Chicken Curry Salad- the healthy (and delicious!) version

This is one of my go to dishes.  It is easy, quick, healthy, flavorful, and I usually have the ingredients on hand.  What more can you ask for? Curry is a general name for a mix of spices (generally from South Asia) and so the flavors can vary widely from brand to brand.  I have…

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How to Take Better Pictures of Your Own Kids

Usually I write more about my kids, and what’s cooking around here, but today I thought we’d shake it up a bit.  I recently guessed blogged about this topic, and thought it was high time I shared it with all of you! I am a Children and Family Photographer, and have been for about 4…

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This Parenting Thing is HARD!

Today I completely broke down dropping Julia off at school.  I was talking to her Audiologist in the hallway, and she was asking me how she’s doing, and it just all came flooding out. This parenting thing is so hard.  And somehow I’m relying mainly on intuition and winging the rest of it.  I tried…

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Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Last week was our first week of school and just a tough week all around for everyone.  Ian only has school M, W, F and T & R was hard and confusing for him not to have school. We went to the Y everyday, which helps.  But Thursday, I thought it might cheer him up…

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She’s Turning Seven (and a personal note…)

Julia is my oldest and my only girl.  And today she turned 7. Seven is a big deal to me.  For some reason, 7 is the age that you become a kid.  I mean a full fledged, I remember everything, I’m becoming a grown up, I’m learning to live life on my own, kid. I…

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Guest Posting About Pumpkin Scones Today…

I am so honored to be guest blogging at www.ladybehindthecurtain.com today!  Click on over HERE to see the complete post and recipe. Does anything say fall like Starbucks Pumpkin Scones and a Pumpkin Spice Latte?  Oh my, yummy!  I have not perfected the latte, but I’m getting close on the scones.  These are my daughter’s favorite, and…

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Four Generations

My Grandmother is turning 90 this year.  Her birthday is the day after Christmas, and let me tell you, she is the best Christmas present any little kid could have.  When I was little she had slumber parties with just me and her, and she actually slept on the floor with me!  Her favorite story…

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Wow Your Friends With Homemade Croutons

There are a few things that are crazy easy, but make you look like a star in the kitchen. Croutons are one of them.  Others?  Making your own salad dressing, butter, popsicles, or drinks.  All of them take just minutes, but look like Martha was there helping. And the best part is, they start out with stale…

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Sometimes, Sleep is Overrated

Last night I stayed up until 3:30am watching the SyFy show Eureka.  It is not the first time I have done this.  I watched the entire first season of Downton Abbey in one night.  That night ended around 4am.  When I found the second season on Netflix a few months later, I stayed up until…

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