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Gardening & Blogging – Just like peanut butter and jelly

August 31, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

In my blog travels I came across a blog entry that was so true.  A great blogger talks about the similarities between gardening and blogging. It really hit home with me since both (my blog and my garden) stuffer from lack of TLC from time to time.

Take a peek at her entry here http://mamamaui.blogspot.com/2006/08/gardening-blogging.html and be sure to keep coming back to her blog, she is awesome!!

Free eBooks for you…

August 31, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

My friend Nicole Dean is giving away totally free eBooks for everyone. You can read more about it here: http://nicoleonthenet.com/2006/free-ebooks-for-you/ 

Enjoy!

Snacks for Toddlers

August 30, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Healthy Living, Parenting, Uncategorized No Comments →

WOW, I wish I knew of this site when I was running my Day Care a few years back. 

For all of your great moms that are looking for fun, healthy ways to fill up your little toddlers belly, please visit Snacks For Toddlers.  The site is filled with great food ideas for our hungry and at times picky little ones.

Shhh, don’t tell my 6 year old, but I often run to the Snacks For Toddler site and come up with GREAT idea’s for what to searve him for snacks.  :)

Dinner in 30 minutes or Less!!

August 30, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Healthy Living, Organization, Uncategorized No Comments →

As a busy mom of 4 children and also the wife of a busy husband the LAST thing I want to worry about is “what’s for dinner”. Usually I work out a meal plan in advance and have all of my meals already cooked on Sunday, and frozen or refridgerated to re-head and serve throughout the week.

I wanted so share with you just a few of my all time Favorite quick meals:

Baked Honey-Mustard Chicken

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 8 chicken thighs, rinsed and patted dry
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Italian herb seasoning mix

Heat oven to 350F. Combine honey and mustard in a small bowl. Brush over chicken thighs. Season with salt and pepper

Combine bread crumbs and seasoning mix on plate. Roll chicken in crumbs to coat.
Place chicken thighs in a greased baking pan. Bake until juices run clear, about 30 minutes.

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Polly’s Turkey Pasta Recipe

  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese — grated
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 clove garlic — chopped
  • 1 cup turkey — cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
  • salt
  • oregano

Cook pasta according to directions. In mean time, grate mozzarella. Cook the broccoli with garlic and small amount of water in microwave for approximately 6 minutes. When pasta is cooked, drain water off and return pasta to pan. Add cheese, broccoli, yogurt, turkey, and oregano. Add salt to taste.


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Spanish Baked Fish

  • 1 pound fish fillets-snapper or sole
  • 1 can (8-oz size) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin

Spray baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange fish in dish. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over fish. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily.

Aurelia
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Tips to stop the homework battle in your house…

August 29, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Parenting, Uncategorized No Comments →

Sometimes, getting your child to complete homework can be a struggle. I have a son in the 2nd grade and a daughter in the 10th grade and I bounce back and forth from room to room helping them with assignments.  Here are some Homeworkd Tips that will help you and your young student.

Aurelia

Self-Esteem Activities for Young Children

August 27, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Parenting, Self Esteem, Uncategorized No Comments →

Self esteem in an important quality for all children to have. As parents, one of your many jobs is to help your child develop good self esteem.

Ready to Use Self-Esteem Activities for Young Children  is a  remarkable resource that provides over 220 illustrated activities to help young children feel good about themselves, develop friendships, celebrate diversity and accept changes! For easy use, all activities include a specific purpose, materials and step-by-step directions and are organized into six sections!

Visit http://www.reallifesolutions.net/kid-selfesteem.HTML soon to get more details on this resource.
 

Totally Free eBooks for Moms, Yes Free :)

August 25, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Freebies, Parenting, Uncategorized No Comments →

My good internet friend, Marie is putting on a great Mom Giveaway week from August 21 – August 27th.  During this week you can receive awesome eBooks geared towards moms here http://www.greatmomgiveaway.com no cash, no catch, no headaches, just good freebies for you.

Enjoy!

Simple Ways To Stay Positive

August 25, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Self Esteem, Uncategorized No Comments →

The life you experience is nourished by the thoughts you think. What kind of nourishment are your current thoughts providing?

It is amazing how our thought process and our words can keep us stuck in an uncomfortable place if we aren’t careful. Life will always be filled with a few curve balls and surprises and I encourage everyone to really work at being more positive (in your thoughts, speech and actions). Work at this daily until it becomes so much of a habit, that you won’t even have to think about it.

Positive thinking is infectious and leads to a ‘can do’ attitude within any individual that adopts this approach to life.

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  • Stop negative thoughts in their tracks. Whenever you hear yourself “thinking” a negative thought ~ STOP and replace it with a positive thought. Instead of saying to yourself, “I’m not good at this.” Stop yourself and say, “I am getting better at this with each and every try.” Stop negative thoughts in their tracks. Whenever you hear yourself “thinking” a negative thought ~ STOP and replace it with a positive thought. Instead of saying to yourself, “I’m not good at this.” Stop yourself and say, “I am getting better at this with each and every try.”
  • If you catch yourself visualizing failure, switch to visualizing success.
  • Look for the positive. No matter what the situation is, there is always a negative and a positive side of it. Sometimes, the positive side may not be easy to see right off the bat, but if you look deep enough it is there.
  • Decide that from today, you are leaving negative thinking behind, and starting on the way towards positive thinking. It is never too late to start this process and soon you notice things changing for the better.

I offer wonderful support, guidance, motivation, encouragement and mentoring via online instant messaging, e-mail or telephone. I coach individuals on a wide variety of topics such as how to lead a more organized life, stress and time management and also how to reach a variety of goals. If you are interested, simply review my visit Coaching Packages and read about how I can be of help and also listen to the short audio’s that I have.

Aurelia
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A Great Auto Responder and Affiliate Manager for WAHMs

August 23, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

Wow, have you seen WAHMCart yet?

WAHM Cart is a full featured ecommerce solution that allows you to manage your Products, Sales, Prospects, Clients and Affiliates all in one place. 

The best thing about it is that it is both easy to understand and really affordable!  I recently move ALL of my newsletter lists over to this program and I couldn’t be happier with the switch.  I also set up my ebook affiliate program there and I absolutely love it!  As you know, staying in touch with  your list is very important and having a reliable system is a God-send.

You can test drive WAHMCart for 2 full weeks for only $1! Yes, just one dollar! Take a look at it and let me know what you think.

Journey To Joy! Reduce Strees & Possibly earn Money

August 22, 2006 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Organization, Parenting, Stress Management, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

Journey To Joy: Simple Tips, Resources and Tools for Living a Happier Life

This inspiring 46 page eBook explores many obstacles that we as women face women today. It also provides you with essential action steps, worksheets and inspiration that will help you on your Journey to Joy!  Also included is a 1hr. Balancing Your Life Audio
and the transcripts to the audio as well.

I have also set up a wonderful and totally free affiliate program for this resource and you can earn 50% of each sale that you generate.