Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Menu Planning Central!


Stop Feeding Your Family Junk!
If you had a choice between grabbing fat-laden fast food yet again or serving your family a balanced, home-cooked meal, which would you pick?
What if I told you that you can prepare that home-cooked meal and save time and money over the so called "Fast Food" option? Menu Planning allows you to do just that. It ensures that you have the ingredients you need in the house to whip up a delicious and nutritious meal in less time than it takes you to decide which drive-thru or takeout restaurant to visit and then wait in line for your food.
But who has time to sit down to find recipes, make a menu plan and the grocery list to go along with it? The Menu Mom Does!
Hi, my name is Christine Steendahl, and I am known as "The Menu Mom". I sat down and came up with not one, but 4 different types of menus for the entire month. Each of these menus comes complete with recipes and categorized grocerylists that make grocery shopping fast and simple.

  • Family Friendly Menu 
    4 weekly menus that everyone in the family is sure to love.
    Not only do you receive 7 dinner recipes complete with side dishes, but also 2 weekend brunch recipes and 2 dessert recipes. Each menu comes complete with the recipes for each dish and a weekly grocery list.
  • Healthy Menu 
    Whether you're watching your weight, are dealing with a health issue that requires you to eat healthy, or just want to feel better, this healthy menu is just what you've been looking for. You get 4 weeks worth of healthy dinner ideas along with healthy sides. Of course recipes and weekly grocery lists are included.
  • Vegetarian Menu Does your family stick to a vegetarian diet, or you just like to have a few vegetarian dishes in your menu each week? Then this menu mailer is for you with 4 weeks worth of vegetarian recipes and of course a categorized grocery list for each week.
  • Frugal MenuAre you on a tight budget?  Our frugal menus help you feed your family for less, as you keep your grocery bill in check.  Included are 4 weeks worth of frugal menus along with the corresponding grocery lists.
I would like to offer you 4 weekly menus of each of these four options. That's a total of 16 weekly menus complete with recipes and shopping lists.
But that's not all...

Make Your Own Custom Menus With The Click Of A Button

My Menu Maker
  • Allergic to Peanuts or Wheat?
  • Don't like Spinach or Mushrooms?
  • Eating Kosher or Vegan?
  • Can't get your child to touch Asparagus?
 No Problem!
Because your family is unique I created an easy to use solution that allows you tocustom make your own menus using both the recipes in the 16 weekly menus (just pick and choose) and by entering your family's favorite dishes. You can even include breakfast and lunch recipes in your custom menu if you would like.
Just imagine having a menu that you know everyone in your family will love! No more complaining or whining when it's time to sit down for dinner. Instead you get to enjoy your family's happy faces as they devour what you cooked.
Use it for 30 days to create menus that are specifically catered to your families needs including allergies, picky eaters and any cultural restrictions you may have with the click of a button.

Check out Menu Planning Central today!!!!

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Help Vermont Get Back On Their Feet


First, I want to say yes, I live in Vermont, Starksboro Vermont that is.  I am proud to be a Vermonter, we do all we can to help others.  6 years ago, I packed food and clothes in boxes to send to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.  My heart went out to those people in Louisiana and I didn't have much money, but I gave what I could.  Now, my home state has been devastated by Hurricane Irene, and I have nothing to give.  I want to so badly help volunteer or do something, but I have 3 little boys that I need to take care of now.  I did manage to come up with $10 to donate to the Vermont Food Bank (which $10 provides 25 meals).  Something is better than nothing!

I am a lucky one.  My town was not effected by Irene much, some down trees and that's it.  We still had our power through the whole thing.  unfortunately this is not true for places that are not to far from me.  I actually stayed at my parents house that night,  We live in a mobile home, so I was a little nervous about that, so I figured because of the heavy winds I'd be safer at my parents house that is about 8 miles away from mine.

I was wrong.  Everything was okay actually until around noon time on Sunday I went out back of their house and saw this...

