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@NickJr Nickelodeon Let's Learn: S.T.E.M. Vol 2 Coming to DVD on May 3

There's no shortage of science and math fun in Let's Learn: S.T.E.M. Vol 2, Nickelodeon's second DVD dedicated to the world of numbers. A hot topic for educators everywhere, S.T.E.M. education (science, technology, engineering and math) has proven to be the perfect tool in jump-starting children's interest in problem solving and technology. 

Super Mom Giveaway Hop

I am super excited to be a part of the Super Mom Giveaway Hop hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island!

Hillsong United Young and Free "Youth Revival" CD Giveaway

It never fails, some time during my workday, I flashback to something one of my kids said during our morning commute and burst into laughter.  My morning commute is hilarious! Believe me when I tell you there are few things better than starting your morning with a carload of happy kids.   

NIrV Under the Sea Holy Bible

I love to gift Bibles.  The Bible is full of stories of heroism, doubt, betrayal, love, hate, but above all a message of hope.  There are translations for every reading level.  One of the newest translation is the NIrV (New International Reader's Version).  This translation, like the NIV is easy to understand and even uses much of the NIV translation.  However, it simplifies biblical text even further by sectioning text into smaller sections.  

Lessons My Commute WITH KIDS Has Taught Me!

It never fails, some time during my workday, I flashback to something one of my kids said during our morning commute and burst into laughter.  My morning commute is hilarious! Believe me when I tell you there are few things better than starting your morning with a carload of happy kids.   

4 Tips to Ward Off Mosquitoes

Are you ready for Summer?

Is your city on the Orkin Top 10 list of Mosquito Cities?

Well, if you live in Atlanta, Chicago or D.C. I've got news for you, your city ranks among the top 3.  Oh there are a couple of newbies to the list so be sure to click on the Mosquito Cities Is Yours on the List logo below to check it out.

Mojo Pulled Pork & Bacon Sliders #SimplyDelicioso

With warmer weather on the horizon, it’s time to add a little spice to your spring! This season, try out some vibrant, flavorful dishes courtesy of celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann, cookbook author and host of “Simply Delicioso” on the Cooking Channel.


Chef Hoffmann is partnering with Smithfield to bring her Latin flare to the table with some delicious new recipes, including Mojo Pulled Pork and Bacon Sliders and Tropical Quinoa and Sliced Ham Stuffed Peppers, that are sure to be a hit with friends and family this spring.

Ingredients:
2 cups mojo marinade (store-bought)3/4 cup orange juiceJuice of 1 lemonJuice of 1 lime3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar, divided1 tablespoon low-sodium all purpose adobo seasoning1 Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Blade Roast2 tablespoons olive oil3 Vidalia or sweet onions, thinly sliced1/2 cup pickled jalapeños, drained9 slices Smithfield Cherrywood Smoked Thick Cut Bacon, each cut in half18 potato slider buns or dinner potato rolls9 slices thinly slic…

Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE is in theaters everywhere on November 4th! *EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW*

Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE is in theaters everywhere on November 4th!

Celebrate #MothersDay with these 5 Inspirational Books for Moms

Mother's Day will soon be here and I am wrecking my brains trying to find the "PERFECT" Mother's Day gift for some fab moms in my life.  



Finding a gift for my mom is easy breezy.  She's a voracious reader like me and a couple of her favorite authors are releasing their latest reads around Mother's Day.  There are a couple of other awesome moms on my Mother's Day gift list who could use a little mom-spiration.  It's been a tough year for a few of my friends, but their faith is helping them to cope and giving them the strength to carry on.

I recently shared news of the Love + Blessed Box subscription service.  I love the premise of this box as it provides a word of comfort and inspiration, a little something each of us needs to hear.  Everyone needs a word of encouragement from time to time.  2016 is shaping up to be a great year for inspirational reads and I'm pleased to share some fab reads which will make wonderful Mother's Day gifts.  Whether…

4 Tips to Make It Through Your Workout

Remember last month when you were so amped about starting a new exercise program because you were "committed" to exercising more in 2016?  Well, here we are 4 months later, how you doin' (in my Rasputia voice)?

Me?  Well, I've lost 5.3 lbs. since January 1.  I know it's not much but it's a start.  I am really making a conscious effort to get healthier this year.  My friend, Raven, has really been instrumental in keeping me motivated.  She recently completed the Little Rock Marathon's 5k and turned around the very next day and ran the half marathon.  

Here's a pic of her draped in medals for the 5k, 1/2 marathon and Inaugural runners.



Go Raven!!!  Woot-woot!!! *fist pump*
Raven has been running marathons for a few years now and recently became a Zumba instructor.  She is a fit life advocate and always there to encourage me in my weight loss journey.


If you find yourself struggling to make it through your workout, here are some tips courtesy of Raven sure to…

ACTs, SATs, and What Incoming College Freshman REALLY Need to Know

This weekend thousands of high school students all across the U.S. will sit for the ACT exam.  Are your kids among them?  Mine are.  Los Tres Amigos have been participating in a college prep program this year which helps lessen the anxiety of taking the tests like the ACT and SAT.  The program gives kids the opportunity to engage in learning exercises which will enable them to become familiar with the exams and help increase their scores along the way.
I remember taking the ACT and SAT and those feelings of nervousness.  However, today's students are masters of standardized test taking which often begins in elementary school.  One good thing about standardized tests is that is helps some students develop a comfort level which will come in handy when they have to take exams like the ACT and SAT.  We are just a couple of years away from college and Hubby and I are trying are best to equip our kids with opportunities for scholarships to help lessen their college debt.  I don't wan…