It Is Possible To Become A Foster Parent

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          Can you be there for a child during life’s special moments? Imagine the top five things that matter the most in the mind of a child.  This may include the love and comfort they receive from their parents or caregivers, surprise kisses from their family’s furry friend, cuddling up with their favorite teddy bear before bedtime, and watching Saturday morning cartoons with their brothers and sisters. … [Read more...]

Blueberry Syrup Recipe

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Have you ever made some bread pudding or pound cake and wished you had some sweet syrup to pour over it?  How does homemade blueberry syrup sound? This Blueberry Syrup recipe makes 3 ½ cups of blueberry syrup. It also tastes great on ice cream and pancakes! You will need the following ingredients: 4 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries 2 thin strips (1 x 3 inches) of lemon zest 3 cups of water 3 cups of sugar 1 tablespoon of lemon … [Read more...]

Cleaning Checklists Relieve Stress

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Let’s be honest, cleaning is a chore.  There are a few people who actually enjoy cleaning, but for the rest of us who do not, it can be stressful and hectic.  One way to reduce the stress and chaos when cleaning is to create a cleaning checklist. My daily cleaning checklist includes: Make beds Place dirty clothing in hampers Wash, dry, and put away one load of laundry Clear kitchen counters and wipe down stovetop Clean kitchen … [Read more...]

The Balance of Family Daily Device Usage

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There seems to be a recent trend in the world of parenting advice where experts are berating parents about how much screen time kids are getting.  Take this article, recently published by Time, for example.  Of course there's no question that plenty of children spend too much time in front of a screen that's acting as a babysitter.  However, I would like to make a point to present the opposite side of the argument: screen time isn't evil.  It … [Read more...]

DIY Recipe: Pine Floor Cleaner

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You shouldn’t have to spend a fortune to give your no-wax floors a pine-fresh smell.  This DIY cleaner will do the job for only a few cents per floor!  Note: Since soap flakes are not widely available, please be prepared to grate your own soap bar.  It only takes a minute or so! You will need: ½ cup of soap flakes (remember, you may need to grate your own) ¼ cup of washing soda 1 cup of salt 2 cups of water 2 teaspoons of pine … [Read more...]

James Harden Basketball Pro Camp

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My boys attended a few camps this past summer, but the James Harden ProCamp was by far my nine year old's favorite.  He loves watching the Houston Rockets play basketball so meeting James Harden was the perfect opportunity for him. Here's the man himself... James Harden of the Houston Rockets Basketball Team.  He attended the camp and interacted with the campers throughout the duration of the two day camp.  He even gave away his shoes on … [Read more...]

Sports Related Charms Show Team Spirit

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Do your kids play sports?  Have you noticed all the moms who wear matching sports related items to the games?  I have seen teams that all had buttons with their kids faces on them, moms with personalized megaphones and awesome glittery matching tee shirts.  I have even found sports related Jamberry nail wraps.  All of these items are great, but my son dedicates so much time to basketball that I'd like to find an item to wear to support him on a … [Read more...]

Tips: Clean Your Home Like A Pro

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Have you ever thought of aquiring paid cleaning services?  It would be so nice to have someone clean your house twice a week but that gets pretty expensive, so I just create a time where I can do it myself using the cleaning tips from the pros. The first thing you need to do is schedule a cleaning time.  The cleaning professionals do not quit until the job is done, and neither should you!  Schedule the job and stick to it to get the work done … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Green Aloe Moisturizer #DIY

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Beauty products are fun to buy, but they can get pretty expensive if you buy them often.  Instead of purchasing your beauty products, have you ever considered trying to make them?  If you have never made a beauty product before, here’s a fun one to start out with!  For a very low price, you can cook up this body lotion that has aloe vera, and antioxidant, as its primary ingredient. Photo Credit:  www.aloeverachangeslives.com You can … [Read more...]

Time To Update My Halloween Decorations

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School just started back up and Halloween will be here before we know it.  Hopefully the Texas weather will cooperate this year and it will be cool enough in the evenings for my son to wear a fun Halloween costume this year.  Sometimes we get lucky, then other times, it is just WAY too hot to dress in much of a costume, let alone Halloween Costume makeup effects. Our family looks forward to Halloween and always decorates the inside of our home … [Read more...]

Just Peachy Barbeque Chicken Recipe

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Have you ever heard of Dump Dinner Recipes?  Check this recipe out!  I searched Dump Dinners on Amazon and found many Dump Dinner recipe books to choose from. Just Peachy Barbeque Chicken Recipe When my boys come home from basketball practice, they are hungry and ready to eat.  I am a busy woman myself and sometimes I need a recipe that I can throw together quickly and have it ready in 20 minutes or less.  This dump dinner recipe, Just … [Read more...]

How To Teach Your Child To Open Their Locker

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Do lockers intimidate your child?  It's that time again, time for school to start back up.  School has started back for many students and will continue to start back up for families over the next few weeks.  Will your child have a locker with a combination this year?  Are they a little nervous about this? Being a rush to get to class or get your things out before the bus takes off from school can be stressful.  Lockers can be intimidating … [Read more...]

Toronto Corporate Event Planners

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  The following article is for all my Toronto friends.  Enjoy! Why Toronto Corporate Event Planners Are a Must The job of a business owner is a hard one, but well worth the struggle and stress it can cause.  As a business owner, you will be responsible for keeping the morale in your office space high.  There are a variety of ways to achieve this and among the most effective is by planning an event.  Getting everyone in your … [Read more...]

Easily Match Home Wall Paint

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When's the last time you needed to track down a matching paint color for one of your rooms?  Above you can see my laundry room.  We had to have some patch work done in this room which now requires me to repaint.  Thankfully I learned how to organize my paint colors or matching this exact paint color may have taken me awhile or even required me to repaint the entire room. I used to save all the paint cans, but that just took up too much … [Read more...]

Declutter Strategies

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If you have been following along with my home remodeling, you know that I had to declutter a bit (remember all of those bags of things I got rid of?).   It can be hard to declutter once the clutter has added up over the years.  That is why I have come up with some decluttering strategies for you! First, you will want to put your first STOP clutter efforts where they will bear the most fruit.  Look for the places where you struggle the most and … [Read more...]

Garbage Disposal Installation Tips

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Is it time for a new garbage disposal?  If so, there are a few things you should know: We are currently remodeling our kitchen which called for a new garbage disposal after our kitchen had been completely gutted.  Once the cabinets and sink were installed, I was anxious to get the water faucets and garbage disposal hooked up so I can begin using my kitchen again.  A sales lady at the plumbing store helped me put an order together for the … [Read more...]