Thoughts Turn to Spring

Even though there is snow on the ground in many parts of the country, now is the time to plan your garden.  If you had a garden last year, think about what you liked and didn’t like about last year’s … Continue reading

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Charley and Me

Charley is one today. What a wonderful year we’ve shared! I should mention that Charley is a girl, not a typical girl name, but one I have always loved. Charley is beautiful; with blonde hair, brown eyes, and a rather … Continue reading

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Let’s Exercise, Baby!

Are you looking for a workout buddy? One that is motivating, fun and always with you? Well if you are a stay at home mom, or dad, invite your kids to workout with you. This is a great way to … Continue reading

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Be the CTO of Your Family

If your kids are like the many children around the country that received a new gadget for Christmas, your new year’s resolution should be to become the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of your family. Protect them from the technology that is slowly taking over their … Continue reading

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Staying Active and Eating Healthy While You Travel

One of the hardest things to do while traveling is eating healthy. I was reminded of this on my latest trip to New York to visit family. I flew from Milwaukee to Baltimore, and ended my journey in New York. … Continue reading

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Magical and Memorable

I have such fond memories of my childhood classroom parties.   I recall holiday music, playing games and, in 2nd grade, we did a craft that I thought, at the time, was the launch of my artist career. We cut out … Continue reading

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I am in a very thankful mood

I am in a very thankful mood.  My children are happy and healthy, my husband is home from an overseas military deployment, and my home is relatively in order.  I have dinner cooking on the stove and laundry in the … Continue reading

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Have a Slow Food Thanksgiving

Planning for Thanksgiving-a favorite holiday of foodies across the nation-can be, well, downright frustrating for the meal planners.  One guest is watching their cholesterol intake, another their glycemic load, one kid hates veggies, and one is a vegetarian.  I recognize … Continue reading

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Monkeying with Time

How many of you like the changing of the clocks? I had a five year old up in my bed at 5:30 this morning.  His brother was already in the basement with my husband chatting away as he folded laundry.  … Continue reading

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Help Teach an Old Dog Some New Tricks

My house is currently charmingly quiet.  My husband is off at the store buying the ingredients so he can make a cake, something he has missed doing in the past few months.  My boys are lying in their beds reading … Continue reading

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