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A Kid-Friendly, Easy To Make Recipe for Tuna Noodle Casserole :: Share The Table With Barilla

At the Family Forward conference, one of the things I most appreciated was that my entire family experienced the learning sessions together.  It is so frustrating as a mom to get some great information, be excited to bring it home and try to implement it with your family only to be met with a lack [Read On]

Southwest Airlines Presentation

A Little Bit About Life Right Now

Right now, we have no dining room table.  We have two oversized chairs and a folding camping chair in our living room.  The four of us are sleeping in two queen beds… in the study.  My kitchen counter has power tools all over it. In fact; everything has power tools all over it. We’ve moved. [Read On]

Awesome to some, horrifying to others

Camping At The Hungry Horse

There are some things that completely and totally suck about working from home.  One is that work never ends and the expectation to be always available – even on the weekends and vacation - just comes with the territory. There are some things that completely do not suck though.  One is that working from home is [Read On]

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The Most Unlikely Golfers Attend The LPGA

Today we had the great pleasure of joining in all the fun of tournament week at the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft.  I was really excited to be invited, because the driving mission of the Meijer LPGA Classic tournament is focused on feeding the hungry, with all proceeds benefiting the Meijer Simply Give program, which, [Read On]


Guardians Of The Galaxy Review (Is It OK For Tweens, And Other Useless Commentary)

We are at the tween age; where eye rolls pepper conversations, but holding my hand is still not verboten. It’s hard to know when A.P. is ready, is not ready, or is already over most of the entertainment options available to us. I wasn’t sure about Guardians of The Galaxy, which opened today. I hate [Read On]

Downtown Market Grand Rapids

Five Good Lessons Kids Learn At The Farmer’s Market {Downtown Market}

We spent an entire morning at the Downtown Market; acquiring rhubarb for our Cinnamon Rhubarb Muffins and a whole bunch of other delicious and tasty looking things we couldn’t live without. The vendors are friendly and eager to please.  Especially the Field and Fire bakery guy; he allows me to eat sample after sample and despite [Read On]

Cinnamon Rhubarb Muffins

Cinnamon Rhubarb Muffins – They’re Locally Delicious

Michigan is home to many agricultural delights, provided you are only hungry during the months of June, July, and August. The rest of the year the ground is frozen solid and we have to use ice picks to harvest potatoes. When things like asparagus and rhubarb start sprouting from the ground that so recently was [Read On]


I Spy With My Little Eye…A Way To Make Family Game Night Happen!

KFC has compensated me for sharing this information.  It is with great pleasure that I do so; and all opinions are my own. Family is everything to me and I fiercely protect it.  In this instance; ‘fierce’ is not an understatement.  I have come close to growling when someone impedes on family time and am [Read On]


Dinner At The Heritage Restaurant; Because A.P. Likes Delicacies

Tonight we had a very frank discussion with our children. “When we make dinner, and you complain, it makes us feel like throwing it out in the back yard, crying for a few moments, and then putting you in the back yard as well”. This is why we do not have a trophy case for [Read On]

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Easy Crack(er) Cookies

When I was in college I was the Best Cook Anyone Knew. I was the designated birthday cake-maker (from a box), the one who knew how to make spaghetti taste amazing (two shakes of garlic salt), and the one who knew how to make Chicken Pot Pie (frozen vegetables, cream of chicken soup, cooked chicken, [Read On]