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How to Play with Squeeze Pouch Caps

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I love an activity that is both fun and educational to do with Jake at home. Add in using materials from around the house and I'm completely sold! Which is why I wanted to figure out exactly how to play with squeeze pouch caps. They are so bright and colorful and something almost every mom has on hand. Plus, I had seen some really great ways his pre-school teachers had used them in class. I came up with two activities, washed and dried the caps and then placed them in a leftover washed blueberry container...

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Popcorn Anyone?

One of our favorite things to do as a family is to have popcorn parties as the dude refers to them. Our popcorn parties include popcorn, of course, a movie and lots of snuggles. Since I'm on a mission to bring healthier eating to our routine, air popped popcorn is a healthy snack that I can feel good about giving the fam! I would love to pop our movie night fare in something as chic as this popcorn maker from C. Wonder! What kinds of snacks do you make for your family movie nights lovelies? ...

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Beach Baby

Hellooooo!  Do I sound chipper or what?!  It may be because I've ditched winter and headed to the beach with my family.  It's my grandfather's 90th birthday and there are about 18 of us cousins, aunts, kiddos etc. piled into a great beach house in Florida's Anna Maria island.  I've been taking a lot of pictures with my Hipstamatic app, I'm kinda obsessed with it, and here are a few highlights from our first few days. This is Jake's first time at the beach and his reaction to the hilarity that ensues each night at the house is...

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Sweet Potato Pie, A Top Secret Family Recipe

Now that I'm sharing it, this top secret sweet potato pie recipe isn't so secret.  A few years ago when I first tasted my mother-in-law's sweet potato pie, I thought I had died and gone to Thanksgiving heaven.  It quickly became one of my holiday favorites and I'm a bit possessive over it.  Kind of like Joey from Friends was with his french fries.  I will even sneak into the kitchen to eat it late at night just to be sure I can get as much as possible before I have to head home.  Now...

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