Not bad, just a small branch that landed on the back of my mom's clothes line.  The rain just kept coming down, and I was getting a little nervous.  Mainly because my parents live across a river.  This river flooded the year I was born in 1976 (which I don't remember), then it flooded in 1998 which was very scary.  Luckily no damages to any of our neighbor houses but the roads got beat up.  Here is a pic of the bridge from my parents house that was destroyed in 1998...

Fortunetelling this did not happen this time.  The water got pretty high, but no damage on our end.  Thank god.  Here is a video clip from that Sunday evening...

We lost power around 6pm Sunday night.  We went to bed early and everything was fine...at least that's what I thought.  The next morning we still had no power, and we knew that the road out of Lincoln was closed so I decided to leave going the alternate route.  It was sunny and nice....then I went home.  I got on to the computer and login on Facebook...my mouth dropped.  Pictures every where of roads gone!

So the next day I went back to Lincoln.  My mom and I walked down the road about 2 miles and saw this...

Of course this is minor compared to some places in Vermont!  To see more pictures check out the Facebook Page:  Pictures of Damaged In Vermont.

Also, if you can give $10 to the Vermont Food Bank that would be great, remember $10 will provide 25 meals!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

HURRY...Take Advantage From Menu Planning Central...Short Time!


" Special Summer Ebook Bundle"
(Back by Popular Demand)
Summer is upon us, and I have set up a super hot summer bundle!  I know everyone is busy during the summer, so I'll make this quick!  We have set up this bundle to help you spend more time with your family and less time planning in the kitchen!
Included in the bundle are the following:
Kid Approved Meals (www.kidapprovedmeals.com) (Sells for $14.95)
13 weeks of breakfast & lunch menus with grocery shopping lists that are kid tested and approved. 
Entertaining Made Easy(www.menuplanningcentral.com/entertaining.html) (Sells for $16.97)
Company is coming! I don't have time to clean, plan, AND Cook! We can help! We have created six complete Entertaining Menus (with shopping lists) to make your entertaining meal preparation a snap.  Now you can just enjoy your company!
- Weekend Family Brunch Recipes (Valued at $10.95)
Enjoy delicious meals with the entire family on the weekend.  This mini recipe book features 50 brunch recipes you are sure to love. 
- Fun With Food E-book  (Valued at $9.95)
Featuring enough edible play-dough recipes to keep you busy for months!  Along with additional lunch recipes and craft ideas your kids will go crazy for. 
A Year of Snacks (Valued at $7.95)
Never be at a loss for snack ideas again!  We've got you covered with ideas for an entire year!
Summer Time Smoothie Recipes (Valued at $6.95)
Smoothies are a great way to cool off with nutrition on the go!  Kids of all ages love them!  We have compiled forty of our favorite smoothie recipesin this ebook. 

Easy Breakfast Ideas & Recipes (Valued at $10.95)
Breakfast doesn't have to be complicated.  We'll help you with some creative ideas and 30 of our favorite breakfast recipes
Summer Stress Relief Pack (Valued at $8.95)
Our Summer Stress Relief Pack Helps keep moms sane during summer vacation.  This pack features Kid Summer Activity Ideas, Family Friendly Summer Recipes & Summer Exercise Tips for Mom. 
My Favorite Forms & Checklists (Valued at $12.95)
I will share with you some of my very favorite forms and checklists for recipe organization, menu planning, grocery shopping etc. 
Total Value:  $100.57
How does 90% off sound?
Everything listed above is included in the Summer Bundle for one low price of $10.00!

Click HERE!

Hurry offer ends July 26, 2011!

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

How can I Gain from Empire & Allies Secrets?


The latest game on Facebook launched by Zynga, Empire & Allies, had been described by game analysts and experts as CitiVille meeting Risk meeting Advance Wars. It is a turn-based strategy game. In this intriguing game, you’ve to build a powerful fighting force of army, air, and sea units and manage this units to overcome the ‘Dark Alliance’ You’ve to marshal your resources with keen insight and wisdom to generate adequate funds to build this powerful force. I am individual with relatively higher knowledge in the latest generation of all the social networking website games like CityVille, FarmVille, FrontierVille, PyramidVille, Monster Galaxy, Army Attack, Zuma Blitz, Bubble Saga, etc.

