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Best Stocking Stuffers for Tweens and Teens

The best stocking stuffers for tweens and teens, items they will really use and love. Stocking stuffer ideas created and approved by my tween and teens.  One of Santa’s favorite things to put together each holiday season is stocking stuffers. Often, stockings go overlooked, but I think that this is the most fun thing to …

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What to do when someone you care about is grieving.

What to do when someone you care about is grieving. Advice for helping them get through this difficult time with love and grace.  Over the last few months, so many people I care about have lost someone they love. Children, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, siblings. Most of these people were incredibly young, it seemed like …

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Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza

Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Pizza is made on a crispy cream of wheat crust. Topped with BBQ sauce, gouda cheese, bacon, onions, and peppers. Sprinkled with fresh cilantro. So good. I was cleaning out a binder of old recipes and a piece of paper fell onto the floor. I picked it up and found my …

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Cute and Easy Non-Food Kid Valentines

Cute and Easy Non-Food Kid Valentines that are great for school and classrooms with food allergies. Valentine’s Day is this weekend. I happen to really love Valentine’s Day. My mom always made it really special when we were kids and I like to do the same for my kids. They love bringing treats to their …

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