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Household Management

How to Record a Call on Skype

How do you record a call that occurs over the Internet? As an interviewer, this was an important question for me. Through the years, I have done well using my Olympus digital recorder with regular telephone calls thanks to a really cool earphone/microphone piece, but recording a Skype call with it wasn’t quite as effective. […]

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Apps Teens

Find My Friends App – Yes, Your Mother is Watching…

This morning my son in college Skyped me, telling me that he had a new family-friendly electronic tool for me to write about. I was about five minutes ahead of him, having just downloaded it, which made me feel really good. That’s right, ladies and gents, the free Find My Friends app  is live and ready for […]

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Homeschooling Music Teens

Save Money on Music Lessons

Last week, our son became a pianist thanks to the Internet (the video of him playing is at the end of this article). We didn’t have to pay for lessons, and we didn’t have to nag him about practicing. All we did was offer him an Internet connection, and he did the rest on his […]

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Breakfast Food Recipe

Pancakes – Norwegian Style: It's the Perfect Crepe

Honestly, I don’t know if they are Norwegian, Swedish, or just crepes, but as I was growing up, we called them Norwegian pancakes. They are a family favorite. Add cheese and microwave for a lunch if you have any leftovers (I have to make a triple batch if I want to have any chance of […]

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Breakfast Food Lunch Recipe

Sour Cream – Homemade

We use it all the time. It also works as a cream cheese, too. This was published on my Suite 101 site a while ago: People around the world have discovered a thickened homemade yogurt that acts as the perfect replacement for sour cream. Make this sour cream substitute in less than 24 hours. It’s […]

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Breads Food Recipe

Bread Machine Basic White Bread

Did you know that you can pick up bread machines really cheap at almost any thrift shop? They are also found in yard sales. No matter what brand of bread machine I use, I always use this recipe for a two-pound loaf. ***Tip – Buy your yeast in bulk to make your bread cost-effective. Just […]

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Homeschooling

Homeschooling Heaven – Free Curriculum Supplements From PBS LearningMedia™

Learning is fun. I firmly believe it, and it’s one of the messages I really want to get across to my kids. One way to do that is by using the Internet as a resource for interactive learning. But I am so tired of looking for free curriculum for homeschooling, finding the perfect site, then […]

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Household Management Technology

Car Trouble – It's Okay. I have my iTouch

Disaster struck this summer while my boys and I were away at camp. My husband, who stayed home to work, became very ill. Off I went to the rescue with fluids and fever-reducers tucked safely into my trusty steed (aka, our stunning electric-blue new-to-us “hope we make it through the summer” mini-van). Two hours into […]