Category Archives: Family

Story claims single men adopting more, but is it true?

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So, it seems that the Orlando Sentinel is trying to sell us on the notion that some non-gay men are adopting children simply because they want to be a parent and haven’t found a partner that they want to be with. It could happen. And there could be a million dollars stored in the walls […]

Kids are dumb

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Have you ever asked a baby their thoughts on implementing a no fly zone over Libya? If you haven’t, try it. If you have older kids, ask a neighbor or friend if you can ask their baby an important question. I’ll put my Vegas odds on their inability to answer. You know why? Because babies […]

Try This At Home: Making Nutmeg Cookies

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True, Christmas is over, but it’s still snowing like crazy in most places across the US, some of you snowed in. So, before you start digging out, and if the kids like to help in the kitchen,  give these cookies a try. It makes the house smell so good! Besides, do you really need an […]

The “New Traditional” Spanish Rice

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Spanish rice holds a lot of memories from my childhood. It was a staple at family gatherings, along with the deliciously greasy chorizo sausage. It was a dish my full-blooded Spanish grandmother and great-grandmother made and had many variants. Sometimes it would just be chicken breasts with saffron rice, sometimes chorizo was added, but no […]

Christmas: A Time of Cheer, Santa and Horrifying TV Specials

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It is the week of Christmas. Things are starting to get a little hectic around here. We have our extremely fake, blue-tinseled, non-organic, non-eco-friendly, pre-lit tree up.  A string of Chrismas lights are aglow along the door frame. Our house is full of Christmas cheer. There are some presents under the tree-though not to be […]

Marriage Falling Out of Favor?

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Is marriage falling out of favor for some people? According to the Pew survey, 39 percent of Americans say marriage is becoming obsolete. And that sentiment follows U.S. census data released in September that showed marriages hit an all-time low of 52 percent for adults 18 and over. The changing views of family are being […]

Swagger Wagon: Presented by Toyota Sienna

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Watch as the Sienna Family drops their hot new single, “Swagger Wagon.” This post sponsored by Toyota

Frugal to a Fault

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If you spend your life trying to impress and keep up with everyone else, you are not living your own life – you are living theirs. ~ Unknown Like most couples Mr. Wonderful and I certainly had our “salad days.” We lived on love and not much else. Back then, our financial discussions would go […]

How do you spell p-r-e-t-e-e-n?

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It’s been a few years, but I’m fairly certain I taught my son to speak. I have a dim recollection of spending many happy afternoons coaxing his sweet baby-self to say “mama! Ma-ma! You can do it sweetie, Mama!” only to thrill to that blessed, blissful day when he cracked a wide, gummy grin and […]

The Camping Type

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People are often surprised to discover that I camp. I know how that is. I’m often surprised myself. I am not an outdoorsy type of gal. I’m more the indoorsy type – with cable. When we camp I expect, at minimum, an air mattress to keep my princess-and-the-pea-like self off the unforgiving ground, decent meals, […]