💓Takes 30 Seconds!💓 We have teamed up to give one of you this bundle OR $500 CASH!!!💰
•
To Enter:
1. L I K E this post!
2. G O  TO @loopgifting1 for next steps- it literally only takes 30 seconds!🙌🏻🙌🏻
3. ANSWER below for a better chance: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE OR SNACK?!🎥🍿 •
This will run from 1/22/20 to 1/24/20. Result will be announced on 1/25/20. For Instagram rules, this in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc or any of the brands involved. By entering, entrants confirm they are at least 18 years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use. #smeg #smeg50style #uggs #uggboots #ugg #uggseason #airpodscase #airpods #airpod #airpods2 #momblog #mommyblog #momblogger #mombloggers #bloggermom #mommybloggers #momswhoblog #mommyblogger #mamablogger #momsofinstagram #momlife #momsofinstagram #momfuel #momstruggles #mommingainteasy

💓Takes 30 Seconds!💓 We have...

In 2017, tired of my debilitating anxiety disorder, I went to see a new doctor. She was sure my anxiety was the result of a medical condition. After routine bloodwork, I was told I had a vitamin D deficiency. But that’s it. I left without any more answers than I walked in with. It wasn’t until 2 years later when my friend DM’ed me to tell me that she and a friend (who both suffer from anxiety) had the same results, that I began thinking there must be a connection between anxiety and vitamin D deficiency. Today on the blog, I’m sharing why some studies show that a lack of vitamin D could be linked to anxiety and depression. I think what I found will surprise you. If you suffer from anxiety and/or depression, have you ever been told you’re vitamin d deficient? .
.
.
#mentalhealth #mentalillness #anxietyrelief #depressionhelp #depressionawareness #anxietysucks #anxietyattack #mentalhealthisimportant #mentalhealthblogger #mystory #endthestigma #endthestigmaofmentalhealth #anxietyproblems #mentalhealthblog #dontsufferinsilence #mentalhealthhelp #changeyourthoughts #mindsetmatters #anxietyisreal #vitamind #vitamindeficiency #vitaminddeficiency #anxietysupport #anxietyfighter #anxietymanagement #anxietyanddepression #depressionisreal #palmbeachblogger #southfloridablogger #westpalmbeach

In 2017, tired of my...

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Art: @kobrastreetart .
.
.
#martinlutherking #martinlutherkingjr #martinlutherkingquotes #martinlutherkingday #mlk #mlkday #mlkjr #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #quotesdaily #quotestagram #streetart #colorhunters #ihavethisthingwithwalls #inspiremyinstagram #wynwood  #wynwoodmiami #welcometomiami #mural #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #palmbeachblogger #southfloridablogger #westpalmbeach #loxahatchee #royalpalmbeach #palmbeachgardens

“If you can’t fly then...

AD: January 20th is National Cheese Day! Do you have the perfect cheesy meal planned yet? Our family will be eating these incredible homemade enchiladas, filled and topped with the best cheese, @trulygrassfed Naturally Aged Cheddar! YUM! This cheese comes from the farms of Ireland, aged for 6+ months to a perfectly smooth and creamy consistency. It's truly delicious. Truly Grass Fed products are always non-GMO, growth hormone rBST-free, antibiotic free, 95% grass fed and imported from Ireland. When you choose Truly, you can be assured you're choosing products that adhere to the highest standards of nutrition, flavor and quality. Their dairy is minimally processed and as close to nature as it gets. BTW, their butter is the best we've ever tasted! #PairsWithYou #ChooseTruly https://lnk2.io/wSpWDmQ .
.
.
#enchiladas #enchilada #cheesey #cheeselover #whatsfordinner #foodstyle #foodpassion #foodography #momblogger  #foodinsta #foodielife #foodielovers #instafoods #kidfriendly #yummyyummy #foodielifestyle #deliciosa #recipeinspo #recipes #easyrecipes #recipeshare #raedunnfinds #raedunn #homegoodsfinds #homegoodshappy #mexicanfood #mexicancuisine #westpalmbeach

AD: January 20th is National...

