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Dos and Don'ts for Visiting New Moms

Sit Down and Stay (but really, please don’t!) – Dos and Don’ts for Visiting New Moms

Bringing home a new baby can be such an exciting time, but also exhausting and emotional for a new mom. Even if you have kids, you may have forgotten the overwhelming first few weeks home from the hospital (they are a sleep deprived blur!). Here are some rules and advice for loving on your friend […]

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Flaming Cabbage

Flaming Cabbage: Or, How to Be Like Betty C.

One of my latest fixations has been my vintage copy of Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book, circa 1950. My love of it has absolutely nothing to do with cooking because I hate to cook.  It has everything to do with the cheery illustrations, the homespun poetry, the refined advice, and the one magnificent recipe that […]

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Reset Priorities

I Forgot My Phone, but Saw My Kids

“Have you seen my phone?” “Could you call me?” “Could you Zello me?” These are the types of questions I usually ask my husband or children at least once, maybe twice a day.  I often forget where it is inside my house.  However, with five kids in tow, it’s very rare indeed that I ever actually leave […]

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How to Make Guacamole with a Toddler in 25 Easy Steps

Ever try to cook with a toddler’s “help”? Here’s my recipe for fabulous guacamole. (Be sure to give yourself at least twenty minutes.) Collect the ingredients from their various hiding places in your kitchen: 3 avocados, 1 medium tomato, ½ purple onion, kosher salt, and cilantro (along with a cutting board, knife, spoon, bowl, and […]

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