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Amazon Prime – I finally tried it!

I was close to trying Amazon Prime a few years ago before they upped the yearly price from $79 to $99 and again before they raised it from $99 to $119 per year. As I find myself ordering more stuff online, I have decided to go ahead and give it a try. Justifying the cost…

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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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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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School Lunches – What do your teens like?

Can you believe it? My baby is about to be in 10th grade! The days of impressing her with my cool cookie-cutter artwork lunches are long gone. Being a teen has brought a whole new level of complication to school lunches … Hard, crunchy, and sticky foods are out thanks to braces. She can’t stand…

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What are your thoughts on free and reduced price school lunches?

As I fill out the paperwork for my daughter to begin another school year, I find myself stuck on this page that tells how to apply for free or reduced price lunches online. I am stuck not only wondering if I should apply, but also trying to decide how I feel about the program in…

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My dog ate a tea bag! What the vet said.

Our small town recently got its own coffee house! But it is closed on Sundays. So my daughter surprised me with the chai latte she knew I was craving. Our sweet doggy decided that the tea bag was hers and gulped it down before we knew what happened.┬áNow a tea bag is small, and my…

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The 8-hour workday

“Welcome to an 8-hour day” One of my co-workers made this comment to me at the end of an especially busy evening that kept me at work until 5. Thank you, dear co-worker, for re-introducing me to the 8-hour-work-day. It has been a while. But we are actually old friends. If only you knew how…

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