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    Moderation During the Holidays – (Ep. 10)

    As this is my son’s first Christmas, I am trying to keep myself in check and not do to much.  I wish I could say that I am doing everything to keep things in moderation, but sometimes it is a struggle.  Christmas is the only holiday that I decorate for. All the other holidays I might have a dish or dish towel that goes with the holiday, but nothing like Christmas. I have a tree decorated in every room of my house – including bathrooms!  So I think that is why I may be doing more than I thought I would for my son during Christmas.   How am I…

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    Going to Disney World – (Ep. 9)

    It is no secret that I love Disney World.  I enjoyed going as a kid and I enjoy going as an adult.  I am excited to take my son and see Disney through his eyes.  However, I will be waiting a few years and here is why.   Most of my friends and family thought I would take my child to Disney as soon as I could.  I would if I did not work, had a large vacation budget I could spend each year, and I could travel when Florida weather was not too hot or too cold.  But I can not do all those things. So I have to…

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    Cooking For My Family – (Ep. 8)

    Cooking for my family has become a priority of mine since I started walking again.  Breaking my leg changed my perspective on how I saw many things (go listen to episode 4 to hear about my leg).  I want to spend as much time with my husband and child as I can and I want to provide that meal time togetherness I had growing up.     So for the past month, I have been making our dinners and my son’s food each day.  I’ll start with the grownup food first. My son has a bottle at 5pm each day. While my husband feeds him, I start to make our…

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    How Do I Make a Quick Easy Meal with a Child

    Saying it is an easy meal maybe relative.  I find it harder and harder to cook while entertaining a child.  But I am trying to get better and more consistent feeding my family on a regular basis when I can.  So I do have some go to meals that take about 20-25 minutes total to make. They are not always the most healthy meals, but they taste good!     This meal is called the Sausage, Pasta, Tomato Thing.  It can be made in many different ways. But here is how I make it.       I like this meal because I can entertain my child as I make…

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    Working Out as a Mom – (Ep. 7)

    Starting in college, I really became someone who walked a lot.  I would always walk to class although it could be up to two miles away from my dorm room.  In my four years of college, I would go for 2-3 hour walks. I was never the type of person to sit down.  My first job when I was in high school was in a restaurant. I loved moving around and being on my feet.   Eventually, I really got into running and working out.  I was never a gym person. I do not like going to the gym.  I want to be able to do all my workouts when…

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    Putting Our Kids in Activities – (Ep. 6)

    Before my son was born, I knew that the first activity I wanted my son to do was swimming. I have such fond memories of when I went to swim lessons and we made lifelong friends at swim class when I was young and I wanted to do the same with my son. So when he turned five months old I tried to register him at our local YMCA for swim lessons.    I soon found out that even at five months old, signing your kid up for activities is a ruthless game. I was not a member at our local YMCA as I do not need a gym…