Mojito Lime Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chops

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I get into dinner "ruts" more often than I care to admit. I do.  Partly because we have our favorites, but also, sometimes I just under-appreciate the awesome of pork. Do you know that you cook a Porterhouse Pork just like a Porterhouse Steak?  True story.  It’s time to give grills everywhere a makeover and ...

Math games using Common Core Standards

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Summer is here and we are in full summer mode! Tons of time hanging out by the pool and hanging out with friends every day. BUT part of me, like many parents, starts worrying about the dreaded summer slide. So many kids fall behind in reading and math. My kids read all the time, they ...

Layered 4th of July Mocktail

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So looking forward to the long weekend for the 4th of July.  There's just something so fun and special about celebrating our nation's independence, and we always like to find little ways to make it a little more special.  Making fun mocktails is almost a guaranteed hit with the kiddos, but layered beverages seal the ...

Finding the best diploma frames

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The past 6 weeks have been busy for anyone involved in a school.  End of school activities, transitions, promotions, and graduations.  At many levels.  My youngest graduated Kindergarten a few years ago. While we'll keep her certificate, we probably won't frame it... although it'll live in her school memory box. For older kids, leaving high ...

July 4th Fruit Wands

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Sometimes having kids help in the kitchen is more work than it is helpful.  Well these July 4th fruit wands are not only adorable but they are simple enough for kids any age to help with!  So give the kids the next task of making something for the annual family Fourth of July barbeque! Not ...

Helpful Tools for Trying to Conceive

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I was put on the birth control pills at the age of 15 to help with severe cramping during my periods. When we got married, I stopped. We knew we wanted to have a family, eventually, so it was just a natural thing to do. I was already active on message boards at the time ...

Cleaning a boy bathroom

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I haven't ever met anyone who enjoyed cleaning bathrooms. Especially boy bathrooms. I don't know if it's lack of targets placed inside the toilet bowl or just a lack of understanding about where they are needing to aim their *ahem* members but every bathroom that has boys frequenting it seems to have an extra level ...

DIY American Girl Water Wings

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Is your American Girl doll ready for some fun in the sun? If so, you will want to be sure you talk all safety precautions and provide her with some water wings! While American Girl dolls and their accessories tend to be a little pricey, you can make your own water wings in just minutes ...

Patriotic String Art Craft

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This project not only covers creativity and patriotism but if you let the kids help out you will be building fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, and including an art lesson. While it seems complicated, if you follow the template you will have a beautiful piece to show your American pride! Have fun making your ...

Family Road Trip Essentials #FisherNutExactly

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With the onset of summer comes summer vacations. Yaay! For many of us, that means rounding up the family, packing up the car, and hitting the road! Remember those college age road trips of your not so distant past? You know, those spur-of-the-moment ROAD TRIP adventures? Well, this is nothing like that. Because, you know... ...