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You might be putting your bra in wrong…. — August 20, 2015
Yikes! This is What a Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge Fail Looks Like Check out this thing you should never ever do — April 22, 2015

Yikes! This is What a Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge Fail Looks Like Check out this thing you should never ever do

  • We understand the appeal of having big, full lips like Kylie Jenner… but we’re not so sure about this #KylieJennerChallenge. Girls, please don’t hurt yourselves with shot glasses. Or, at the very least, make sure you catch it all on camera.

    One young lady did just that. And the results, well, they may just blow your mind.

  • For those not in the know, the #KylieJennerChallenge involves people — mostly young women — putting their lips in a small container, usually a shot glass. Keep your lips in their and suck all the air out to get bruised, swollen, painful lips. Sounds fun, right? The things some will do for fashion…

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What moms really wants for Mother’s Day —

What moms really wants for Mother’s Day

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Obviously we adore those macaroni necklace. And, who wouldn’t need another mug?
Cheerios and syrup for breakfast? In bed? Bring it on!

Moms really cherish everything those sticky hands make for Mother’s Day.

In any case let’s be realistic here. Here’s what we truly need for Mother’s Day?

We need to make tracks in the opposite direction from you. Every one of you.

“I simple. 60 minutes alone will do the trick. Simply an hour to rest in. That is the thing that I need,”

This isn’t a motion for a white tea pedicure or ocean -clean facial. Not a ladies’ night out with margaritas. Not even a shopping spree.

Just. Some. Peace and Quiet.

It’s a sweet thought, this Mother’s Day thing. Why not set aside one day to praise the person who conceived and watch over us?

It’s simply the execution that is all screwed up. Take, the Mother’s Day breakfast myth.

Gracious, I’ve done these. In the early years, I wound up outside, strolling and bouncing my daughter here and there down the walkway outside the fancy cafe. He erled on my nice shirt and sucked on my macaroni necklace while whatever remains of the family stayed at the table, appreciating their meals.

“The thing I despise most for Mother’s Day is going out to eat, Mother’s Day is straight up there with Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve — days I dodge going out if I can help it, on those particular days most dine-in places are busy and the wait time is ridiculous”

What about a surprise night out at a restruant in the middle of the week without the kids? Spare me from only one night of supper/dishes/and bath time.

On that night, you imagine I’m out for a top secret meeting and you deal with things at home.

Only thing is there is no meeting. Table for one, please.

Collapsed In Front Of Kim And Kanye And Their Faces Are Priceless! —

Collapsed In Front Of Kim And Kanye And Their Faces Are Priceless!

TIME 100’s gala on Tuesday night celebrated their annual list of most influential people in the world.

The red carpet was filled with celebs, including Kimye, who had the fright of their lives when comedian Amy Schumer took a nosedive right in front of them.

The red carpet was filled with celebs, including Kimye, who had the fright of their lives when comedian Amy Schumer took a nosedive right in front of them.

Don’t worry, Amy wasn’t really hurt. The Inside Amy Schumer star delivered an Oscar-winning fangirl performance as part of a prank.

Don't worry, Amy wasn't really hurt. The Inside Amy Schumer star delivered an Oscar-winning fangirl performance as part of a prank.
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The best part of the whole thing has to be the array of facial expressions:

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Enjoy this wonderful range of human emotion up close:

What moms really wants for Mother’s Day — April 13, 2015

What moms really wants for Mother’s Day

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Obviously we adore those macaroni necklace. And, who wouldn’t need another mug?
Cheerios and syrup for breakfast? In bed? Bring it on!

Moms really cherish everything those sticky hands make for Mother’s Day.

In any case let’s be realistic here. Here’s what we truly need for Mother’s Day?

We need to make tracks in the opposite direction from you. Every one of you.

“I simple. 60 minutes alone will do the trick. Simply an hour to rest in. That is the thing that I need,”

This isn’t a motion for a white tea pedicure or ocean -clean facial. Not a ladies’ night out with margaritas. Not even a shopping spree.

Just. Some. Peace and Quiet.

It’s a sweet thought, this Mother’s Day thing. Why not set aside one day to praise the person who conceived and watch over us?

