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Category Archives:Motherin Aint Easy

Crunchy Taco Wrap Recipe

Crunchy Taco Wrap Recipe Here is how I came up with my crunchy taco wrap recipe! Do you ever look in your kitchen and see a few things that need to be used right away but none of them are really enough to make a whole meal? I had one of those nights! I had a few broken up tostada shells, a few burrito shells, tomatoes, lime, green onions and cilantro all that really needed to be used or they were going to end up being tossed. So, I decided to use them! What came out was this amazing crunchy Read More

Cooked Carrots Recipe

Best Ever Cooked Carrots Recipe Through my adventures of health and nutrition I am loading me and my family up with vegetables!!! The other night while cooking dinner I noticed a half a bag of carrots that were going to go bad soon. So, for the first time ever, I made carrots as our vegetable that night. Yes, first time ever, I know its terrible! Anyways, I thought, I want to make these delicious, like carrot cake! So I started thinking what goes in carrot cake? Brown sugar, cinnamon, Read More

Fried Bananas

Fried Bananas If you have been reading my post you know that I am on an adventure to health and nutrition! I am finding a way to eat or drink as many fruits and vegetables as I possibly can. I posted recently about Cinnamon Health Benefits. This is a fried banana recipe using cinnamon to help get you started on your cinnamony adventure!! This is really easy, guilt free and super yummy! Get a sliver of butter, a pile of cinnamon, a puddle of honey and one banana. // Put Read More

Homemade Clay Crafts

Homemade Clay Crafts Homemade clay is my new favorite thing to use cookie cutters for! When the kids want to cut out cookie shapes it is always sticky and messy and the shapes never come out right after baking them. (I am NOT a baker!) Then they want to use frosting and sprinkles but they never want to eat them. Then we have cookies sitting around for 2 weeks before we throw away all of those terribly decorated masterpieces! // This homemade clay is the perfect replacement for Read More

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Elf on the Shelf Ideas Elf on the Shelf with Bible Verses: We have been doing elf on the shelf for years now. My original problem with elf on the shelf was telling my kids that an elf was watching them to be sure they are good. I want to teach my kids that Jesus is watching so be good all year! So, I use my elf on the shelf as a messenger for Jesus instead of Santa! The elf comes in December because we want to celebrate the birth of Jesus all month long. This is how I decided to integrate the Read More

Homemade Gift For Mom

Homemade Gift For Mom As my moms birthday approached this year I had the same problem I always have...You can't buy her anything because she has everything she could ever want! You can't buy her soaps and lotions because she makes her own all natural everything. She doesn't wear jewelry, doesn't carry a purse, she rarely paints her nails...she is way to easy going for a quick, standard female gift. So, I decided to make her something that she could use! Everyone loves a homemade gift! I Read More

How NOT To Act This Fathers Day

How NOT To Act This Fathers Day Fair warning here...this is a rant. This is me telling you about something that pisses me off! Soo I'm scrolling through Pinterest checking out some step dad gifts for the kids to make for my husband....can I just say: If a child has a step dad it doesn't automatically mean they don't have a good real dad. Even if the child's real dad sucks at being a dad...making a craft stating that step dad is way better than real dad or thanking step dad for stepping Read More

Fathers Day Crafts

Fathers Day Crafts It is time to get busy on your fathers day crafts! In our home we have 4 dads to make crafts for! I have Aaron's dad, Josh's dad, My husband who is also McKenzie's dad and McKenzie's step, we will be busy! We are big believers in celebrating every male who acts like daddy in their life! Yes, my husband will be involved in helping his daughter make a fathers day craft for her step father! Her step father raises her as if she was his own when my husband isn't there, Read More

What is a Mandala?

What is a Mandala? Free Mandala coloring page below! A mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल, lit, circle) is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Indian religions, representing the universe. In common use, "mandala" has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the Read More

I turned for one second and…Gorilla Shot Dead at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child falls into the enclosure!

I turned for one second and...Gorilla Shot Dead at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child falls into the enclosure! Can we just talk about the dead Gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo for a minute? I LOVE animals. I have to many animals actually because I love them so much. However, I love my kids more than my animals, I love your kids more than my animals and I even love you more than my animals. Okay so here is the story. O'Connor who filmed the incident, said she heard the 4-year-old (later we learn Read More