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Butternut Squash Soup

This is a thick, rich soup with tons of flavor. This recipe for butternut squash soup is simple, easy, and full of flavor. A great soup recipe to add to your fall recipe collection. An instant hit at my house! What you will need: Extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, … Read more

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How to: 5 Ways to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

How to: 5 Ways to Roast Pumpkin Seeds. The pumpkin carving ritual wouldn´t be complete without the smells and crunching of roasted pumpkin seeds. Here is a quick how to:  How to: 5 Ways to Roast Pumpkin Seeds. Seed the Pumpkin: scrape the pulp and seeds out of your pumpkin in a bowl. Clean the … Read more

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My sons first day of school / kindergarten

To begin with, let me briefly explain our current situation. Originally from Germany, our son was born and lived abroad in 2 other countries while having to move around for my husband’s PhD work. Not having family around or knowing anyone, little alone going through culture shock endlessly, we kept our son close. By that, … Read more

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Soccer Birthday Cake

Is your child a big soccer fan? Are you looking for some ideas on how to decorate a soccer cake? Here is my spin on a soccer birthday cake I prepared for my son´s 2nd birthday. Here is what you will need for my spin on the Eric Carle Birthday Cake: Batter: 5 eggs 1 … Read more

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Sand Timer and it´s versatility

  From helping to discipline with homework to extending the time of a child brushing their teeth, and more, a sand timer can be very useful and versatile. As our son gets older, we get more serious with teaching him how to brush his teeth without parental assistance, Lately, we started using a sand timer. … Read more

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My Experience with Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Although coconut oil has gained controversy over the years, it is actually one of the healthiest fats in the world for you. Coconut oil is made from pressing the mature fruits of coconut palm trees. It’s very popular in the tropical parts of the world,like the Philippines. Organic virgin coconut oil is more popular as … Read more

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How to choose the right baby carrier

 Choosing the proper carrier for your baby is not easy and you should consider some facts before spending your money. Certain carriers can cause stress to your infant’s spine. While infant carriers offer you convenience, make sure to research into what might be in the best interest of the child’s health when choosing a carrier. After … Read more

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Get into a good brushing routine with your Toddler!

We all have been there, your little one will fuss before brushing his teeth, but don´t take a no for an answer. Brush his teeth twice a day. In the morning, I usually brush my teeth with my son. My husband brushes his teeth, with him, before bedtime. I sit my son on the counter … Read more

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Facts about Germs and Health

When my son was younger, I definitely spent too much time chasing him with a washcloth!  In order to always be prepared, I would carry an extra pack of travel wipes in my diaperbag. I thought my home and especially kitchen needed to be excessively clean! Now, I think I went a little bit overboard:) … Read more

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Motherly Instinct

“maternal instinct is an inborn tendency to want to protect and nurture one’s offspring”  Elyse Rubenstein In our society the instinctive qualities of a mother are often overlooked or thought of as excessive worry or paranoia. How many times have I gone to the doctor with my son, knowing that something was wrong even though … Read more

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