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Having fun, educational activities available for my kids throughout the summer works for me. My friend Joy (she designed my blog!) is not only uber-talented in all things tech-design; she is also an incredible home-schooling, piano-teaching mom … [Keep reading…]

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New Swagbucks Features

If you haven't yet signed up for Swagbucks search engine, now is a great time to do so!  Why not get paid for something we all do anyway... search the internet?!  The fab folks at Swagbucks are rolling out all sorts of new features this … [Keep reading…]

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Poppy Seed Dessert Bread

There is absolutely nothing healthy about this melt-in-your-mouth bread, so save it for a dessert indulgence or special treat.  But do make it.  Oh, so good! We served it at my sister's baby shower, and I frequently make mini-loaves or mini-muffin … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of June 7

My children prefer their veggies raw.  Raw broccoli.  Raw cauliflower, Crunchy, raw carrots.  With dip, of course.  They'll eat 'em cooked too, but... why bother?  The more you mess with veggies, the more nutrients they lose, right?  Simpler, … [Keep reading…]

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FTF: Breaking the Rules

Here are the rules: No unnecessary trips into town.  ("town" in either direction is at least 15 miles) No driving into town for just one thing. Kids in bed by 7:30 (not asleep, just in bed) No pop except for special occasions (like whenever … [Keep reading…]

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Picnic Plans

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My children think they've hit the jackpot every time I serve up their lunch outside on the picnic table.  And if we pack a lunch to take to the park?  That's a Finer Thing in their eyes!  For a kid trip to the park I will probably keep it simple and … [Keep reading…]

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Organic Salad Bargain

Prepackaged convenience foods usually don't do it for me, health-wise or cost-wise, but one open-and-serve item that is worth it's (manager's  special - reduced) price is Organic Baby Spring Mix salad. The ingredients:  "May contain some or all … [Keep reading…]

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Name That Plant

This beautiful plant seems to be no match for my black thumb. Can anyone identify it for me so I can find out what I'm doing wrong?  And... yes... I am watering it! More wordless Wednesday here. … [Keep reading…]

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Desperation Dinner {Hot Dog Skillet}

The lazy, hazy crazy days of summer? They have arrived.  In full force. I may lose some readers over this recipe ;-) , but it's a true lifesaver when life happens and you've got to call in Plan B reinforcements. This speedy, … [Keep reading…]

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