Hence, I was surprised when guides to play Empire & Allies started cropping up widely on the Internet. People are going to need guides to play games like Mafia Wars and CityVille but Empire & Allies? I was really startled. That was the time when I had not looked into this new game and naturally assumed that it is going to be quite easy to play this game. Still, I felt that I should personally try my hand at this game before I start talking about it.

Believe me; I was in for a huge surprise. Within a very short time, I ran out of coins and cash. I was not able to utilize my resources or construct buildings. Grudgingly, I admitted that there was more to this game than what I had anticipated. Even though I was able to get out of the hole into which I had landed, I was still not making much progress. That is when I decided to take a look at these Internet guides on Empire & Allies. I took a look at several guides but the one that impressed me most was Empire & Allies Secrets guide authored by Tony ‘T Dub’ Sanders. Now, I find myself as a big success story on Facebook. You can also repeat this with this terrific guide.

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L.E.N.S photo challenge

Jenny over at Home is Where You Start From has issued a L.E.N.S. Photo challenge. This week's topic is "You Are My Sunshine".

These are 4 of my sunshines!  My nephew, niece and 2 of my sons!

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Setting Goals for Kids is Important Too


Ever thought about Goal Setting for Kids? Goal setting is one of the most important skills that a person can learn, and the earlier this skill is learned, the more chances there are for successful outcomes in a person’s life. Adults know that goal setting is all about planning, making progress with that plan and reaching final goals or achievements. Once a child learns how to do this, they can use this tool for more success in school and at home.

Goal setting for kids will help your children to do well on their school tests and in activities such as sports, music programs or outside academic or arts programs - even at home, and with their personal finances. Teaching your child how to be a goal setter will give them a sense that they are capable of whatever they want to do. That’s valuable!

To learn more about Goal Setting for Kids, go to: 

How to help your child be a goal setting child

Goal setting for children is basically the same as for adults, with a few caveats. Because they are young, and not as emotionally or cognitively developed, goals should be smaller and more tangible. The idea with goal setting for kids is to get them started in the life-long frame of mind for thinking, planning and taking action to achieve results. The basic premises of goal setting remain the same. You can help your child learn to set goals by working through these steps with him:

Ask, “What do you want to achieve?” – Help your child describe in specific terms something he would like to do that will take some work/planning (getting an A on his next math test, earning money to purchase a certain kind of bicycle).

Ask, “How will you get there?” – Help him plan out the steps to take and the mini-goals to reach on his way to the ultimate goal.

Establish accountability – Have your child write down what he wants to achieve and what his plan for getting there is. He can read it each day to help him with personal accountability, and he can share it with you, or another trusted adult to help him stay motivated, inspired and on-track.

Achieve – Achievement is not only for the final outcome, but also for the small goals that are met along the way.

Review plan/goals/outcomes – Throughout the process and at the end as well, review with your child the plan and how it is going. Do adjustments need to be made? How does he feel about his progress and where it is leading? How was the goal setting experience for him?

If your child does not reach his ultimate goal, talk to him about what he learned on the way. He still has learned valuable lessons about planning and goal setting, and he’s probably learned about himself. Encourage him to not give up on dreams that are important to him, but that if one plan doesn’t work, he has to revise the plan and try again.

Teaching your child to be a goal-setting child is one of the best things you can do. 

You will be giving him or her, a valuable gift that they will use for their entire lives, empowering them to achieve wonderful things in every area of life. Goal setting for kids is a skill that will be built on throughout an entire lifetime. For a fantastic resource about Goal Setting for kids, go to 

Winsome Coutts holds a teacher’s certificate in education and has written hundreds of articles on self-development. She has studied with Bob Proctor and John Demartini, popular teachers featured on “The Secret” DVD. She is the passion behind the www.4lifehappykids.com is a parent and grandparent. 

