Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another Monday

Happy Mom Goal:

When you're doing your housework today, turn up your favorite music and sing and dance. It's fun, and it makes the work go by a lot more quickly!

Happy Kid Goal:

I did this last week with my kids and it was super fun! Find a place nearby that has some ducks, geese, or even just some birds and take your kids to feed them. We just used some old bread from our house, but you could get fancy and go buy some birdseed or whatever else you can find. My kids had a blast.

Happy Husband Goal:

Spontaneously call your husband at work today and tell him he can have whatever he wants for dinner tonight. Let him choose the main course, side dishes, and even the drink he wants. Go to the store and get everything. Cook up his meal, and have it ready and waiting when he gets home from work tonight!

Happy House Goal:

De-cluttering time! Go through one or two rooms today and throw away AT LEAST 10 items from each room. I promise there is a bunch of junk in there that you don't need!

Dinner Tonight:
Whatever your man wants!!

Today's Pep Talk:

I'm feeling down and I don't have many words of encouragement today. What can I say - No mom is happy all the time! All I can say is that I don't know where I'd be without my wonderful husband who saves my life on a daily basis, and that my close friends and family are a huge support to me as well. If you ever are feeling the way I am today, turn to those you love. They are the ones who can get you back up on your feet again.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Today is Sunday and as always, I encourage you to spend time with those you love and bring your family closer together. Play a game together, cook dinner together, go on a walk..........whatever you choose to do, have fun and enjoy those amazing people!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Summery Saturday!

Okay, I don't know about you, but in our family school's out and the kids are ready to party! Today's goals are all kinda mashed into one big goal.... Bring Summer in with a bang today! Head to the dollar store and get water balloons, bubbles, and outdoor toys. Have a family summertime'll make the whole fam happy! Do whatever your family does for fun, and finish with a barbecue or trip to a local pizza joint. It's so worth it!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Friday Goals

Happy Mom Goal:

Splurge! Today, buy something you don't really need, but would love to have. It doesn't have to be huge, just something you don't normally get. It could be anything from a new ipod, down to a cheap smoothie from your favorite restaurant (as will be my case.) Just spoil yourself a little bit extra today!

Happy Kid Goal:

Today's a great day for the park! So simple, yet so much fun for your kids. Don't just hang out on the park bench and watch..... this time let's all get involved! Go play with your kids on the equipment. Push them on the swings, slide down the slide a few times, or play a game of tag. That attention from you is priceless.

Happy Husband Goal:

In today's world, email is one of the best ways to communicate. We're all so busy that email is just the quickest and easiest way to get in touch with people. But when was the last time you got an email that made you smile and feel loved? Maybe it was recently for you, but not for me! And I doubt your man gets very many like that. Today, write up a quick email for your man about how much you love him and that you're thinking of him. It will be pretty unexpected, but it'll definitely put a smile on his face!

Happy House Goal:

Clutter-quick-blitz! I do this several times a day at my house. Start with the main room in your house. Find the most cluttered area in that room and clear it off. Find a place for everything and put it "away-away." Then move to the next cluttered spot and then the next. Do this through all the living space in your home and do it as fast as you can. In no time at all, your house will be clutter free!

Dinner Tonight:

Spinach Salad

(submitted by Chelsea K.)

Combine in a large bowl:

1 bag baby spinach

1/2 pkg bacon cooked and crumbled

1 c grated swiss cheese

4-6 boiled eggs (depends on ow much you like, we like lots)

small red onion sliced or chopped


3/4 c red wine vinegar

3/4 c sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 TBS poppy seeds

3/4 tsp dry mustard

1 1/2 c olive oil (light)

Combine all ingredients together but seeds and emulsify for several minutes (mix really well with and electric mixer), add seed and mix in. If serving to a crowd, prepare the salad and add the dressing just five minutes before serving, it makes the spinach wilt slightly, which is good but not for too long.

Today's Pep Talk

"God could not be everywhere, therefore, he created mothers."

~Hebrew Proverb

This is so true. You bless the lives of so many, and as a mother you are the ones who care for not only your own family, but for human kind in general. Mothers are the staple who hold this world together. Remember that today when you need a little encouragement.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'm Back!! Thrusday Goals

Thanks to Chelsea K. for the awesome ideas!!

