Monthly Archives: June 2014

Rhubarb Citrus Jam Recipe

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The best part about summer is all the fabulous edible loot. Once June hits I find myself scrambling in my kitchen trying to can up as much food for the winter as absolutely possible. I feel like Frederick the mouse trying to make summer last well beyond the high temperatures and the green grass lazy […]

Brewer Dairy Queen donation to bring smiles to Lafayette Family Cancer Center

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You know what is free? Kindness. This is the most profoundly simple yet easy to miss lesson that I have learned while caring for my son who has a bleeding disorder. I see kindness everywhere around him. The doctors and nurses who keep him smiling and happy despite his fears remind me of this lesson […]

5 Unavoidable certainties of summertime with kids

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I remember summer vacations as long stretches of time that rolled out in front of me into forever. The lazy days stacked up as my skin changed colors and my adventures petered out into afternoon snoozes in the shade. But now I’m a mom and summertime means that my kids get to experience this annual […]

Mom bloggers lash out in hot debate after recent school shooting

Housewife Plus is a humor mom/lit parenting blog. There is rarely anything more diabolically polarizing than poop stories or funny complaints about my crazy toddlers posted here. This morning my internal Mom world was rocked when I read an article on Scary Mommy authored by a clearly angry and passionate Mom Blogger and teacher on the topic […]

20 Rules for camping with a baby

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We have one of those giant family-sized LL Bean camping tents. Unpacking it and getting the poles into the right pockets in order to set the thing up is about as frustrating as putting up Christmas lights. But once the tent is assembled we have an instant camping adventure right there in the backyard. This […]

10 Sneaky ways moms find solitude

I have a confession: I sometimes create ridiculous distractions to safely occupy my children long enough to buy me 10 measly minutes alone. I suspect that all moms – from June Cleaver to Peggy Bundy – are guilty of this too. If you are like me then you have also likely attempted one of these […]