April 23, 2014

HoneyBaked Ham is Awesome!

HB ham

*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...]

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...]

Embracing Cooking for Allergies

cooking allergies

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...]

Menu Plan 2/17/14 and a New Money Saving Grocery App!

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It's a beautiful sunshiny day here, and it's so refreshing!  I'm getting so ready for spring, yall!  It's a bit too early to begin planting my small garden, but I can hardly wait to get those cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, and zucchini planted for the season. Some day I hope to have a full garden full of berries, lettuces, beans, corn, okra, and so much more.  But until then, I'll keep buying … [Read more...]

Announcing 42 Simple & Healthy Dinners {a new cookbook!}


Last year, Stacy, Emma, and I released our first book called 42 Days to Fit, which is a realistic diet and exercise challenge to help moms get fit and stay fit!  Many of you wrote us and asked to help you out with more recipes to go along with the eating suggestions found in the book. And so? 42 Simple & Healthy Dinners was born! Now available on Kindle, you can have your copy of … [Read more...]

Menu Plan and a Peek at the Week 2/10/14

Simply Meatloaf with Mashed Cauliflower

I'm looking forward to a busy week with my sweet guys!  It's hard to believe that this time two years ago, we were waiting for our 8th son to arrive.  This Saturday, Lincoln turns two!  Wow, the time flies! I'm also excited to begin a new series here called Making Home a Haven, in which we'll be sharing some of the beautiful ways we create a warm, nurturing haven within our homes for our … [Read more...]

BOGO Sale on Coconut Oil and Lip Balm at Tropical Traditions

BOGO pure coconut oil

I love Tropical Traditions coconut oil!  In fact, it's the only coconut oil I buy to use in home (and kitchen.) There is a great sale going on right now that I wanted to pass on to you. Right now, you can get two pints of pure (flavorless) coconut oil for the price of one! They also have their amazing lip balm (that our whole family uses) on sale right now, … [Read more...]

Crock-Pot Makes Super Bowl Food Easy and Delicious {and a Giveaway!}


I don't know about you, but Super Bowl is a big day at our house.  And with 8 sons, I can imagine it will always be a big day in our family. My favorite thing about Super Bowl Sunday is, of course, the food!  I love preparing yummy treats and savory eats that we can munch on all day while enjoying our day together and watching the ridiculous commercials.  Oh, and then there's the football.  … [Read more...]

Hello 2014 and Welcome Detox Month!

January Detox

If you're like me, you ate too much candy in October, too much pie in November and way too much fudge and cookies in December. I totally gained weight over the past several weeks, and I'm probably not the only one.  Am I? Anyway, I'm happy it's a new year, y'all.  I didn't put together a big recap on how 2013 was for me personally, but it was ... interesting.  It was good.  And it was … [Read more...]