• One Day at a Time

    Each morning I wake up with a picture in my head of how the day will go.   First I will take my dog for a run.  I will be home, showered and dressed in a stylish outfit with my hair done all before my four kids are awake.  I will make a delicious and well

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  • Overcoming Quiche Anxiety

    I used to be intimidated by quiche.  Just the sound of the word made me uneasy.  I remember years ago seeing it on a menu and not even knowing how to pronounce it.  What I have learned is that like a lot of things in life, you can build up a lot of anxiety over nothing.  So

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  • Lasagna for Dinner

    Last night I made lasagna.  The kitchen smelled amazing and I was so excited to sit down with my family.  Mark worked late so I let the kids snack a little since we didn't start dinner until almost eight o'clock.  I baked Rhoades rolls as a side.  The lasagna recipe was

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  • Benefits of Family Dinner

    Toting up all the benefits of frequent family dinners:

    • Everyone eats healthier meals.
    • Kids are less likely to become overweight or obese.
    • Kids more likely to stay away from cigarettes.
    • They're less likely to drink alcohol.
    • They won'

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  • Embrace the Minivan!

    When I was a teenager I swore that I would never drive a minivan.  The night my husband and I went to test drive them I definitely had to check my ego at the dealership door.  However, being pregnant with our third baby and having a one and three year-old in tow, I had little op

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  • Lost TV Remote

    Last weekend I did my usual thing that drives my husband crazy… not in a good way.  While picking up around the house I misplaced the TV remote.  I vaguely remember shoving it out of sight in a drawer somewhere.  Apparently it has fallen into that black hole that exists

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  • Living With Intention

    To be intentional- to do something on purpose.  We can do good things intentionally or not so good things.  When one of my kids comes crying because another kid made them sad I always ask the instigator, “Was it on purpose or an accident?”  The things we do intent

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  • Plan of Action

    We all have goals.  Some of us want to lose weight.  Some of us want to finish that book we started.  I think most of us would love to sit down to a fresh, healthy dinner each night in the comfort of our own home.  Whatever area your goals are in, a good plan of action is e

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  • Let's Move!

    I read an article in "Newsweek" that made my day. First lady, Michelle Obama, is leading a nationwide campaign battling childhood obesity. The part that really caught my attention was when the importance of family meals and eating more at home was listed as a major factor in winning the battle. I co

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  • Food allergies--egg replacers

    Anyone with a family member with food allergies knows that food allergies are more than a mere inconvenience. Egg allergies can be especially difficult to work around. Here are a few egg replacers that you can substitute for the real thing. Just try to remember to match the flavor of the egg sub

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