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This Blogging Mama is @BlogHer Bound

OMG! One week til BlogHer '16!!! *tosses confetti*

So much to do.
   So little time.

I've glanced and glanced at the schedule of events and narrowed down the list of sessions I want to attend. I've RSVP'd to a few parties here and there.  Tweeting and messaged a few fellow BlogHer bound peeps. 

I am sooooooooooo... excited.  I've been to a couple of blogger conferences but this BlogHer, the consummate blogging conference. The epitome of blogging conferences.  The bom-diggity-dog-diggity.  The creme de la creme, okay, I'm out of analogies. I'm just so beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to experience this event.

Seriously, I'm like a kid on the first day of school.

I am so looking forward to meeting some of my B.C.s (Blogger Crushes) in person and pray I don't gasp in total idol hysteria when we meet. Note to self "Your blog is a business and you must present it as such." Which reminds me I need to pack plenty of business cards.

Are yo…

3 Quick Easy, I Don't Have to Turn on My Stove Breakfast Ideas

With temps nearing 90 degrees by 8 in the morning, I shriek at the thought of turning on my stove. Of course I want to make sure my family has a hearty breakfast but there'll be no biscuits baking in my kitchen this Summer.  Our microwave, however, is getting one heckuva a workout thanks to these tasty breakfast dishes.  Be forewarned though, you may want to coat your mug or ramekin with some non-stick spray or butter before adding ingredients as clean up may require some soaking and scrubbing.

I love omelettes and the kids love creating omelettes.  It's a delicious way to get rid of those last couple slices of ham or turkey, that last little sprinkle of cheese and that last smidgen of diced veggies or that one teeny, weeny wedge of onion.  


Omelette in a Mug


Ingredients: 
    2 eggs
    1 tbsp. milk or water
    Tbsp or two of your favorite toppings: cheese, ham, bacon, etc.

Directions:
    1.  Crack eggs into cup and stir in milk/water and your favorite toppings. Mix well.
    2. …

My Kid Went to Summer Camp and Came Home with a Cavity

I couldn't believe it when the dentist looked at me and told me that MY kid has a cavity. "Not my kid", I shrieked. Seriously, I shrieked. Clutching the pearls and shaking my head in total disbelief. I know a cavity isn't the end of the world but somehow a cavity invading my son's precious little teeth really struck a nerve with me. How did THIS happen? I mean we brush 3 times a day. We floss. Visit the dentist regularly. Limit sugary snacks. Drink fluoridated water. Avoid colas and sodas and opt for juice.

Juice.?! Juice? OMG…juice!!! Now that I think about it, juice is probably the culprit in my kid's case. I typically buy unsweetened fruit juices and avoid sugar-laden juices. I can't taste any difference and I imagine the kids can't either. I mean they never complained about it. Plus, this devout label reading mama noticed our regular apple juice contained nearly 30% SUGAR per 8 oz. serving and immediately switched to unsweetened juice…

PAW PATROL: SPORTS DAY! Coming to DVD on August 2, 2016 @NickelodeonDVD

The PAW Patrol pups know how to mix fun and responsibility in this new DVD, PAW Patrol: Sports Day! available on August 2! Everyone's favorite rescue pups are back in action in six exciting, sports-themed adventures and rescues. 

This DVD contains many adventures, including Ryder and Marshall forming a basketball team to help Mayor Goodway, Everest snowboarding to make a daring rescue and the Pups using their brand-new Air Patroller to find friends in need. There's no denying the Pups know how to be brave and have fun! PAW Patrol: Sports Day! joins the rest of the PAW Patrol releases as the hottest preschool TV DVD franchise on the market, and will be available on DVD August 2 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

PAW Patrol: Sports Day! includes the following episodes:
Pups Save a Basketball Game - Mayor Goodway needs a basketball team, so she calls Ryder and the PAW Patrol for help. The pups become the Adventure Bay All-Stars and they'll need everyone, including a reluc…

Kubo and the Two Strings Coming to a Theater Near You

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. 


With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ra…

Check Out the Latest Blaze and the Monster Machines DVD Release from Nickelodeon DVD @nickelodeondvd

Blaze must put his best "wheel" forward to save the day in Blaze and the Monster Machines: Fired Up! Fans of the speed-racing, STEM-savvy monster truck won't want to miss this brand-new DVD collection that includes some of the most high-octane action adventures yet! Whether it's morphing into a fire truck and putting out fires, embarking on slippery adventures to save a truck wash, or racing to deliver medicine to cure sick trucks, Blaze, AJ and their friends are sure to use science, technology, engineering and math to save the day! 

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Fired Up! DVD includes:
Fired Up! - Blaze smells smoke at Axle City's garage, so he calmly and courageously leads his friends outside to safety. The Fire Chief is impressed with Blaze and encourages him to work hard to earn his firefighter badge and join his team. Blaze and AJ set out on a series of thrilling adventures to avert disaster in Axle City.Five Alarm Blaze - While racing at the Monster Dome, B…

Phiona’s Story: The Queen of Katwe

What's on your list of must see movies this year?

Have you heard the buzz the Queen of Katwe?

It's the story of Phiona, a young girl from Uganda who learns to play chess which leads to a world of opportunities.  

Disney picked up on the story and made it into a movie scheduled to release later this year.  I am so looking forward to sharing this movie with my kids.  Not only is it an inpirational story BUT Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo have starring roles in the movie.  OMG!!!  I love me some Lupita and am a huge fan of David from his roles in Selma and the highly underrated flick Captive.



Often the book is much better than the movie and I can't wait to compare the two.  I indulged in this awesome story of this dynamic young lady.  I'm excited about Disney sharing her story so the world can learn how she is giving back to her beloved country and empowering other girls and inspiring women everywhere.  Phiona hasn't even  graduated high school yet but chess has ope…