Moms spend a lot of time in their vehicles. Running kids from here to there. Here are a few ideas to help on the journey!
Imagine for a moment 20 people of various ages who have been asked to sit still for 10 minutes with their empty hands on their knees. They are not allowed to speak or interact with anyone. The participants can’t leave their seat or get anything out of their pockets. They just need to sit.… Can […]
Tiny Stove Top for Emergencies
College dorms and apartments are not emergency friendly. How would students have a warm meal, if the power were to go out? Try this..
College Soup Ideas
There is nothing like warm soup on a cold day! I promised my college student daughter that I would make this post just for her. Here’s to many days without ramen ?. A couple of money saving tips before we begin: 1) Chicken bouillon can be found in the Hispanic section for a lot cheaper […]
Spunky Alfredo Sauce
This Alfredo sauce recipe uses crushed red pepper flakes to give it a kick. It is a favorite at our house. Spunky Alfredo 4 TBS margarine 4 TBS flour Place margarine in a sauce pan and melt over medium heat. Add flour to make a paste. Then add: 3 cups milk ½ TBS crushed red […]
Title the Talk
My church* is about to have our General Conference where our prophet and a lot of our church leadership give a message. I have found it very beneficial to give each message a title in my notes. Then I connect the speaker’s name with a certain principle. As a family it is fun to suggest […]
Singing in the … Kitchen?
I was taught a fun lesson by my children about the power of music. After dinner dish duty is a must in our home. A couple of my older kids turned it into a jam session. They’d sync their electronic device to a speaker and just sing. It was a fun bonding time for them. […]
Seven Tips to Help Your Child Succeed in Public School
My youngest child of six is heading into her last year of elementary school. I was pondering on what I have learned during the past 17 years of having at least one child in elementary school. For what it’s worth, here are my thoughts: #1 As a parent, I have learned to be “present” by […]
Emergency Kit – Shoes!
As I tried to pack men’s size 12 running shoes into our emergency kit, I thought there was no way. It was the shoes or the food…not both! The shoes fill the entire backpack! What are we to do? Here is our solution: First, we will tell everyone that if there is an emergency they […]
How to Make Leftover Pasta Taste Freshly Cooked
After having been married for over twenty years, you’d think I could always judge the right amount of pasta to cook. Ummm….nope. So with a little ingenuity we came up with this plan to make leftover pasta taste like new. My ten year old daughter kindly took pictures of how to reheat pasta…since she loves […]
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