Mommy Hasnt Showered | Adventures Of A Blended Family Momma Of 5 Littles
Hi, I'm Renee! I'm a single momma with 3 littles just blogging my way through life, helping moms, sharing my faves and loving every minute! Join me on my journey from being a hooters girl to a six-figure-earning single mom and boss babe!
Before this weekend I had never heard of this veggie! I saw happened to see it during one of my many grocery store trips in the prepackaged isle and decided to give it a whirl. I have been trying to cut back on heavy noodles since they make me feel like a zombie after I eat them so this was a nice substitute.
It reminded me of a radish, beet apple hybrid * I totally made that up *.
I *obviously* went to Pinterest to check out the possibilities
3 cups of shredded Kohlrabi
1/2 cup of string beans
1/2 cup of sun dried tomatoes with the oil
1 cup of mozzarella
A dash of salt and pepper
Extra virgin olive oil * I used a garlic and Parmesan infusion oil *
Coat the pan, sauté the kohlrabi for 3-5 minutes. I added my beans next and sautéed them briefly ( I prefer my beans al dente) . Add in the seasonings , add in the cheese, turn to low and enjoy !
*Disclaimer – we didn’t LOVE this recipe LOL*
My husband said it reminded him of celery and half my kids wouldn’t even try it ….. insert eye roll.
While it comes out looking slightly like linguine, it is very crunchy and has a distinctive flavor . Put your own spin on it and hopefully your family will love it !
Face it …. bacon and cheese ARE LIFE! Pair those 2 lovelies up and add in a little spinach and you have a perfect cheesy bacon dip. It’s an easy snack that is a favorite even with the pickiest of littles.
3 slices of pre cooked bacon
1 cup of spinach
1 tbsp of parsley
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup of cheddar cheese
4 ounces of cream cheese or Neufchâtel cheese
1/4 Parmesan cheese or 3 slices of provolone for the top
1/2 sour cream
Bake in a coated dish at 400 degrees for 20 minutes !
I’ve teamed up with Grove Collaborative to make our new home a safe, clean and bright environment for the new year. #ad #grovepartner
I’ll admit.. I was the basic “bleach the heck out of everything” person for YEARS. Being in public safety for many years had me more than paranoid about me accidentally introducing germs to my littles. With a little one on the way once again, I obviously want to make sure that our home is clean but also SAFE for the babies little lungs. Using bleach on EVERYTHING chokes the heck out of anyone who walks in the door and there is NO WAY I want to subject the baby to that.
Honestly, I really fell in love with the products during the holidays because of all of the yummy scents. The classic “Lemon Verbena” scent is a household favorite and I opted to order more of that scent for our everyday use. The counter spray doesn’t leave the yucky film that a lot of other cleaners leave which is great since we spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
I was a big chain store “super-scented” hand soap user for more years than I care to recount. The Grove hand soap has such a pleasant and non-overbearing scent to it, I even put one in my children’s bathroom.
The scrubber sponge seriously lasts for such a long time!
A couple of drops of the dish soap goes a long way. This is perfect for our family because with 7 soon to be 8 people in our home we do dishes A LOT!
If you have never had a chance to try Grove or would like re-up on some of your favorite goodies here ya go.I can gift you a 5 piece gift set! WOOOHOOO
St. Micheals is located on the Eastern shore appoximately 2 hours from our house which makes a nice little day trip. My in laws live pretty close by the festival which is is very convenient for a fun family outing. This is the second year we went along with my in laws,sister and brother in laws and spent the day on the shore trying the best of the best of the area.
Although it rained quite a bit this entire weekend the shores beauty still shined through.
My second favorite of the day!
Although it was raining we had a blast.
My absolute favorite of the day! If you have a chance make sure to check it out.
Just fair warning that things are about to get real serious up in here! Although I have a HUGE passion for business, specifically small business, this is first here on the blog. I seriously would love to talk about all the positive first but for now let’s talk about *IMO* the top 5 business killers
1)Not being present
There was a company I once worked with and the main thing they would blame others “poor” performance on was “not working the business”. For starters, I HATE that term, it’s very off-putting and such a blanket statement. YUCK, YUCK,YUCK. I’d much rather just point out the fact that a lot of people are just not THERE.
