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

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Joining the Scouts

Joining the Scouts

| September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Scouting – My adventures in being a part of the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts….
It’s official, we are now a girl and boy scouting family! The differences are pretty significant even from only one meeting with my son’s den. I was a girl scout myself and have been an assistant to the leaders for my […]

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Mimicking the School Reward System

Mimicking the School Reward System

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Part two of Rewarding good behavior… a series on Mimicking the school reward system for good behavior…..
I informed my children on the way to school that the tickets earned at home would work a little differently than the tickets earned at school.  The first thing they wanted to go over in great detail was the […]

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Rewarding good Behavior

Rewarding good Behavior

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is a two part series on Mimicking the school reward system for good behavior….
First week of school and I can already tell that we are going to have an “adjustment” year for my middle child.  I knew it was coming but I didn’t think I would feel the effects of it quite this soon.  […]

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Open House Friends

Open House Friends

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Open House Friends
I wrote an article earlier about open house at your children’s school.  As I was writing the article I kept reminiscing about my oldest’s Kindergarten orientation a few years back.  We no longer go to that school but I made friendships with parents there which I will treasure for the rest of my […]

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Lasting Impact of a Coach

Lasting Impact of a Coach

| September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thank a Coach
Two of my school age kids are starting their soccer season this week.  While I am scrambling to get last minute cleats and shin guards our coaches are already attending drafts, training and league meetings.  Their free time is spent inflating soccer balls and contacting parents of each and every athlete to introduce […]

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Easy Crock Pot Meatball Recipe

Easy Crock Pot Meatball Recipe

| September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Easy Crock Pot Meatballs
I have an amazing mom.  Truly one of the best on the planet and I am not biased, I have five siblings who would full-heartedly agree with me.  So, when I come across a meal which is one she happens to love and it’s as easy as this one is, it’s a […]

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Back To School Open House

Back To School Open House

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Remember your good old school days?  Well, Open House night at your kid’s school will take you back.  This is the night parents visit their kid’s classrooms and take a turn sitting in their desks a getting a first-hand view of what our little ones will be doing everyday until summer vacation.
I am always scrambling […]

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Tomorrow’s Crock Pot Meal

Tomorrow’s Crock Pot Meal

| September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Salsa Chicken is on! It’s Monday night… enjoy that Mac & Cheese for dinner knowing that tomorrow’s dinner is already planned out as well.  Trust me, that makes for a much more enjoyable meal.  Salsa Chicken is on the calendar for tomorrow night and it sounds good to me!  I have not tried this recipe […]

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Getting Ready for Meatless Monday

Getting Ready for Meatless Monday

| September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s Sunday afternoon… what’s for dinner tomorrow?  This week’s menu planning calls for Mac & Cheese in the crock pot.  All of the shopping is done and this meatless meal is ready for Monday!  To get a little ahead of the game I am going to cook the pasta tonight and put it in a […]

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Crock Pot Menu Plan for the week

Crock Pot Menu Plan for the week

| September 4, 2011 | 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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