Kids in The Kitchen: Taco Bar for an easy weeknight dinner

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Both of my kids, but especially my 4 year old daughter, love to get in the kitchen with me. From cookies to pasta she enjoys it all, even "helping" with the dishes- I am sure that will change soon!  I thought it would be fun for them to make a super simple taco bar and then ...

Star Stable Online Game for Horse Lovers

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We are so excited to bring you this super fun giveaway from our friends at Star Stable. If you remember, we discovered the island of Jorvik and the fun of being one of thousands of Star Riders exploring the island last summer, -my daughter has been playing frequently ever since. Quick synopsis: Star Stable is a mutli-level online ...

Grandma’s Cleaning Tips Still Work Today!

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This post is sponsored by the maker of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda You know, our grandparents and many generations before them all managed to keep their houses pretty well and they didn't have today's modern conveniences nor did they have technology.  BUT...you know what I've found? Most of the tricks I learned from my ...

What to get for the woman who has everything

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My husband asks what to get for the woman who has everything all the time. There aren't a lot of things I need or want. I hear so many friends and even family say the same. One thing that many of us, myself included, don't do is to indulge in some spa time...I get pedicures on ...

Great Moments in Chocolate History Book

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A few weeks ago, I headed down to DC with American Heritage Chocolate to speak at the Colonial Chocolate Society Meeting during a "Meet the Bloggers" panel.  It was pretty amazing.  I have embraced my history obsession in recent years and being in a city so steeped with our nation's history (and being so.very.close to where ...

Mom’s Sickness Fighting Basket for Cold & Flu Season

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It's 11 p.m. and we're home snuggled in bed, 25 minutes from the nearest store that is open.  I hear the whimpering from the kids' rooms and I know one of them isn't feeling well.  I can't count the number of times I've put everyone down for bed, seemingly happy and healthy, only to have someone ...

Until Every Child is Well- Stories from patient families

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I think they are probably some of the words that every parent dreads the most.  I know for me, the mere thought of hearing that one of my children has cancer (or any serious illness) brings me to my knees.  Before I was born my aunt and uncle lost a daughter to cancer when she ...

Christmas Yarn Craft: Reindeer Ornaments

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It's December, and our tree is up.  It even has lights on it.  But maybe 3 ornaments thus far. I haven't had time to pull all of the decorations out to hang them- that'll come later in the week.  Regardless of when the tree gets finished, the kids and I love to do Christmas crafts, ...

Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth- Printable Elf fun!

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Some of us are We're always taking photos of our elves, or they are doing silly things to our photos... why not let your Elf on the Shelf have a little fun of their own?  I had my friend Elizabeth make this ADORABLE printable Elf on the Shelf photo booth that you can print and ...

Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe: Shop the Pantry

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Guess what happened again last week? It's kind of becoming a tradition in this house.  Thursdays roll around, the meal plan has gone awry (usually because someone decides to bring lunch and grabs leftovers I meant to have for dinner that night) and most of our groceries have been eaten and dinner still needs to be made! ...