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Anyone who has been following this blog for awhile knows that I am one busy mom! Believe me, I wish I didn't have so much on my proverbial plate at times but as a full-time educator and mother to two teenage sons it's inevitable that I often have a packed weekly schedule. As a result, I'm always looking for ways to make my life easier, especially when it comes to preparing my family's meals! That is why I'm so excited to finally be able to tell you about Perdue Farms direct-to-consumer boxes! The Perdue Farms Family Bundle contains all of the products that my family loves no matter what meal of the day it is. I especially love the convenience of receiving these foods right at home and how easy they are for me to prepare for my guys to enjoy. When my younger son comes home from school hungry from a long day of classes and activities he loves to eat Perdue ® Panko Breaded Dino Nuggets. They are fully cooked and made from 100% all natural chicken breast with no preservatives, no … [Read more...]

Bloggers Don’t Just Get Stuff For Free!

    This past week, I read a colleague's Facebook thread where someone commented that bloggers are really lucky and that they just get stuff for free.  They went on to say that all of the reviews that we write are doctored up just to get free items and that they are not honest and authentic.  Short of having my head blow up and confetti come out of it when I read this, it's safe to say that it really struck a nerve.     Let me begin by saying that yes, bloggers are in a unique situation where brands seek them out to try out their products.  However, this arrangement is not without its strings attached.  If only we could be so lucky that companies just jump at the chance to throw rose petals at our feet... There is a reason why they want us to review their products, because we have an audience.  So, when brands send products for review, the hope is that bloggers will share their experiences around the products with their readers.  You see, there is an exchange of services.     As far … [Read more...]

Making Healthier Food Choices

This year, I am making a conscious effort to introduce healthier food choices to my family.  Being a working mom, it is often difficult to juggle meal planning and meal preparation along with my professional responsibilities.  My sons are actively involved in sports and I feel that their eating habits should mirror the good habits that we are trying to instill in them with regards to physical fitness and nutrition. Breakfast has become one of the meals that we focus on because studies have shown that eating a healthy breakfast helps you to have more energy throughout the day and be more productive.  Our meal choices center around whole grain cereals and fruits and definitely have to be easy to prepare as mornings are generally hectic in our home with two children in school and two working parents. Lately, I have enjoyed the variety that McDonald's has added to their menu with healthier food choices while maintaining the convenience and affordability that they have always had.  … [Read more...]