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Recipe Swap Tomorrow: Lunchbox Love

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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.Come tomorrow with your favorite recipe to put in a bagged/boxed lunch. […]

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Birthday Cakes, Aprons, and Oven Mitts – Oh My!

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Thank you so much for making the Birthday Cake Round Up a screaming success. I appreciate how you all participated and spread the word to friends and family. I hope that you are freshly inspired and encouraged to bake your own the next time a celebration rolls around. For your bday cake participation ShoestringHome sponsored […]

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Chores: Sometimes You Gotta Spell It Out

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I’ve mentioned before that each of our children above four years of age has regular chores to perform around the house. The quality of their performance ebbs and flows with the seasons, their attitudes, and my follow through. Recently, we were struggling with one job and his ability, or lack thereof, to clean the living […]

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Reclaim the Romance! The (At-Home) Date Night

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Date Night. Those words have quite a ring to them. But, for parents, sometimes a romantic evening out can seem more like a distant fairy tale. Maybe the budget doesn’t really allow room for a carriage ride and an elegant dinner out. Perhaps fairy godmothers, I mean, babysitters are hard to come by or too […]

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YOU are the Queen of Your Castle

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Updated: This contest is now closed. 2/11/09 No matter where you spend your days, you are the queen of your castle. And as such, it behooves you to know what you can do to make your home a happy, healthy, welcoming place to be. One way is to have a good attitude. And this book, […]

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Time Saving Tip: Make Lunch the Night Before

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I’m guessing that for most families whose kids attend traditional schools making lunch the night before is a pretty common practice. Since my children “do school” at home, it might not seem all that necessary. We’re home most of the day, so why do we need to do that? But, oh what a help it […]

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Upcoming Recipe Swaps

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the Birthday Cake Round Up. I enjoyed seeing all your cool cakes. If you missed it, you can still link up until Tuesday night, midnight, PST. Winner of the Sally Russell apron to be announced on Wednesday. Here are the upcoming themes for Recipes Swap Thursdays. February 5 – […]

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Milk: It’s Not Just for Drinking

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Saturday I had a MOM’s morning out. My friend Erin and I met at Panera for an early lunch. FishBaby accompanied us and attracted the attention of everyone nearby -she’s so cute! But, otherwise, it was a kid-free time. I’m not one to run from my children every chance I get, but it was nice […]

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