What did one helmet say to the other?  I'll stay here, you go on a head. .
.
.
#skateboard #skateboardingisfun #skateboards #skateboarders #helmets #helmet #capturethemoment #purejoy #skatepark #jokesfordays #jokesoftheday #funnyisfunny #funnygirl #playground #skatergirl #skater #skatespot #funtimes #timeofmylife #palmbeachblogger #southfloridablogger #westpalmbeach #loxahatchee #royalpalmbeach #palmbeachgardens #kidslife #funfunfun #funwithfriends #wee #skatephotoaday

What did one helmet say...

Let’s talk about family vacations... #gifted I struggled for years with the amount of time it took to pack up to go back home. There were always dirty clothes all over the floor and while I tried to pack it all into those hotel provided plastic laundry bags, 1) they were plastic and we are trying our best to do better for our planet and 2) they rip so easily, so we often wound up with dirty clothes spilling out in the car (yuck). A couple of months ago, I was watching a friend’s Instagram stories and she was talking about the @swoopbags she uses for her son’s toys. I immediately had an idea and knew I had to get one. 
On our last vacation, I opened up my large swoop bag and left it flat in the corner of our hotel room. We used it as our “laundry corner”. We instructed the kids (and ourselves) to drop our dirty laundry in the middle of the flattened Swoop bag. When it was time to pack up, I just swooped the bag, tied it and voila… it literally saved me all of the aggravation of finding and picking up all of the clothes and trying to find something to carry it all in. Don’t forget to check out the blog for more family travel hacks and a quick video on how I fit all 5 of our clothing into one small suitcase! I put the link in my bio! .
.
#travelhacks #travelholic #adventureseeker #doyoutravel #travelmore #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #lovetotravel #adventurethatislife #roamtheplanet #travelbloggers #travelblogging #bloggersofinstagram #thattravelblog #travellifestyle #travelpreneur #hotellife #hotelroom #travelgirl #hoteldesign #besthotels #hotelliving #hotelstay #hotelfun #palmbeachblogger #southfloridablogger #westpalmbeach #palmbeachgardens

Let’s talk about family vacations......

Anyone else super excited that today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day?! Elle will be going through a few wardrobe changes today. 🙈 What will your pet be wearing?
.
.
.
#nationaldressupyourpetday #puppiesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #puppylove #dogstagram #puppyoftheday #pupstagram #sharpeisofinstagram #doglife #puppylife #sharpei #sharpeilove #sharpeiworld #sharpeipuppies #sharpeination #sharpeilovers #sharpeipuppy #puppylove #puppygram #chewy #chowchow #chowchowlovers #pitbullsofficial #rescued #rescuedogs #dogcostume #dressupyourpetday  #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #rescueismyfavoritebreed #happydogs

Anyone else super excited that...

As a family, we road trip quite a lot. It's a ton of fun, but also a lot of work (for me at least)! Over the years, I've found a variety of ways to save time and money and I'm finally sharing those family-friendly travel hacks with you on the blog today! Click on the link in my bio or swipe up in stories! How do you save time and money when you travel?
.
.
.
#travelhacks #travelholic #wanderlust #adventureseeker #doyoutravel #travelmore #goexplore #wonderfulplaces #openmyworld #lovetotravel #adventurethatislife #roamtheplanet #travelbloggers #travelblogging #bloggersofinstagram #thattravelblog #travellifestyle #travelpreneur #hotellife #hotelroom #travelgirl #hoteldesign #besthotels #hotelliving #hotelstay #hotelfun #palmbeachblogger #southfloridablogger #westpalmbeach #palmbeachgardens

As a family, we road...

Growing up, I always wanted a sibling. I wished over every star and every birthday candle. I even asked my magic eight ball constantly if I would ever have one but as many times as it told me “all signs point to yes”, I remained an only child. I look forward to the days when my three girls appreciate that they have best friends for life... two women who will always have their back, lend them a hand or provide a shoulder to cry on. In the meantime, I make sure to create fun reasons for them to “work” together without bickering. So, I’m excited to announce that Iyla and Falynn are starting a new venture together, @thesuperkidlife and I hope you’ll follow along and show them some love. Although I will run the IG page for them for now, Iyla will be in charge of content and stories, so you’re in for a treat! They already have their first sponsored posts lined up! Stay tuned. . .
.
.
📷 @jenpriesterphotography 
#newborn #newbornphotography #newbornbaby #newbornphotographer #newbornposing #newbornphotos #newbornphoto #newbornsession #babyphotography #babyphotoshoot #palmbeachblogger #westpalmbeachblogger #loxahatchee #babyfever #babygirl #newborns #newbornpics #newbornbabygirl #southfloridablogger #southfloridabloggers #sistersister #sistersquad #sistertime #sistergoals #thesuperkidlife #siblinglove #sibling #siblinggoals #hairfordays #lovethemsomuch

Growing up, I always wanted...

C O L L A R D  G R E E N S 
If you’ve never tried them, this is your reason to. If you’ve tried them and aren’t really a fan, this recipe is going to change your mind! I haven’t met a person who wasn’t a fan after they tried my collard greens. After years of keeping this recipe all to myself, I’m finally sharing it to change the minds of all of those greens-haters. So no preconceived notions about whether or not you like collard greens. Instead, I challenge you to try this recipe out and tell me you aren’t a fan! The recipe is on the blog (link in bio or swipe up in stories). Will you try them? .
.
.
#baconbaconbacon #baconlover #collardgreens #whatsfordinner #foodstyle #foodpassion #foodography #momblogger  #foodinsta #foodielife #foodielovers #instafoods #kidfriendly #yummyyummy #foodielifestyle #deliciosa #recipeinspo #recipes #easyrecipes #recipeshare #palmbeachblogger #southfloridablogger #westpalmbeach #loxahatchee #royalpalmbeach #palmbeachgardens #sflbloggers #palmbeachbloggers #raedunnfinds #homegoodshappy

C O L L A...

Super Mom’s Favorite Things Volume 2

If You Love It, Share It!
  • 1
  • 92
  • 36
  •  
  •  
    129
    Shares

So many reached out and told me that they loved our first volume of Super Mom’s favorite things, so I decided to make it a monthly series! Depending on what’s going on in our family, I may even switch up the categories a bit. Anyhoo… here are my favorites for the month.

Favorite Book

I know I love a book series when I finish two books in just a few weeks.  This series by Sara Blaedel was so easy to read! Just when I thought I had an understanding of each character and who they were, the ending totally threw me for a loop. I love those types of books! As soon as I was done, I rushed to google the third book and I couldn’t find anything anywhere! Luckily, I tweeted the author, Sara Blaedel and she answered back pretty quickly (I love when an author cares enough to respond to a fan)! So since the third book won’t be released for another 4 months, I have plenty of time to read her other series (I’ve already started on the first book). We’ll talk about that next month!

tweet from author Sara Blaedel to a fan

 

Her Father's Secret by Sara Blaedel

Her Father’s Secret by Sara Blaedel is the second book in a series.

After suddenly inheriting a funeral home from her father–who she hadn’t heard from in decades–Ilka Jensen has impulsively abandoned her quiet life in Denmark to visit the small town in rural Wisconsin where her father lived. There, she’s devastated to discover her father’s second family: a stepmother and two half sisters she never knew existed. And who aren’t the least bit welcoming, despite Ilka’s efforts to reach out.
Then a local woman is killed, seemingly the unfortunate victim of a home invasion turned violent. But when Ilka learns that the woman knew her father, it becomes increasingly clear that she may not have been a completely random victim after all.
The more Ilka digs into her father’s past, the more deeply entangled she becomes in a family drama that has spanned decades and claimed more than one life–and she may be the next victim…

“Crime-writer superstar Sara Blaedel’s great skill is in weaving a heartbreaking social history into an edge-of-your-chair thriller.” –Oprah.com

Favorite Movie

I’m taking you back guys… back to the year 2000. Back to one of my favorite movies of all time, Brokedown Palace with Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale. After finding the DVD in a drawer last week, I couldn’t wait to watch it one more time. This makes 3,459 maybe? If you haven’t seen this one, I highly recommend it! I’m not sure what’s better, the story line or the ending. Both are phenomenal.

