack (he’d already had 3).  A third kid was dramatically moaning every time the baby stopped screaming long enough to suck in a breath. Ironically, the back of the van was full of food.  $250 worth, in fact. Can you relate? I’m guessing you can! This story has…

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10 Ways to Save $10 in 20 Minutes or Less

10 Ways to Save $10 in 20 Minutes or Less

Saving money is super important right?  I mean, who wants to do or buy something, only to find out later that they could have gotten the same thing for less.  Or, even worse, find out that there were some easy ways to save a lot of money fast that you haven’t been using? I am kinda of known for being a bit frugal.  And by frugal, I might mean cheap.  But that’s ok with me, because saving money on some…

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9 Ways to Clean with Toddlers So You Can Get More Done

9 Ways to Clean with Toddlers So You Can Get More Done

It’s 4pm.  There is nothing clean in the entire house.  In fact, it’s a billion times worse then it was at 8am, because everyone is tired, cranky, and still making messes.  Toys are dumped out in every room, and several drawers  have been “helpfully” emptied in the kitchen.  The table is buried under a mountain of ungraded homework and homeschool books, and dinner isn’t started. This has been my story more then once.  Every now and then, by the time…

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How to Reduce Cleaning Time But Make a Bigger Impact

How to Reduce Cleaning Time But Make a Bigger Impact

Let’s be honest.  Have you ever taken a moment to look around at all the housework piling up around you and wondered where the heck to start cleaning?  Of course you have.  So have I.  Well, as I was loading the dishwasher and putting clothes in the dryer today (for the first of several times) I realized that I have learned something very valuable over the years. No, it’s not to hire a maid.  Or wave a magic wand.  Both…

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