Giveaway: iPod Shuffle for Your Summer On the Go

The colorful, clip-on iPod Shuffle has been a favorite amongst busy families and fitness fanatics for years, and Apple continues to improve it with new features. It comes in eight brilliant colors, features large clickable buttons, and even comes with VoiceOver for complete control while listening. Just ask it to tell you the name of a song or the artist, to switch between playlists, and be notified when it needs charging. The shuffle can be easily clipped onto clothing, a purse strap, or a backpack so that it’s not only portable, but wearable too- great for working out, running errands, and all busy summer activities!


5 Easy Meals to Keep Your Child in Shape

With childhood obesity at epidemic proportions, if we want healthy kids, the drive-through is out, and home cooking is in. The convenience of fast food is killing us. No worries, though, because we’ve got these quick, easy (and, yes, fun) recipes to help you roll out a quick lunch or light dinner without any temptation from the fast food giants.

Dinner Everyday Food & Drink Recipes

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

This summer, you’re probably planning on grilling out with the family and you intend to bring the usual picnic staples: hamburgers, hot dogs, and BBQ chicken. Instead of just a BBQ chicken with regular old bottled BBQ sauce, change things up with Jamaican jerk chicken. If you love spicy food, you’ll love these chicken thighs marinated in a hot spice mixture flavored with habaneros peppers, allspice, and other spices. Habanero peppers are much hotter than your average jalepeno, but don’t be too shy with them or substitute for a different milder pepper because they have a great smokey flavor and aroma that’s key to this dish.


Turn Up The Music Louder #SubaruBackseat

“Turn the music up louder!” I hear the sweet little voice of my daughter say as I turn a corner. I think to myself, that the music is definitely loud enough. Am I becoming my own parents? Can’t be…so I comply with the request. If anything it drowns out the off key singing from the backseat to the song that I am surprised passes as music these days. I guess it does have a pretty good beat. I look in my rear view mirror and catch a glance at my daughter who is singing her heart out to whomever boy this song might be about. She almost has me convinced that her heart is broken, and she would do anything to have him come back. “She is really growing up too fast” I murmur under my breath. I had no idea my daughter knew so many dance moves, while strapped into a car seat. She has enough style to make it as a pop star, that’s for sure.

Dinner Everyday Food & Drink Recipes

BBQ Chicken and Collard Green Pizza

I had made a lot of BBQ chicken and a huge pot of braised collard greens cooked in chicken stock, vinegar, and sugar and had way more left over than I anticipated. I hate wasting leftovers, but I don’t want to just eat the same meals over again until it’s all gone. I turned to my favorite solution for repurposing leftovers: pizza. How can you say no to anything on a crispy crust topped with melted cheese? This recipe would also be great to use up leftover pork chops or ribs, or any other braised greens such as kale.


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