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TGIF: Sandwich Night

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Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. ‘Twas a full day of library, lunch date with FishPapa and homeschool […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Loving Freezer Meals

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Since I did so much shopping and cooking at the beginning of the month, I’ve got a free pass from shopping this month. Well, almost. I still have made trips out for great deals and for produce and milk. But, it’s so nice not to feel like I have to go anywhere. This past week […]

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Frugal Friday: Making My Own Instant Oatmeal

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Last week I mentioned how I love breakfast in a box. It makes our mornings go so much more smoothly when I serve food that is easy to prepare, easy to clean-up. The kids can actually do it all themselves! Cold cereal and instant oatmeal are the favorites. But, recently they went through one box […]

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Celebrate St Patrick with An Irish Feast!

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Photo source: Tracy Hunter We love food at our house. My kids are all gluttons, I mean, foodies, like myself. One of their favorite hobbies is sampling exotic foods at the grocery store or club market chain. Recently, I was asked to return to the back of the store after our shopping was done so […]

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Not Mushy Oatmeal (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Whole Grains)

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Children learn what they live. My mom had that on a plaque at our house growing up. And I’m finding it very true in many instances of life, particularly in food choices. You see, my parents did not like oatmeal as children. Or liver. As a result, those are two foods I was never required […]

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How to Survive a Shopping Trip with Children in Tow

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Last week I decided that we needed to get out of the house — all of us. Normally I go shopping by myself. But, it had been off and on raining, and I, personally, was suffering from cabin fever. Plus, I had quizzed everyone on the way to church one Sunday about all the clothes […]

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Bookin’ It in 2010: The March Update

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Reading is a way to gain knowledge, to travel to distant times and places, to exercise your reason or your imagination. Reading moves us – to action or to tears. Reading is a means of growing and learning. In fact, reading is a way of life. Words matter and they are everywhere we turn. And […]

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Got a Picky Eater?

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The doctor said to feed the baby salsa. My eyes popped out, and my husband’s ears perked up. What?! Her reasoning was that babies adopt the tastes of their families. Since their tastes develop most in the first 18 months of life, she continued, that was the time to expose them to as many tastes […]

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