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

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

| 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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Huge Increase Of Peanut Butter Prices starting this Month

Huge Increase Of Peanut Butter Prices starting this Month

| October 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

We all know that the price of food is increasing what feels like daily but, recent news about peanut butter was really alarming to me. The price of peanut butter, a long-time family favorite and a staple of the daily American diet, is expected to increase by at least 30 percent beginning Oct. 31.
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Meatless Monday Crock Pot Recipe: Zucchini Ziti

Meatless Monday Crock Pot Recipe: Zucchini Ziti

| 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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Garage Envy, tips to getting Organized starting with the messy garage

Garage Envy, tips to getting Organized starting with the messy garage

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am not organized.  I am aspiring to be organized.  Somewhere hidden deep, deep inside me is someone organized.  I would like to set her free, to allow her to roam the halls of a tidy home, to be able to walk in the middle of  the night to the bathroom without falling to the ground because she […]

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LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Review

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Review

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Leapfrog makes the best Tablet for kids
Voted Toy of the Year in 2012 ! Leappad Learning Tablet from Leapfrog is at the top of the Christmas toy list this year. Each year parents are pelleted with the famous “I want that!” exclamation after each new commercial for the latest toy. The Leappad Learning Tablet is […]

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World Food Day 2011

World Food Day 2011

| October 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

World Food Day is on October 16. The sole purposed is to bring awareness to the global issue of hunger. Each year it is observed in order to bring more support and make an impact on a local level. This year makes the 31st observance of World Food Day which was started by the United […]

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Food

Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

Now that the weather is warming up, most of us don’t want to spend exorbitant amounts of time in the kitchen. The sun is shining longer into the evening, the kids are involved in spring sports, and let’s face it: The last thing we want on busy weeknights is to spend a lot of time […]

March 23 is Chips and Dip Day

March 23 is Chips and Dip Day

Did you know that today is Chip and Dip Day? Neither did I, but I can definitely see the potential for fun in celebrating such a holiday! Kids tend to love chips, with or without dip. And moms love chips, too… sometimes a little too much. While your first thought at “chips and dip” might […]

Shopping

What to Buy on Sale in March

What to Buy on Sale in March

You know what they say about March: It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. As the lion blows through, you can look forward to warmer spring days ahead. You can also look forward to some great sales, as there are items that typically are on sale this month. The good […]

Things to Buy on Sale in February

Things to Buy on Sale in February

With a special holiday involving flowers, chocolate and hearts coming up soon, you may have been planning to spend your extra money on Valentine’s Day items over the next couple of weeks. If you’re hoping to save money in February, though, those are definitely not the items that will be on sale… at least not […]