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2010 Summer To Do List

Tuesday June 15, 2010
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2010 Summer To Do List

I think the key to not only surviving summer, but enjoying it is to have a plan.  Before summer arrives, I think of all these fun things I want to do with the kids during the summer, but if I don’t sit down and plan them out, they will never happen.  Even worse, on...

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Summer Fun with Little Ones (in Northern Va and beyond)

Tuesday May 11, 2010
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Summer Fun with Little Ones (in Northern Va and beyond)

I was invited to speak at my local MOPS group this week on the subject of fun things to do with preschoolers throughout the summer.  In this case, preschoolers means children kindergarten aged and younger.   As a mom of three such children (ages 6, 4 and 2) and I took on the task with...

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WFMW: Date Night on the Cheap

Wednesday April 7, 2010
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WFMW:  Date Night on the Cheap

Date Night is important, but unfortunately, there’s no money in the budget right now for babysitters.  So we had to get creative and improvise. The way we currently achieve “Date Night” is by designating one night of the week as Date Night.  It’s currently Tuesdays.  We told our kids (ages 6, 4 and 2)...

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Friday Fun with Food and Finances

Friday March 26, 2010
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Friday Fun with Food and Finances

Wendy, my kindergartner, is a lunch bringer.   Her Dad packs her lunches most mornings, something I am eternally thankful for.  But she began to complain that she wanted a chance to buy her lunch at school occasionally, so we worked out a deal. If she did a good job eating her lunch Mon –...

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How much do you value your cuppa joe?

Wednesday March 24, 2010
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How much do you value your cuppa joe?

One of the ways we’ve trimmed our budget is to cut back on our Starbucks habit and make coffee at home each morning.   I do love my “skim” vanilla mocha (with whip) every now and then, but now reserve it for special treats. I find if I make a pot of coffee in the...

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WFMW: Decreasing Toy Noise

Tuesday February 23, 2010
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WFMW:  Decreasing Toy Noise

We have one of those fridge farm magnetic sets.  When the kid puts the two pieces of the animal into the set and it sings a little song.   Or if they just push a button it plays a little ditty.  Cute, but annoying.  Especially when the toddler likes to press the button over and...

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WFMW: The Best Banana Chip Muffins

Wednesday February 3, 2010
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WFMW:  The Best Banana Chip Muffins

This recipe is my favorite way to use up old bananas.  I found it on All Recipes, and made a few modifications to make it healthier and tastier (IMO). Mocha Chip Banana Muffins Source:  adapted from this recipe Wet Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (one stick), softened 1/2 cup natural, unsweetened applesauce 1 cup white...

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Grandma’s Autumn Stew

Wednesday January 27, 2010
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Grandma’s Autumn Stew

Lately, it seems, whenever and whatever I make for dinner gets panned by my kids.   It can be disheartening to work on a meal only to have it snubbed by the 6 and under crowd.   So, when last night’s dinner got rave reviews, I thought it was blog-worthy. This  soup recipe is originally from...

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Sounds of the Season

Tuesday December 8, 2009
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*** Reminder:  I’m giving away a beautiful necklace, courtesy of Tracey Jolley Designs – check it out!! *** We love Christmas music — maybe not in the malls in September, but in our home.  It’s nice to have on while bustling about with all the holiday preparations.  I thought I would share some of...

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WFMW: Clever Sites to help with Gift Giving (and Getting)

Tuesday December 1, 2009
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WFMW:   Clever Sites to help with Gift Giving (and Getting)

This week’s Works For Me Wednesday is “gift themed”.   Since Christmas is coming faster than I can believe, I thought I’d share a couple of good websites that are helping me wrangle my gift-giving (and receiving) this holiday season. Amazon’s Universal Wishlist – it has been so easy to simplify the wishlists for family...

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