Tales From Home

Raising Baby Chicks

A few years ago I got inspired by the growing Backyard Chicken movement and decided I wanted to try raising baby chicks. It seemed like a great idea – raise my own eggs and teach my children a little bit about where their food comes from. Of course, I was completely clueless about how to

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Couponing for the Busy Family

Everyone knows about couponing. We have all seen ‘Extreme Couponing’ and the pictures of people coming home with huge hauls of free or super cheap food. While these shows and pictures are inspiring, it’s probably not realistic for most families. Coupons can, however, be very

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How Video Games Helped my Child

Getting kids to read can be a challenge. When my oldest started school she wanted nothing to do with it. I wasn’t sure why, both her father and I are big readers.  From the time she was an infant her room was filled with kid’s books. Books that were religiously read to her every

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Guide to CashCrate

I mentioned in an earlier post (Making Money as a Stay at Home Mom) that CashCrate is one of the sites I use to make extra cash for the family. Cashcrate is the easiest and least time-consuming site I take part in – and I probably don’t use it enough,  I could probably make a

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Birds Nest Cookies

When I was a little girl my mother taught me this recipe, of course, we called them Chocolate Mud Pies but I’m calling this alteration Birds Nest Cookies. These cookies are fairly simple to make and easily customizable, I’ve thrown in almonds, mini marshmallows, and dried fruit in

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Earth Day Fun

Earth day is one of my favorite days of the year. A whole day where people are filled with thoughts of nature and the wonder of our world. It is a day that should be repeated several times throughout the year in my opinion.  Even better, taking care of our world should just be commonplace in

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