Monthly Archives: November 2011

Earn FREE Money for Your School with Box Tops

You know I am all about supporting our schools whenever possible.  I especially like finding ways to help that doesn’t take any time or money from me. Box tops is one of those ways you can help.  Clip them off of your groceries (Betty Crocker, Progresso, and more) then just turn them in to your…More of this…

Are Fat Kid’s Parents Guilty of Child Abuse?

Are Fat Kid’s Parents Guilty of Child Abuse?

I was a little shocked to learn that a Cleveland, Ohio 3rd grader was removed from his parents’ custody because he is obese.  Granted, I need to lose weight, and perhaps that influences my opinion – but it wasn’t intuitive to me that having a fat kid is child abuse. By the way, I am…More of this…

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe #15 ~ Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe #15 ~ Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

This recipe -Peanut Butter Coconut Balls- is the fifteenth recipe in our fabulous Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes Series. This recipe is brought to us by Tara of Tara Dara Made It.  They look absolutely delicious and completely dangerous to my waistline.  I have never made anything like these, but I can see myself making them for my kids’…More of this…

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe #14 ~ Pumpkin Pie Martini

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe #14 ~ Pumpkin Pie Martini

Today’s recipe -Pumpkin Pie Martini- is the fourteenth recipe in our fabulous Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes Series. This recipe is brought to us by Toni Spilsbury of The Organized Cook.  I can’t wait to try it!  The kids will get their cranberry milkshakes and adults will get to have this fabulous pumpkin pie martini!  Yum!! Bio: Toni…More of this…

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe #13 ~ Cranberry Milkshakes

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe #13 ~ Cranberry Milkshakes

Today’s recipe -Cranberry Milkshakes- is the lucky thirteenth recipe in our fabulous Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes Series. This recipe is brought to us Hannah from Boulder Moms Connect.  I am excited to try this recipe for my kids.  We always have fancy drinks for the adults (wine, champagne, eggnog etc.) but the kids just get soda.  Not…More of this…

The “Trunk” is 1.8 lbs Lighter this Week! #NSnation

**Are you on a weight loss journey?  Add your post to the linky below, a new one will be posted each week so come back and join in!  My weight loss weigh in for 11/14 to 11/20. Weight Loss Even when I don’t follow the Nutrisystem plan to the tee – IT WORKS!  I’m pretty sure it’s…More of this…

Arvada Police Release Sketch of Child Abductor

Arvada Police Release Sketch of Child Abductor

I received an email sharing some scary events that have happened around my neighborhood in Arvada, Colorado the past week or two.  I want to make sure any parents that read this blog are aware of what’s going on and have a picture of the man that’s targeting our children.  Here’s the email: Arvada Police…More of this…

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe #11:  Cranberry Orange Relish

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe #11: Cranberry Orange Relish

  Today’s recipe – Cranberry Orange Relish – is the eleventh recipe in our fabulous Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes Series. This recipe is brought to us by Daria (that’s me!), but on my other blog.   This is absolutely the EASIEST recipe with only 3 ingredients and no cooking involved.  I’m also not a cranberry jelly fan,…More of this…

Welcome / About Daria Drago


Working mom of three amazing kids, living in Denver, Colorado. Doing my best to balance the responsibilities of my full time corporate job with raising my family, finding time to have fun, and working on becoming a better me. You'll find career tips, parenting wins and fails, funny stories, recipes, weight loss lows and highs, and the occasional random photo of one of our pets if you care to follow along with our journey.

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