Category: Parenting Tips

How to Roast Tomatoes

It’s that time of year again when I’m drowning in tomatoes and I can’t eat them faster than they are growing in the garden!  This is a fantastic way to preserve the freshness and lovely taste of the tomatoes without having to eat them right away. You can even use cherry tomatoes in this! I …

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How to Make Green Tomato Jam

We just had our first freeze of the year and while I was cleaning out my garden to prepare it for winter, I was having a really hard time throwing away the 100+ green tomatoes that I still had on the vine. I planted heirloom tomatoes this year and they were lovely.  I hated to …

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Happiness is a Choice – LDS Talk

Hey there, I’m Rachel and I’m the creator of this blog.  I was recently asked to give a talk in my LDS Church about true happiness and where it comes from.  I was honored and blessed to study on this topic at a perfect time in my life.  I, like many of you, suffer with …

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How to Freeze Celery

I have been freezing celery and onions for years.  It’s so much easier to cut them up in big batches and it is so handy to then have them cut up for recipes later.  It’s also helpful to reduce waste (because who uses a whole stock of celery anyway).  I hate to waste!  You can …

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How to Make a Halloween Treat Bag – Easy

Has anyone else been frustrated with those awful pumpkin shaped plastic buckets that kids carry around for Halloween?  Every year I buy a new one because they are too big to store in our Halloween decoration tote and I don’t like them to begin with.  Half the time they break  in the middle of the …

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How to Do French Braids

Do you know how to do French braids?  I have always loved doing hair and figuring out new hairstyles.  However, I have never been able to learn how to do French Braids despite repeated attempts from friends and family trying to teach me. I just can’t figure out how to keep all of those pieces …

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How to Do Beach Waves

I was at Sally’s one day to get some bobby pins, and I was browsing and saw these giant sponge rollers (only at the Sally’s store, they were a different brand).  I wondered to myself, “what could those be used for?”.  hmmm…  it got the wheels spinning and well I had to try them out!  …

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How to Cut Bangs

I decided one day that I was going to have to learn how to cut bangs.  It takes about 30 minutes for me to drive to the salon and it takes the stylist 1 minute to actually do the cutting.  It also costs $5 each time I need my bangs cut which is generally once …

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How to Do the Heimlich Maneuver on a Child

I’m posting this today because yesterday I had one of the most horrifying experiences of my life.  We were at Costco and my 5 year old was eating a hot dog in the shopping cart when he started making a choking sound.  I stopped the cart immediately and asked him if he was ok.  He …

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Parenting Disabled Children

Do you have a child who is disabled?  If you do, I personally think parenting disabled children is one of the hardest jobs on earth. I  have also heard that while it is difficult, it is also very rewarding to know you are making a difference in the life of a child. I was moved …

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