5 Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas for School Mornings

by Melanie Edwards on February 10, 2016 · 1 comment

in Parenting, life

School mornings always tend to be busy – there’s making sure the kids get ready, getting yourself ready, preparing school lunches, and of course, breakfast. Before our recent move into a new home, our morning routine was actually not very hectic. That was because my daughter’s school didn’t begin until 9:20 am. (I know!) Trust me, though, it was both a blessing and a curse. However, it did allow ample time in the morning for preparing my kids’ breakfast, packing lunch, and getting ready without feeling too rushed.

5 Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas for School Mornings: On-the-Go Breakfast Burritos

Now that my daughter is at a different school, she needs to be there no later than 8 am, with an arrival time of 7:30-7:45 am being ideal. This means a drastically different morning routine for our family and much less time for preparing breakfast and school lunch. To help our mornings flow more smoothly, I try my best to prepare what I can the night before. Cooking the kids’ breakfast the night before has been a huge help and allows them to get started eating breakfast even if I’m not finished with my personal routine. Check out 5 simple make-ahead breakfast ideas you too can prepare the night before to ease your school morning routine!

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Casual Date (Day or Night) Makeup Idea

by Melanie Edwards on February 8, 2016 · 0 comments

in Women

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With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, I hope you’ll get a chance to dress up and head out for a fun date night with your husband or significant other so you can enjoy an evening alone without the kids! While I know that Valentine’s Day isn’t just a couple’s holiday and can easily be celebrated as a family (trust me, we do this too), it is nice to take some time alone as a couple. We don’t have easy access to a babysitter these days, so unfortunately, date nights for my husband and I are not a normal occurrence. In fact, we don’t yet have plans for Valentine’s Day and may end up getting creative with a mid-week daytime date while the kids are at school or perhaps an in-home date night once the kids are in bed. That’s why I’m sharing a casual makeup idea for such a date, one that would work for a daytime date or a casual in-home date night with your loved one. Really, this makeup look would work for wearing all day long, so you’d be ready to go from day to night!

Casual Date Makeup Idea

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