Simply Delicious Honey Mustard Chicken

I knew we had guests coming over for Sunday dinner, but somehow in the business of the weekend, I completely forgot to pick up the roast I was planning to cook.  Just perfect!  Sunday morning dawns, I’m getting the kids ready for church, and suddenly my memory kicks in.  Whoops!  I have nothing to feed […] Read more…

10 Toys That Make Reading Homework Fun!!

Back in my college days, I spent a year tutoring kindergarten to 3rd grade students through the America Reads program.  My assignment was to go into the school and assist children that were struggling with their reading.  Consistently, the problem I ran into was that the kids got bored of reading lists of words and […] Read more…

Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers… for Boys

I’m beginning to feel that candy has become the theme of most holidays. You’re supposed to buy chocolates for Valentines, jelly beans for Easter, and lets not even start on Halloween and Christmas. It’s to the point where I mention a holiday is coming up, and the kids start wondering what treats we are going […] Read more…

How to Apologize for Kids

Teaching Kids to Apologize Correctly

How early did you being telling your children to apologize? Do your remind them to say, “I’m sorry,” multiple times a day? If you do, you may have realized that just saying, “I’m sorry,” often isn’t good enough. The phrase becomes so common and over used that it’s simply a phrase rather than an expression of […] Read more…

7 Tips for Growing Your Pinterest Followers

Pinterest is an amazing tool for bloggers.  I’ve watched the platform launch entire businesses, but it can also be the main source of unique viewers for your blog.  So how do you make the most of your pinterest account?  How do you get those followers and repins that will grow your blog? To answer those […] Read more…

10 Educational Activities Using Plastic Easter Eggs

Every year around the Easter season, my house is littered with colorful plastic eggs.  The kids can’t seem to get enough of the little things.  They want to practice hiding and finding them.  They stuff them with the parts less desirable bits of food from dinner.  They use them as water storage containers.  Something about […] Read more…

Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Bites

I have the most amazing raspberry patch, and one of our favorite things to do in the summer is hunt for big, red, juicy berries until our arms are all scratched and our faces are stained. If I’m fast enough to get to the plants before my kids I can usually pick enough to freeze […] Read more…

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Celery Boats

Each day, around 3:30 in the afternoon there is a stampede to my kitchen.  My kids, fresh off the bus, come in the house and claim they are STARVING!!  If I don’t have an after-school-snack prepped and ready to eat, the ravenous little beasts tear apart the kitchen looking for something to eat, usually leaving a […] Read more…

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