New game teaches responsibility and respect

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Besides protecting our children from harm and keeping them safe, perhaps the most important job as a parent is to teach our children to fare well in the world alone, once they’ve outgrown our care. This doesn’t just mean teaching them to survive; but to contribute- To be decent human beings, and give back to ...

Chocolate Covered Cutie Bats

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Look at these adorable Chocolate Covered Bat Cuties, aren't they adorable? They make the funnest themed Halloween snack and they are somewhat healthy too!     These fun chocolate covered cutie bats are a sweet treat for an after school snack, Halloween party, or to send to school with your little one for a class event. They are ...

DIY Chevron Trinket Box

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Here's a fun little DIY chevron print trinket box that you can make for a small gift, a treasure box or just for fun.  It's simple, inexpensive and looks pretty without a lot of time or effort.  Just how I like my crafts! Chevron Trinket Box Materials Needed -   1 small cardboard box – I found mine at ...

Getting kids to read under the covers

We are really lucky that our kids have all inherited my love of reading. I know this. I embrace it and encourage it. I also know that for many kids, reading under the covers (or anywhere, for that matter, isn't appealing at all. For those kids, and those who like to read under the covers, ...

Thomas & Friends TrackMaster #Trackmaster

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This post brought to you by Fisher-Price. All opinions are 100% mine. This has been an exciting month for the Thomas & Friends fans in our house- and our circle of friends.  We had a party so we could all Check out the new Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster ™ Online and build your very own track design! ...

Ravioli with Creamy Herb Sauce #HoodMealMakeover #SourCream

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I had more inspiration after I left the Hood Meal Makeover Event last week.  Actually, I've since had yet another inspirational thought, but that recipe will come later this fall, I think.  I was actually trying to figure out a meatless meal for my oldest, who's meat-free, but also have something we would all enjoy, ...

Help the medicine go down with Dr. Cocoa

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It’s hard watching your child be sick. As a mother, it tugs at the core of my heart. I hate feeling helpless, not being able to wave my magic mommy wand and fix things right away. Like most moms I’ll do anything in my power to get the feeling just like new as soon as ...

Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Chocolate #ChocolateHistory

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Last week I had the incredible opportunity to travel to North Carolina and visit the Old Salem Museums & Gardens, learning about the heritage of Salem and the history of chocolate.  This was the last of our stops on our chocolate history tour with American Heritage Chocolate.  It could not have been a more beautiful ...

Roasted Cheddar Potato Chips Recipe for Dogs

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Roasted potatoes and cheddar make a great snack for dogs, they’re tasty and a healthy alternative to most dog treats. These doggy potato chips are quick and easy to make, even kids can help.  Roasted Cheddar Potato Chips for Dogs Ingredients 2-3 russet potatoes ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded Supplies Mandolin Slicer, with waves if possible parchment paper containers for storing   Preheat the oven ...

American Heritage Chocolate Pancakes with Apples

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Brett and I have  recently had the opportunity of touring some really amazing American historical sites with American Heritage Chocolate including Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and most recently Old Salem Gardens and Museum.  These were amazing trips and left me inspired to create some new recipes at home using American Heritage Chocolate like ...