2 Quick and Easy Meals Using Barilla Chickpea Rotini

2 Quick and Easy Meals Using Barilla Chickpea Rotini

Quick and easy are my favorite type of meals, mostly because I grew up having them almost every night. We were always so busy with school, sports, extra curricular activities that we ate a lot of quick and easy meals. My parents knew how to cook, but when you have a dad who works 3rd shift and a mom who works 2 jobs, quick & easy meals are pretty much all you eat Monday through Friday. Now I don’t work outside of the home, but I am either busy doing lots of blog work, cleaning the house, or getting distracted with Facebook or Instagram. So quick & easy meals are still kinda my jam. We’ve been trying to be a little more healthy lately, but every now and again, we enjoy a little carb splurge. We partnered with Barilla and bring you two delicious pasta recipes that you can easily swap out normal rotini noodles with and use the Barilla Chickpea Rotini in it’s place.

Be The Best You When You Start Investing In YOUR Health

Be The Best You When You Start Investing In YOUR Health

Investing in your health is something that everyone needs to do, most people don’t and they end up paying for in the long run. Health is a rabbit hole, something that can always be improved, something that must always be taken care of. Thankfully, investing in your own health isn’t nearly as difficult as some think. While it’s often something you feel directly, though not always immediate, it definitely benefits you over the long term, so don’t give up too early. Health has many different aspects. While mental health and functioning is essential to consider, for the purposes of this article we are to focus on physical health. Thankfully, physical health is one of the most effective precursors to mental wellness, so this can be a useful set of advice in itself.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Arrives January 29 + Giveaway

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Arrives January 29 + Giveaway

In “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” Clara travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a music box that holds a priceless gift. When she enters a mysterious parallel world, Clara encounters a Nutcracker soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and three Realm regents, including the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley). Ultimately, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve the key and return harmony to the unstable world.

FortNite Has Taken Over Our Home and I’m Okay With it

FortNite Has Taken Over Our Home and I’m Okay With it

I know you’re probably thinking I’m crazy for saying that I’m okay with FortNite taking over our home, and you’re probably right. It’s a game my son loves, is into and even though he can get a little out of hand at times. It shows his determination to keep getting better. Here’s the thing, so many people are against video gaming, especially FortNite, because they say it doesn’t teach kids today how to succeed. I believe it’s quite the opposite. Kids who are playing video games, whether it’s FortNite, COD, GTA, etc.

3 Topics to Discuss With Your Teen When it Comes To Their Future

3 Topics to Discuss With Your Teen When it Comes To Their Future

Raising a teenager is not easy, trust me, I’m raising my 2nd teen son and just sent my oldest son on his own back in August! Even if you have an absolute angel of a child, they will have their moments where they are going to be difficult. The absolute best thing to do is ensure you never lose contact with your child. Keep communicating with them, and make sure you discuss with your teen topics that are important. It’s something that I still do with my oldest. He texts me at least once a week and gives me updates while he’s in Job Corps. Just the other day, he let me know he’s 100% completed on his trade and thinking of moving onto a second trade.

Caring for a Sick Child & When to Seek Medical Care

Caring for a Sick Child & When to Seek Medical Care

A couple weeks ago I talked about ways to help you, as a parent or guardian, get through your day with a sick child, because everyone knows, taking a day off of work or your scheduled plans to take care of a sick child isn’t always the easiest. For the better part of my boys upbringing, I was a single mother, so taking care of a sick child meant all too often I had to take a day off of work, if my mom or dad also had to work that day. I couldn’t send them to daycare because well, daycare facilities have rules about sick kids just like schools do.

4 Key Tips To Making Road Trips More Enjoyable for Everyone

4 Key Tips To Making Road Trips More Enjoyable for Everyone

Although the thought of driving in a car for hours across the country may not seem like the most fun way to spend your time – especially if you’re travelling with your family consisting of young children. But if you take the time to plan ahead you will not only find that road trips can be more fun and more comfortable whilst saving you money, but that it can be far less stressful than travelling by plane. I’m the driver when it comes to longer distances. My husband doesn’t mind, however, I’m so used to being on the road, driving highways on a regular basis so it’s kinda my jam.

How to Enhance Your Home With Beautiful Outside Garden Spaces

How to Enhance Your Home With Beautiful Outside Garden Spaces

I’m writing this article about outside garden spaces in hopes for an early spring, since I’m already over the yucky white stuff here in Ohio. Beautiful outside garden spaces can be the ideal addition to any home. After all, it is the part of your premises that tends to be on show to everyone. Those who pass by your home are assured to have a quick peek at your garden and you should want them to be impressed by what they see. Not only this, but gorgeous outside garden spaces can provide a lot of fun too. This does not only relate to the fun you can have by up-keeping your outdoor space and planting gorgeous flowers, but it also relates to the fun you can have when spending time in your garden.

Increase The Air Quality In Your Home, Even In Winter

Increase The Air Quality In Your Home, Even In Winter

My husband, youngest son and I all have some level of asthma. Mine isn’t quite as bad as my youngest son’s and my husband, but there are times that I’m having troubles breathing. Having good air quality in our home is a must, as it should be in every home. If you’re looking to make the air quality within your home healthier, there are many ways that you can go about this. Not only will doing so make sure that you feel better, breathe better, and have better health in the long-run, but it will also help your family and your visitors to feel better, too. We’ve put down some simple tips here, for those who want fresh air throughout their spaces, but don’t know how to go about it.

Is Taking Courses Towards an Online Degree Right for You?

Is Taking Courses Towards an Online Degree Right for You?

If you’re not really happy with your career but can’t make a change until you have new qualifications, it might make sense for you to take a course or courses towards an online degree. The great thing about online courses is that you can study them in your free time and make them fit around your existing home life and the job that you’re still doing if you don’t have the financial freedom to quit it just yet. However, doing an online degree is not necessarily for everyone out there. It’s important to think things through clearly and ensure you’re making the right decision, for you and your family.

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