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Mom on a Mission is back with ideas for summer fun!

It’s SUMMER!!  I admit it I love summer now as much as I did as a kid.  The idea of freedom from schedules and millions of commitments appeals to me for so many reasons.  I also have to admit to … Continue reading

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Is it possible to create healthy eating habits for our kids?

I was talking to a friend while on the treadmill at the gym a few days ago about her new-found love for clean and healthy eating.  She was super happy that her family members, especially her children, were finally on … Continue reading

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Little Man Hands

It was too quiet Friday morning, so I looked outside and saw the little guy working on the tractor with PopPop.  From the upstairs window it was just the cutest thing.  Then I went outside to inspect closer.  Oh my! … Continue reading

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Cleaning house = Cleaner eating

“If it’s in the house, I’ll probably eat it!”  This is my regular response to my daughter when she asks why we don’t have “treats” for her or to my husband’s request for roasted salted almonds or potato chips.  I … Continue reading

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Holiday Train Gardens

“Tis the season for parties, shopping, wrapping and train gardens…wait….train gardens?  What?? December 11th is my mother in law’s birthday and a few years ago we started a tradition of going with my husband’s family and our children to see a … Continue reading

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Lucrative Lessons

No one goes into teaching for its lucrative potential but it can’t be denied that every day is rich with potential. Potential for what? Disaster, joy, teachers going postal, one never knows. This week’s adventure in learning began with a vocabulary … Continue reading

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Brown Bag or Buy?

Several months ago, my sister asked me if I’d seen the Jamie Oliver show, Food Revolution. I hadn’t and wasn’t that intrigued by it. I listened to several of her stories about it and understood why she was. Her oldest … Continue reading

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Healthy snack options for kids

As you may have read in one of my past entries for Wellness Wednesdays, I have a huge concern about childhood obesity.  Perhaps you can call it an obsession of mine.  Fortunately, I think I hide this from my 4-year-old … Continue reading

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Our Mom on a Mission: Tied up in fun with the kids

photo courtesy of ilovetocreate.com While it’s fun to go on day trips throughout the summer…with gas prices being what they are, we also try to find fun adventures around the house too. Sometimes, to my husbands chagrin, the ideas for these adventures come … Continue reading

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Our mom on a mission, killing “time” with her kids.

As you may have read in the August issue of The Zone Magazine, we recently enjoyed the Turkey hill Experience and, while there, had the opportunity to buy a combined ticket that also included a visit to The National Watch and Clock … Continue reading

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