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Movie Madness: Best Actors & Best Actresses


It’s March Madness…which means it’s time for another long-awaited version of Movie Madness! Movie Madness is all about determining YOUR favorite movies, actors, etc.

Pea Salad


First things first: It’s Easter week, so here is my entire Easter Recipe Archive if you’d like to start planning your weekend cooking.

Community Question: CollegePlus?


Community Question is a category inspired by you. Here and there readers write in with questions that are better served by the varied, experiential knowledge of those who read and contribute in the comments.

The Insomniac’s Guide to Homeschooling at Night


My daughter Meredith is a night owl. It isn’t a new development; she was the child we had to lock IN her room at night once she learned to walk and turn a doorknob.

Weekend Pot Giveaway!


Today, because it’s Friday, because Easter is next weekend, and because I love ya, I’m giving away 3 Le Creuset 7 1/4 quart dutch ovens in this gorgeous “Cassis” color.

If Charlie Had a Wife


If Charlie had a wife, this is what she’d wake up to every morning. (Whether you’d envy her or pity her is the best indication of how much you appreciate Basset Hounds.)     All I know is, whoever this imaginary wife is, she’d have to be okay with morning breath.

How to Fail Standardized Tests and Still Be Smart


I received an 880 on my SAT in the Spring of my Senior year. I did not take any prep courses, didn’t even know they were available, and I can’t remember any of my friends taking them either.

The Building: An Update


We’ve been making progress upstairs, in the space opposite the office. A lot of the progress has been behind-the-scenes/under-the radar: We got all the ducts for the heating and air put in on that side, the elevator has been going in (in order for this space to be able to be used by the public at a later date, an elevator was necessary), the electric has been roughed in, as well as other less-visible but necessary repairs/installations.

Zucchini Noodles


If you’ve never tried zucchini noodles, take note: They’re delicious! A light alternative to pasta, and while I add a simple tomato/garlic sauce here, you can pretty much do any sauce you’d normally put on pasta.

Charlie Plays Ball + Dick’s Giveaway!


As I was happy to announce over on Confessions this morning, Charlie has a new book out today! It’s all about the sports our family likes to play, and all the fun Charlie has participating in the fun (and sometimes mayhem) of family activities.

Charlie Plays Ball!


Yesterday was National Puppy Day! But it’s perfectly acceptable to post photos of Basset Hound puppies the day after National Puppy Day since they are notoriously slow.

7 Time-management Secrets Every Homeschooling Mom Should Know


She looked relaxed on her handmade quilt casually tossed on the grass. Leaning back on her elbows, she smiled as she watched her kids play hide-and-seek using the jungle gym as base.

A Beautiful Weekend to Burn


Marlboro Man burned over the weekend.       It’s that time of year. In case you are wondering what would compel a rancher to set the world on fire, here is a post Marlboro Man wrote a couple of years ago.

How Parent Entrepreneurs Give Kids Freedom to Take Risks


By Heather Sanders My friend Jessica is a third-generation inventor. Over the past fourteen years of our friendship, we occasionally have talked about what it was like for her growing up as the daughter of an inventor.

Crazy Coffee


A couple of weeks ago, I was working on my new cookbook. My friend Andy was helping me prep food and get things organized, and to charge me up for what was about to become an epic day of cooking, he made me a concoction he referred to as “Bulletproof Coffee.” He’d seen it on Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel or one of those late night shows, and he knew I’d be interested in trying it since coffee is my life.

Community Question: Respecting “School” Hours


Community Question is a category inspired by you. Here and there readers write in with questions that are better served by the varied, experiential knowledge of those who read and contribute in the comments.

Chicken Broccolini with Mustard Cream Sauce


(Note from PW: I have partnered with Land O’ Lakes for this post.) Oh, boy…is this ever good! I’ve made breaded chicken breasts stuffed with all sorts of delicious ingredients throughout the course of my 46.2 years on this earth: mushrooms, ham, cheese, spinach, and other various things.

Wednesday FitBit Giveaway!


I posted about my walking experiences on Confessions this morning: In a nutshell, I started walking regularly last May, and almost a year in, I feel so much better about my life and my bottom.

Motivation


First of all, I can’t handle John Burroughs: “I am in love with this world. I have nestled lovingly in it.

The Perks of Knowing Yours and Your Kids’ Personality Types


By Heather Sanders I believe I was in 7th- or 8th-grade when my Dad (I call him Daddy) brought home personality assessment tests for us to take based on the four temperaments.


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