Happy Mom Goal:

I love to do at-home-facials, usually after the kids are in bed, or any other time i have a half hour to myself. It forces me to sit still for a minute and relax. If you use any specific brand of makeup or cleansing system, they probably have some kind of mask you can use, or go get something cheap from a local drug store. Wash your face, do the mask, sit and relax for twenty minutes with it on your face, read or watch your favorite show. Wash and moisturize your face. If im really lucky and have enough time i will also try to regain control of my eyebrows, as i rarely have time for that in my day to day routine.

Happy Kid Goal:


In a large container combine:

1 1/2 cups warm water

2 cups white glue

Food coloring

In second, smaller container, combine:

1 1/3 cups warm water

3 tsp. Borax (a laundry agent, can find with laundry soap at the store)

* Mix ingredients in each container thoroughly.

* Pour contents of smaller container in to large container.

* Gently lift and turn mixture until only about a tablespoon of liquid is left.

FLUBBER will be sticky for a moment or two. Let excess liquid drip off, then FLUBBER will be ready!STRETCH IT! BOUNCE IT! ROLL IT!Store in an airtight container for about three weeks of use!

I have not actually made this with my kids yet, but i made it all the time when i worked at the Boys and Girls club, the kids LOVE it!!!

Happy Husband Goal:

Socks. My hubby loves new socks. In fact, he even loves old socks that are clean. Socks seem to get lost fairly easy and they are so annoying to mate. So today, find all the socks you can, launder them and fill up your man's sock drawer. In the event you cannot find any socks, as is the case sometimes, (I am firm in the belief that there is some abyss in the washer that eats them) go buy a new package. Trust me, he'll thank you.

Happy House Goal:

Your desktop; both the virtual and the physical.

Take a minute to go through the desktop on your computer and get rid of old downloads, consolidate things that need to be saved into easy to manage folders, etc. My virtual desktop is a constant battle, but it always makes me happy to clear away the clutter. As for the Physical desktop, here's my favorite quote: "A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind." LOL, I think the desk is the never ending dumping ground, and at least in our home, is one of the most used surfaces. It's easy to stack things and leave old papers and bills. Get a few stackable trays for mail and bills, put the new stuff on top and move them down a slot when they have been opened or paid. I throw stuff away after a month, when i get the new bills, but if you want to keep things loger make a home for filed papers somewhere other than your desk top. Keep a tub of clorox wipes near your desk and once a week while you are on the phone, downloading, or chatting wipe down the surfaces on your desk- top of the monitor, printor, etc. Make sure you only use products that will not damage your monitor screen when cleaning.

Dinner Tonight (and the next, and the next!)

Ground Beef

{{I love these ideas from Chelsea!}}

I'm not all that organized when it comes to preparing meals for my family, but one thing i am good at is hamburger. I will buy the biggest package of ground beef at the store, and then at home I separate it something like this:

*two quart-sized freezer bags with plain meat (about 1 lb each bag, or a serving for your fam)

to make ground meat for tacos etc.

*put the rest in a large bowl

add about 1 egg for every two pounds of meat, oatmeal- about 1/2 cup per lb, garlic salt and pepper (i estimate all these additives, i never measure anything).

I make this into hamburger patties.

*Just portion out how much meat for each, flatten into patties, put in a gallon size freezer bag (i like to do four to one layer, use wax paper in between layers if your making a lot. Put enough for one meal in each bag. Make a couple bags at a time if you want)

* add crackers or crushed croutons to the meat thats left, usually some more seasoning, and make either meatballs or a meatloaf.

For Meatballs:

*Add italian seasoning, more garlic powder, and onion salt

*Then portion the meat, roll into balls and place in a freezer bag, whatever size will be enough for your fam.

For Meatloaf:

*Add garlic powder and onion salt

*Put right into a pan that can go from the freezer to the oven.

Use plastic wrap and press it right onto the meat, then cover with foil. (Don't forget to remove the plastic before baking!)

So now I have meat servings for several meals ready to pull out of the freezer and cook. All of these things can be cooked from frozen, it may take a little more time, but i rarely thaw (mostly because I forget) anything.

Today's Pep Talk


What does that word bring to your mind? Appreciation? Relief? Annoyance? Maybe even anger?

No matter what walk of life you are in, as a mother it's almost a guarantee that you'll get lots of advice from others on a regular basis. This comes from friends you love, church members who are just trying to help, moms who think they know more than you do, and (the always popular) mother-in-law who KNOWS her way is best!

Now, in all honesty I seek advice quite often. Usually from my own mother who is happy to give her advice or opinion on anything she knows. There are however, some things she simply won't tell me because she thinks I need to figure it out on my own (however good or annoying that may be!)