Winsome is author of “Go for Your Goals” for kids – a set of downloadable e-books that guide your child through the joyful steps of learning visualization, goal-setting and the Law of Attraction. Simple language enhanced with beautiful illustrations and worksheets make these books appealing and motivating. To learn more, visit www.4lifehappykids.com 

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Campraingoaway Day 1


Today we started the Campraingoaway.  I figure we could have a camp and do fun things on rainy days.  Today my boys made water bottle sun catchers.  I got this idea here.

Need Ideas Of What To Do With Your Kids This Summer?


I just purchased the Summer Survival Calendar & Planner from The Confident Mom, and I can't wait to start some of the fun activities listed there!  A few great ideas I saw were:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Monday, June 13, 2011

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Our New Bath Tub


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Monday, June 6, 2011

Quiznos 30th Anniversary - 4 Coupons


Print out 4 Coupons from  Quiznos (my favorite sub restaurant)

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Coupon Preview For Sunday June 5, 2011


There are going to be 3 coupon inserts in this weeks Sunday paper!

Here is a preview of the Red Plum Coupons...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Print Out Your Coupons....


Check out these printable coupons you can get right now!

Have You Heard Of ThredUp? Preloved Clothes & Toys You Can Buy!


I just discovered this really cool website called Thredup.  What is Thredup?  Well it's a website that offers budget Mommy's like me a great deal on preloved clothes and toys!  It's FREE to sign up.  Check it today!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Where Are Peoples Priorities?


I just got done reading an article where some lady left nearly $300,000 to the Doomsday Christian Radio Station.  WHAT!  Then I read that the Christian Radio Station has taken in more than $18 Million in 2009 alone!  I looked on their website, but could not see if those donations were donated to needy causes.  I believe in God, and I don't think God would recognize a "Christian" radio station taking money for no reason at all but for profit.  Now if I've read this wrong, please correct me.  But if the money was used to help others, you would think they would have a page or link that would state the donations they give too.  Did not see any!

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Getting A Drink


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Here are some Pamper To Grow Points to take advatntage of!  If you haven't used them yet that is:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Swagbucks Daily Polls & Trusted Surveys


Have you done Swagbucks daily poll or trusted survey yet?
This is a great easy way to earn 2 points every day that can be used to get great prizes!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Going To The Beach Checklist


Summer is not to far away and it's always fun to take the family to the beach.  We usually spend the whole day there, swimming and barbecuing!  Always a fun time!  But, we always seem to forget something.  So I put together a checklist of items that you may want to  print out and keep in a folder or in your beach bag so you have everything you need the next time you go to the beach!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Use Common Sense...Don't Text & Drive!


Being a mom, you are always trying to protect your children.  You will do anything for them, to keep them safe and healthy.  I know my children are still young, but since day one, I have been educating them from right and wrong, and I will continue to do so, in hopes they make the right choices as they become adults.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Share Your Post Today 5/23


Lets spread the word, get your blog noticed.  It's easy and it's free!  Everyday I will post a linky so you can share your blog post.  All I ask in return is to follow my blog on Google Friend Connect and if you could, please add the Share Your Post Today button on your blog.  I would really appreciate it.  The more we have following, the more views and guest visit OUR blogs!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Living Without Water!


My family and I have run into some bad luck lately.  But it's ok, I'm going to stay strong and positive, because I know things will be getting better soon.   I mean really, good luck is sure to shine through soon!  Anyway, last night the family was sitting down for dinner and all of a sudden we heard a loud noise in Jayden's room.  Hubby looked at me and said, "What was that!"...I said I don't know, and he jumped and and ran into Jayden's room.  Then he ran outside, went under the trailer and shut off the main water line.  Yup, a pipe had burst.  See our hot water heater is behind a wall in Jayden's room (yeah, I know,  kind of dumb), and when Hubby ran into Jayden's room he heard the water running.



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