Four Hens and a Rooster

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Telling stories of mid-life and raising teens and tweens. No matter how messy it may be!

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clash of the couples

The Book for REAL Couples… Remember last year when I did The Mother of all Meltdowns? Well, the fab Crystal Ponti has put together another great lineup of writers for her latest creation, Clash of the Couples. I’m looking forwardmore

ferris buellers day off

Family Fun Night is Streaming with Netflix Not sure about your house, but we’ve got almost a full month of school under our belts and things are starting to settle into somewhat of a routine again. I’m not saying it’smore

You thought you had a lot of lessons to teach your toddler? Well I hate to break it to you, but potty training and spoon feeding are only messy in the literal terms when it comes to the lessons youmore

all about that bass no treble

Mackenzie turned me onto this tune this summer and I LOVE it more than words can say. It’s been called the positive body image theme of the Summer and I might go as far as to say the year. Ifmore

back to school tips

Back to School Advice for my Daughters Well here we are… it’s back to school time again. This is our 11th first day of school and we have 6 more to go before we’re completely done. I love the first day ofmore

big bang brownies

Big Bang Brownies Is there anything better than a soft, warm brownie? Unless you just don’t like chocolate, I don’t know anyone who can’t resist a good, homemade brownie. Before I found this recipe and fine-tuned it, whenever I wouldmore

davids texas chili

Texas Chili   One of the many things that I got from my Dad is my love for cooking and good food. And chili. My God could this man make some wicked good chili. I’ve made this recipe for manymore

Family Outings at VIRginia International Raceway! We try to do one last, fun, family event before school starts back. Just the five of us.. no friends, few distractions. We’ve done the foothills and Carowinds as well as a few othersmore

using film to teach kindness

Using Film to Teach Kids Kindness I think all kids have the same fears about a new school year… Will they like me? Will my friends be in my class or will it be all new kids? What if someonemore

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Dates Make a Difference: Eat for a Cause Childhood hunger is a huge problem in our country. There is no area that isn’t affected by it and with the way the economy is, it’s only gotten worse. In NC, ourmore

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