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Passing Resilience to Our Children

“Resilience is about getting up, finding a new path, and moving forward to ultimately achieve your goals and dreams.”

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First Came Love, Marriage & Then a Transplant

“My husband was about to sacrifice his life and it was all for me. That is the kind of love that every girl dreams of, but just not quite like this.”

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15 Hilarious Tweets That Capture the Truth about Holidays with the Kids

There’s nothing like kids to make your Christmas even more magical––and hilarious.

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Who Would Spend Thousands on a Pet?

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Me, for one. And quite a few other people I know. None of us is wealthy, but still we have laid out what some would consider extreme – even obscene – amounts on our pets.
First, let…

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CDC Issues Massive Recall: Seriously, Stop Eating Romaine Lettuce

Before you fix yourself up a nice Caesar salad, think again.

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Recall Alert: Nearly 100,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled for E. Coli

Another day, another ground beef recall—at least, that’s how it seems lately, doesn’t it?

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A Second Uterus Transplant Baby Has Been Born in the US & It’s Incredible

The possibilities from this successful birth are huge.

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This Dad Went to Disney World & Came Home With a Life-Saving Souvenir

This dad’s trip to the Magic Kingdom was truly as magical as a fairytale.

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Celebs Surprise Fans With #TargetHolidayHelpers Gifts

Some lucky fans are getting the gift of their dreams from their favorite celebrity.

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5 Baby Milestones That Will Totally Change Your Life as a Parent

As new parents we live for the developmental milestones of our babies. Smiling at six weeks, starting solids at six months, potty training… and on and on. Our excitement even starts while baby is still in the womb: “Look honey,…

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It’s Soup Season! Make Some Iowa “Chilly” Soup Tonight

Iowa “Chilly” Soup is a traditional family recipe in my home. My Grandma made this for us growing up when the weather would turn cold, and my great-grandma would make it for her. What I love about this recipe is…

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My Tricks for Sneaking Iron-Rich Food into Your Kids’ Diet

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Didn’t it used to be that kids got enough iron (not to mention other vitamins) in their diet? What are we doing wrong today that so many kids (and adults) are anemic or nearly so? The…

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What I Lovingly Mourn as I Watch My 4-Year-Old Grow

Four years and four hours ago your daddy and I welcomed you into this world. After a scheduled inducement where you broke my water the morning of anyway, we headed to the hospital bright and early for a day full…

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Study Finds Vitamin That May Prevent Birth Defects & Miscarriages

Scientists in Australia have found that adding this supplement to your diet may help prevent birth defects and miscarriages — but experts warn to wait and see.

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How Good Came From Something Really Awful.

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Today is the day I took my youngest son to the hospital for follow up blood and urine tests, as well as a visit with the kidney specialist.
I hadn’t realized how stressed I’ve been about…

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3 Things You Should Never Say to New Parents

In an essay originally published on Red Tricycle’s Spoke Contributor Network, hear one dad’s take on what you should and should not say to new parents.

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Slow Cooker Lentil Sausage Soup

A must try this winter? This one step hearty soup that’s high in fiber, gluten-free and a guaranteed crowd pleaser from the food blog, Homemade Food Junkie.

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Easy Crockpot Taco Soup

If your kids love tacos, they’ll love this taco soup, especially when you set up a condiment stand at the end where they help themselves to shredded cheese, tortilla chips or guacamole. Let’s get started.
Ingredients:
1  can pinto beans…

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Easy and Healthy Turkey Chili

This satisfying turkey chili is easy for parents to prepare and healthy for the whole family. Get the kids involved by having them garnish the chili with cheese, sour cream or sliced avocado. Serve this chili with a simple tossed…

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Crock Pot Mexican Corn and Bean Soup

Getting kids to eat their veggies can be extremely frustrating, especially for parents who put a great deal of effort into cooking meals that their children won’t touch. This soup is an easy way to inspire the kiddos to love…

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Red Beans and Rice

Give your next summer dinner a little Cajun flair with this yummy recipe for Red Beans and Rice. You can make big batches of this dish for a BBQ and let everyone spice it up to their liking. It keeps…

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Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne

Chili: it’s easy, it’s delicious, and you can make it in your crock pot! The longer you let this meaty-mixture stew the better it gets, so don’t be afraid to leave your crock pot running on a low setting–the chili…

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Kids’ Recipe: Super Yummy Slow-Cooker Chili

Hunting for new kid-approved, easy recipes that the whole family can enjoy? This hearty chili is truly a snap to prepare. After browning the beef and stirring in the spices to give them a slightly toasted flavor, you simply toss…

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