Tag: kids

Yummy Pumpkin Cookie Cakes

I heard a pumpkin a day keeps the goblins away. Changing leaves and cool air calls for some warm, delicious cookie cakes. Make these yummy pumpkin cookie cakes with your family this week. They are calling your name. Ingredients: Directions:

Books to Read this Fall

Where are my readers? The time has come for cozy weather, leaves falling, fuzzy socks, cardigans, and pumpkin spice lattes. After work during the fall season, the only thing on my mind is lying on the couch with a blanket and a good movie or book. Check out these books for adults and children that…
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Back-to-School Tips

Can you believe it is almost that time again? Summer is almost ending, and children will soon return to school. Whether elementary, middle, high school or college, there is a process of jumping back into the back-to-school routine. Here are some things I have done over the years that made the transition smoother. Ease Your…
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Sweet and Spicy Sticky Shrimp

Any seafood lovers out there? This is a super easy recipe that is sweet and spicy. I was looking for something to do with the large shrimp we had leftover and with minimum ingredients. BAM, a yummy lunch. The boys enjoyed it, and needless to say, I had to make another batch. Ingredients: 1 lb…
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Life Skills (Raising Our Children to Become Responsible and Kind Adults)

Our children are only children for a short while. Let us enjoy and appreciate the innocence of our children, but at the same time, train and prepare them to be responsible, kind, compassionate, functional, and independent adults. I have compiled a list of Life Skills that I have been teaching my boys over the past…
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5 Steps for Preparing & Dealing with Online Schooling

It is about that time. Whether it is already started or coming up, online schooling for our children has changed our lives. First off, thank you, teachers, so much because Lord knows I had no idea how hard your job was (cue Will Ferrell crying while drinking wine in the movie Get Hard). No matter…
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Homemade Pizza

What’s better than pizza on a Friday night? A homemade pizza on a Friday night. We’ve been making homemade pizzas for years, and they keep getting better and better. Give it a try. Ingredients: 2 flatbreads (I use Stonefire brand from Walmart or Fry’s) 2 cups mozzarella cheese 1 cup marina or pizza sauce (I…
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Creamy Parmesan Tomato Soup

I am a sucker for a good soup. My two favorite soups of all time are Panera Bread’s Broccoli and Cheddar soup and McAlister’s Loaded Potato soup. They are so good. This creamy soup takes the number 3 spot! It’s a twist on our childhood tomato soup. Add some yummy, crisp, and cheesy grilled cheese,…
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Make-A-Wish Experience

One day at Khaleb’s routine pediatric appointment, one of his nurses suggested we apply for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I did not know much about it, so she gave me a card to her point of contact. I emailed the lady on the card and she gave me a call that afternoon. She explained the process…
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