Brokedown Palace

Brokedown Palace Staring Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale

In this riveting thriller, Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale star as two best friends whose dream vacation becomes a nightmare. Alice (Danes) is impulsive and reckless; Darlene (Beckinsale) is more reserved. But when each falls for the same mysterious man, both girls throw caution to the wind, and in one instant, their lives are changed forever. Now in a foreign land, they must prove their innocence before it’s too late. Bill Pullman co-stars in this “compelling” tale of self-discovery and the ultimate sacrifice for a friend!

Favorite Series

Full disclosure… I wasn’t planning on getting Disney+. I made the decision early on that we just didn’t need another reason to sit in front of the tv… but the peer pressure and all of the social posts got to me, and considering it was only a few dollars more a month, I caved. And honestly, it’s the best few dollars a month I’ve spent. Basically every Disney movie and show are there for you to watch whenever you want!

An unexpected gem is Kristen Bell’s new series, Encore! So freaking good! It’s everything you want in a series… laughter, reunions, personal stories and so many tears. Imagine going back to high school years and years later and reuniting with the cast of your high school musical. Fun, right? Well, how about performing it again, as adults?! Yep… it’s basically amazing.

Encore! produced by Kristen Bell

Encore! Produced by Kristen Bell and Will Gluck

Encore! is an American reality web television series hosted and executive produced by Kristen Bell and Will Gluck. The series premiered with a pilot on December 10, 2017, and officially premiered on Disney+ on November 12, 2019. The series reunites the cast members of a high school musical to recreate their performance years after they originally performed.

Favorite Podcast

Ok, if you love a good mystery, I found another podcast that not only has an unbelievable story, but also has a perfect ending. Room 20!

Room 20 Podcast

Room 20 hosted by Joanne Faryon

The sign above his hospital bed called him Sixty-Six Garage. For more than 15 years, he would lay there unidentified and unconscious. Or so, everyone believed. From LA Times Studios and the team that brought you “Dirty John” and “Man in the Window,” comes “Room 20,” a story about the search for a man’s identity and the truth about his accident. Investigative reporter Joanne Faryon’s two-year journey is filled with twists and turns. Now, she’ll finally reveal who Garage really is. But one important question remained for her upon this discovery: has Garage been conscious this entire time? This series was produced by L.A. Times Studios with support from Neon Hum Media. The Los Angeles Times newsroom was not involved in the creation of the podcast.

Favorite New Find

Ok… here’s the story. Super Dad and I were waiting in line at Homegoods and were headed to the school to pick up the girls. He grabbed a bag of Artisan Tropic Cassava Strips and said he wanted to bring a snack for the girls. We wound up opening them as soon as we got into the car because we were starving. I took one, just to taste and WOW! Before we knew it, the entire bag was GONE. Nothing left for the girls. Oops! Artisan Tropic cassava strips with sea salt

Artisan Tropic Cassava Strips with Sea Salt

When I realized the bag was empty, I asked Super Dad, jokingly, if they list crack as one of the ingredients… he actually turned the bag around and starting reading the ingredients…lol.  Dead. Clearly there is no crack in them, but I’m telling you, they are crazy addictive. You can’t eat just one. They are super thin and lightly seasoned with sea salt. They are better than any chips I’ve ever eaten. I highly recommend that you locate a store near you and grab yourself a bag (or a few). We are considering buying them in bulk, but I’m afraid we’ll go through all 12 packs way too quickly.

Well, that’s it. My current favorite things. What did you think? Is there another category you’d like me to add next month?

