I’m generally at war with myself when it comes to eating right—especially in the winter. Salads are a great option because they fill me up without loading me down with carbs and sugar. I typically think of salads as a summer meal option, but when you add in warm goodness to your salad, it can…

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A silver anniversary is a beautiful milestone. Celebrating 25 years of marriage is rare these days, and when a couple makes it to this milestone, it’s fun to have a unique gift to commemorate the occasion. Recently my aunt and uncle celebrated their 25th and I put together a gift for them that my grandmother…

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One way my mother-in-law balances out the work of hosting large crowds for Thanksgiving is having an appetizer contest. She offers a prize and lets her guests bring appetizer entries to share. While she’s finishing up the last minute meal preparations, her guests are sampling and voting on their favorite appetizer. It’s brilliant really! This…

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My kids and I have been struggling to find a way to successfully plan our week of Challenge work and accomplish all of our plans. We’ve tried basic planners, online planners, and everything in between. I finally decided that they needed not only to figure out how to plan their schedule, but also develop a…

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