I usually seek advice when I'm stressed out, about to have a melt down, or simply CANNOT figure out what to do. I think this is a perfectly good thing to do. Moms have been around since the beginning of time and the fact of the matter is: there are women out there who have already been through it and know what works for them. If I can't get my child to eat her veggies, I ask a mother who had the same problem and got through it.

Then, of course, there is the advice that comes when you have things under control and aren't looking for anyone else's thoughts or ideas. This is enough to get any mom's nerves going at any time.

So here's my idea for today:

If you are at a loss for what to do or say on a certain subject, ASK FOR ADVICE. There is absolutely no shame in it! Find another mom who's opinions you trust and respect, and ask them what they would do. It's really alright to ask for help!

On the other hand, when you get advice that isn't good for you, simply DISREGARD IT. Remember, YOU are the mom. You get to do things how you want in your family, and there's no need to let others' opinions bother you. Come up with some good one-liners that you can use when you get un-wanted advice, such as

"That's an interesting idea. I'll have to think about that one."


"Hmm, I never thought of it that way. Thanks for your input."

And then just don't let it get to you. If they press you further, just state that you will do things the way you feel is best for you and your family. You are the matriarch of your family, and YOU KNOW BEST!

Cache Valley Day at the Park

We had a really fun day today in Logan! We had 8 moms, and about 14 kids, lots of sun and lots of fun! We traded some fantastic recipes, watch for them under "Dinner Tonight!" Sorry I didn't keep track of who submitted what! Anyway, thanks to all who came, if you couldn't make it today we missed you and hopefully we'll see you next time!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Hey everyone!

Thanks to those of you who have emailed me some delicious recipes for "Dinner Tonight!"

I have posted most of the ideas that have been sent, I need more!

Send me your favorite recipes for main dishes and/or side dishes, and I can almost gaurantee that they'll be posted on the blog.

I know it's easy to find recipes online, but I want the things I post to be simple, kid friendly, and most of all genuinely from moms all around the country.

Send any recipes, advice, suggestions, or goal ideas to

Thank you, also, to all of you who have left your cute comments and emails to me. I really enjoy reading them!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Taking the weekend off!

Hey everyone! Just a reminder that I'm spending time with my husband and family this weekend, so I won't be posting goals. I hope everyone has a fabulous Memorial Day weekend, and I'll chat with you in a few days!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Orem Unit:

Ideas for Guilty Pleasure Day have been posted on the Orem blog. Check it out and leave a comment about what you think!

Saturday, and a long weekend!

Happy Mom Goal:

This one has already been a mom goal, but it's one of my personal favorites! Pull out your current favorite reading material and lose yourself in it for a while today. To change it up a bit, maybe go outside in the sunshine or lay on the shady grass and read while your kids play!

Happy Kid Goal:

Do a movie night with your kids! We head over to a local Red Box and grab a fun movie for $1. Then we set up little chairs in the TV room, pop some microwave popcorn, and hang out with the kids! It's a blast! (And the best part is sometimes it puts the kids to sleep!)

Happy Husband Goal:

Lay out on a blanket under the stars for little while with your man tonight! I plan to do it late, after the kids have gone to sleep, and maybe take a bottle of something bubbly out with us. So fun, and it's nice to chat about something other than the kids!

Happy House Goal:

Go through a toy box of your kids' today, and pull out at least 10 things that you KNOW they don't ever play with. Take them to a donation center or a shelter where they can be put to good use. Hint: I would recommend not letting your kids see you do this. They most likely won't ever even realize it happened, and you'll get a slightly less cluttered house!

Dinner Tonight:

Make-Your-Own Mini Pizzas

(this was a favorite of mine and my brother's when we were growing LOVE it!)

12 Rhode's Frozen Dinner Rolls - thawed, but NOT risen (more if you have a larger family)

1 can pizza sauce, or make your own with tomato sauce, garlic powder, and italian seasoning

grated mozzerella cheese

desired toppings (pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, pineapple, peppers, sausage, etc;)

This is a family dinner-making event that everyone will have lots of fun with!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put all your toppings into little bowls (pepperoni in one bowl, olives in another, etc;)

Give everyone 2 or 3 thawed dinner rolls. At a clean and floured table or counter, have everyone mash their rolls together and then roll their dough out flat and circular to make their own personal pizza. Spoon some sauce on each pizza for them to spread around. Give everyone some cheese to sprinkle onto their pizza. Allow each person to put their own toppings on their pizza. Let them pick what to put on and how much! (They may even want to make faces or designs on their pizzas with the toppings!)

