Can you Believe it: Credit card stolen at DINNER

Well, folks my husband just got back from a work trip to the Ukraine. He ate a nice dinner. Then he paid for dinner. He waited, waited, and waited for his Amex card to return. It didn't. That's right the waiter took it. I would have never thought about this possibility. It is a good thing my husband has a world wide blackberry and he called to turn off his card. We then went a step further and reported that his card was stolen to the credit bureaus just in case. He then bought the protection to ...

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Cooking with Connie: Apple-Cornbread Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  Stuffing Your Breasts will get Quite a Reaction! Now that I have your attention...let’s talk about boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  This meat is quite easy to prepare, as there is virtually no trimming or cleaning involved.  It is a lean cut and there are many, many ways to cook the breasts.  However, they can be pricey, especially when you are looking to cut down on your grocery bill. It is prudent to stock up when these treasures are on sale at the grocery store.  They freeze ...

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Rattlesnake Rules: A Book Review

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Madame Deals had the pleasure of reviewing Rattlesnake Rules by Conrad J. Storad. My son Mason loves creepy crawly creatures and he has a natural fascination with snakes. Just a couple of weeks ago he was able to hold his first garden snake at grandpa's house! Although I am glad that Mason is at ease with nature, I want him to be aware that not all creatures are safe. Rattlesnake Rules is a wonderful children's book describing the rules that rattlesnakes live by. It explains what they eat, how ...

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Fashion Friday: Reduce, reuse, RECYCLE

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can't see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato's closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast! We all know ...

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Just for the Joy of It: Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Is the song ringing through your head yet? My youngest son, Brennan, is 17 months old. He doesn't say many words yet. Brennan understands what we are saying but chooses to point and grunt instead of using words. Of course, Mason does a fair share of talking for Brennan too! This week, I picked up Brennan and he pointed to my hair and said "hair".  He then continued to point to my eyes, nose, ears mouth and teeth. Brennan named each body part as he pointed to it. Amazing! When he got to naming my ...

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Ask a Teacher

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Ask a Teacher What do I do my child looses everything? This is something we go through daily. I work in the evening from time to time so we hire a sitter or my husband is in charge. I always wake up in the morning early to try to assemble all of his backpack contents without much luck.  I thought this has got to change so I figured out a resolution. We picked one place for homework to be completed and a routine that everything goes back in the backpack. We place the backpack on the back of his ...

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Can Coupons have an impact on your life?

We hope that you understand the impact of making DOLLARS out of CHANGE. We try to impart ways to make changes that will make you DOLLARS. We believe it is not what you save but rather what you spend. Is it possible to spend only $5.00 a week on groceries to feed your family.?This woman does. Click HERE Is this my goal for my family? No, this isn't my goal because to me that isn't achievable based on what we eat. What is achievable is spending 50% less each week on the items I am already buying. ...

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Safety Tips for a Spook Free Halloween

Your Family Today: Health Safety Tips for a Spook-free Halloween By Gail Belsky for Your Family Today Ghosts and goblins, vampires and bats. Halloween is one scary night. For some kids and their families, however, the horror is all too real. According to government figures, Halloween is the most dangerous day of the year for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. Here’s why: Most car/pedestrian accidents happen between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. -- peak trick-or-treating hours, ...

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Rachel Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday

I usually cook a Rachel Ray's recipe but I had to take a break.  Why? Well, My friend posted her amazing soup recipe on Face book. I asked if I could share it with you. This is the best soup I have ever had using squash and it freezes well. ENJOY!!! Cathy's Fall Butternut Squash Soup 2 TBs EVOO 1/2 cup diced onion (all dices should be small, about 1/4 inch) 1/2 cup diced celery 1/2 cup diced carrot 1/2 cup diced apple 1/2 cup diced potato 1 cinnamon stick or a healthy dash of ground ...

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Tuesday's Tip

How to handle all those items. I mean the you have to buy 10 to get them for $10... or if you buy ten you get $5.00 off. Well I put a basket in my cart. If I think I am going to do the deal twice then I put one in my cart and one under my cart. This will help you keep your wits about you when getting the deals and keeping your children safe. ...

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