Oma’s Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

Chocolate Raspberry Jam Sandwich Cookie

Raspberry jam is sandwiched between two chocolate wafers and covered in a sweet glaze. It gives these cookies a rich layered taste that gets tons of compliments every time I put a plate out! I’ve never been willing to hand out our secret family recipe before but now I think it’s time to share!

Bee Mine Valentines Day Craft for Kids in 5 easy steps!

This “Bee Mine” Valentine is great to hand out in place of a card or to do as a craft for a class Valentines Day party. Best of all it uses simple, inexpensive supplies and can be done in 5 easy steps.

5 Lunch Box ideas (that are not sandwiches)

As a parent of a couple of picky eaters I’m always struggling to find lunch box ideas that will actually get eaten. These are some options I have discovered that work well for kids who don’t like sandwiches.

My PTSD Infused Marriage: Taking the First Step Toward Healing

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Cutting people out of your life is easy, it’s keeping them in your life that’s hard. With PTSD it’s harder still. PTSD is a disease that we live with and it’s a struggle every day. Coming to the realization that I can only help him heal if I work on myself first might sound obvious but it hasn’t been easy. Finding support for myself has helped my marriage more than anything else we have undertaken.

12 Free Family Night Activities

Money is tight since I quit teaching so we’ve had to come up with free outings for our family. Looking for ways to cut back and reconnect with the family? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Epic Cheese Dip

So it’s Bulldog’s birthday this week and we are having a few friends over to celebrate! For snacks I am making one of his favourites, a wickedly flavourful cheese dip in a bread bowl. It’s a hit every time I put it out and a special request at family gatherings as well. It pairs great with wings and is an excellent option for Super Bowl parties and potlucks.

The Spill-Over Effect: 5 ways shift work and family dinnertime can come together.

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In the early days we hoped Bulldog would be able to pop in for a family supper if he was out on patrol, or I’d give the kids a big afternoon snack and push back serving dinner if his shift ended close to meal time. Then reality hit. More often than not he’d be on his way and have to respond to a situation, or be 5 minutes before the end of his shift and get a call, only to show up for supper 2 hours later than we’d expected.