Working from home is tough!

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I use Grammarly's plagiarism check because being surrounded by a bunch of kids around doesn't give you enough ideas for topics to write about! Between December and January it's a whirlwind of activity around here! First there's Christmas, and the girls had a blast! We were so amazed at all the gifts, cards, and prayers we received from friends all over the country. Then we have New Year's Day, and they're about 50:50 on whether or not they actually make it to midnight to celebrate. This … [Read more...]

Twitter and Viewing Party: The Sound of Music, Thursday 8pm EST

I remember watching The Sound of Music with my sisters, way back when. And now I can watch it with my daughters! I'm so excited, and so are they. Well, they're really excited because they recognize Carrie Underwood and want to see her on TV! And I'm okay with that. So, on Thursday, December 5th at 8pm EST we're having a weekday family movie night and watching it together. I can't wait. Are you in? We're also having a twitter party. Use the hashtags #faithandfamily #SoundofMusic and … [Read more...]

The joy of puppies!

So we've had 4 different puppies in our new apartment. And while I'm an aminal lover from afar - because of my allergies - I'm not an animal lover in that I have absolutely no desire to take care of or be responsible for any pets. I mean, fish die in my care. But my daughters swore up and down that they were going to be responsible pet owners, and pet caretakers. They also swore that they'd get up at the crack of dawn to take their pets out to the potty. It really isn't working that way. … [Read more...]

Inexpensive ways to update your kids’ rooms

As your children get older, you start to make changes to their bedrooms. But oftentimes you need to be able to update their rooms without spending a lot of money. Or at least that's the case in my house. Here are some tips to updating your children's rooms in a budget. 1. Convertible crib. If your baby is still in the oven, you can purchase a convertible crib which will grow with your child. It starts off as a crib, changes to a toddler bed, and then ends up as a full size bed. This option … [Read more...]

Internet Safety for Kids and Teens

When I read information like this, it terrifies me. Absolutely terrifies me. I mean, I don’t want to be an over-protective mom, but at the same time I’m afraid of what my kids can be exposed to online. What do you do to protect your children online? Illustration source: Lexero Business Litigation AttorneyWant to add this illustration to your site too? Get the code here. … [Read more...]

Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives Demonstration

Tonight I’m demonstrating how to use your Chicago Cutlery knife to cut onions and green peppers. I use both a lot when I’m cooking, in order to add flavor to my dishes. For the most part, I dice them up before adding them to a recipe. Since the growing season is just about over in most part of the country, I’m demonstrating how to dice up the vegetables and store them in the freezer. For both vegetables, cut them in 1/2, then cut them in 1/2 again. Once you’ve cut them into quarters, then cut 3 … [Read more...]