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Italian Style Hot Chocolate and Help for IBS

Italian Style Hot Chocolate

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. Enjoy this recipe for Italian Style Hot Chocolate. It’s so rich and […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Is it okay to post the Weekly Ramble on a Sunday night? The week was such a weird one with birthdays and holidays, good things and sad ones. I’m not quite ready for tomorrow, the new week, or all the appointments we have lined up for […]

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Good Enough for Company

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This Month’s Meal Plan is “Good Enough for Company” but easy enough for any weeknight. Get four weeks of delicious dinners all planned and ready to go. I love having friends and family over for a meal. We’ve got two large tables that seat 8 people each. To have company, we have to use both, […]

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Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Put your feet up this Thanksgiving with this Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes freezer cooking plan. Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away! After years of doing all the cooking, I was so thrilled to go to my in-laws’ house last year. They have a lovely spacious home with lots of spots to relax. The […]

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5 Great Ways to Earn Money from Home

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Wondering how you can earn money without throwing your life into upheaval? Here are five ideas to get you started. This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Twenty-five […]

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Share a Meal

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1 out of every 5 children in the US face hunger every day. There are easy ways to help them, including the Share a Meal program. This post is sponsored by Unilever brightFuture #ShareAMeal program in conjunction with the One2One Network. All opinions are my own. Now that FishBoy18 is in college, I spend my […]

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How to Deal with Mom Envy During the Holidays

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The holiday season can be a wonderful time as long as we don’t let Mom Envy steal our joy. Consider these tips from Life as Mom contributor Prerna: We’ve all experienced it. That feeling you get when you visit a friend’s home during the holidays, sometimes, straight after you’ve both hung out at the park with […]

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Celebrate Simply

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Would you like to celebrate the season more simply this year? Take my free 4-week course to help you streamline your celebrations to suit your season of life. Years ago when we had one child and a really tight budget, I decided that I was going to make all our Christmas gifts, all our Christmas […]

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