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Apple Pie School Project

Apple Pie School Project

Introduction Another apple pie, except this one we did for two reasons.  It’s one of the lessons for the kid’s home life course and we’re visiting a friend tomorrow and figured it would be good to bring them a pie.  We followed the same recipe as our “Award Winning Apple Pie” this time. I did the coring, peeling and slicing of the apples.  Ariana did most of the other work, from gathering the ingredients to mixing everything together to assembling…

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Pizza for a School Project

Pizza for a School Project

Introduction This post is a school project in making pizza for the kids.  The assignment was to do some comparison shopping on items from various local grocery stores.  My kids regularly shop with me and know that not only do I look for good prices, but also take into account time and gas required to shop.  I’ve explained to them that it doesn’t make much sense to spend more in gas to drive to another store to save a few…

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Passing it on to the Next Generation

Passing it on to the Next Generation

One of my fondest memories of my childhood was a weekend at my Grandfather’s when I was 7 years old.  My grandfather started off in electronics around the same time that electronics was just getting started.  He spent a lot of time buying and reselling electronic components.  He would buy entire racks of equipment and then break it down into it’s components and resell it.  He had a huge building behind his house that was stacked full of incredible early…

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Girl Stuff in the Outdoors

Girl Stuff in the Outdoors

A lot of fathers my have difficulty in getting their little girls to do things that traditionally boys do.  This can lead to not being able to relate to their daughter and possibly their daughter feeling left out of all the fun stuff the boys get to do. Girls are more prone to do the outdoors things if they have things that are girly to do them with.  I bought our daughter her own pink tackle box, and let her…

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Shopping with Kids

Shopping with Kids

Since we have a few kids, I normally have one or two with me when I go shopping.  I’ve always felt it’s important for kids to learn how to behave themselves out in public, and going shopping is a good way to do that.  I use other kids as examples to my children as to how not to behave.  I must be doing something right as I have had multiple store employees and other customers in various stores compliment me…

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Kids Eating

Kids Eating

We’ve had a few other parents comment on our kids eating habits, all of it good, and much of it inquisitive. Our kids aren’t picky eaters, and are well-rounded in the types of food that they’ll eat. I wasn’t a picky eater growing up, but my wife was, and I’ve since expanded the variety of foods that she’ll eat. We think the reason our kids aren’t picky now is how we started off feeding them as babies. We never bought…

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Yummy Whoopie Pie

Yummy Whoopie Pie

I grew up calling these things “gobs.”  Apparently out here in Lancaster, they’re  a Whoopie Pie (Recipe here).  Regardless of their name, they’re yummy.  If you’ve never heard of such a thing, it’s a rich chocolate cake like cookie with  creamy filling.  My mother used to make them when we were kids.  They’re very popular around here at farmer’s markets. Collin eating Whoopie Pie at 10 Months My wife still gets on me every time she watches this about me…

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