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Best Friends Forever

Let’s talk friendship, shall we? I don’t have a best friend. I’ve always been one of those girls to have a lot of good friends but as an adult, not a best girl friend. You know, that one friend you can call up and she’ll drop everything and be there in minutes with chocolate ice […]

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How Can She Possibly…?

How can she possibly be ready? I woke up at midnight with a tightness in my chest, grasping for breath. In the dark of the night, it felt like the walls were closing in on me. It was then I realized my pillow was wet and tear soaked. As a mom who has stayed home […]

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It Takes a Village… Not to Mention Wine and Coffee

I’ve always known and hoped that I would be a mom. When I was in Kindergarten, we had a “Star of the Week” program where the star would be interviewed. One of the questions in the interview was “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My immediate answer, firmly stated without any […]

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Raising Money Smart Kids With Tykoon

Raising Money Smart Kids with Tykoon

A few weeks ago I reached out to those of you who follow Dine & Dish on Facebook asking for advice on chores and allowance. We have struggled since day one finding a consistent method that works for our family. With 4 kids at 4 different ages, it’s difficult to figure out something that works […]

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Ahem…Magic Mike {Recipe: Blackberry Gin Shooters}

My eyes had the pleasure of taking in Magic Mike earlier this week. If you aren’t familiar with this movie, you can find more about it here, but in general, there really isn’t much of a plot, but lots and lots of eye candy. Before the movie even started, the packed audience (of mixed ages […]

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It’s A Good Thing She’s Cute!

I have four kids and you’d think by the time Leah came along I’d have this whole parenting thing down. What no one seems to tell you is that whether you have 1 or 10 kids, God sends you a different one each time. You get the experience of starting over, learning the ropes again […]

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Because I’m the Mom {Recipe: Buttermilk Biscuits}

“Mom, why do you get to put all of that butter and honey on your biscuits and we only get a tiny bit?” The question asked was fair enough. Buttermilk biscuits, fresh from the oven, are meant… they practically BEG for… melted butter honey goodness, but my kids don’t need to know that. They will […]

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5 Tips for Making Chores a Special Occasion

Pin It Spring has sprung, which to my kids means more outside play and fun time. To me, it means that, but also spring cleaning. As much as I’d love for our life to be all fun and games, when you have a household there are certain things that just have to get done. We […]

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Banana Sticker Moments

When my sister, Kathy, and I were little, we used to take the stickers off of Dole bananas, tear them into tiny pieces and put them all over our cheeks. The one of us who wore the “sticker” freckles got to play Ginger from Gilligan’s Island while the other got to be Mary Ann. We coveted […]

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The One Where I Ignore the Mess {Recipe and Video: Oobleck}

We had fun today… Oh, yes we did… lots and lots of fun… and to be honest with you, it was all kind of by accident… All because I made a promise to my 5 year old that we’d do something really special this afternoon while Kelly (7) was at a sleepover. The promises of […]

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