Place all pizzas on a baking tray and bake @ 350 for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, watching closely. Pizzas are done when crust is a light, golden brown.

Today's Pep Talk

This weekend is a holiday, and to me holidays mean family time! I love spending time with my family, and I encourage you to spend some with yours. You, as mothers, are the best ones to bring your families closer to one another... You are the glue that holds the family together! You're all so amazing, and I hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend. For me, my husband gets some time off and some family is coming into town. Because of this, I'm going to take a little break from this blog just for a few days and spend some extra time with the people I love the most! So, if you're wondering where I've disappeared to, that's the explanation. I'll see you all after the Memorial Day weekend!

Have fun!!

Cache Valley Unit!!!

Ooooh, this sounds fun! I hope you guys have a blast!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy Hour Was.....

We started out with our pina coladas which turned out to be SO delish! We also snacked on some chips and dips that Kira and I had made.
Leslie brought some marriage topics to the table for us to discuss, which was actually really neat to do. It was really cool to hear what everyone's thought and opinions were on the different issues.Then we headed inside for a fun Mary Kay makeup class and got facials that felt GREAT! If anyone needs a MK consultant, contact me and I'll get you this cute gal's phone number!
Then we just hung out and talked about when and what we're planning for Guilty Pleasure Day. I'm excited to get together and make a fun 4th of July craft for my house!
For those of you who haven't started your own unit of Happy Moms, you really should do it! It's such a blast and doesn't have to cost much or anything at all! Even if it's just one or two ladies, it's certainly and outlet for a busy mom! Do it! (And then let me know! I love to hear about it! Ha!)


Happy Mom Goal:

Excercise! Today's a great day to get your body pumped up with some aerobics, jogging, or yoga. It's good for the body, and the soul!

Happy Kid Goal:

Dance with your kids. I love doing this! Partly because I was a dance teacher for years, but mostly because I love the delighted looks on my kids' faces. They get such a kick out of it, and you get a good work out!

Happy Husband Goal:

{No picture, for fear of what I might see while searching for an appropriate image.}

I hate to be cliche, and I've been trying hard not be so on this blog. But I have to say it... Lingere. Men are such visual people, and it really is a treat for them. If you don't own any or just aren't that type, don't worry. Try wearing something during the day that you know your husband loves...even if it's just the cheap jewelry he got for you when you were first married!

Happy House Goal:

I hate this one, but it has to be done at my house so I might as well drag you all along with me! Clean your refrigerator today. Not just the kind where you throw away all the too-old leftovers..... pull everything out and do a real, deep clean with Clorox wipes or your favorite spray cleaner. Get all the sticky, old jelly off the shelves and the spills from drinks out of the door shelves. Also, check the expiration dates on all your condiments and other things you don't use regularly. I saw that I have some ranch dressing in mine that expired a couple months ago and I hadn't even realized it!

Dinner Tonight:
(Slow Cooker Night! I love these ones because I get them done early in the day and don't spend the rest of the day anticipating having to's already done!)

Barbecue Pork Sandwiches

{This is one of my favorite summertime meals!}

2 to 3 pounds boneless pork roast

3/4 cup minced onion

1 bottle favorite barbecue sauce

1/4 cup honey

sandwich rolls - I like harder ones because they don't get soggy as fast.

Place roast in greased slow cooker. Combine onion, barbecue sauce, and honey. Pour mixture over meat. Cover and cook on low heat 6-8 hours. When roast is done, use two forks to shred meat.

Serve with watermelon and corn on the cob. Yummmmm.

Today's Pep Talk

Oh, I just love you all! Even those of you who I've never met personally, and of course those of you who are my close friends and relatives. Just knowing that there are other mommies out there just like me who definitely aren't perfect, but have a constant desire to work to improve themselves and be better mothers and wives, it just inspires me and keeps me going! I admire other mothers and look at many women who I don't even know and strive to do as well as they do. So, thank you to all of you....

You help me get through each day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Happy Mom Goal:

Try a new lipstick or lip gloss today. You can even just pick up a cheap one from the local drug store. But it's always fun to try a new color!

