Category Archive: Tips and Tricks

How to Make Spinach Your Kids Will LOVE!

I’m so excited to share with you the secret to making spinach delicious! My mom always made spinach this way when I was growing up, and as a result, spinach was always my favorite vegetable as a child. I would even request it for my birthday because I loved it so much. The first secret …

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Easy Way to Keep Apples from Turning Brown

I found my new favorite way to keep apples from turning brown! My mom introduced me to this technique a few days ago. She uses it all the time when packing school lunches for my younger sisters, and they love it. It’s called “True Lemon” (crystallized lemon). She found it in the spice section of …

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Lolo’s Fresh Market (Shopping tips)

I love Lolo’s! When they opened a few months ago, I was expecting them to be just like all those other grocery stores that have opened up at that location in the last few years. (They all went out of business). But Lolo’s is doing things a little differently, offering deals that make it a …

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The Cheapest Way to Get Diapers!

How to Save Money on Diapers Diapers are one of the biggest expenses of raising a baby.  What are some tips on saving money on diapers? (OTHER than using cloth diapers- I’m not willing to go to quite that extreme. I know several moms who have chosen to take that route and I have nothing …

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Quick ‘n Easy Microwave Brownies!

These are so easy and yummy! Perfect for when you need a quick fix for a brownie craving. I love brownies! Here’s the recipe (contributed by Sherri Boekweg). Mix together: 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla Add: 1/2 cup oil or melted butter and blend thoroughly. Mix in: 3/4 cup …

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Family Movie Night: How to Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

Wouldn’t it be nice if movies were always as family-friendly as their ratings claim them to be? Unfortunately, movie ratings don’t always tell us everything we’d like to know when selecting appropriate media for our families. Most of us have had an experience when we are excited to see a new movie. Both the rating and …

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How to Tell if Your Oil is Hot Enough

  How do you know when your oil is hot enough for frying? When making scones, Navajo tacos, or anything deep-fried, I was in the dark. I’d usually just flick some water and see if it sizzled or drop in a tiny piece of dough to see if the oil was hot enough. Not anymore! …

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Going To School With a Baby: 23 Tips to Make it Easier

Here’s some ideas for how to make going to school with a baby easier, while putting your baby first. There are various reasons a mom may need to balance school and motherhood responsibilities, and there’s no perfect way to go about it. But in writing this, the underlying assumption is that motherhood is the highest priority, not school. As a …

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