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Crockpot Conundrums: Ratchet Chicken, Veggies & Rice Soup ‘Recipe’

Ratchet Chicken, Veggies & Rice ‘Recipe’
You Will Need:
Sick children who won’t actually eat anything
Desperation Topped with Helplessness
Chicken base
A coffee maker
A rice maker
A crockpot
13oz Canned Chicken
Freezer burnt veggies (I chose corn and peas.)
Rice – quick rice or regular (I had regular jasmine rice on hand.)
Butter
Water
Spices (Garlic/Onion/Salt/Pepper/Tears)
Ritz Crackers Or Stale Bread
2-4 hours
All of your patience

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A Long Winded Twin Mom Personal Q&A

People are drawn to us like bugs to a light during the dead heat of summer. We get peppered with questions and, at first, it’s really off putting but I get that people like to hear the stories, chew the fat and such. Some do it for reasons of kinship and some for just the… Continue reading A Long Winded Twin Mom Personal Q&A

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It’s Okay to Let Go of Manipulators

Most of us have those people in our lives that, at one point or another, we have to let go of having a relationship with. This is not done to fit an echo chamber standard, mind you, but rather for self-preservation. This happens regardless of how close they are to us or how much we love… Continue reading It’s Okay to Let Go of Manipulators

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Be an Entrepreneur, Not a Shill

As a stay at home mom, I don’t miss the 9 to 5 style of work. But earning a paycheck is marvelous because ‘just‘ taking care of the kids doesn’t bring the same 21st century rewards as being an active greenback contributor to the household. I am pretty certain this is a similar motivation many domestic engineers, male or… Continue reading Be an Entrepreneur, Not a Shill

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Diaper Wipes vs. Reusable Wash Cloths

While other parents adore disposable baby wipes, I am just happy we have good ole wash cloths. And I say that without pretense — I’m not advocating for saving the world one shit-rag at a time or whatever. If you’re a mom like me than you’re at least not alone out there, I guess is… Continue reading Diaper Wipes vs. Reusable Wash Cloths

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Thoughts on Raising Poultry & Fowl For People Who Enjoy Self Torment

  I just went off on a tangent about what incubator I wanted for eggs. Yes, I know this has nothing to do with anything – I haven’t had chickens since we had the girls — but since my whole life is one big non sequitur it actually makes total sense I’d use this moment… Continue reading Thoughts on Raising Poultry & Fowl For People Who Enjoy Self Torment

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I Loathe This Stage

  If the hard days with twins have taught me anything it’s that I can teach even a moderately hostile captive audience, but not mad miniature dictators. My kids have trended towards the latter this last week. I’ve lived through the massacre of one too many food items and once valued household objects; dealt with the vast majority of all the… Continue reading I Loathe This Stage