Mexican Corn Chowder

Mexican Corn Chowder

A few years ago I found a great-looking recipe for Mexican corn chowder in one of my favorite cookbooks. The problems:  1) It took me forever to make on my own because it required me to cut all sorts of fresh ingredients – just so I could cook them down.  This made no sense to
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Ch-Easy Potato Broccoli Soup

Ch-Easy Potato Broccoli Soup

The other night I made the easiest Potato Broccoli Soup out of the remnants my friend had in her pantry.  It was so good I had to share with you.  I hope you enjoy this cheesy potato broccoli soup during these cold winter days we all seem to be having. Directions: Peel 2.5 lbs (or
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Proper Oral Care for Infants & Toddlers

Proper Oral Care for Infants & Toddlers

All of my little ones, except for one, have Hay Wells Syndrome.  It is an ectodermal dysplasia that affects the hair, nails, skin, and teeth.  While we are fortunate to have few difficulties with skin disorders, we are not so lucky with teeth concerns.  Both of my boys had a very low enamel on their baby
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Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

There is much debate over when the Twelve Days of Christmas actually begin.  Most believe that the twelve days begins on December 13th, however, this is not the case.  The Twelve Days of Christmas actually starts on Christmas and continues until January 5th!  While the the age of the song itself is unknown, it first
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Quick & Easy Party Pleasing Snack!

Quick & Easy Party Pleasing Snack!

Some are better than others at preparing food for parties and gatherings. You know…there are those who put television chefs to shame, and then there are those who are always asked to bring the drinks.  It isn’t to be mean, it is to spare them the effort, of course (or at least that is what
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Christmas Lunch for the Kids!

Christmas Lunch for the Kids!

Between the five a.m. big breakfast and the Christmas dinner, comes a point where the little ones get hungry.  Unlike the adults who will gladly skip lunch to save room for the Christmas dinner, kids need to eat, want to eat, and will demand food at some point in the middle of the day whether
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Time for an Upgrade?  Ten Boy Bikes for Christmas

Time for an Upgrade? Ten Boy Bikes for Christmas

My little guy got his Kinderfeets bicycle last year and has rode it everywhere!  We took it on our four month camping trip last spring, and by the time we left the mountains he was giving me heart-failure gliding down hills like a boy three times his age! Now he says he is ready for
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All the Girl Wants – Dollhouses

All the Girl Wants – Dollhouses

Every Christmas for the past eight years a dollhouse has made its way to our family’s Christmas list. Having three daughters means girly gifts like these are a Christmas staple for our family. Starting with my oldest daughter when she was three, I have put a lot of thought into each dollhouse purchase. When my
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All Things Christmas Party!

All Things Christmas Party!

Are you having a Christmas Party this year? Do you know what type you will have?  Theme?  Kids too or kid free?  Dinner party or party food? The infographic below has some great ideas and tips to throwing a great Christmas party.  I think my favorite tip is “Stay away from your oven during the
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Cloth Diapers: Fluffy Christmas

Cloth Diapers: Fluffy Christmas

One of the best Baby’s First Christmas Gifts is new diapers! Okay, well, maybe not to everyone, but to a fluffy family – Cloth Diapers are the BEST gift! Alva Baby Cloth Diaper with 2 Inserts Alvababy clothdiapers fit for most babies from 6 to 33+ pounds. This diaper is reusable and washable. Weight recommendation
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