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How to Make the Perfect Homemade popcorn

Looking for a delicious and inexpensive way to make your own popcorn?

The perfect homemade popcorn can be made easily in your very own home with this awesome popcorn maker.

This popcorn maker is found in every one of my husband’s relative’s homes, which is a testament to the love of homemade popcorn which runs in my husband’s family, as well as the knowledge that this machine makes the most awesome popcorn!

 

how to make perfect homemade popcorn

 

Whenever someone in my husband’s family gets married, they inevitably receive the Stir Crazy popcorn machine in their shower gifts. Read more

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Miracle Burn Treatment

Picture this:  I’m at the pool about to swim with my three big kids when my phone rings.

It’s my babysitter.

What got me was the panic in her voice.

 

Miracle Burn Treatment

 

My daughter had grabbed for her bottle when she spotted it warming in boiling hot water.
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Delicious n’ Moist Carrot Muffin Recipe

I was at my friend’s house when she served carrot muffins that my kids actually gobbled up!

They were so good!

I got the recipe from her and tried it out.

I was surprised at how easy they were to make!

 

Delicious carrot muffin recipe

 

It was about the third time I made them when I realized I was missing some ingredients midway through mixing the batter.

So I did what any good cook does at such a moment- and I improvised!

Amazingly enough the carrot muffins turned out even better than the original recipe.

As a bonus this recipe is actually healthier than the original! Read more

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Treating Molluscum: What Worked and What Didn’t

When I discovered my daughter had Molluscum, I knew I was in for a long haul.

Besides being unsightly, Molluscum can be really difficult to treat.  Molluscum are small wartlike pimples that usually grow in clusters.

My daughter was four when she first developed Molluscum on her right knee.

 

Treating Molluscum

 

My friend told me her pediatrician had told her to prick them with a pin and then squeeze them out.  She told me she traumatized her kids doing that but it worked.

I knew this wasn’t worth traumatizing my daughter over. Read more

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How to Avoid Getting an Epidural During Labor & Delivery

A friend who was pregnant with her first baby was discussing her birth plan and mentioned she wanted to avoid getting an epidural during the birth of her child.

 

 

avoiding an epidural

 

When I questioned how she would go about avoiding an epidural during labor, one thing became abundantly clear to me:  She didn’t have a plan.

I don’t mean a birth plan. Read more

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How Tubes Saved My Son From Hearing Loss

Unsure whether to follow your ENT’s advice to place tubes in your child’s ears?

It is always a scary decision to place your child under anesthesia, no matter the procedure.

I want to share my experience in the hopes it will help mothers feel more comfortable following the advice of their child’s ENT to have tubes inserted when recommended.

My son has had tubes inserted in his ears three times, and I have no regrets having them done.

 

myringotomy

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My son had his first ear infection at 3 months of age.  He had fluid in his ears sporadically since, and when he was 2 years old he had his first set of tubes placed.

In medical terminology, ear tube placement is called a Myringotomy.

Half a year later his tubes fell out, and then over the next few years he had fluid in his ears on and off, including several rounds of antibiotics to try and clear it. Read more

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