February 2014

When my first baby was born I had a fear of the pacifier. I thought that if I gave it to him he would continue to want it until he finally succumbed to peer pressure on his first night in a college dormitory. I restricted …

Have you ever taken your kids to a local park to feed the ducks? Have you ever pondered how ducks swim? A swimming duck appears to be simply sitting ever so serenely on the surface of the water, gliding effortlessly from one side of the …

DOUGH: Put ingredients in bread machine pan in this order (if your bread machine has specific instructions about loading liquids vs. solids follow your machine’s recommendations!) 1 cup milk 1/4 cup butter 1 egg 3 1/3 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 …

Making your own tomato sauce for macaroni or pizza is SO EASY. Really, the hardest part is cutting up an onion. Oh, and using a can opener. I make this simple sauce about once a week and use it for at least two meals (spaghetti …

Just before Christmas, the wee one, A (’09) and I headed out for some finishing touches on our gift shopping. As we stood in the seasonal aisle she scoped out all the great Christmas goodies: cookies, candy, gourmet chocolates, cocoas, etc. I knew exactly what was …

Being a mom to four children 6 years and under, I get all sorts of comments while out and about. I’ve never let the number of children stop me from living my life. We go places, we do things, we eat out at restaurants, and …

The thought of my girls coming home crying because they had been made fun of at school breaks my heart. This was my reality growing up and I do not wish it on anyone.  I had my great friends, don’t get me wrong…the ones who …

This chicken parmesan recipe is so simple you don’t even really need to measure ingredients! There are some general guidelines below so you know what to have on-hand. It’s quick to prep and takes about an hour to cook. 2 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts …

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