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An Open Letter To My Daughter’s Stepmom

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To My Daughter’s Stepmom

I never wanted you here. You simply were never part of the plan. Growing up and dreaming of my family I never included you.   I didn’t want help from another woman to raise my child.  The plan was for my family to include me, daddy and our children, not you.  I doubt you ever wanted me in your life. I doubt you planned to mother a child that you didn’t give birth to. I can bet that your plan for your family included you, daddy and your children together, not me or my daughter. I can almost bet that when you dreamed of becoming a mother it would be the day you gave birth and not the day you married your husband.  I’m pretty sure you never planned on me being here.

But God has plans that far exceed our own and when my little…

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For my lovely followers:

Have you noticed you are not being updated anymore when a new post goes out? Sad right? We have some exciting things happening on the blog, but we are now SELF HOSTED! If you want to continue getting updates, please head over to http://ThatMomBlog.com and subscribe there! (In the right sidebar!)

We have lots of great content coming, a Biggest Loser Challenge starting AND some great giveaways on their way.

We hope to have our posts landing in your inbox again soon!

 

xo

Karen & Tammy


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New Logos!

I need to take today to give a huge shout out to Kudi Art, the fabulous designer who did our avatar selves. We just got Tammy’s done, as well as our joint one, and we LOVE them! If you are looking for a commissioned illustration I would highly recommend her! How awesome do we look??

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Thank you again Christa!!! xo

 


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Feed me Friday ~ Homemade Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Crock-pot Pasta Sauce

Pasta was a big staple in my house growing up, and being half Italian we didn’t get our sauce out of a can. I still have very clear memories of my Father laying out hundreds of tomatoes on the benches in our garage, getting them ready to be made into a sauce that would surely make it onto our plates once a week. One food I could never get sick of.

Of course, now that I’m all grown up and my parents spend half their time in FL, spaghetti dinners at their house are few and far between. While we’ve gone down the road of purchasing canned sauces, nothing compares to homemade. Not only does it taste a lot better, but it’s also much healthier too. I thought I would share my favorite recipe, easily made in your crock-pot!

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Makes 12 1/2 cup servings. 1+ points per serving for weight watchers!

  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans of tomato paste
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper
  • Fresh Oregano
  • Fresh Parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Start by putting your can of diced tomatoes into your crock-pot. Cut the tomatoes into quarters, slice your red pepper and peel your garlic cloves (leave whole) and place them in a small roasting pan. Add in your Oregano, Parsley and any other fresh herbs you would like to add in. Drizzle olive oil on top and roast at 375° for 1 hour.

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Add the entire contents to your crock-pot and cook on low for approx 6 hours (can be more, can be less, I always just set it in the morning before I head out for the day).

About 1 hour before dinner, add in your two cans of tomato paste. Half hour before dinner use a hand blender to puree  everything. Serve over pasta, Quinoa or Spaghetti squash!

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Enjoy!!

P.s. I would love for you to share my recipe on Pinterest 😉

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Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! Winner Annoucement!

Happy Friday everyone!! Are you ready for Christmas yet? I’m not in the least, but I guess I’m going to have to be in the next couple of days, right?? 😉

I am so excited to announce the winner of the Phineaus and Ferb contest today. I hope that it brings an extra smile to your face, and the face of your kids! I was up late last night going through all the entries, including those who got extra entries in.

The lucky winner of the tickets is Amanda K! I will send you an email later today with details!

In other news, this week has been busy, and blogging has been the last thing on my mind. Over the next couple of weeks, I have decided to take a step back from blogging. I will still be posting my weekly updates, and maybe something here or there, but nothing planned. I am going to take this time to enjoy having H home from school, and being with my Family. Maybe the next post I will have to do another Video Blog 😉

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Week 51 – My first VLOG!

Okay, so I am still nervous to put this video up! I feel so awkward in front of the camera, but I have been inspired by some other bloggers to try it out. So here it is, my first VLOG! And sorry, I didn’t bother to shower before I did it – I am leaving as soon as this post is up to go workout. And also, I got about 4 hours of sleep last night because my mind wouldn’t. shut. off. Long story that I am hoping to share this week. Moral off the story? Some people are assholes. (Yes, it deserves swearing on the blog….)

So, here it is. Here I am! And Congrats to the winner of the $100 Sport Chek Gift Certificate!!!

 

Thank you once again to Sport Chek for helping us find Our Better! I hope everyone has a wonderful week. There may be more Vlogging to come 😉

 

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