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Minecraft. Oh how I love you. You entertain my children for hours. You teach them about coding, building, cause and effect and how to deal with their emotions when a creeper comes and destroys their sheep farm. My boys have been addicted for years. Pretty much since the game’s release in 2011. My teen was an early adopter and even was given...

chicken

I’m kinda in love with this recipe for Lemon Rosemary Chicken. It never fails to impress, and it’s so quick that...

Easter Candy Brownies

Because so much of Easter is about candy these days, most of us with multiple kids are left with bowls and baskets of chocolate...

Nerd-Block

My boys love video games. LOVE them. We have every major system and spend more time at Game Stop than at the library. Obsessed...

spring break stay-cation ideas

Spring Break for most schools starts soon. Are you planning a big vacation with the family or a stay-cation in your own town?...

Irish Artists and Bands St Patricks Day Playlist

I don’t share a lot of my passion for music on the blog, but that will change as I go to a fair amount of concerts....

For Tasty Tuesday this week, I’m stepping out of my kitchen and into Chef Scott Parker’s kitchen. Every busy parent knows the weeknight song-and-dance, right? You’re tired, they’re starving. Your fridge is about as empty as your wallet, and so you cave and order take-out. Or maybe you schlep everyone to the nearest fast-casual...

St Patricks Day Crafts

Being Irish, I’m a nut for St. Patrick’s Day. Red Hair?! Check. Ability to drink Bailey’s or Guinness at...

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My middle kid–she’s only eleven but she stands a full 2 inches taller than me at 5 foot 7. And she eats. All....

Night of Too Many Stars Jon Stewart

Yesterday on the popular site Reddit, Robert Smigel (writer, actor, producer most famous for his work on SNL, Conan as well...

5 Reasons to Visit History Colorado

History Colorado is a vibrant museum located in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. They moved to a new location...

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Sometimes I stumble on something soooo yummy, that we gobble it up before I can get a picture. This is one of those times.  Stuffed...

Every spring and summer break since I can remember, my parents would load us kids up for a road trip. Spring meant Easter with my mom’s aunt in Nebraska…I’ll never forget the smell of fresh fried chicken greeting us, or the coziness of my great-aunt’s handmade quilts atop her big brass bed. Summer meant my grandparents’...

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With all the heavy snow lately (and more on the way!) we’re getting a little weary of all the soups, stews, and casseroles....

baked potato soup

  Baked Potato Soup 2014-07-22 20:21:49 Serves 6 Write a review Save...

beignets

I loooooooooooooooove fried food. Like, seriously love it. But I know how bad it is for me–I break out almost instantly!...

valentines

photo credit: Ashton Kirk   Dear Guys, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. We know you’re stressing over what to...

macandcheese

Homemade mac and cheese is probably one of my all-time favorite comfort foods! But it is a chore–it takes a lot of...

Free Printable Valentine Conversation Penguins by Jen Goode

Get ready to share a little love with Free Printable Valentines. Valentine’s Day is 5 days away and we haven’t...

gumbo (1 of 1)

This was originally published last Mardi Gras, but I’m in a bit of a Cajun mood today–plus I am trying to kick...

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