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Milk and The Breakfast Project

Our Summer Breakfast Project

This is the first in a series of posts on National Dairy Month written in partnership with Got Milk and The Breakfast Project.  Did you know that the month of June is National Dairy Month? As big fans of all things dairy, the Dine & Dish family has a few things up our 2013 Summer […]

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Sick? What to Do, What to Do?

    This is the final post of a four part series on health and staying well, sponsored by PediaCare®.  When my kids get sick, they go down hard and fast… there is no easing into it. One day they’re fine, the next they are down for the count. I’ll admit, I love having my […]

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5 Ways to Make Staying Healthy Fun

I have a skill I think most moms have… I can tell when my kids are coming down with something simply by the way they behave. Things like extra cranky moods, taking a nap in the middle of the day when they don’t normally nap, and coming around for extra snuggles are sure fire signs […]

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Parenting is Hard {Recipe: Creamy Chicken & Corn Chowder}

I leaned over her bed, late at night, placing a gentle kiss on her cheek. As I did, one of my tears fell onto her face, falling down into her wild and curly hair. I love this girl so, so much I feel my heart physically swelling at the sight of her, but I don’t […]

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Meg Dog

A Happy and Healthy New Year

The promise of a new dog was under the Christmas tree… something my kids have been begging for for years. My kids came downstairs on Christmas morning and their response to the news of our new family member was underwhelming. It was then, combined with the fact that it was the first Christmas in which […]

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Girl Kissing Hallmark Jingle Stuffed Dog

Holiday Moments and Gift Ideas

It’s kind of crazy how memories can overwhelm you sometimes. I was sitting here thinking about Jingle, the dog that goes along with the Hallmark Jingle All the Way Interactive storybook. My daughter, Ella, has really taken to this stuffed dog. He gets buckled into seat belts, sits by her feet at dinner, snuggles in […]

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Encouraging Card Hallmark

Family Meetings and Encouraging Words

We sit down and have a family meeting on Sunday evenings. It’s a way for our family of 6 to make sure we are all on the same page for the upcoming week, celebrate accomplishments from the prior week, and more. We assign chores, distribute allowance, plan our weekly menu and share our goals for […]

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Leah-Grandma

Pepper Pancakes?

When we visit my parents in Mission, Texas each year (near South Padre) there is always plenty of memory making fun happening. We get to go to the beach… We swim in their retirement community pool and hot tub under the palm trees… We go to the zoo… We hang out and get to explore […]

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Fantasy Versus Reality {Recipe: Peaches & Cream Frozen Cocktail}

I woke up with an itch… the road trip itch. I nudged my husband. “Let’s get out of town… go someplace for the day.” It’d be a happy day, full of picture taking, shopping for props at antique stores, prancing through fields while notes from The Sound of Music filled the air. We all pile […]

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Recording Artist Shannon Curtis

Happiness Report #17 – Happiness Down to My Soul

It’s a rainy, stay inside with a good book and cup of coffee kind of day. A snuggly, beautiful, happy day. What better kind of day then to share a little happiness with you all? I am bubbling over with happiness today because Nick and I had the opportunity to bring recording artist, Shannon Curtis, […]

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