Daily Uses for Essential Oils | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Daily Uses for Essential Oils

When we brought Maddi home, I started using lavender oil on her feet each night before bed to help her relax and settle in. Not only was the smell awesome, but the calming properties really helped her. Then when she had her surgeries, I used lavender in her room to help calm and comfort her. […]

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Win a $200 Amazon Gift Card – Christmas in July Giveaway

I haven’t had a giveaway in a while here on the blog so when I came across the chance to join in with some other Texas bloggers for a BIG giveaway…I jumped at it! This is a good one with LOTS of chances to enter to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card! You could get […]

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Meal Plan Monday #18

Welcome to Week 18 of Meal Plan Monday! WOW…it’s been a crazy couple of weeks around here (sorry this is up late). But it’s going to be kind of quiet this week so hopefully I’ll do a better job of sticking to the meal plan. I didn’t gain any weight, but I didn’t feel the […]

Gluten Free Homemade Snack Mix | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Kids in the Kitchen: Gluten Free Homemade Snack Mix

Going gluten free is a struggle for me on really busy weeks. Gluten free snacks aren’t exactly “grabbable” usually (esp when you don’t go to the store and run out of furits and veggies). I’ve had this idea to make a homemade snack mix for a while now and just finally got around to doing […]

Premature Ovarian Failure? Who Me? | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Premature Ovarian Failure? Who Me?

When you’re in the middle of trying to have a child and a doctor tells you you are in peri-menopause you do what any sane person would do – you get a second opinion. And when that second opinion calls it premature ovarian failure, you think they’re all quacks! How could I have premature ovarian failure […]

Kindergarten Printables: Short A Practice | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Kindergarten Printables: Short A Practice

My youngest son turns 5 just 24 days after the cut off for Kindergarten here in TX. I know there are pros and cons to him not starting school yet (totally a topic for another post), but he’s really ready. I thought that I’d work on some Kindergarten printables for him (and your little ones) […]

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Meal Plan Monday #17

Welcome to Week 17 of Meal Plan Monday! Some of you may know that I’ve recently been diagnosed with insulin resistance. I’ve had to really change my diet and that’s why I’ve moved these meal plans to be gluten free. I just wanted to have y’all help me cheer my success…I’ve lost 6 lbs in […]

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Kids in the Kitchen : Cupcake Sand Castle

A couple of weeks ago a friend and I took 5 kids to Galveston for a few days to have some time at the beach. It rained most of the 4 hour drive there, but we had hopes that the next day (our only full day) would be better. We got up early the next […]

Mommy Summer Camp Week 6 -Zoo Animal Activities | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Mommy Summer Camp Week 6 – Zoo Animal Activities

I hope you enjoyed our Week 1 Pirate Activities , Week 2 Dinosaur Activities , Week 3 Bug Activities, Week 4 Wild West Activities and Week 5 Space Activities. Zoo Animal Activities Craft Ideas 30 + Zoo Crafts – Parenting Chaos has a list of crafts for the various zoo animals. These will definitely keep […]

My Journey to Healthy Living What is Insulin Resistance & Why You Should Care | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

My Journey to Healthy Living: What is Insulin Resistance & Why Should You Care?

A few months ago I mentioned that I made a choice to begin Bio-identical Hormone Therapy (<— this post gives a lot of the back story so please read it too) I had been having strange symptoms for quite a while (looking back I can see signs as far back as 2005. I had been to […]

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Meal Plan Monday #16

Welcome to Week 16 of Meal Plan Monday! If you didn’t make the Strawberry Kale Salad from last week – you missed a good one! Here’s the picture I posted on Instagram! I think I made it 4 times last week!   Don’t forget, if you need a meal planner, My friend Carrie from CarrieElle.com […]

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Maddi’s 2nd Surgery – Two Months Later

I know…I know…I keep saying I’ll do an update and I keep putting it off. So I’ll try to put the last two months into one post! 2nd Surgery Maddi and I went into the hospital on April 29th to prep her for her colostomy closure on April 30. We kind of just hung around […]

4th of July Cupcake Toppers Free Printable | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Kids in the Kitchen: 4th of July Cupcake Toppers Free Printable

I know I’m a little late with these 4th of July Cupcake Toppers (since it’s tomorrow), but I needed something for the kids to do to keep them busy and I thought this would be fun for them. I made some yummy gluten free cupcakes using red, white and blue cupcake liners. Then we put […]

Mommy Summer Camp Week 5 -SpaceActivities | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Mommy Summer Camp Week 5 – Space Activities

I hope you enjoyed our Week 1 Pirate Activities , Week 2 Dinosaur Activities , Week 3 Bug Activities and Week 4 Wild West Activities. Space Activities Craft Ideas  Handprint Sun – No Time for Flashcards has a cute craft with a paper plate and cut out hand prints.  Playdoh Planets – Childhood Beckons has […]

Water Bead Activities | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Water Bead Activities for Kids

Water beads are a fun activity for kids. They are squishy and expand when placed in water. They come in lots of different colors so they can go with any unit or theme you want. Water Bead Activities I thought it would be fun to find some different water bead activities. Just make sure that […]

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Meal Plan Monday #15

Welcome to Week 15 of Meal Plan Monday! We were out of town last week so we were totally off our schedule. We gotta get back to being good this week. (I’m actually down 5 lbs since I’ve been doing these Meal Plan Monday posts!) Don’t forget, if you need a meal planner, My friend […]

Homemade Lego Fruit Chews | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Kids in the Kitchen: Homemade Fruit Chews

You might have noticed that I’m loving my new juicer (Fruit Leather and Sweet Potato Pancakes ) . I thought that I could use it to make some fun snacks for the kids too. But since they’ve still refused to even try the juice in it’s natural form….I’ve had to get sneaky. Homemade Fruit Chews […]

Mommy Summer Camp Week 4 -Wild West Activities | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Mommy Summer Camp Week 4 – Wild West Activities

I hope you enjoyed our Week 1 Pirate Activities , Week 2 Dinosaur Activities and Week 3 Bug Activities. The kids and I are having fun exploring and playing – and they don’t know they’re learning! Wild West Activities Craft Ideas Toilet Paper Cowboy – DLTK has a cowboy template you can print out and […]

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Meal Plan Monday #14

Welcome to Week 14 of Meal Plan Monday! This week we’ll be at the beach for a few days so I’m going to with some light stuff that I can easily make. Don’t forget, if you need a meal planner, My friend Carrie from CarrieElle.com has a great one…you can see how I use it […]