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Archive for April, 2012

Scooby Doo Hide and Seek

Image courtesy of JD Hancock via Flikr.Rainy days can be tough on some kids, with no way to play outdoors or visit the park.  So you have to find a good way to keep them entertained inside.  There are a lot of options, but we’ll start with this one.  (Thank you, Karen P. for the suggestion!) (more…)


From a Penny to a Dollar

Image courtesy of Molly DG via Flikr.You have to admit that times are tough right now, with a slump in the economy and inflation climbing to the roof.  There are a lot of families that are struggling right now, making it difficult to meet their monthly budgets.  But there are small things that you can do that will save on costs as well as put a dollar or two back in your pocket. (more…)

Bubble Up Pizza

There are those days when you want a fast meal, but ordering out for delivery is not always in the budget.  Dropping everything to go out and pick up a pizza isn’t always convenient either.  It’s on those days that I like to pop this recipe in the oven. (more…)

Camping Season is Here!

Image courtesy of Andy Roberts via Flikr.Memorial Day is coming, and it’s the “official” start of the summer season.  That means camping.  There are a lot of people that like to camp in the sense of “roughing it.”  Although that is admirable, you don’t have to have things totally rustic.  You can still have all that you need and even a few creature comforts. (more…)

Lose Weight for Health

Image courtesy of Alan Cleaver via Flikr.It’s a given fact that being overweight is a health risk.  Ask any doctor.  Obesity is a major contributor to problems such as high blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, and diabetes.  Face it – the human body is not meant to carry excessive weight as part of its being.

The first thing you’re probably thinking is that you have to go a diet of lettuce and carrots and feel starved every day.  Although it doesn’t hurt, it won’t work for most people.  Fad diets usually don’t.  (more…)

Ah, Spring!

Image courtesy of Matthijs via Flikr.Most people love when spring arrives.  There is new grass growing, flowers sprouting and blooming, any snow and ice goes away, and the temperatures get warmer.  It’s time to enjoy all those facts of nature.  When people think of the color “green,” it means “go.”  Quite frankly, that’s what I’m going to do. (more…)

I Did it for You, Mom!

Image courtesy of Ewan Traveler (no real name given) via Flikr.Mother’s Day is coming up on May 13, and sometimes kids don’t know how to win Mom’s heart all over again.  But help is here!  There are a few things that even the youngest of children can do, given their ages and abilities.

Moms always love some personal attention.  Given the age of the child, they can make Mom a homemade gift, like coloring a special picture or (with some help) a collage of pictures that are either home drawn or from photos that mean a lot to her. (more…)