Savory Cranberry Breaded Shrimp and Waffles

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To make these fun appetizers you’ll need the following ingredients:

•Gortons Breaded Butterfly Shrimp

•frozen mini waffles

•cream cheese

•jalapeños

•red bell pepper

•agave

•whole berry cranberry sauce

(Use entire box of breaded shrimp for this recipe)

Cook shrimp according to instructions.

While the shrimp is baking, you can make the glaze to pour over the cooked shrimp. Take 1 tablespoon of agave and half a can of whole cranberries then mixed them together. Set aside to pour over the shrimp once its done cooking. Let the cranberry glaze settle into the shrimp before placing the pieces on top of the waffles.

To make the cream cheese mixture take one medium-sized jalapeño and red bell pepper then dice to add into softened cream cheese. Also, add a dash of garlic powder for seasoning.

Toast mini waffles then cut them apart. Let them cool before spreading the cream cheese mixture over them.

After placing the breaded shrimp on top of the waffles you can use any leftover glaze to drizzle over the top if you prefer.

Today Parenting Team: Family Emergency

My family recently experienced a difficult situation that left us wondering if I’d lose my daughter and unborn grandson.

As hard as it was to have my child go through a life altering ordeal twice in a matter of days, I realized how important it was to respect that hospitals have new policies in place to lessen the treat of their medical staff and patients developing the coronavirus.

In my latest Today Show #ParentingTeam post, I share a glimpse of the unexpected events that unfolded a month ago and how I’m truly thankful to the surgeon, nurses, and rest of the medical staff for being with my daughter when it wasn’t possible for me to be.

https://community.today.com/post/i-wasnt-allowed-to-be-with-my-daughter-while-her-life-was-in-jeopardy?fbclid=IwAR0Lnq2yjC1omCBKpy2bE06ao7vyZ69hWFCB314dQiidLUgssZTLR8afMS8

Today Parenting: Being an Essential Employee

Here’s my latest article on how being an essential employee and how I’m often conflicted on how close I should be to my kids after my shift is done for the day.

Texas or Bust!

In 25 days I will be living back in Texas and starting my new job managing the Social Media Development for the company I currently work for.

I’m nervous and excited. My overall health is a top priority, next to my kids wellbeing. I know it’ll take time for all of us to adjust to our new lives, but everything will be just fine.

We just have to take it one day at a time.

Today Parenting Team: How to Have a Less Stressful Road Trip This Holiday Season

Check out my latest Today Parenting Team article on how I figured out ways to have less stressful road trips with my kids.

https://community.today.com/parentingteam/post/how-to-have-a-less-stressful-road-trip-this-holiday-season

Best Buy: We Love You 3000 Tour

Tonight’s adventures bring my boys and me back to Minnesota for the #weloveyou3000 tour, where we’ll get to meet Avengers Endgame co-director, Anthony Russo.

My teens actually wanted to camp outdoors so we could be one of the first 100 people in line for this Marvel Studios event. What was so important about being one of the first 100 people in line? Those individuals would receive a Funko Pop, a signed poster by Anthony Russo, and some other fun little Marvel swag.

Our arrival time was 8:30 PM. We brought three fold-out chairs, plenty of snacks, and our electronic devices to keep us busy. I can honestly say I’ve never camped overnight for any event. But, at least the weather is favorable, and my boys are great company.

With 3 trips to the gas station down the road, then taking a few short naps in the back of my SUV, then going back to the fold-up chair so one of my boys could get some sleep in the vehicle, I have to say it wasn’t all that bad camping outside of Best Buy.

This is the line for the Minnesota Marvel Studios We Love You 3000 Tour as of 8 AM. Even though I’m running on only 3hrs of sleep, I still can’t wait to see the props from Avengers Endgame and meet co-director Anthony Russo.

Once we entered the Best Buy store, we were given wristbands, and an employee started writing numbers on them that indicated our place in line; then made our way to the area where Co-director of Avengers Endgame Anthony Russo was ready to do autographs for his fans that anxiously awaited his visit.

It was around 1 P.M. when my boys and I finally made our way back to Wisconsin. My boys slept the entire ride home, which was 4 hours, but I was okay with that. We made fun summertime memories. Ones that I hope we will continue to do for more events.

The Global Leadership Summit 2019

I will be doing media coverage at this year’s Global Leadership Summit in Howard Wisconsin. This two-day event is going to be broadcasted live at the Green Bay Community Church Campus.

To learn all about The Global Leadership Summit, check out my latest article featured on the Medium’s website.

https://vocal.media/motivation/the-global-leadership-summit

How to Help Your Kids and Tweens Cope with the Loss of a Celebrity

I woke up early Sunday morning to see the news that Cameron Boyce, a beloved Disney actor, unexpectedly passed away due to complications from an epileptic seizure.

It was a shock to me mainly because I had no idea Cameron even had this lifelong medical condition. All three of my kids watched this very talented actor on the small and big screen. Situations, where celebrities pass away due to various reasons, can surprise even their youngest fans. Questions usually follow and my parent duty is to help answer those inquiries to the best of my abilities.

In most cases, our children are left upset. Maybe they looked up to that particular person or was influenced by something their character did. In my latest Today Parenting Team article, I share how I previously helped my kids to cope with the loss of an actor they adored.

https://community.today.com/parentingteam/post/how-to-help-your-kids-and-tweens-cope-with-the-loss-of-a-celebrity

Wizard World Chicago 2019

If you already didn’t know, my kids and I love attending all types of Pop Culture events. In my latest Today Parenting Team article, I share all about my experience at last year’s Wizard World Chicago.

https://community.today.com/parentingteam/post/fun-awaits-families-at-wizard-world-comic-con-chicago-2019