Happy Kid Goal:

Your little one may not be wild about bathing. Or about veggies. But put them together and you've got a magically mesmerizing activity--with the bonus that everything from that head of lettuce to your child's own hands will be washed and ready for dinner (including the kitchen sink).
1. Set out some towels; dress your child (and yourself) in clothes you don't mind getting wet.
2. Pull a sturdy stepstool over to a sink filled with water.
3. Put any veggies you'll be serving for dinner on one side of the sink and a colander on the other. Now hand your small fry a vegetable scrubbing brush and encourage him to wash the produce and then drop it in the colander to drain. If you like, bring out some extras for him to play with too: a funnel, plastic cups, a sieve, and sponges. (Keep an eye on him at all times.)
Even older kids like to help around in the kitchen, and you might try teaching a new cooking skill to one of your pre-teens if you have them!

Happy Husband Goal:

This was actually my own husband's idea for a Happy Husband Goal. Leave a "coupon" on your man's pillow tonight. Something like "Good for one night without the kids," "Good for dinner and a movie on me," or "good for one guy's night out." (I thought about doing a whole coupon book with lots of different things in it, but I think I'd rather leave them sparatically, one at a time, and on random days.

Happy House Goal:

Organize your coat closet. These places always collect the most random junk at my house! I opened mine today and found not just coats and my vaccuum, but other clothes and shoes my kids had dumped there, our cam-corder, and even an old porcelain doll from my childhood (don't ask me why!) Get rid of any junk or things you don't need anymore....the more you can stand to get rid of, the better! Then get everything organized in a way that things are easy to find and to reach!

Dinner Tonight:

Fried Rice - can be used as a side dish OR a main course. Whatever you want to do!

(submitted by Stephanie S.)
4-5 cups cooked rice (more of less depending on how many people you are feeding)

2 peppers cut (red, green or orange mix it up)

1 onion chopped

1 clove garlic minced

1/2 lb bacon or as much as you like

1/2 lb ham cubed

6-9 eggs (more or less depending on what you like)



or any other veggie you have around
cook rice-while rice is cooking cut up bacon and ham and fry in pan medium heat-chop onion, peppers and garlic add to meat continue to fry -add any veggies you want to the mixture and cook through-cook and scramble eggs in separate frying pan
-when rice is done throw it all together in a large mixing bowl and add soy sauce to taste

Today's Pep Talk

So, I've been having kind of a rough few days with my 3 year old. Man, I really wish she wasn't so much like me! Anyway, with stress and emotions running high, I've had a few moments where I felt like giving up. I thought to myself as I was writing a club post the other day,"how can I be so hypocritical as to sit here and write this? I'm certainly not a 'Happy Mom'!" I was so upset that my wonderful husband had to hold me tight and physically calm me down telling me that I am incredible and that everyone goes through this. I've been feeling so down and depressed about everything. Yesterday, two wonderful ladies from my church came to my house to visit me and see how I was doing. They didn't know anything about my current troubles, but they came and asked how I was handling being a mom of 3 and letting me know that they are here to help. After they left, it didn't take long before I realized how much better I felt. I was so much happier and dealing with my stress better. Having people who are there for you makes such a big impact on our lives. Think about those who are there for you, and don't be afraid to ask for help, or even just call them to talk. It helps so so much!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Happy Mom Goal:

Sometimes we need to practice our motherly instincts and love on people other than our own families. We women are just born with the need to love and help others, and I think that's a wonderful thing. What would the world be like without us!? So today, volunteer at a local shelter or charity organization. Not that ambitious? Just make an extra dinner tonight when you're making your own, and take it to a family in need. Maybe a single mother you know, or someone who's recently had surgery done. This will make you feel just plain good inside.

Happy Kid Goal:

(submitted by Chelsea K.)
This one's awesome, I remember my mom doing it with me as a kid! Get a box of graham crackers and make (or buy) your favorite frosting. Get all the kids up to the kitchen counter and make frosting filled graham cookies! Let the kids spread (or help you spread) the frosting the way they want to. It's so simple, but kids of most ages purely delight in this!

Happy Husband Goal:

Leave your hubby's favorite drink (like a 16 oz Coke, etc;) and a little "I love you" note in his car before he goes to work. (You may have to do this later tonight or tomorrow morning if you're reading this after he already left for work.)

