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Red Plate Special

Wednesday October 19, 2011
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Red Plate Special

Have you heard of the “You are Special” Red Plate?   I first learned about this concept from a mentor mom in my MOPS group several years ago and it has been a tradition in our home ever since. The basic idea is simple.   When setting the table for a meal, give one child the...

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Do You Thread?

Wednesday September 21, 2011
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Do You Thread?

My personal grooming habits are most definitely low maintenance.    If it’s not cheap, quick and/or easy, I’m probably not doing it.   While I love mani/pedis, massages and all the rest of that salon service stuff, I rarely indulge as it’s just not valuable enough to me to take up room in a limited budget....

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WFMW: A Color Coded Weekly Schedule

Wednesday September 7, 2011
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WFMW:  A Color Coded Weekly Schedule

Several years ago,  my oldest started kindergarten at one school, my middle child attended preschool at another, and my youngest was in a parent’s day out program at yet another school.   Keeping track of where everyone was supposed to be and when I had to pick them up was mind-boggling (for me, anyway —...

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WFMW: Freezer Box in the Fridge

Wednesday August 31, 2011
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WFMW:  Freezer Box in the Fridge

I read this tip on someone else’s blog (maybe via WFMW?) and can’t remember where to give the credit.  If this was your idea first, I apologize and appreciate the idea! The problem:   Putting meat that needs defrosting on a plate in the fridge leads to drips, and is a poor  utilization of the...

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WFMW: iPad as Cleaning Tool

Wednesday August 24, 2011
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WFMW:  iPad as Cleaning Tool

We recently purchased an iPad, in anticipation of our cross-country travels, and we have been having fun exploring different apps. After our return, the husband and I felt the house was a wreck and a deep clean was in order — one that required participation from ALL members of the family.  Often times, getting...

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WFMW: Bookmark Timers

Wednesday August 3, 2011
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WFMW:  Bookmark Timers

Once my two older kids entered elementary school, we entered the world of required nightly reading.  In first grade, my daughter had to maintain a reading log, writing down what she read and for how long.   She did not enjoy this task, but using bookmark timers has helped a great deal. Mark-My-Time Bookmark Timers...

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WFMW: Summer Snack Tip

Tuesday July 5, 2011
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WFMW: Summer Snack Tip

We are spending a lot of time at the pool this summer and I’m finding it challenging to pack healthy quick and easy snacks.  In general, I hate to buy the pre-packaged stuff because it costs more money and it creates more waste.  But I’ve relaxed a little for summertime and found that applesauce...

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Summer Sanity Survival Tip #1

Wednesday June 29, 2011
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Summer Sanity Survival Tip #1

I know most of North America has been out of school for at least month (it seems), but our summer is just getting started. During the school year, we limit TV during the week and only allow Wii on the weekends.  When the TV is on, I like that I get a break, but...

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WFMW: Organizing the Produce Drawer

Wednesday June 22, 2011
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WFMW:  Organizing the Produce Drawer

Often when I grocery shop, I buy the same produce from week to week because I know I’ll use it for something at some point.  And occasionally, I’ll come home from my H-Mart run with something I already have a bunch of in the fridge. I do this frequently with things like jalapenos, cilantro...

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WFMW: Use your browser history to find stuff

Wednesday June 15, 2011
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WFMW:  Use your browser history to find stuff

This ever happen to you? I remembered seeing an  awesome recipe from homemade fudge popsicles somewhere online, but I couldn’t recall where. I tried searching my email (I try and save recipes that appeal to me there) and my Google Reader but found nothing. Grr!  Suddenly I had a burning desire to make popsicles...

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