It’s simply the execution that is all screwed up. Take, the Mother’s Day breakfast myth.

Gracious, I’ve done these. In the early years, I wound up outside, strolling and bouncing my daughter here and there down the walkway outside the fancy cafe. He erled on my nice shirt and sucked on my macaroni necklace while whatever remains of the family stayed at the table, appreciating their meals.

“The thing I despise most for Mother’s Day is going out to eat, Mother’s Day is straight up there with Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve — days I dodge going out if I can help it, on those particular days most dine-in places are busy and the wait time is ridiculous”

What about a surprise night out at a restruant in the middle of the week without the kids? Spare me from only one night of supper/dishes/and bath time.

On that night, you imagine I’m out for a top secret meeting and you deal with things at home.

Only thing is there is no meeting. Table for one, please.

BALSAMIC GLAZED STEAK ROLLS —

BALSAMIC GLAZED STEAK ROLLS

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Tender steak rolls filled with zesty vegetables and drizzled with a glaze that is simply out of this world delicious.

Ingredient:

8  thin slices sirloin or flank steak (length and width according to personal preference)

     Extra virgin olive oil

     Salt and freshly ground black pepper

     Fresh rosemary, chopped

1   red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips

1    green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips

1   medium zucchini, sliced into thin strips

1   medium yellow onion, halved and then thinly sliced

1   A few white button or cremini mushrooms, cut into thin strips

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For the Rosemary Balsamic Glaze:

            1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

            1 large clove garlic, minced

            14 cup dark balsamic vinegar

            2 tablespoons dry red wine

            2 teaspoons brown sugar

            2 sprigs fresh rosemary

            14 cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Rub each side of the steak slices with a little extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, freshly ground black pepper and some chopped fresh rosemary.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the vegetables until crisp-tender, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  3. Place a few of the vegetable strips vertically on one end of each steak cutlet so that once rolled up the end of the vegetables are sticking out of each end of the steak roll. Roll it up, and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat for each steak roll.
  4. For the rosemary balsamic glaze: Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for one minute, until fragrant. Add the balsamic vinegar, red wine, brown sugar and the rosemary sprigs and bring to a rapid boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add the broth, return to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 15 minutes. Discard the rosemary sprigs.
  5. Prepare the grill and grill on each side for about 2 minutes or according to desired doneness. Do the same if cooking them in a skillet, frying over medium-high heat until done. Serve immediately drizzled with the rosemary balsamic glaze. Baked potatoes make a great accompaniment.
Boy Says Goodbye to Pet Fish in Funeral — April 12, 2015

Boy Says Goodbye to Pet Fish in Funeral

WARNING!!! You may get emotional

We all know that explaining death to a kid can be pretty difficult, yet this feature impeccably sums up the experience.

The story needs almost no presentation, as it basically a toddler saying farewell to his absolute best companion — Top, the fish. From the sweet farewell kiss, to the flush, to the minute he understands his companion is gone forever …  you’d must have a cold heart not to get shaken up over this one.

Pardon us while we go get the tissue box.

Boy Says Goodbye to Pet Fish in Funeral —

Boy Says Goodbye to Pet Fish in Funeral

WARNING!!! You may get emotional

We all know that explaining death to a kid can be pretty difficult, yet this feature impeccably sums up the experience.

The story needs almost no presentation, as it basically a toddler saying farewell to his absolute best companion — Top, the fish. From the sweet farewell kiss, to the flush, to the minute he understands his companion is gone forever …  you’d must have a cold heart not to get shaken up over this one.

Pardon us while we go get the tissue box.

I Am Officially Tired of Buying Diapers — March 24, 2015

I Am Officially Tired of Buying Diapers

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Well, lately I’ve been wearing the financial pants in my family.  Today I am going to talk about a different kind of pants- diapers and pull-ups, specifically- and the fact that I am officially tired of buying them after five long years.

Tired. Of. It.

I buy pull-ups for daytime and diapers for overnights.  I buy them at the grocery store, the department store, and the drug store- with coupons if I’m lucky.  I currently spend $10-$15 dollars per week on something that adds no value to our lives or to the planet.   I might as well be shreddin’ $20 bills over here!

