Instant Pot Ranch Hamburger Mac & Cheese

July 18, 2019
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This easy sauté and dump recipe has a full palette of flavors that will please everybody. Even my picky eater son loved this meal! Most nights this boy refuses to eat or will request muffins until we give in! Just a few ingredients including the magic one of a Ranch packet, a box of mac…

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Solve All Your Screen Capturing Woes

July 16, 2019
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There are so many tools that can make your life easier. One tool that I find myself using on a daily basis over and over is a sweet little tool called Droplr. What does Droplr do? Oh so many things!! Need to take a screenshot? Done. Need to do a screencast or video of your…

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Ultimate ATX Birthday Party Guide

July 12, 2019
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Where do you celebrate your youngsters birthday parties? There are so many venues around Austin it can be overwhelming to choose just the right one! I have 3 years of celebrating birthdays under my belt. This year we have two parties we are planning for! Double trouble! We did one party at a park. It…

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Trip to Colorado

July 10, 2019
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Essential Qualities of Highly Successful Themes

July 10, 2019
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There are so many decisions when starting a blog or website. The topic, the hosting and domain, plugins, themes, the list goes on and on. The first major choice that will influence your choices in themes will be whether you go with WordPress.org or WordPress.com. With WordPress.com you are using Automattic’s managed systems of WordPress.…

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Road Tripping with Toddlers

July 4, 2019
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We are about to embark on an epic road trip with our two little ones. Much longer than our normal road trip to the Houston area. Instead of 3 hours we are going to Colorado, a 15 hour road trip. Yikes! I have travelled by plane before with my older one but haven’t taken as…

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Firework Deals and Steals

July 2, 2019
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It seems like in a blink of an eye we are suddenly in July. My birthday quickly came and went and Baby Bear’s birthday is next on the 11th he will turn 1! It is so hard to believe. Since we are in the mood to celebrate and it birthday time and 4th of July…

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How I refreshed my kiddos wardrobe with $600 worth of clothes for FREE

June 28, 2019
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Are your kiddos clothes shrinking before they even get a chance to wear them?! I know I have that issue. I feel like baby bear grows out of a size every few weeks and even when I buy something a size bigger by the time I get a chance to put them on it seems…

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Getting the Error “Blocked as suspected bot”

June 26, 2019
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Are you getting an error every time you or a visitor tries to comment that says, “Blocked as suspected bot”? This can be very frustrating. In helping out a fellow mamma I found out what was causing this. It is an easy fix but it took a while to figure it out. Hopefully if you…

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Having Your Children Share a Room

June 20, 2019
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Soon, and I mean very soon, I will have two little boys in the house. Being a mom to two under two is exciting, overwhelming, and a reason to plan your butt off! Living in a two bedroom house with no extra room adds to the anxiousness of adding another little person into the family!…

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9 Steps To Ace Your Content Creation Strategy

June 18, 2019
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What is Content Marketing What is content marketing and what does it have to do with my WordPress site? The key to content marketing is taking any type of content and intentionally sending it out to your audience. The strategy comes into play when you’ve thought about your goals, audiences and distribution channels ahead of…

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Finding Balance with Summer Fun and Business Life

June 14, 2019
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Finding the balance between mom life and business life can be really tough at times. The summer is no exception and may be even worse to find the right balance. Big boy has been out of school since mid-May and summer time has begun! I have the type of personality where I want to give…

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Secrets of an Easy Blogger to WordPress Move

June 12, 2019
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The SSSTeaching Story IS A BLOGGER TO WORDPRESS MOVE IN YOUR FUTURE? DO YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO BITE THE BULLET AND SPREAD YOUR WINGS? THIS POST IS FOR YOU! I have been blogging since 2012 about my classroom and teaching journey at SSSTeaching! Definitely not a newbie…but growth was stagnant. Where could I turn to…

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Young Man – It’s fun to stay at the YMCA

June 6, 2019
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Although the YMCA, or Young Men’s Christian Association, of 50 years ago may not look the same as it does today, the core values are still similar and it is still a great place to stay or go to! The Village People were able to encapsulate it in a song, and everything still goes strong…

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Demystifying Dubsado (Part 2)

June 4, 2019
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In Part 1 of this 3 part series, we looked at setting up packages and payment schedules in Dubsado. This week, I want to take a deeper look at how to setup your brand in Dubsado with some of the more high level settings. The cog wheel in the top right hand corner will reveal…

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5 Tips to Screen Time with Your Toddler

May 31, 2019
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There are so many toys that are out there for infants and toddlers that mimic our devices. About every 9 month old, and older, that I have met usually wants to grab for my phone or iPad. With our first, hubby and I decided that instead of just fighting it or trying to change who…

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Why I Ditched Squarespace for WordPress

May 29, 2019
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Starting with Squarespace for my new site seemed to be a no brainer. I’d played around with Wix, Weebly and WordPress.com – none of which fit my needs. Long story short, all the reasons added up to one seemingly simple ideology, I needed a site that was customizable to how I wanted it. I needed…

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Easy Peasy Instant Pot Meatballs and Pasta

May 23, 2019
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I am a lazy cook. I didn’t even cook before I had an Instant Pot. I slowly learned that I could, in fact, get something wholesome for my family. A year and a half later, I am still loving my Instant Pot. I am in a slump though, I just have no energy to cook…

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CoSchedule: A Tool to Schedule Social Media

May 21, 2019
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A disclaimer: I am not a huge marketer nor do I have a huge brand to market to the world. I am a mom who wants to run a successful blog, who loves technology, and wants to share through social media, and other avenues, the thoughts she has to share. Enter CoSchedule. I love this…

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How to Have a Super Safe Swim Summer

May 17, 2019
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This post is sponsored by Emler Swim School for Water Safety Month, all opinions are my own. The heat index has hit 100 degrees in Austin, TX, whether we want to admit it or not in mid May, summertime is here! So how do you beat the heat when it is burning outside?! You spend as much time…

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