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Making Magic Easy – Elf Donuts and Reindeer Food

The MAGIC of the holidays… what does that even mean?  Maybe you’re one of those people who loves to go above and beyond when it comes to making Christmas magical. Maybe you’re just trying to find easy, cheap ways to keep your kids entertained indoors. Maybe Hopefully, you are just focusing on creating memories. Either way, you’re […]

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Halloween Magic: Homemade Butterfingers Recipe

It’s October, and things are getting intense. It’s that time of year where we are reminded how divided we really are as a culture. Most of us have strong opinions and we are likely not going to be swayed by anyone else. I’m somewhat embarrassed to find myself in the minority this time, begging to find […]

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Candy Apples | Recipe and Tips

For weeks I looked forward to taking my daughters to the apple orchard. I decided to keep it a secret until we were ready to go, so when my husband and I were getting them buckled in and told them where we were going, they were extremely excited. I expected a cool September day as […]

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Grilled Pizza : A Summer Recipe You Won’t Regret Trying!

One of my favorite things about summer is grilling. One of my family’s favorite things to eat is pizza. That’s why last summer I began experimenting more with making pizza on the grill. I’m here to share some of my favorite recipes and secrets for making this meal that’s interactive and fun for the whole […]

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Spending Time Alone: 1 Mom + 1 Weekend = Countless Possibilities

At first I was disappointed. A few weeks ago I realized I wouldn’t be able to join my husband and daughters when they planned a visit to our hometown. My husband had a weekend of golfing planned, and my daughters were going to spend a week at my parents’ home. Then, I started to think back to the […]

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“Just 5 More Minutes”: Adult Sleep Struggles

“Michele… Pssst… Hey, Michele…*nudge*… wake up…*nudge*…the baby is awake…Michele…” I find it hard to imagine that there are any moms unfamiliar with the extreme exhaustion that comes with having an infant. On the other hand, I assume that the majority of them wake up to the sound of their babies crying most nights. However, that has […]

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Transforming Lunchtime

For three years I have been packing a cold lunch almost daily for my daughter. It’s become a hobby of mine… a bit of an obsession you might say. I have made countless themed lunches, but let’s get real for a second– It’s April! The school year is almost over and I’m already excited about […]

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