10 Questions Mom’s Would Like Answered This New Year or An Immediate Action

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  1. Who’s turn is it to wash the dishes?  A.K.A, load the dish washer.
  2. Pick up your shoes.
  3. Pick up your backpack.
  4. Didn’t I tell you to clean your room?
  5. Why is the sofa arm sticky?
  6. Why are there marshmallows in my hat?
  7. Who ate my chocolate bar that was hidden behind the flour?
  8. Brush your teeth.
  9. Use your indoor voice.
  10. Didn’t I tell you to do your homework?
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Good health today means extra money in your pocket later on

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Recently I had a conversation with a relative.  We were Good Healthdiscussing the amount of debt she has.  She attributed it to doctor bills and high priced medications.  Some of her health issues include diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and carpal tunnel.  She added that if it was not for doctor bills and high priced medications, she would be financially secure. Continue reading

Candy Cane Cookies

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This is not about high-lighting, the perfect cookies.  But it is super easy to candy cane cookies1make.   Also my kids loved making and eating.

1 box sugar cookie mix

1/2 stick butter, melted

1 egg

1/3 cup softened cream cheese

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Red food coloring

In large bowl combine sugar cookie mix, melted butter, egg, cream cheese, and flour.  Mix together to form dough.

Separate dough into two equal portions.  Add red food coloring to one bowl of dough.  Knead together.

Roll into candy cane shape.

Heat oven 325°F

Bake 10-12 minutes

The Bus Stop

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The bus stopI suppose I should have stopped hovering about two years ago.  Some may call me an over protective parent.  Since my kids were little, between their dad and me we would take them to school or watch them getting on the bus.  When my son became a preteen I no longer did the hovering at the bus stop thing.  However, now that my daughter is at that age, it has not been as easy giving her that same freedom.  I still consider her my baby girl.  But she reminded me that she is not a little girl anymore. Continue reading