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How to Make Three-Step Spaghetti for Your Picky Eaters

Suppertime is approaching, and I need a plan, so  I poll my family to get ideas.  The girls want someone to go to town for pizza (as if).  I want to make hot dogs and tater tots (for their nutritional value as well as ease o...
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Dealing With Being a Passenger The First Time My Daughter Drove the Car Home

 Whose Lesson Is It, Anyway? My middle child is learning to drive. She is the first of my children to decide to get a driver’s permit and undertake this task, so it’s a new thing for all of us. My husband, Robert, has been...
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Should Kids Listen to Pop Music?

Just like we monitor their food intake, we need to monitor our children's music intake, and eliminate too much pop!
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Fun (and delicious) Fall Activity

You'll enjoy the flavor of the simmering applesauce all night, and then serve it the next morning with breakfast.
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They Won’t Be In Diapers Forever!

Do not look at the miserable mess of today and mistakenly think it marks the future. Do not allow a temporary mess to dictate your feelings about a fabulous future. Do not throw up your hands in despair and become a part of th...
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No-Regret Mothering

Long after the echoing laughter fades like a fingerprint on the window, you'll cherish the moments.
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Kittens And Oreos

Vulnerability is unretracted claws digging into his neck as he howls, but how will he howl when I wrench the kittens from his heart?
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Hear Me Roar

You don't have to scream or shout or roar. Very calmly, and with an angelic smile on your face, just negotiate the terms of surrender. From now on, there will be no [insert word] until [insert demand]. *(((((hugs))))* *smiley f...
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For Moms Who Yell Over Spilled Milk

No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't plan for perfection, and mistakes and accidents occurred when I least expected it. And perfection was not my guaranteed reward for proper planning. Sometime in the next few days, something...
by Shari
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What God Hath Joined Together Let No Kid Put Asunder

Do you have a family bed? Does it get too crowded sometimes?!   Hop on over to my marriage column at Home Educating Family for a humorous look at the family bed! Share
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