Number 2 is super frugal. He’s always on the lookout for a bargain. I’d like to say he’s been heavily influenced by my savvy shopping skills and couponing expertise, but he definitely came out like that. One summer night when he was 4 we went to a concert in the park. When it was all over and we were
Since peanut butter at school is off-limits, I like to give this snack to my kids when they come home (I got it from Better Homes and Gardens). It’s super easy and they love it! You can make them ahead and throw them in the fridge so they are ready as soon as the kids
I played softball in high school. I was a decent player, but nowhere near the best on the team. So I admit I’ve had visions of my daughter being that all-state/pitching-a-no-hitter/home-run-hitting/mvp softball stud. It looked promising in the beginning. but then not so much. Oh well. There’s still the swim team 😉
Meat Loaf Miniatures Everyone in my family loves these – especially the kids! Making them in muffin cups really cuts down on cook time. This recipe makes just enough for my family of 9, but they freeze well so you can have extras for another day. INGREDIENTS 1 cup ketchup 3-4 tablespoons packed brown sugar
Number 5 started out with such promise. She was an amazingly easy baby. She was happy, and mellow, and could occupy herself for long periods of time as an infant. She was a great sleeper, and she was really easy to get onto a napping and bedtime schedule. But boy how things have changed, and now I’m wondering to
Dinner time at my house can present a number of challenges… First, feeding 9 mouths can be pretty expensive, so I’m always looking for something affordable. Secondly, finding meals that appeal to 9 different people (okay, 8 — the littlest doesn’t count yet) ranging in age from almost 2 to 49 years old can be tricky.