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Some consequences teach important life lessons. But how do we react when the answer needs to be "No?" The lessons isn't just for kids...

Sometimes the answer needs to be “No”…

When Zay, our little “late bloomer” of all things physical, finally learned to crawl he seemed determined to enjoy his new-found mobility to the fullest. One day as he was exploring some previously uncharted territory he took off  – crawling across the room as fast as his chubby little limbs would propel him. It was […]

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Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor Shower which is visible in late July/early August is at its peak last night and tonight. It’s been dubbed “the fireball champion of annual meteor showers”. The LA Times recently posted a great article with more information about the meteor shower. You can check it out here.  You can also visit space.com to see […]

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Blondies

This is one of our favorite sweet treats! I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like them. They’re very easy to make. In fact, Zay, who’s only 13, made these for several of his dad’s co-workers last year. He doubled the recipe and sold them for $18 a pan and earned enough money to buy Christmas […]

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Zucchini Bread

“Zucchini bread” is something I NEVER thought I’d bake. The name of it just sounds gross  to me. It was actually my loathing of wasted food that prompted my first baking of this surprisingly delicious treat. Last year we left our garden untended while on vacation and came home to baseball bat-sized zucchini (well, not […]

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Squash Casserole

This recipe is one that I got from a friend several years ago. It’s yummy enough to take to pot-lucks, reunions, and holiday dinners, yet easy enough to make as a side dish any night of the week. And, I can tell you from personal experience that it tastes pretty good cold for breakfast too. […]

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5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

In these over-planned, hustle-bustle days, don’t you sometimes feel like you don’t know if you’re coming or going?  Ugh…I hate that feeling!  If you’re finding yourself in that place, here are 5 easy steps to incorporate in your day that will simplify your life!

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Easy Lasagna

I just love it when a recipe has the word “easy” in the title! AND I love eating lasagna so, as far as I’m concerned this recipe is pretty close to perfect. The “easy” comes in by using uncooked noodles to put the dish together. I don’t know about you, but for my uncoordinated-self getting […]

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