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Red Sauce with Meats (URS: Pasta)

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids. Thank God that Marco Polo had the foresight to bring some […]

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Coming Up on URS

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Tomorrow: share your favorite Pasta recipe on your blog and bring the link back here. March 12 – Saint Patrick’s Day Menu ItemsMarch 19 – Hot and Spicy DishesMarch 26 – Freezer-friendly Recipes

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The Phone Call You Dread

The phone rings. You answer. A surreptitious, male voice asks, “Did you want them long or extra long?” “Long.” “Thin or ultra thin?” “Ultra.” “OK, but I can’t find the ones with wings.” If you’ve ever wondered how to spare your husband the inevitable phone call from the feminine products aisle, check out my recent […]

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Three Great Read Aloud Handbooks

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Are you looking for some good books to read with your children? Are you getting a little worn out from reading Good Night Moon twelve times a day? Eager to expand their literary horizons as well as yours? It is easy to fall into the same old, same old reading habits with young children. My […]

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Try It, You’ll Like It! Pop Pals

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A few months ago I heard about this new product called Pop Pals. They were billed as holders for ice pops to prevent children from having cold hands. I confess I was a little skeptical about their usefulness. Cold hands has never been a problem for my children. Drips and messes are. And trying to […]

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Supersize Your Suppertime!

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If you have kids, you know that behavior tends to plummet with their blood sugar. Though it is not an excuse for grouchiness, hunger can certainly contribute to a lack of self-control – yours and the kids. How about when you’re stuck in the grocery check stand line at 6:00 pm, and your baby is […]

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Laugh and Learn (and Win)

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I remember all too well what a know-it-all I was when my first child was born. I had purchased a number of pregnancy and baby books. And somehow I figured that I knew everything that there was to know about caring for a newborn. So much so that I didn’t watch the videos that the […]

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Lessons from a ’79 T-Bird

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Thought you might like a glimpse into my past. This is me back in 1989, permed hair and all. That’s the parking lot of my high school. That car (enter shocked emoticon here) was “mine” for all intents and purposes. It was only 10 years old then, but it seemed absolutely ancient at the time. […]

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