There’s nothing like representing your company and being lost.in.the.sauce. Why are you lost in the sauce? Well, its because you are in LaLa land my friend. Whether its the fact that you have a lot going on or you aren’t THAT interested in what you’re doing YA NEED to keep it together. Train, update yourself on your products, attend events, network and BE PRESENT!!
2) Making crummy statements and frequently mixing both personal and business life
Sitting on the internet and consistently making bad comments about your great Aunt May and then airing out your family’s dirty laundry is a HUGE turn-off. NO …Just NO. Pretty much every day I witness some pretty cringe-worthy stuff either on the internet or in person.
3) Being spammy
“Hi, I haven’t seen or talked to you in 10 years but…. will you buy my crap” is NOT the way to do business. Its a good way piss people off! Even with the *slight* chance they might have been interested, you have now put such a bad taste their mouths about you AND your business.
4) Not in it to win in
Picture this….”Yeah, I kinda like this product or that product” or “I have used this or that and I’ve heard it’s not the best”. ***crickets***
WHAAAAAT?! I don’t care if you are selling combs to a bald man IF that man has a beard you better sell the heck out of your new” beard comb” (which you NOW think works better as a beard comb because of the length). It’s not lying, its called being creative. Put your thinking caps on and get those lips moving with the most convincing pitch about your product! You use it, you LOVE it, and you need to OWN it.
Do NOT commit yourself to too many things. You WILL get tired, cranky, lose track of what you are supposed to be doing and then hate EVERYTHING. It’s so to get caught up in the “yes game” of life ( more on that later). It’s easy to put yourself into a cycle of scheduling 55 things a day when you only have time for 10. Don’t set yourself up for missed deadlines and even worse, burnout. Make clear time limits from the start and actually stick to it. Just remember this,”You have one ass, therefore you can ride one horse”. Now let that one soak in!
Well folks, there you have it. My opinion of the TOP 5 BUSINESS KILLERS. Now sit down and think about what you can do differently in your business! Have you been guilty of any of these? If so leave a comment below about how you turned the horse around and made a change for the better.
This year I finally completed the ” grow out phase” in my transition into natural hair. It’s been one heck of a ride that all started HERE, the day I got all of my hair chopped off. Over the process I wore my technicolor weave until my hair reached what I believed to be shoulder length.
This is me the day I decided to take it all out and boy WAS I SHOCKED!!! Look at all that hair!!!!
Over the next couple of days, I had some luck with a quick “wash and go” but it was very hit or miss.
This day I blow dried it and then twisted it before bed to create “beachy waves”. BEFORE
Note to self……….DO NOT ATTEMPT to “trim” your own ends ***face palm**.
Ok….this is where it started to get tricky. The humidity here in Maryland is OC in the summer and I was at a complete loss as of what to do with my hair on said days. NOTE the frowning face LOL. I almost gave up wearing natural hair because of this EXACT thing happening the second I walked out of the house for at least 2 weeks straight!
I had a REAL lack of moisture issue to battle at the beginning of my journey. This seems to be a problem with a lot of people who transition over to wearing natural hairstyles. You can see in the picture below how dry my ends are. UGH …it kills me to see this!
As a parent, safety is a top priority on my list. As a firefighter/ paramedic, I have seen first hand the devastation that can occur with the improper use of car seats. Thousands of children are killed or injured every year because of the lack of knowledge on proper car seat usage. Please take some time out of your day TODAY to perform a car seat check!
Here are some tips for parents:
When you buy or receive a new car seat, unwrap the manual and actually read it! Not only is it there to show you the proper placement for your child, but how to properly install it into your vehicle. The information will also include steps to register the car seat. Registration of a car seat is imperative because if there is ever a recall you will be notified.
Do a wiggle test. Does your seat rock or wiggle excessively if you shake it? If the answer is yes, your seat isn’t installed properly.
If you are unable to secure your seat or if you are unsure if the car seat is installed properly don’t be afraid to reach or to the local police station, fire station or local hospital. If they are not certified to install or test car seats they will point you in the right direction. Check out more information on https://www.cars.com