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Bonnie Blum-Fockler

Bonnie Blum-Fockler

Kittens and food - the best things in life!

write a letter to each child at christmas, put it in a special box ornament on the tree, and tell children about the year, and the special meaning they have in your lives as parents.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. My husband would love this for his birthday! beccashaw

Another view of my husband's birthday cake.

With a plan and a patient attitude, parents can use chores as a way to give children valuable life skills. Daily chores become stepping stones that span from the teenage years to the self-sufficiency of adulthood.

10 ways to encourage a teen- whether in your neighborhood, family, community or church

Teenage cell phone contract. I wish more people would do this...and follow it themselves! For YEARS down the road :) Keep for later!!! So important!

From Chores to Life Skills - Parenting Teens from Barb- @Barb at @AboutOne

Parenting Teens With Love And Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood, Updated and Expanded Edition/Foster Cline, Jim Fay

Great article on helping your children avoid drugs, obesity, alcohol, cigarettes, depression, inadequate grades, eating disorders, and teen pregnancies.

How to Be a Better Mom - from tots to teens, these are the best parenting tips on the web!

31 Days of Parenting Teens & Tweens

Getting To Calm - Excellent article with excerpts from an excellent book on parenting tweens and teens.

Healthy Red Potato and Dill Salad |( - basically, greek yogurt, grainy mustard, dijon mustard, chives and dill.

Ramon Noodle Broccoli Cole Slaw - Grilling Time (Side Dish) - Star of stage screen... Well, actually the star of Church Basement Pot Luck Dinner (cause it is FAST, EASY and DELICIOUS (and Cheap)) and works fantastic as a side dish for a BBQ/Grill session. Tastes best when done hours (or a day) in Advance

Chopped Caprese Salad | Fresh Summer Recipes | Fab Housewife

Grilled hotdogs from Applegate Farms - real ingredients and real meat. Nothing mysterious. Bye-bye mommy guilt!

Build your own burger bar toppings #laurens4thbash

Smashed Apple Cider BBQ Ribs| Great Ideas -pedro's birthday! amazeballs. we didn't even grill them but added the bbq sauce at the end. Used the big roaster.

Chips and dip parties rocked!!

Dipping Stations We're not talking about the usual cheese fondue option. Instead, during the cocktail hour, set up a table with several types of vinegar, bread, and cheese, for instance, and allow your guests to create their own appetizer. Not into vinegar? Try it with chips and dip or even salsas that vary in spiciness. Read more: New Wedding Food Ideas wedding.theknot.c...

Many sangria recipes. I'm most excited about the one pictured here- Melon Mint Sangria.

These all look good! Watermelon Sours in a Watermelon Keg, Summer Sangria, Blueberry Lavender Mojito, Pink Lemonade Margarita, Vootbeer, Watermelon Margarita, Tequila Sangria, Ginger Cranberry Cocktail

Fruity Summer Sangria Recipe - This just looks like Summer in a glass! Perfect for all the outdoor parties over Summer

Black Bean & Corn Pasta Salad. We added in grilled chicken. Makes tons and everyone wants the recipe!