Author Archive: Christy Parker

I am a single mom to three kids ages 3, 7 and 9. Have worked in several family businesses and am currently working as a freelance writer. Doing what I can to keep my kids as happy and healthy as possible, learning every step of the way. Love to decorate cakes and cookies as well, in whatever free time I can find. Christy Parker

Crock Pot Menu Plan for the week

Christy Parker | September 4, 2020 | 1 Comment

Menu Planning for the week of September 5th – 9th
To make life a little easier this week, let’s take the guesswork out of menu planning.  Here is a list of five crock pot recipes assigned to each day of the work/school week.  If you don’t think menu planning will make your life much easier, just […]

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Holiday Thoughts, No Bake Kid Friendly Recipes

Christy Parker | December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I was walking through a Christmas shopping “wonderland” the other day with all the crowds, all the employees frantically trying to restock the shelves and all of the “elves” standing by, ready to pillage through.  Needless to say, it was one of those stores which immediately cause increased holiday stress.  I try not to fall […]

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Favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Christy Parker | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving preparations are well under way.  If you are hosting your family’s feast you have probably spent time researching any needed recipes last week.  But, to my horror, I heard a radio talk show today saying everyone should attempt a new recipe this year.  Now, I am not the most organized hostess in the world […]

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Ice Skating with three kids… alone

Christy Parker | November 29, 2013 | 8 Comments

There are certain things I never saw myself doing with three kids alone… ice skating was certainly one of them.  First of all, we are from Florida.  Not much of a calling for ice skating adventures here in South Florida.  If you want to partake, you really have to go out of your way to […]

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Camping with my Crock Pot and Recipes

Christy Parker | October 30, 2013 | 4 Comments

I survived!  This past weekend, this single mom took three kids camping with my son’s Boy Scout Den.  Granted, I wasn’t completely alone in the wilderness with them, and I had help setting up the tent.  It was definitely a mild version of true camping, but that was exactly what I was looking for.  I […]

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CPR Training for peace of mind

Christy Parker | November 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

Due to the upcoming girl scout camping trip, the leaders, including myself, were required to update their CPR certification.  I was lucky enough to know a family friend who has a business in this field.  I set up a small class with her and we met up to refresh our previous training.  I was amazed […]

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Funny Things Kids Say

Christy Parker | November 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

“Mom, which kind of cereal kills you?”
This was the question called out to me from the back seat this morning.  For the life of me I cannot think of what they were watching before we left the house on tv that brought on this conversation.  I cannot imagine it came from the animated feature film […]

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Show and Tell Ideas and Organization

Christy Parker | October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

A is for… Needing a Show and Share that starts with….
A is for “OMG how am I back in show and tell age again?”  Well, ok, it doesn’t stand for that but it might as well have this morning.  Sheer panic overcame me as the other preschoolers are walking in with stuffed alligators and toy […]

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Can you be Friends with your Kids and Keep your Mom Card

Christy Parker | October 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

I just heard a radio show that stated the fact that if your kid really liked you ALL of the time, you probably weren’t doing your job right.  It still amazes me, even at my kids’ young age, when they are surprised that it doesn’t bother me in the least if they are not happy […]

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Meatless Monday Crock Pot Recipe: Zucchini Ziti

Christy Parker | October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Back on the menu planning bandwagon… this week is presented with a request for attention to healthier recipes. Now, I will be honest, I gave this entirely too much thought. DO NOT fall into that trap. I don’t know about you when the time I give something too much thought is exactly the time it […]

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