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A Great Salad to Jump Start the Year

A Great Salad to Jump Start the Year

I do not do New Year’s resolutions, so much as use the new year as a goal setting opportunity. I look at five or so life categories and see what needs fixing up: health, spiritual, parenting, marriage, career, and sometimes personal development.  Our whole family works together.  Then we hang our list where we can…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 27, 2017
Secrets for Saving Money this Christmas

Secrets for Saving Money this Christmas

Christmas is fun! And sometimes expensive. While trying not to sound like Charlie Brown in his Christmas special, the crass commercialism is difficult to avoid this time of year. Of course the worst possible scenario is to try to enjoy the season on credit, only to get the depressing bill in January.  Here are a…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 17, 2017
Gift Ideas for Homeschool Moms

Gift Ideas for Homeschool Moms

I have seen lots of gift ideas for moms floating around this time of year. So I decided to make a Homeschool Mom Wish List for those who need some ideas when it comes to the homeschool mom in their lives. You are welcome, homeschool dad. Let’s start in the morning, Every homeschool mom needs…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 12, 2017
Help for an Angry Kid

Help for an Angry Kid

To wrap up this little series on child discipline there is one more aspect of misbehavior that is important to address: ANGER.  An angry kid is a difficult one.  They can be sullen or volatile, moody or vicious.  But at the heart of anger is pain.  Anger is easier than working through grief.  It is…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 6, 2017
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A Fun Recipe – Cherry Fizz Candy

A Fun Recipe – Cherry Fizz Candy

It is time to start baking for Christmas!  We do a fun extended family and friends Christmas candy and cookie making night each year.  We have our standard favorites: fudge, buckeyes, chocolate dipped everything.  Nothing says Christmas like pulling out my Grammy’s Marshmallow Fudge recipe.   Some years we like to try something new.  Sometimes it…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 27, 2017
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You are invited!

You are invited!

What could be more fun than a Christmas craft boutique?  Please join us, if you are local, on November 25th from 1 to 5 p.m.  Handmade, artisan gifts are more fun to shop for and more meaningful than the “Made in China” plastic junk from the big box stores.  And it will be Small Business…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 20, 2017
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What to do when your kid acts up

What to do when your kid acts up

Ever have one of those days with one of your kids?  Then it stretches into one of those weeks?  What do you do when one of you children is consistently misbehaving?  This little blog series will discuss some of the main reasons behind misbehavior and some strategies for correcting behavior. Here is the starting question…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 15, 2017
Just a Little PSA…

Just a Little PSA…

My Vintage Doll has created a life science video, posted on youtube.com that I thought you might enjoy. It was an entry in the Junior Breakthrough Challenge scholarship contest. So if you will let a proud mama brag just a little: Ocean Acidification Isn’t she just adorable?  And brilliant?  But besides that, I sure am…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 24, 2017
Ice cream for your diet!

Ice cream for your diet!

My sugars were a little unstable during my pregnancy. My rainbow baby doll was a summer baby in Florida. I had a need for frozen sweetness without much sugar. And now that I am trying to lose that baby weight, that quest continues. I thought that I would take a few paragraphs to introduce you…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 5, 2017
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Eat your veggies – in chocolate pudding!

Eat your veggies – in chocolate pudding!

We are just about finished cleaning up after Hurricane Irma.  We evacuated and had lots to unpack, too.  The power just came back on yesterday.  And cleaning out the fridge was – well, disgusting.  Now that we can calm down a bit, we are asking ourselves the same question so many South Floridians are asking…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 17, 2017
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