A new monthly series where I'll be sharing my current favorite things to read, watch, listen to and try! Here are my December favorites.

*While this is not a sponsored post, it does contain affiliate links. If you click on those links and purchase something, we may be compensated. We appreciate the support!

XOXO
signature

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

46 Comments
  • Ewa
    December 11, 2019

    Brokedown Palace is also my favorite movie. I saw it so long ago that it is probably time to watch this movie again. The friendship of these girls is touching
    Ewa recently posted Chambord, forest mushroom soup and Japanese cards.My Profile

  • Lyanna Soria
    December 9, 2019

    Those books sound interesting, I’d love to try reading that someday. Encore sounds great, will have to check them out.

  • Catherine
    December 9, 2019

    What a great list here! I’ve never seen Brokendown Place. I’ll have to check these out!

  • Courtney
    December 9, 2019

    Oooo so many goodies girly!!!! I need to try those strips! I’m always looking for new snacks lol

  • Emman Damian
    December 9, 2019

    I haven’t heard about Her Father’s Secret by Sara Blaedel. It seems like a very interesting read.
    Emman Damian recently posted The Tennis Foodie Turns ThreeMy Profile

  • Shannon Gurnee
    December 9, 2019

    This is such a cute blog post! I would love to try the Cassava Strips. That book looks great as well!

  • Claudia Krusch
    December 8, 2019

    Such a great list! Love all your favorites! Added some to mine!
    Claudia Krusch recently posted Holiday Bucket ListMy Profile

  • LuciWest
    December 8, 2019

    Your favorites list is full of gems! Haven’t yet read those books or seen Encore. Very tempting to get Disney+ just to see that show. Never been disappointed in anything Kristen Bell has starred in.
    LuciWest recently posted Mmmm Mocha: Uplifting, Creamy, Chocolatey-Delicious, Hot or Iced Coffee DrinkMy Profile

  • Melanie williams
    December 8, 2019

    Ooo yes please a good book and some snacks this is my kind of night in lol. will have to check a few of these reads out xx

  • Monica Y
    December 8, 2019

    I love cassava so I need to try those chips soon. I also need to watch that movie

  • Lily
    December 8, 2019

    You have a wonderful favorite list! I will look into Encore on Disney +

  • Natasha Romero Salas
    December 8, 2019

    I just started listening to podcasts and the one you mentioned sounds very interesting! I need to check it out. Thanks for sharing your favorites,

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    December 7, 2019

    Loved reading your favorite things. So cool, and I’m already jotting down the Encore and Room 20 into my calendar to check into. Thank you.

  • Toni
    December 7, 2019

    I would love to try that Cassava Strips! This is a great list!

  • joy
    December 7, 2019

    oh gosh. i love brokedown palace too! totally had me thinking about how NOT to travel (the taken of my generation i imagine).

  • Cyndi Buchanan
    December 7, 2019

    I love reading posts like this. I always discover things I never knew about like this movie and podcast.

  • Myrah Duque
    December 7, 2019

    This series is awesome!! Encore is a fave too! High School Musical is amazing and I recommend it. Now, for the Cassava chips………YES!! My hubby is Cuban so you know we love these and knowing they are healthy, even better.

  • Lyosha
    December 7, 2019

    awesome stuff! you definitely picked the best or very close to it. Definitely a super mom!

  • Fatima Torres
    December 7, 2019

    I haven’t seen that film with Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsdale. However, I would be interested since they’re two of my favorite actresses.

  • Wren
    December 7, 2019

    It has been many years since I have seen Brokedown Palace! I love your list of favorites, it is a great list!

  • Catalina
    December 7, 2019

    I haven’t seen Brokedown Palace yet! But you made so curious! Now it’s on my must watch movies!

  • catherine santiago jose
    December 7, 2019

    This helps a lot! I’m actually looking for some good movies to watch on Xmas. Gonna look forward on your next favorite things.

