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Jul 24

July 24, 2015

Jul 23

July 23, 2015

Chicken Enchiladas

This is a super easy and delicious way to make Chicken Enchiladas!  They’re one of my husband’s favorites. Ingredients: 3 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup 3/4 Cup of Sour Cream 1 Can Green Chilies, diced 1/2 tsp. Salt 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, grated 1/2 Cup Green Onion, chopped 4 Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded 1 Can Olives, chopped Directions: Sauce: Mix soup, sour cream, and chilies together in a bowl. Filling:  Mix cheese, green onions, and chicken in a separate…

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Jul 22

July 22, 2015

Jul 21

July 21, 2015

Refurbished Welcome Mat

Repainted Welcome Mat

A few years ago I had the deck of my home rebuilt.  The old one was ancient and rickety and had to be replaced!  The new deck turned out beautifully and so of course, I just had to buy new chairs and planters and things to decorate it.   One of my favorite deck decorations was a welcome mat that had the word “home” on it.  It was painted with kind of a rustic look and I thought it was…

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Jul 20

July 20, 2015

Kicks!

Pretty Summer Feet!

There’s nothing like the feel of  fresh green grass, a cool babbling brook, or soft warm sand between your toes!  Going barefoot is one of the feel good treats of summer!!  A treat for your feet!!!  No more being imprisoned inside of hot, smelly shoes and socks, your ten little piggies are finally free to wiggle about in the warm summer sun! Now I know some people have feet issues.   I have a nephew who refuses to ever let his…

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Jul 16

July 16, 2015

Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwiches

This is a very simple meal to prepare and it’s delicious too!  Just throw the ingredients into the crock-pot at lunch time and it will be ready just in time for dinner! Ingredients: 4-6 Chicken Skinless Breasts 2/3 Cup of Ceasar Salad Dressing 3 Cups of Barbecue Sauce Directions: Mix the salad dressing and half of the barbecue sauce together in a plastic container with a lid. Place the chicken breasts in the container and make  sure they are well…

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Jul 14

July 14, 2015

Jul 10

July 10, 2015

Road Trip Games (Free Road Trip Bingo Printable)

Looking for ways to keep the kiddos busy in the car on your road trip this summer?  Here is a list of fun ways to occupy the kids (and the grownups) while you’re on vacation: Games to Play in the Car Road Trip Bingo – Print out cards of things you’ll see along the way.  Sign up for Love My Big Happy Family’s Newsletter and you will receive a free printable of the Road Trip Bingo game  pictured below.  It…

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Jul 10

July 10, 2015

When Should Babies Begin to Feed Themselves?

Most babies can begin learning to feed themselves by around 9 months old.  Their fine motor skills are developing and at this age they can begin to pick up small pieces of soft food between their forefinger and thumb.  They may start by using all of their fingers and grabbing a handful of food.  They often miss what they’re trying to pick up or drop it halfway to their mouths.  Don’t let that frustrate you.  As long as baby isn’t…

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Jul 9

July 9, 2015

Don’t Force Children to Eat!

 As a childcare provider for nearly a quarter of a century I’ve seen many parents who believe it’s a good idea to force their children to eat when they don’t want to.  One little boy’s mom gave him a big cup of milk every morning and made him drink it.  He didn’t like milk at all and I know that for a fact because I cleaned it up more than once when, after forcing it down, he spewed it back…

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Jul 4

July 4, 2015

Vacation Planning

Getting Ready to Go on Vacation?

Summertime is Road Trip Time!! Have you planned your family’s vacation yet?  What is your budget and how much will the trip cost?  What about your itinerary and your timeline?  Have you even begun to consider what you’ll need to take with you?  This guide is exactly what you need to make sure you have the perfect trip – Budget Worksheet, ItineraryPage, Packing List and much more!   “American Road Trip . . . Vacation Planner” contains all of the…

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Jul 3

July 3, 2015