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8 Things We NEED to Bring Back from the 80’s

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A few days ago my children, whom I love, pointed out that I was born in a whole other century way back in the 1900’s. These are the moments you realize that those beautiful children you have raised, fed, and clothed for years may not make it to adulthood! I told them that just because this was a “new” century …

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A Last Word On Love

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February seems like the month many of us focus on and think about love. My husband and I have never really been big Valentines Day sort of people. We of course make sure our kids have Valentines and do fun things for them to make the day special, but I have never really gotten into the whole “Here’s your box …

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So What’s Good On Netflix?

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My family is almost to the point that we watch more NETFLIX than regular Television. I can actually foresee a point that we could do away with satellite television altogether.  The biggest hangup is probably the hubs sports programming. That being said, there is a lot of good and bad on NETFLIX with a definite lack of newer movies to …

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Everything Is Awesome- Lego Stuff

In Parenting, Reviews by Jen13 Comments

My 9 year old son Caleb doesn’t just like LEGO he LOVES LEGO. He is especially fond of anything to do with LEGO Star Wars. About 6 months ago I signed up to receive free copies of the LEGO magazine. Caleb loves it and devours each and every new edition of the magazine. Here is the link so you can …

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Man-day Post: Don’t Be THAT Guy

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It’s time for this weeks Man-day post by Jensguy. So, I’m going to go ahead and admit that I use Facebook, and although I am not constantly updating my status or looking to befriend everybody I ever met, I do find it interesting, especially as a study in social behavior. One of the things that gives me a chuckle is how, every couple …

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Making The Perfect Sugar Cookie

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen0 Comments

When I got married my mother in law gave me an amazing gift that has benefited my family for years. What may you ask can be a gift that keeps on giving for that long? She gave me a cookbook and not just any cookbook, but a tried and true listing of recipes from women she knew personally who have …

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The Economics of Milk

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The price of milk is going up!!!!!!!   My family goes  through milk like it’s on tap. We have an extra refrigerator in the garage primarily to hold our weekly supply of milk.  My grocery shopping destination is mostly determined by where milk is on sale.   This terrible news comes via CBSNews marketwatch. The report states that March will …

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Are Your Kids Crazy About Frozen?

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Mine are!  Here’s my kindergartener Rebekah posing with her Elsa doll, Olaf and her new Frozen microphone she got for her birthday. We have a few days off for a holiday no one else celebrates, but people in Southern Arizona called Rodeo so I hit Pinterest for some cute crafts and fun ideas all focused on Frozen. Here’s a few …

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Books Your 12 Year Old Daughter Will Want To Read

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Enter stage left my beautiful, and seriously amazing, daughter Samantha. She is smart, kind, and beautiful inside and out. She is also a serious reader and is always on the search for fun books which she devours relentlessly. Since I have various stages of readers in my family and I know how I am ALWAYS searching for appropriate aged books …

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Now Here’s A Science Fair Project Winner

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After just helping to finish off my 2 older children’s Science Fair projects I saw this on the Winging It Facebook page and thought it was the best project I have ever seen.  I know for our family the 32 page syllabus with over 100 required bullet points, no joke,  pretty much killed the love of the Science Fair in …

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Winter in Arizona!

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Snow is just COVERING the trees in Southern Arizona where I live. Oh wait, those are pear blossoms. My mistake. Enjoy the rest of winter, America. I will come visit you in the summer when hot doesn’t even begin to describe it here.For now though, this weather can’t be beat!

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The Love Boat

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Toot-Toot! The love boat is about to set sail.  This weekend is all about bringing out the love and many of you have spent weeks agonizing over the perfect gift to give to the special people in your life. Now some of us, um namely me, will pick up a pizza, put on some jammies and plan a night inside …