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Walmart Grocery Pickup

I have waited so long for this. My local WalMart finally offers grocery pickup! The experience was quick, easy, and I am very pleased! Here is how it worked: I downloaded the WalMart Grocery app to my phone, but you can also shop on a computer at https://grocery.walmart.com ( Or, sign up at http://r.wmt.co/v/michelle_1634 to…

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Muffin Frittatas

Frittatas are a convenient, yummy, and budget-friendly breakfast. These muffins are too much work to make just one or two on-demand. But they are excellent if you want to make a batch of something versatile to serve throughout the week. My Go-To Frittata Recipe Ingredients: (Makes 24 muffins, about 120 calories each) 18 Extra Large…

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The convenience of eating out

Not only is eating out a convenient way to nourish your body on a hectic day, eating out is an opportunity to enjoy the company of friends and family without the stress of trying to come up with a dish everybody can agree on and without adding a new pile of dirty dishes to your…

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What is it like to be a young parent?

I was 20 years old when my daughter was born, but many people thought I looked younger. The picture to the left is after being aged by 2 months of sleep deprivation by a newborn. Even now, at 37 years old, I rarely go a month without somebody asking if we are sisters. I am…

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We survived our first driving lesson!

Senior year is just around the corner. And today we started driving lessons! We are going with the parent taught course from Aceable. … My daughter got her permit last Friday. Today we headed up to the empty parking lot of the football field and went over one of the basics that made me nervous…

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Apple Music for Christmas

There are a few things that I gift myself every year around Christmas: A trip to one of my favorite restaurants where I will pick up a gift card to bring myself back on my birthday. A game or craft project to enjoy with friends and family. Something to wear. (Usually a pack of socks,…

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As good a time as any to be sick.

I am sick. I woke up yesterday with a sore throat and stuffy nose. 38 hours later I am just “blah”. First and foremost, I would like to apologize to anybody whom I have not shown an appropriate level of sympathy when they were sick. It is easy to forget how truly miserable it is…

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Child Support and Non-Custodial Parent Disability

I was full of questions when my ex became disabled. He said that he was going to sign up for Social Security and our daughter would be able to draw too. I was skeptical at first. He hasn’t had the most stable work history. I doubted that he would have enough credits. For those of…

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My baby is growing up! – Teenage independence

Of all the things to get sentimental about. Tonight my eyes began to tear up as my little girl asked to go on her first Snake Walk! (Basically just a bunch of high-school kids get together after the homecoming bonfire and walk across town to a restaurant.) Teenage independence is full of surprises I half…

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Finding happiness away from sin

Much of our church started The Gospel Project earlier this month. It will take us 3 years to get through the entire bible. This is week three. We spoke about sin. I like that our preacher pointed out how if we say “no” to the things that we think we want, God will have a…

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