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A kick to the gut.
A wack over the eyes.
A tug of war.
For the pillows.
For the sheets.
This is what it is like when my little one attempts to sneak into our bed.
Yet there is nothing sneaky about his restless sleeping, which often takes place at a 90 degree angle across Andy and me.

Real mom problems.

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One child is whining for a snack while standing periliously on the kitchen counter.
Another child is doing back rolls off the couch.
The dog is barking incessantly.
I am breaking a slight sweat from the chaos.
‘Gotta love weeknight dinner time.
Real mom problems.
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So as much as I adore cooking there is nothing fun about cooking under these circumstances, which is why I have a few ‘go to’ dinners to save the night…
I make “special green pasta”  at least once a week along with paninis, and these super simple flatbread pizzas.
Real mom dinners.
Ie: Sanity solutions….

Hope you, on the other hand, are sipping wine and reading Bon Apetit during dinner time! 😉

Xo, Bree

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Here’s What You Need:
2 large flatbreads (I like the Garlic Naan from Target’s Archer Farms)
Organic marinara or pizza sauce
Handful of baby spinach cut into strips
Uncured nitrate free pepperoni
Shredded cheese (Four Cheese Italian or similar)
Salt + pepper, Italian Seasoning, Extra virgin olive oil
Serve with: chopped fresh veggies and hummus or yogurt-based ranch dressing and fresh fruit

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Here’s What You Do:
Preheat the oven to 400. Spread the marinara or pizza sauce on the breads. Sprinkle with the cheese. Top with the pepperoni and the spinach. Drizzle lightly with evoo and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Bake for 10-12 minutes and pass with salt + pepper, parmesan, and red pepper flakes.
Easy peasy!
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Kid Tip: See those kid plates above?! Voila!
Let’s be friends!


  1. Wizzy says:

    Flatbread pizzas are definitely a mom save:-) No fuss and still delicious

  2. Easy and delicious always works for me! :)

  3. that sounds like my day in the kitchen with the kids! This dinner looks amazing and easy

  4. Dara says:

    I love the idea of a mom dinner – go to and easy to whip up with what’s on hand. Well done.

  5. Ha! I know that feeling. I always wonder how people have three or four kids without loosing their minds! But, we will miss this one day :) even the bad parts!
    and your pizza looks fabulous!

  6. Candy says:

    MMmmmm, I make flat bread pizzas regularly – and burritos/tacos/enchiladas .
    Those are my go-to’s.

    And when I tell the kids we are having leftovers, they always assume that means burritos with whatever we have in the fridge from the past few days :)

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