It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. Some reasons could include: new baby still isn’t sleeping through the night child had a belly ache you were up all night doing your taxes you drank too much coffee (or chocolate, or soda, etc.) during the day you were waiting for your teenage […]

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Most of the buzz you hear about video games in the parenting community is the bad stuff. How video games take time away from homework (true), can cause isolation (true in some contexts, but certainly not all), and cause obesity (true in some contexts). But you don’t hear much about the good stuff. Well, here’s […]

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Amazon Prime is Amazon.com’s membership-only special shipping program. To join the Amazon Prime program, a customer simply signs up for the program and pays the annual fee. There’s also a free Amazon Prime trial. For years, I was always a Free Amazon Super Saver Shipping girl. (Most items sold and shipped by Amazon are eligible […]

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With many parts of the country suffering from record-breaking temperatures, it’s more important than ever to take whatever steps possible to keep ourselves–and our families–cool. The following are a few suggestions for keeping the heat at bay. It’s interesting to note that many of the suggestions–those involving the avoidance of using electronic and mechanical devices–will […]

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For the past several months, I’ve been hearing news stories all over the radio about a USPS plan to reduce the number of days per week they deliver mail. I’ve heard that the postal service may stop delivering mail on Saturdays; I’ve also heard that they are considering dropping the number of delivery days  from […]

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Creamed chipped beef on toast is one of the most common things my mom made for my breakfast when I was a kid. (It also happens to have been a pretty popular item for serving to U.S. soldiers starting in the 1900s because the ingredients to make it could be stored for long periods of […]

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I’m always working on new recipes–so when my son and I got on our cream puff kick, I worked on some different recipes for icings to use on our new favorite pastries. This recipe is one of my favorites at the moment because it’s got a great chocolate flavor, and because it’s usually applied in […]

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My family recently rediscovered the deliciousness–and healthfulness–of Snapple teas. We’ve also been getting a kick out of reading the fun facts on the bottom of each 16-ounce Snapple cap. And it turns out that there are a lot of them! This post will be a continuing log of our Snapple Facts cap collection. Please feel […]

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