Happy House Goal:

Organize your kid's dresser drawers today. I seriously have to do this like twice a week to keep everything in nice, neat piles, but I love the way it looks and feels afterwards! (all the underwear and pj's in the top drawer, shirts and socks in the middle drawer, pants in the bottom drawer, etc;)

Dinner Tonight:

Buffalo Chicken Poppers
(submitted by BethAnna S.)
1 pkg Crescent rolls or wanton wraps
canned chicken (or cooked boneless skinless breasts, shredded)
Franks Buffalo Sauce
Melted butter
Fresh Blue Cheese
Blue Cheese Dressing or Ranch Dressing

Mix Franks sauce & chicken together in a bowl to desired saucy-ness reserving some of the sauce. Flatten out crescent rolls on a pan and cut in halves. (If using Wanton wraps no need to flatten or cut in half) Brush with melted butter then franks sauce. Add a small amount of crumbled blue cheese to center then chicken mixture. Seal off fried wanton style brush with more melted butter (beaten egg mixture works best to seal if using wantons). Bake 350 Degrees until rolls are golden brown. (about 8-10 min) Serve with favorite dipping sauce (If using wantons a pampered chef type baking stone or just deep frying works best)

Today's Pep Talk

I'd just like to post a cool quote today:
"You are an amazing mom. When we take time to note the good in ourselves, we feel better about ourselves, so we can better see and respond to the positive in our children." ~Debra S Woods

Monday, May 18, 2009

Orem branch announcement

(scroll down for Tuesday Goals)

Happy Hour is this week!
Check the Orem Branch blog for more details!
If you cannot access this blog, check your email, there's an invite there for you!
{{{Orem Branch Blog}}}

Tuesday Goals

Happy Mom Goal:
Go to a makeup counter at a local department store and get a free makeover! Even if you don't normally wear makeup, it's usually free and you'll feel fantastic when you're done. Or, try it on another day when you have a "date" planned. Your man will be wowed, and you'll feel terrific!

Happy Kid Goal:

Choose a soft, no-slip spot such as a grassy lawn and bring out a spray bottle or the garden hose. Try to squirt your child's feet with the water while he performs his wildest barefoot dance to steer clear of it. When you do make contact? He has to freeze. Spritz him again to release him. (For an added twist, challenge him to freeze without screaming.) If you're feeling brave, give your child a chance to aim for your feet with the water too.

Happy Husband Goal:

He just got home from work, and you've slaved the day away cleaning and cooking and preparing everything. Right about now, he doesn't care what you do, as long as he's getting your attention. After all, if he didn't want your attention, he wouldn't be coming home to you. Tell him you've been thinking of him all day. It's an ego-boost and it makes him feel special.

Happy House Goal:

See if you can get all the bedsheets in your whole house washed today. I don't do this as often as I should, and I'm sure you're all better at it than me. But how nice would it be for your entire family to be able to sleep on soft, clean sheets tonight? Ahhhh........

Dinner Tonight

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole
( as seen on the back of cream of chicken soup cans)
submitted by Kira P.
1 can (26 oz) cream of chicken soup
2 cups water
1 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
3 cups fresh or frozen mixed veggies
1 tsp. onion powder
6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1. stir soup, water,rice, veggies and onion powder in 13 x 9 shallow baking dish
2. top with chicken. season chicken as desired. cover
3. bake at 375 for 1 hour top with cheese..
works best if chicken isnt frozen

same instructions, but here is the recipe for the smaller can of soup so serves a smaller family:
1 can (10 3/4 oz ) cream of chicken soup
1 1/3 cup water
3/4 cup uncooked rice
2 cups veggies
1/2 tsp onion powder
4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup cheese
Today's Pep Talk
Let's take a moment today and enjoy our children. Not for the "Happy Kid Goal," but just for ourselves. We are raising amazing little lives, and they can teach us so much. In all the years that I attended school, I never learned as much as I have since becoming a mother. They teach me something new every day, and I've grown so much, as I'm sure you have. When you're feeling down, discouraged, or frustrated today just think about how wonderful your kids really are, and how much they mean to you. It can really brighten your day. Just leave whatever needs to be done alone, and take care of what's most important.....
Precious moments with your children.

Welcome Ladies!

This is our Happy Moms Club! If you're here, it's because you want to become a happier wife and mother....something we strive to help you do! Check this blog each week for your daily goals, pep talk and advice(More info on the SIDEBAR.) There are several units of the HMC, but each group is encouraged to have Happy Mom's Happy Hour every other week, complete with non-alcholic drinks and chatting time! Also, once a month you should have Guilty Pleasure Day, which will be a few hours out to lunch or a movie or something, without your kids. That's right, you heard me, KID FREE! So start saving your pennies! Leave a comment to let us know if you would like to be part of our club! It's free to join, all you do is leave a comment and log on each week to get your goals and peptalk. Also, feel free to leave comments with any suggestions, advice, or something to make us giggle a bit!


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