Five Safety Essentials for Infants and Toddlers

Honestly, it took me a while to baby proof. I didn’t think too much of it until Rosebud was crawling around getting into things. I started by simply shutting doors to rooms I didn’t want her exploring or putting her in the exersaucer when I couldn’t keep a close eye on her. I of course had the essentials like a… Read more »

Shell Painting

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Here’s another simple painting activity. We’ve been doing some ocean themed activities lately so I thought we’d try stamping with shells. The shells didn’t stamp on the paper as expected. You have to move the shell to get the full stamp, but Rosebud had fun with this. she loves painting of any kind. What you need: Paints, Paper, Shells. Directions:… Read more »

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

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I found this simple slow cooker recipe on Facebook and thought I’d pass it along to my readers. Ingredients: 1 (32 oz.) bag frozen tater tots 1 (3 oz.) bag bacon pieces 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 3/4 cup milk salt & pepper, to taste Directions: 1. Layer half of the frozen tater… Read more »

To Bead or Not To Bead

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It’s a rainy day here, so we are stuck inside. I’ve been trying to find things to do to keep Rosebud occupied. First, Rosebud helped me make breakfast. She loves to mix badder whenever I bake, but today I made French toast. She loves to beat the eggs and then mix it with the milk and sugar. I always have… Read more »

Pork Chops with Apples: Instant Pot Recipe

Ingredients: 4 Tablespoons Butter, 2 apples, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, to taste, 1 t-spoon nutmeg, to taste, 4 pork chops, 1/2 cup water Salt and pepper, to taste. Directions: 1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté. As it warms up, cut up the apples and set aside. 2. Next, combine brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon in a… Read more »

The Essentials for Mom’s with Low Milk Production

To wrap up World Breast Feeding week, I wanted to share some of the essentials that I found useful for nursing. Since this post is for women with low or just enough milk production, I want to say that however you feed your baby is what’s best. Although mothers are made to feel guilty about everything these days, there’s no… Read more »

Bold Discrimination

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I want to share an experience I had while applying for a freelance transcription job this past weekend. Some of you may already know about this, but I’m blogging about this for several reasons. First, there’s solidarity. Lots of people have these experiences and they can make you feel very isolated, but in reality, you are not alone. You are… Read more »

Coloring Outside the Lines

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It was a rainy afternoon here, so Rosebud and I were stuck inside. She had just finished her snack and it was time for play time. I usually turn on music for background noise when we play in the living room. Rosebud likes to build with blocks, care for her babies and pretend she’s Dr. Rosebud and gives me a… Read more »

Creamy Chicken Penne Pasta: Pressure Cooker Recipe

On Prime Day, I took advantage of the great deal they had on Instant Pots and this is my second attempt at using it, but my first real meal. This pasta dish was easy to make and it was delicious. It reminded me of the chicken penne they have at Ruby Tuesdays. I’m sure the homemade version is healthier even… Read more »