Monday, February 27, 2012

Smart Step Floor Mat

I have feet pain. I'm either standing too much or not enough at all. Smart Step Floor Mat would be great in the kitchen!

smart step laundry mat

You can win one at Natural Mama!

Standing Up for Religions or Anti Religions

True story:

Person A is Jewish, Person B is a Born Again Christian, Person C is an Atheist and Person D is a Deist.

Person A comes in the break room all mad that Mormon's have baptized deceased Jewish people. She finds it Anti-Semantic. She is totally offended.

Person B asks, "Why? If they are crazy enough to think they could baptize them once they are dead...let them think that. You know and I know that it's crazy."

Person A is still offended. She said, "My blood is boiling as we speak!"

Person B says, "Our religion thinks they are crazy to. But if they tried to do that to someone in our faith, I'd just think they are crazy."

Person C says, "This is why I'm an Atheist. You don't have to get pulled into any of this bullshit."

Person A says, "There is no such thing as an Atheist."

Person D says, "What you said is just as offensive as Morman's baptizing deceased people of different faiths!"

Person A giggles and says, "Not really because being an Atheist isn't a religion."

Person D says, "Just because he's an Atheist doesn't mean he doesn't have values or morals! He's a person that decided that religion isn't real. The story of Adam, Eve and a snake - it's all fiction. Books of religion are nothing more than to share stories."

Person A giggles some more and says, "He's not offended. Are you offended person C?"

Person C says, "No, I'm used to this. He goes on to talk about people he knows that are religious and not accepting of people different then them. How he is accepting.

That my folks is how my lunch is just about everyday. I work with a Catholic, a devote Jewish lady, a handful of Born Again Christian's and an Atheist. In my previous job I worked with people that were Muslim. Before that I worked with people that were Hindu. My mom is Lutheran. My dad was raised as a Christian Scientist. My Dad thought the religion that he grew up with was completely crazy. I'm always in the middle of all that. It does make me mad when people put other people down for what they believe or do not believe. It's America, the land of the free. One should be free to believe or not believe in what they want. It saddens me when others feel the need to put each other down. I think it's ok to disagree, but not ok to laugh at ones thoughts. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Need Extra Protein?

I try and sneak tofu in a lot of things that we eat. It fill the kids up.

Another product that's new on the market is Silk Fruit and Protein. I have yet to try it, but would like to.

New Age Mama is giving away free product coupons!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bio-K+ Capsules

Are you a firm believer in probiotics? You can go here to win Bio-K.
Probiotics helps put your system back in order.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Gluten Free Cookies

Lucy's Gluten Free Cookies look so yummy! New Age Mama is giving away to one lucky winner, three varieties of cookies--chocolate, maple bliss, and ginger snap.

A Few Other Great Things About Lucy's Cookies:
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • No Peanuts, No Tree Nuts
  • Dedicated Bakery
  • Ingredients Tested
  • Og Trans Fat
  • Omg Cholesterol
  • Non-GMO
  • All Natural 

The Sisters Elemental

I'm all about all natural bath products!

New Age Mama is giving away this set by The Sisters Elemental:

Orange Peelings

I wanted to point you towards this blog.

It's so cool all the things you can do with orange peels:
  • Orange-Infused Vinegar for cleaning. 
  • Stove-top Potpourri
  •  Citrus Sugar Scrub
Other ways to use orange peels:
 Right now we just put them in the compost bin.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gluten and Wheat Free

I'm really excited to learn about the snacks from Michael Season's - Feel Good Snacking.

They are all natural, gluten free and wheat free.

The snack I'd love to try is:

New Age Mama is giving away to one lucky winner will receive one bag of each of the three new flavors along with a t-shirt, chip clip, and tote bag. I hope I win!

Finding My Way

One thing I've been trying to buy more of is solar powered things. We have a solar powered radio, lights and I'd like a solar powered flashlight.

New Age Mama is giving one away. I'm crazy about the company it is sold at! It's called: Green Ostrich and they have amazing products sold there!

Pirate's Booty

I love having a variety of snacks around the house. Things that the kids get excited about, yet are somewhat healthy.

Pirate's Booty is a product I always wanted to try out, yet haven't. They have a lot of different flavors. New Age Mama is giving away a 12 pack of aged white cheddar Pirate's Booty.

Win a $50 Applebee’s Gift Card from Mommy to the Max and Gift Cards Rock!

I like Applebee's simply because they share with you on their menu's the calorie count of each entree. I've been trying to watch what I eat and seeing what I'm eating shows me how much I need to work off when I go to the gym.

My only issue with Applebee's along with most out to eat places is the fact that they don't have veggies and fruits on kid's plates. I want to say, "Replace the mound of fries with broccoli and grapes please."

I actually started bringing cut up veggies and fruit to restaurants with us. Then if the kids have left overs, so be it.

I even feel this way about school lunches. They consider french fries as a veggie. Humm...the last I checked it was a carb with the sugar in ketchup, salt in the fries and oil in which they fry them. At Mica's school they have a food rainbow poster on the wall. It says something like, "Eat the colors of the rainbow." There were not very many colors when we ate there. HA

If you like Applebee's as much as I do, Mommy to the Max and Gift Cards Rock! are giving away a $50 gift card. I want to win for me! If the kids go I'll be taking extras. That restaurant is on my top lists of places to go!