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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 […]

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Technology Teens

A Podcast to Inspire Family Tech Chat

If you’ve got teens or tweens who want to keep their fingers on the pulse of technology, check out the podcast 350 Third. Hear an analysis of new products on the market and get a glimpse at trends coming to the forefront from technology geniuses Scott Barstow who runs Rocket Hangar and Anders Brownworth, head of research and development at Bandwidth.com. Are […]

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Household Management Technology

Taking the Mystery out of Packing Boxes

This week my kids, my husband and I are helping my in-laws sort and organize. Since they are avid thrift shop/yard-salers, we have all sorts of treasures to filter and stash. The Problem: How do we pack things away so my in-laws can easily find what they need when we aren’t around? The Solution: A […]

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Education Money Management Technology Teens

Children and Budgeting

My 14-year-old has a credit card. There. I’ve admitted it. Not only does he have the card, but he knows how to use it. I know, I know. This is a controversial issue, but my husband and I are the type of parents that believe strongly in learning by immersion. We want our kids to […]