Chocolate M&M Empanadas

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These delicious Chocolate M&M's® Crispy Empanadas are a perfect mix of chocolate goodness with a crunchy texture. Not sure if you've heard but M&M's® Crispy are back! M&M's® Crispy - Delicious milk chocolate with a crispy rice center.

I recently tried M&M's® Crispy for the first time recently after watching this funny commercial about letting their fans know they're back. As a huge lover of M&M's® Peanut Butter, I knew I'd love M&M's® Crispy. I can honestly say that M&M's® Crispy are a perfect chocolate crunchy treat that I can enjoy anywhere and with anyone.

9 Summer Bag Essentials

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What's the most important thing you can have in your summer tote and why? Sunscreen. It does more than protect against sunburns, it protects against long-term effects that are not always visible, like skin damage and skin cancer.

Summer has just begun and the kids and I have already enjoyed many outdoor activities creating amazing memories so far. With much of the fun and busy summer still ahead of us, it's important that I have all we need to enjoy our sunny days. Whether we're headed to the beach, water park or the pool, I take my tote that's filled with all my summer essentials. I have everything I need from sun protection to my water-proof camera so that I can capture some awesome photos to look back on.

Why Are Family Vacations Important?

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Becoming a parent is the most important role you'll ever step into. It's both exhausting and rewarding. There are many "chores" that come with caring for your family and providing a happy and healthy home. Many of us don't look at these every day tasks we perform as chores but as opportunities to show how much we care. For example, I am not a morning person by any means but every school day, I wake up with my children, get them ready for class, pack their lunches and snack, walk them to their bus stop, tell them I love them before blowing kisses goodbye. These "chores" that I have performed before the sun has even risen are things I wouldn't miss for the world. Our early morning school routine has become a chore I love doing. While the kids are away at school, I continue my day with other chores like laundry, cooking and cleaning. These very small things have a huge impact on not only myself but my children as well. When we raise happy, independent, and smart kids; we create a better society. There are multiple ways we show those we love how much we really care. #EveryDayCare

Family vacations are just as important as the everyday duties we all perform. Taking time away from our everyday tasks and bonding with the ones we love can help reduce stress and anxiety. As much as I both love and loath many of my "mommy chores", taking a break from my everyday routine of chores, is more than welcomed and deserved. Going on family vacations with my children not only helps provide me with a break from my everyday life of duties but gives the kids a chance to experience something different as well. We all deserve to take a break.

Ultimate Breakfast Club Sandwich

The Ultimate Breakfast Club Sandwich is toasted bread, egg, cheese, ham, avocado and bacon stacked on top of each other. I make this sandwich on a regular basis, I love it. It's easy to make and so delicious. 

How to plan a Vacation on a Budget


Family vacations are important to us because they're an opportunity to spend time with our loved ones and create memories for us to look back on for many years to come. During the warm days of summer, many families, couples, and friends enjoy vacationing together for some fun in the sun and relaxation. Creating memories with those you love in beautiful cities around the world do not need to come with an expensive price tag. In order to create lasting memories, family vacations do not need to be all about extravagance and high cost ... or least not high cost.

Watermelon Lemonade


This Watermelon Lemonade is a perfect blend of sweet and sour! Serve chilled for a refreshing drink on a warm summer day.