Monthly Archives: March 2012

April Fools Day Pranks

This list of 9 pranks are great for kids and adults, as well. They don’t take much planning, but are a fun way to celebrate the April Fool(s) in your life. #1  Switch out their hairspray for colored hairspray. #2 … Continue reading

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Cake Pops – A ‘Pictorial’

A cake pop goes by many names – cake pops, cake-on-a-stick, cake balls, tiny bites of heaven. Basically, a cake pop is cake mixed together with frosting, covered in candy coating, on a lollipop stick. Mmmmmm – there’s not a … Continue reading

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Mom-Cheerleading

I have a confession to make. I make fun of cheerleaders. Not all cheerleaders…just some. I was that sports girl, playing basketball, volleyball, softball, ran some track and I’d say to myself, “I’m going to try out for cheerleading as a … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games-Movie Review

Thanks to our local library, my family and I were able to see The Hunger Games tonight before it officially opened in our local theatres and I must say I am so glad! So here’s the synopsis of the story … Continue reading

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How to Make a Bubble Wand and Homemade Bubbles

We had family in town last weekend and beautiful weather, so I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to make bubble wands and homemade bubbles.  I have not done this in years so I was looking forward to … Continue reading

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Mourn With Those That Mourn-Part 2

In part one of this series I spoke of helping children through loss.  In part two I will speak to dealing with the loss of a spouse.  I must admit that writing the first part was much easier.  It had … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Stuffing Alternatives-It Doesn’t Have To Be Candy

Is it me or does it seem like every celebration these days ends up with bags of candy the kids bring home?  We all know Halloween results in ALOT of candy.  In our house the rule is on Thanksgiving Day … Continue reading

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How To Make Espresso at Home

I admit it. I am a self professed coffee addict. Espresso flows in these veins. My boys will tell you, “Momma is not happy until she gets her coffee”. They have even been known to bribe me by saying, “ … Continue reading

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Baking Powder Biscuits

Whenever family comes into town to visit they demand that my husband makes biscuits.  They are thick biscuits that have plenty of room for butter and my mom’s homemade jam! I have decided to share this recipe so that you … Continue reading

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Better Vacation Pictures Without the Photography Lesson

The weather is warming up, and I am getting that itch to go somewhere and do something fun! Got plans for Spring Break? Maybe a big trip this summer? No matter what your plans are, you always want to come … Continue reading

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Going Popless: 21 Days to a Healthier Body

I’m a pop lover. It’s delicious to me. Yum, yum, YUM! I’m not a water lover. I only drink water during workouts, or if there is absolutely nothing left to drink. That needs to change. I’ve struggled with my weight for about … Continue reading

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Eating Out With Kids

If you are like me, you probably read the title of this article and thought ‘nightmare waiting to happen’. I have seen both sides of this coin. I have 4 kids and I wait tables. I have seen children that … Continue reading

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Pancakes for Dinner!

We just celebrated National Pancake Day!  IHOP even gets in on the celebration and offers free pancakes all day long.  We love to eat pancakes at our house!  I knew that I wanted to make some, the question was for … Continue reading

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For My Daughters

I have been blessed with three little girls.  So basically my home is filled with lots of pink, drama and Barbies.  When I was pregnant with my third and found out the gender I was worried that my husband would … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Packing List For Kids

When you have kid(s), it doesn’t matter how long you are gone on vacation – one day, 3 weeks – you have to pack your whole house. Heck, if you aren’t even going on vacation I feel like you have … Continue reading

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How To Make a Personalized Memory Game: Creating a Busy Box For Your Child Part 2

You remember the game, Memory, from childhood right? The one with a set of cards that has different pictures, each with a match, on one side and the same image or pattern on the opposite side. The idea is to … Continue reading

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My Newborn Must Haves

As a mother of four children under age 8 I have learned that the makers of baby products want you to believe that all ‘cute things that you cannot resist for your first baby’ are necessities. With my first child, … Continue reading

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Amazing Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake – Yum!

I don’t know about you, but I like to find occasions to celebrate.  My son was participating in his high school pops concert, and we like to have a little celebration after the concert.  I always seem to have the … Continue reading

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At Home Workout

Here is an awesome routine to get you started, or to mix up your existing workout plan.  This one can be done at home–no weights or gym required: Warm-up:  -Walk up and down your stairs 5-10 times, let your breathing become heavier … Continue reading

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How To Clean Up Vomit Fast and Minimize Odor: The Vomit Preparedness Kit

This may be the grossest topic I’ve ever written about, but a must read if you have a child since it’s inevitable you will have to clean up their vomit a few times before they even get to their 3rd … Continue reading

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