Help Kids Conquer Fears with a Fear Factor Challenge

Are your kids scared to do this? How about riding down a huge water slide in this? Does the idea of popping one of these into their mouth make their nose wrinkle in disgust? If so, I can relate.  My kids were scared of all of those things and more.  So last summer we began a new tradition – our annual Fear Factor Challenge.  It was inspired by a clever ‘try new foods’...
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Lovin’ These Links – Monday’s Facebook Recap

Well, I survived the week – thanks in part to my awesome sister-in-law who flew all the way from Utah to meet our new little addition.  She even managed to make phenomenal cake-batter french toast for the entire family before she took off for the airport today.  Such a great way to start the week!  I’ll have to get her to share the recipe with us on the blog someday – so...
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Holiday How To: Simplifying the Season’s Must Do Tasks – part 3

Check it out – two posts in one day.  I almost feel like a real blogger.  Here’s the final piece to my Holiday How To blog series.  You can see the other posts by clicking here (part 1, part 2) Speed Up the Small Stuff Look in anyone’s gift wrap supply and you’ll probably find dozens of adhesive-backed bows.  Why?  Because it’s faster to adorn a package with one...
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How to Make a Giant Hostess Cupcake

This month marked my son’s first birthday.  As tradition holds in our family, this big milestone entitles him to his very first super-chocolatey cake.  I wanted to make something fun but I also wanted it to be inexpensive and easy (because I knew that most of the cake was destined to hit the floor).  After doing a little research for ideas online, I decided on a giant Hostess...
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Sugar-Free Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is here so I thought I’d give you a few more details (and files) on a fun idea I posted back in 2007.  I hope your family enjoys it. My kids love Easter egg hunts.  They think it’s so fun to scramble around in the backyard and search for our expertly-hidden dyed eggs.  Although, one year our hiding spots must have been a little too tricky because we only found 75% of the...
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