April 23, 2014

Menu Plan 4/21/14 {and Our Easter Weekend}

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What a weekend!  I spent Good Friday morning in surgery, then came home and rested the remainder of the day with  my family.  I felt well enough Saturday to go to my sister's house where we let our kids color eggs and play outside in the gorgeous spring sunshine!  The fresh air and rays felt great, but I tired quickly.  Once home again with all the boys and their colored fingers, I rested, … [Read more...]

HoneyBaked Ham is Awesome!

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*This is a sponsored post, and when I was asked to share about HoneyBaked Ham in time for Easter, I didn't have to think too long and too hard. We've been fans for a long time.  I used to buy their delicious, glazed hams for Christmas Eve, but in recent years, I like to have one for Easter Sunday. And with my upcoming surgery this Friday, yes, on Good Friday, I figured I wouldn't be too … [Read more...]

Menu Plan 4/7/14

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This week, I will continue working on organizing boys' rooms and reorganizing our schoolroom, as well as planning for a very busy month, including a surgery for me that I am not looking forward to. Oh, and cooking a little...  Here's what's on the  menu this week: Breakfast *served with fruit cinnamon oatmeal banana muffins cinnamon … [Read more...]

Big Family Food


Wow, this project has been a long time in the making.  A dream of mine it's been to offer a food site where good, home-cooking recipes abound.  A place where busy moms can click around, create a menu, print a grocery list, and maybe even grab a few coupons to help make their grocery shopping trip a bit less work, and a little more fun. I've been quiet here at The Marathon Mom lately, and for … [Read more...]

Menu Plan 3/24/14 {and a Peek at the Week}

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Happy Spring, yall!  Isn't the sunshine and fresh air glorious? This week, I know I am among the many moms who are up to a little spring cleaning around the house.  I'll be working on organizing boys' rooms.  I know...When am I not doing that, right?  I'll share more about how I gave up my office so that our oldest two boys could have their own rooms.  While there's no closet in the new … [Read more...]

Menu Plan 3/17/14

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Another Monday has arrived, and after a wonderful Spring Break, we're back to the books this week.  And of course, I am back to menu planning! Can I just tell you that I love routine?  Not so much a hard schedule, but routine...predictability...I like it.  Menu planning helps me avoid the dreaded "what are we going to eat" crisis at 5:00 every day.  It helps me get all my shopping done in … [Read more...]

Embracing Cooking for Allergies

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This month, we've begun focusing on embracing our family, our home, and even the circumstances we've been given. I love the word embrace because it is such a customizable word. Everyone has different things they need to embrace. When I saw Brandy wanted to talk about embracing in the month of March, I immediately thought about cooking. It might seem a strange thing to have to embrace, but I … [Read more...]

Menu Plan 3/3/14 {Plus Coupons!}

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Wow, we're frozen again here in Texas, yall! Saturday, we were in shorts and flip-flops, and Sunday, we were bundled up indoors watching the sleet and freezing rain hit the windows.  WOW! It still surprises me how quickly Texas weather can change, but I'm telling you, I'm a Texas girl! So I'm not complaining.  And you know what the cold weather does to me?  Or is it the fact that I'm … [Read more...]

How to Make Popcorn without a Microwave


I know. Fifty years ago, this blogpost would be entirely unnecessary.  But then again, cyberworld didn't exist as we know it, so here we are. I quit buying microwave popcorn a long time ago due to the unhealthy nature of the GMO corn, the teflon in the bag, and of course combining all that with the potentially harmful effects from the microwave...Well, it just sounded like a recipe for … [Read more...]

Menu Plan and Peek at the Week 2/24/14

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With such a refreshing, wonderful weekend behind me, I'm ready to take on the week with renewed energy. I'm looking forward to some of the new things that I've implemented within our homeschool week like our Wednesday library visit.  I used to take our boys to the library all the time when we had only a few kiddos, but as our family grew and logistics and double strollers proved more of a … [Read more...]