I Am Officially Tired of Buying Diapers

My oldest potty-trained quickly and easily.  But my youngest?  I’m afraid to say it, but I just don’t think she cares enough at this point.  She’s also busy- real busy- and doesn’t want to stop what she’s doing to go to the bathroom.  She would much rather just pee her pants and continue picking flowers, riding her bike, or playing in the sandbox.  Ewww…  I’m tired of buying diapers, but I also don’t know what else to do.  A few strategies I’m considering:

  • Potty Timer– A relative suggested I set a timer and simply tell her it is the “potty timer.”  Then I just need to take her to the potty any time it goes off.  Perhaps she will think it’s a game and get on board.  Maybe?
  • Naked Weekend– Several people have suggested I let her run around naked outside for a day or two.  The idea is that she might recognize her need to potty better if she literally felt pee run down her leg (as opposed to it being absorbed by her clothing).  That might be possible on the weekend, but I’m not sure how cooperative she would be.
  • Fun Potty Time- Others have suggested adding food coloring to the toilet water or wearing a funny hat when it’s pee-pee time.  Sounds crazy to me, but I’m honestly willing to do anything at this point.
  • Wait- I keep reading that kids who aren’t interested in potty-training might just need more time.  I’ve considered putting our plans on hold for a few months and trying again this fall.

So, that’s it.  I’m officially tired of buying diapers, but must continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  Hopefully I’ll figure out a winning strategy sometime soon.  Until then, I envision lots of laundry, frustration, and tears coming up.  Stay tuned.

Did you have trouble potty-training your kids?  What strategies worked for you?

 

Easter Egg Hunt Party Ideas — March 23, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt Party Ideas

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Do you plan the same old Easter egg hunt for your children year after year? Maybe it’s time for a new approach. Take Easter up a notch from boring green Easter grass and tired plastic eggs.

Tired of the same old hunt? Easter egg hunts can be fun for all ages, especially when you put a new twist on the festivities. We’ve got a few new ways to outsmart the Easter rabbit this year.

Dusk hunt

Why not send your kids hunting for Easter treasures at twilight instead of first thing in the morning? Even though it won’t yet be dark, hand them flashlights, and send them on their way. They’ll be sure to love this new twist on the traditional egg hunt. If it’s highly unlikely your child will be able to wait all day to search, either set up the hunt the night before or give your children a little something from the Easter bunny in the morning with a note that explains they can’t search for their loot until dark.

Treasure egg hunt

Aye, aye mateys! A fun spin on an egg hunt is to send your kids searching for “buried” treasure. Give your children eye patches and maps to follow to find their hidden treasure eggs.

Leave clues along the way from the Easter bunny (“fur,” paw prints or even carrots) to let them know they’re on the right trail. You can hide fun-filled eggs along the way and when they reach the end of the hunt, they will find their treasure. Burying the treasure is optional.

Color-coordinated eggs

To make sure each child gets the same number of eggs, assign them their own color. But to instill a little friendly competition, tell the kids there is one color they can all search for: Gold. Hide one golden egg in the bunch. Whoever finds that egg gets an extra special prize. Just don’t forget where you hid the eggs or how many eggs the kids are supposed to find. Make sure the eggs for younger hunters are easier to find.

Egg puzzle

Tell your children the Easter bunny left them a puzzle, and they have to locate all of the puzzle pieces to find out what the grand finale prize is. To set up the puzzle, on a large sheet of paper, write a message to your children. Then, divide up the paper to look like puzzle pieces and cut out the individual pieces. Hide each piece in an egg. Once the kids have found all of the puzzle pieces, they can lay them out on the floor to read their special message and find the big prize the Easter bunny left for them.

Creative (and sugar-free) egg stuffers

Mix it up this year and take the candy out of Easter. Yes, you read that right — ditch the sugar. The kids are already “hopped” up enough on their natural energy anyway. Fill the eggs with fun surprises the children will never expect.

  • money
  • movie tickets
  • stickers
  • gum
  • IOU notes (Example: One large banana split to make up for all the sugar lost on Easter!)