  • Kuma
    December 7, 2019

    You have a good list of some of the favorite movie and I have to check them out too. I hope to enjoy these movies during our long holiday at the end of the year.

  • Kathy
    December 6, 2019

    I’ve never heard of these. I really need to check them out. Encore seems like something I’d be really interested in.

  • Stacie
    December 6, 2019

    MmmMMM. I need those casava strips. That sounds like a super tasty snack.

  • Vanessa
    December 6, 2019

    Everything on Disney+ is so good so far. I can’t wait to watch Encore. These are great picks.

  • Amy
    December 6, 2019

    Cassava Strips are sooo delicious so I agree with that! I need to check out that podcast for when I am working.

  • Danielle
    December 6, 2019

    Brokedown Palace is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s really so well done.

  • Lisa Joy Thompson
    December 6, 2019

    I can’t wait to check the Sara Blaedel books. I just downloaded the audio version of The Undertaker’s Daughter and can’t wait to start listening. I just finished the second book in David Baldacci’s Atlee Pine series and I am eagerly awaiting the next one. I hate when I finish a book and the rest of the series hasn’t been written!!!! Thanks for sharing your faves!

    • Heather
      December 6, 2019

      I’ll have to check that one out next!

  • Shayla Marie
    December 6, 2019

    I loved reading this! I am going to look the movie up for sure! I can’t wait to read your next favorite things volume!

  • Ronnie
    December 6, 2019

    That Encore show seems so sweet and heartwarming! This is the first I hear of it and now I must watch it. <3

  • jenna
    December 6, 2019

    Love this series!! I’ve been loving Encore too 🙂 Disney+ is so great. I highly recommend High School Musical: The Musical: The Series too!!

    • Heather
      December 6, 2019

      My girls have been watching that one!

  • Chad
    December 6, 2019

    I will be completely honest, i’ve never heard of your fav book and fav movie and I feel so ashamed about it…I will check both for sure.

  • Tara Pittman
    December 6, 2019

    I need to try those chips. They sound so darn tasty, are they healthy?

    • Heather
      December 6, 2019

      According to the packaging, they are 140 calories for approx. 13 chips (and they are a good size chip!).

  • Asia
    December 6, 2019

    I have never heard of those cassava strips but they look so tasty!

    • Heather
      December 6, 2019

      They are really good!

  • melissa chapman
    December 6, 2019

    It is so great to get a recomendation on things like books and series’. It is so rare that I read I want it to be meaningful. I am always watching but getting atip on something really helps.

  • Bill Sweeney
    December 6, 2019

    We’ve been enjoying Disney+ since it’s been out. I’m all caught up on the Mandalorian, and hope to watch the next one that dropped today. My wife and daughter would love Encore!

    • Heather
      December 6, 2019

      Oooh.. what is the Mandalorian about? Is that the Star Wars series?

  • robin rue
    December 6, 2019

    I am getting myself Disney + for Christmas. I haven’t gotten it yet, but I plan on it.

    • Heather
      December 6, 2019

      It’s definitely worth the money!

  • Sarah Emery
    December 6, 2019

    What a great list. Her Father’s Secret, sounds like a very interesting thriller and just in time for me to pick up a copy, as I’ll be on a 14+hr flight soon. Also, I’m a big fan of Kristen Bell’s, so I’ll have to download Encore. Thanks for the reco’s!

    • Heather
      December 6, 2019

      Perfect timing! Let me know what you think!

Is Anxiety Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency?

Is Anxiety Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency?

Posted on
The Greatest Enchilada Recipe Ever

The Greatest Enchilada Recipe Ever

Posted on
The Ultimate Bestie Mom Getaway on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas Cruise

The Ultimate Bestie Mom Getaway on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas Cruise

Posted on
No Bake Almond Joy Ice Cream Pie

No Bake Almond Joy Ice Cream Pie

Posted on
Previous
Caramel Stuffed Macchiato Chocolate Chip Cookies
Super Mom’s Favorite Things Volume 2

%d bloggers like this: