Archive | August, 2013

The Ultimate Life Giveaway (Are you living life to the fullest? Take the quiz to find out)

Are you living THE ULTIMATE LIFE? Between the pressure of running a foundation started by his late grandfather, being sued by his greedy extended family, and seeing his beloved Alexia leave on an extended mission trip to Haiti, Jason Stevens’ world is unraveling. But when Jason discovers a journal that his grandfather began as a […]

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This is not a Drill

While floating in the pool this morning, gazing up at the sky, and listening to my children giggle and splash about a sudden sadness came over me. This was our last official day of summer break and boy was I going to miss this! I spent the next 2 hours simply watching my children. I […]

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Sunday’s Food for the Soul: Humility

I have been posting Sunday’s food for the soul on Mom on the go in Holy Toledo’s Facebook page and it has been received well. I realize that not everyone follows the Facebook page so I thought I would start including it as a post. Sunday’s food for the soul is a simple phrase, saying, […]

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Tips for a Trauma-free Kids Haircut

Today I took all 3 kiddos to get their haircut for back to school (Let me just preface this post by stating that I was not blessed with the haircutting gene so for my children’s sake I take them to someone who was) They were so well-behaved that the hairstylist jokingly asked, “Did you drug them […]

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Post Vacation Stress Disorder

While on vacation last week in Douglas, Michigan with my parents, siblings, grandfather, uncle, aunt, cousin, husband and children I experienced a profound state of peace…. peace that I can only compare to prayer. In the morning I would get up and be greeted by my uncle, the early riser, and then head outside to […]

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The Childless Life: Are you smart enough not to have kids?

Today I took the kiddos to the dentist for their back to school cleanings.  Each child took their turn and while they waited they occupied themselves with items in the children’s area so I saw this as a golden opportunity for me to take ten and settle into an article, or two.  There was a […]

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It’s a Girl!

“It’s a Girl!”…was what the doctor said 3 years ago today and I do not think anyone was more surprised than me. My hubby and I wanted to be surprised so we opted not to find out the sex of our 3rd baby. I personally could have sworn it was a boy. After having one […]

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Lunchbox Ideas: Pesto & Pepperidge Farms (Customize a special treat!)

Make lunch time fun. Pesto Please!….Go fish!!   Ingredients: •Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Sandwich Bread •1 Tablespoon Pesto •Slice of Mozzarella •3 slices of Tomato •1 Lettuce leaf   Directions:   Spread pesto on both sides of bread. Assemble sandwich, add cheese, tomato slices, and lettuce top with other slice of bread.   Include a few […]

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Lunchbox Ideas: That’s a Wrap! (FREE Printables)

With all the back to school pressure consuming parents this time of year….to get school supplies, clothes, shoes, haircuts, Dr. Appointments, etc. the last thing on our minds is creative ways to prepare school lunches. So, in an effort to ease some of the pressures of back to school I am sharing some fun lunchbox […]

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Make Mass more Engaging for Kids!

Why is it that we prepare our children more to go see a movie than we do to go to Mass? I mean, imagine how excited the children would be come Sunday morning if all they saw all week were commercials on the upcoming readings? What if McDonald’s Happy Meal toys coincided with the reading […]

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