Monthly Archives: April 2010


I have always loved the concept of keeping a Gratitude Journal. Reflecting on the things that we are thankful for help keep our outlook on life positive. It’s human nature to dwell on the things that annoy, frustrate, disappoint, or … Continue reading

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Suffer for fashion? Never!

I hit a gold mine at the Gymboree clearance rack, picking up three pairs of kiddie jeans for the price of one. We had Baby Champuru try them on in the store and she seemed pleased with her new look, … Continue reading

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Left-handedness runs in my husband’s family. He is left-handed, as is his mother and youngest sister. We suspected that Baby Champuru might be left-handed as early as 10 months old. At 16 months old when she became fairly proficient at … Continue reading

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Speedy Chili with a twist

Ingredients: 2 T. butter or margarine (I use unsalted butter.) 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. ground turkey (or ground beef) 1-2 T chili powder (I use 1-1/2 T for moderate spiciness) ┬╝ t cayenne pepper … Continue reading

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Got eggs?

It seems that I’m always hankering for something sweet recently. I dream of M&M McFlurries, then┬áposted a lament on Twitter when I found out that each cup of tasty goodness is packed with a whopping 620 calories. I can’t walk … Continue reading

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