Author: Melanie

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Explaining Death to Children

Explaining Death to Children Explaining death to children is difficult. No one will tell you it’s easy, but there are things you can do to make the conversation less painful. Disclaimer — I am...

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Instant Pot Pinto Beans

Instant Pot Pinto Beans I always thought pinto beans took FOREVER to cook…until I started making Instant Pot pinto beans. And my dad’s recipe makes these the ultimate Instant Pot pinto beans. I never...

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Hearty Cowboy Soup

Hearty Cowboy Soup On those cold winter days or on days when you just need some good comfort food, this hearty cowboy soup will hit the spot. My grandmother used to make this hearty...

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Best Toys Without Batteries

Best Toys Without Batteries I’m always on the lookout for the best toys without batteries needed as gifts for the kids in my life. There are never enough batteries to go around in a...

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Best Learning Toys for Toddlers

Best Learning Toys for Toddlers The best learning toys for toddlers are fun, teach new skills, and encourage play. The very best toys incorporate all three in one toy.   Best Toddler Toys Puzzles...

15 Gifts for Homeschool Moms

15 Gifts for Homeschool Moms If you’re shopping for gifts for homeschool moms in your life, look no further. This gift guide is sure to have something perfect for the home educating queen in...

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

 Bacon Cheeseburger Soup There are two things my family absolutely loves…bacon and cheeseburgers! This deliciously hearty and creamy bacon cheeseburger soup is a perfect marriage of two of my family’s favorites. Not one person...