The Trouble with Holiday-Themed Treats

by Nindo Mom on October 9, 2011

At my house, we love celebrating the holidays. So of course, when we see all the brightly colored holiday treats in the grocery store, they’re ever so tempting: from fluorescent  frosted cupcakes, cookies decorated with a rainbow of sprinkles, lollipops with faces and fun scenes painted on them, etc. And in addition to the ready-made […]

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    On September 18, I ordered a 24-pack of strawberry SoyJoy bars. Amazon shipped the package on September 19. The package arrived on-schedule on September 23. M y order arrived at about 3 p.m., delivered via standard USPS with tracking; the outer carton showed no damage whatsoever. Inside the outer carton were 2 boxes […]

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Soy is widely considered to be one of the world’s healthiest foods.  Soy comes from soybeans–a crop indigenous to East Asia–and is the key ingredient in soy sauce and tofu. The people of Japan consume more soy than anyone else in the world; in fact, the the long-lived Okinawans top the list at about 60 […]

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About a month ago, I got the urge to try something new for dinner–so during one shopping trip to Target, I bought a bottle of spicy teriyaki sauce I found on sale.  I remembered the sauce earlier today and decided to give a teriyaki chicken recipe a try. I’ve never made teriyaki chicken before, so […]

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In 2006, I bought a 2.2 cubic foot Panasonic microwave oven: model NN-T995SF from Best Buy.  The microwave cost me $299, which I thought seemed kind of expensive at the time. However, I bought it anyway–for three main reasons: at 1250 watts, it was one of the most powerful microwave ovens Best Buy had available […]

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Since my family started running some high-end graphics programs at home, we’ve noticed the computer’s been having a bit of trouble keeping up. It’s operating on  the 32-bit Windows 7 operating system, which requires a minimum of 512K memory to begin with–so it’s not entirely surprising that running additional programs known for using a lot […]

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We’ve just finished the second official week of school, and the schools have already had to close for 2 days due to bad weather. No, we’ve not been hit with a snowstorm in September: it’s good-ole’ rain–lots of it. It’s been raining so much that some local roads are flooding, preventing the transportation of kids […]

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Netflix 30 Day Free Trial | A Single Mom’s Review

by Nindo Mom on September 8, 2011

Last weekend, a hurricane hit our town–literally. So my son and I were stuck inside the house pretty much all weekend. I had been thinking about giving Netflix a try for a while–and since the weather made it less than pleasant to leave the house, I decided this would be the perfect weekend. Using my […]

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