Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer…Sleep, Play, Eat!

By Kellie: Summer is in full swing…the 4th of July feels like the ½ way point! My boys and I are sleeping in, staying up late, playing outside with neighbors, attending block parties, birthday parties and visiting family and friends. Food temptations are everywhere! I just returned from a weekend family trip and had a [...]

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Ireland!!

By Mary: Greetings from Ireland to all our readers! The kids and I are thoroughly enjoying our time here. The pace of life is slower, the weather wetter and colder and the people are great fun! It’s an expensive country to visit though… between the higher cost of the Euro and the higher taxes on [...]

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Big Biceps

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By Kellie: My three boys love to look at their muscles, talk about how big they are, discuss how they grow while they eat green veggies. They are pretty much obsessed with their muscles. They are 9, 7 and 6 years old so muscles are more like bumps, but it doesn’t slow them down! We [...]

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Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps 1.5 lb uncooked chicken breasts ½ T Olive oil 1 head lettuce (bib lettuce, romaine or red leaf) 2 cups chopped mango 2 cups chopped tomato ½ c chopped green onion 1 c chopped avocado 2 limes cut into slices Sesame seed oil Mrs. Dash (spicy and hot) seasoning Red Chile [...]

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Summer is officially here!

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SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE!!!!………..Now what???? Lol Between the three of us we have given birth to six boys, and I am blessed to be a Smom (step-mom) to two others. However, with 8 kids, how do you entertain and stimulate them so they do not get into trouble, stay educated, active and not pay a [...]

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Cubscout Fun!

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Cubscout Fun By Kellie: My youngest joined cub scouts last week and we attended a day of cub fun.  His favorite was shooting a BB gun rifle.  He was very excited to wear the safety goggles too.  I was a bit nervous when I heard they would use BB guns, but it was very organized [...]

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BBQ Baja Burgers

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Barbecued Baja Burgers (by Kellie) 1-1.5 lb. 99% fat free ground turkey 2 egg whites 1 slice whole wheat bread (use cheese grater to make bread crumbs) 1 handful chopped cilantro Red pepper flakes or Mrs. Dash seasoning Olive oil spray 5 leaves of red leaf lettuce tomato and onion slices Kellie’s famous salsa (see [...]

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Life is about choices

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By Kellie: I worked as a police officer for several years in San Diego. I gave a speech to every person I arrested. I would tell them in one form or another, “Life is about choices and you are at a crossroads in your life.” There were various responses to this. Several people swore, called [...]

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No Time for Workouts??

By Lindsay: No time for a long workout? Not a big deal. Chances are you are just as busy with life as the rest of us, and the number one excuse I hear regarding exercise is NO TIME! You do not need to spend hours in the gym to get great results, focus on the [...]

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Irish Mammies

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Good morning! I have discovered I like to write on Sunday mornings. We are so spoiled in Southern California with our sunny weather… growing up in rainy Ireland, I remember all the rainy days and sitting outside is still a luxury for me . I relish it! I wanted to talk a little about Irish [...]

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