Category Archives: Life

Food Stamp Challenge: Week 2 Dinner

We are a week and a half into our challenge and I am not sure that Stella is going to make it.  I have really seen a change in her moods, energy level and color of her face.  I keep … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Challenge: Week 2 Breakfast

So far our breakfast menu had not really changed.  We still alternate between soaked oats pancakes and eggs over easy with toast – both are paired with a smoothie.  Our smoothies are made with either raw whole milk yogurt (when … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Challenge: Week 2 Groceries

Last week I tried to buy our groceries using a fourth of the amount that we would receive for a month, but I went over that amount – so that left us with $174.26.  So, again I decided that I … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Challenge: Notes From Stella

We are almost done with our first week of our Food Stamp Challenge and I asked my daughter if she would blog once per week and share her experience, here is what she had to say. This month my mom … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Challenge – Week 1, Lunch

I have gotten many comments that the grocery list and what we are eating is just all carbohydrates.  Just like fat, carbohydrates don’t always get a fair rap.  When planning our meals I had to take into account that my … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Challenge – Week 1 Breakfast

Our breakfast isn’t going to change all that much – we will just alternate breakfast options.  We will start off with eggs and toast made with homemade bread (post later in the week), oatmeal pancakes and smoothies.  Not sure if … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Challenge – First Grocery Shopping

I have to admit that we did not start the challenge until Sunday, February 2.  The reason: we needed to finish up some food that was in the fridge.  The rules I set for us were: we would start with … Continue reading

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We Are Taking The Food Stamp Challenge

Back in December we went to a film event in our town. I love our film series here – they pick films that will start a conversation.  The evening starts with a shared meal, the viewing of a film, followed … Continue reading

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Cleaning Makeup Off Your American Girl Doll

If you are the parent of a young girl you probably have some experience with American Girl Dolls.  Stella got her first American Girl Doll on her first birthday – she named her Big Baby.  Big Baby has been through … Continue reading

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Game Night – Start One Today

A couple of months ago we joined with two other families and started a once a month game night.  I think we all look forward to our monthly game night and wondering what games are we going to play.  Our … Continue reading

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