Learn how to make chocolate chip cookies that are similar to the ones that you can buy at the mall. I made the Nestle Tollhouse version and few years ago. When I tasted them, they tasted bland as if something was missing. These cookies were exactly what I was looking for. For the recipe, visit us at Uplifting Families for the full recipe.
For Thanksgiving, we go to my husband’s parents house each year. I haven’t had to cook a turkey in a long time, which I kinda miss because my turkey always came out very moist and juicy. In fact, many years ago I would cook the turkey on the BBQ grill (charcoal). I loved cooking on the BBQ grill because that meant that I had more room in my oven for cooking the side dishes. However, you can still make my awesome turkey in the oven. For the recipe for a moist and juicy turkey learn…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments
Every entryway needs a little holiday cheer. But not every entryway has a lot ofspace for an full on Christmas tree. Which is where sticking some sticks in a vase can come in handy. Ok – this is a little more involved than just tossing some sticks in a vase. But to be honest, it’s not that much harder than it sounds! Before you start, you’re going to need a variety of “sticks” from the floral section of the craft store (all of mine other than the skinny gold ones…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on November 21, 2012 at 10:10pm — No Comments
So, we upgraded to a new bed months ago. However, our old king mattress still lives in our home, much to my chagrin. The kids protested getting rid of it. “Please mom, not yet!” It’s now become one of the kids’ favorite…Continue
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So yesterday I told you guys that I’ve become an abdominal exercise fiend: not because I actually enjoy doing these workouts, but because they’re totally necessary to getting rid of that spare tire that appears after the baby makes his way out of your belly. So I’ve taken some ideas from my barre dvds and turned them into their own little workout – for integrating with my living room circuit or after doing some cardio. Feel free to interchange the…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on November 21, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments
I never thought I would be one of them. Not that I ever judged them, because my younger sister was one. It just never occurred to me that it would be me. I had been so picky about finding “the one,” and at 37 I thought I did…until reality set in and I knew I hadn’t.
Being self-employed, I didn’t have health insurance. So I went to Planned Parenthood to get on the pill. The nurse asked, as they always do, when was the first day of my last menstrual cycle? I don’t know about you, but I…Continue
Family and friends were dying to know what my diet was to be able to lose all my baby weight within 6 months. First off, IT WAS NOT A DIET! It was a simple combination of yoga and most importantly, healthy eating habits that have always been part of my life before, during, and after my pregnancy. In our family, eating healthy is so habitual that it’s like brushing your teeth. People usually associate eating healthy with high priced organic items. Well, if you don’t know where to shop it…Continue
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Thanksgiving is almost here. And while we’re all giving thanks – and thinking about all of the awesome Black Friday sales to take advantage of after the turkey’s been eaten – there are people on the East Coast whose lives have been devastatedby Hurricane Sandy. These people are struggling to just get their lives back to some kind of normal – much less worrying about what presents they can get at a discount on Friday.
I got an email the other day…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on November 21, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments
Wonderful Wednesday - it is wonderful to take a chance and write an e-book.
Each Wonderful Wednesday throughout the month of November has been devoted to taking a chance and starting something new. The first Wednesday was about taking a chance and starting a business, last week was about taking a chance and starting a blog. Next week…Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on November 21, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments
My second pregnancy was a bit of a surprise as I wasn’t actively trying to conceive. I found out in February 2000, that I was pregnant and was due October 9th, 2000. When I was almost 20 weeks, I found out that I was having a little boy. I was excited and nervous at the same time. I had that feeling that I was having a boy since my cravings were totally different that my first pregnancy. Continue reading my birth story at: …Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments
My first pregnancy was a bit of a shock, since I was just 18 years old and just out of high school. I found out that I was pregnant in April of 1996. I was still living at home with my parents and wasn’t married to my boyfriend. I knew firsthand that my parents would be very disappointed with me but for the most part my mom was supportive. It was important that I tell them before they found out on their own, so I told my mom first. She said she had already suspected something but…Continue
I am starting to think of myself as slightly obsessed with my crock pot. Oh well. Myobsession is your gain, my friends! This is one of my go-to recipes, because wealways have the ingredients on hand and it’s super duper easy to make! You’re going to need a total of three things: your crock pot, some chicken and your fave bbq sauce. We go through a lot of the stuff at our house – and tend to buy in bulk.…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on November 20, 2012 at 7:21pm — No Comments
As I was driving home from work today, listening to one of my cd's, one of the songs, Place to Fall by Emphatic struck me. It reminded me of the one person in my life that is life itself.
What do you call a man who is more than a hero? The man who is everyday and extraordinary? How do you describe the man that is indescribable? Let me tell you a few things about this man and you tell me.
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Added by Donna Franklin on November 20, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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Today is Universal Children’s Day.
On December 13, 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be observed as a…Continue
Added by Vivian Kirkfield on November 20, 2012 at 6:48pm — No Comments
I feel like getting back into my “normal” jeans is a never ending task. Basically, I fit in them. But I fit differently in them. My tummy is getting flatter by the day (thanks to the much hated ab work I’ve been doing), but everything still feels like it’s in a different place than it was before I got pregnant. And I still feel that little pooch below my belly button. BUT: I do feel a lot better and – at least I can fit into my jeans again…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on November 20, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific raise politically aware children.
Each Terrific Tuesday throughout the month of November will be dedicated to discussions of elections past and present. Our first Terrific Tuesday of November urged everyone, no matter who their candidate of choice, to go vote, last week was about discussing election results respectfully. Next week, the last…Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on November 20, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments
With Thanksgiving Day just around the corner and both sets of grandparents coming into town, I feel the need to do some yoga breathing and compose a list of things I’m thankful for:
Added by Courtenay Harris Bond on November 20, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments
So life with a baby starts. And some time goes by. Suddenly, your (my) baby is two months old. And while you (I) said that there was no way that you’d become thatparent – the one that you can tell is a total MOM from a mile away – you find that…you were wrong. You are TOTALLY that mom. And here’s how to figure it out:
1. You realize that you’ve started referring to yourself as “mommy” all the time. Like – even when…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on November 20, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments