I am that mom

I have a confession to make.

I am “that mom”.

Parker 8 months


That mom that enters her baby in a Facebook photo contest and asks you to vote today, tomorrow, and the next.

That mom that feeds her baby food from organic squeeze pouches instead of making her own purees, because it’s convenient and he feeds himself which gives me a few minutes of hands free time.

That mom that turns on Mickey Mouse club house for her 8 month old because… read above.

That mom that still doesn’t sleep through the night because I refuse to let my baby scream it out. Even though my pre-mom self thought I would have my child on a strict schedule.

That mom that cloth diapers to save money.

That mom that takes 10201011 baby photos every day and sends them to her mom to gush over.

That mom that writes this post to recruit her awesome community (YOU) to vote for the cutest baby around in this photo contest with ALDI to be their next baby model.

But please, vote for this cutie, errrday. Thank you, and I owe you one heck of a recipe! 🙂

Wedge Salad Skewers…. Iceberg lettuce, crispy bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing on a stick. YUM!! This appetizer is perfect at a cookout or anytime you’re serving a crowd.

Wedge Salad Skewers

Wedge Salad Skewers…. Iceberg lettuce, crispy bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing on a stick. YUM!!  This appetizer is perfect at a cookout or anytime you’re serving a crowd. Thank you to Naturally Fresh® Brand for sponsoring this post. It’s Monday and who’s ready for the long weekend already? I’m so pumped July 4th… 

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These Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cashew Cream Frosting are ahhhmazing. They are soft and nutty and the cashew cream frosting is so so creamy! Who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast??

Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cashew Cream Frosting

These Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cashew Cream Frosting are ahhhmazing. They are soft and nutty and the cashew cream frosting is so so creamy! Who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast?? This post is sponsored by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) and all opinions are my own. Let’s talk about what breakfast looks… 

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Go fresh this summer with a bowl of zucchini noodles coated in creamy avocado sauce, and topped with almonds, tart cherries and shaved parmigiano reggiano. This veggie meal is refreshing and satisfying, no heat required.

Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Sauce +GIVEAWAY

Go fresh this summer with a bowl of zucchini noodles coated in creamy avocado sauce, and topped with almonds, tart cherries and shaved parmigiano reggiano. This veggie meal is refreshing and satisfying, no heat required. Thanks to the Cherry Marketing Institute for sponsoring this post.   Summer is here, and it’s heating up all over… 

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This Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad makes a hearty protein- packed meal to serve up for a lunch or dinner. Greek yogurt is a stand in for traditional mayo, making this salad fit for your active lifestyle.

Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad

This Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad makes a hearty protein-packed meal to serve up for lunch or dinner. Since June is National Dairy Month, I’ve used Greek yogurt as a stand in for traditional mayo, making this salad fit for your active lifestyle. This post is sponsored by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA)… 

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Disney Awaken Summer 2

Parker’s Trip to Disney!

This post is sponsored by Walt Disney World. We received two park hopper tickets in exchange for attending their media day promoting the Awaken Summer campaign.   This was Parker’s second trip to Disney World, all thanks to Disney for the media passes. Love that we live so close. We started the morning off at Epcot. Eric strolled around the lake… 

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These Banana Crunch Pops are just what you need on a hot summer day, kids and adults rejoice! Only 5 ingredients and very simple to make! Place banana on stick, dunk in Greek yogurt and roll in pistachios and shredded coconut and freeze.

Banana Crunch Pops

 These Banana Crunch Pops are just what you need on a hot summer day, kids and adults rejoice! Only 4 ingredients and very simple to make! Place banana on stick, dunk in Greek yogurt and roll in pistachios and shredded coconut and freeze. Thanks to Produce for Kids for sponsoring this post.  When it comes to snacks… 

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These Tandoori Chicken Skewers are juicy, moist and full of that bold Indian flavor. The chicken is marinated in Greek yogurt and curry spices and grilled to perfection. Serve right of the grill with warm garlicky naan bread.

Tandoori Chicken Skewers

 These Tandoori Chicken Skewers are juicy, moist and full of that bold Indian flavor. The chicken is marinated in Greek yogurt, lemon, and turmeric and grilled to perfection. Serve right off the grill with warm garlicky naan bread. It was a kid-free Saturday morning, filled with food styling, coffee, cake (more on that later) and laughter with… 

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