Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I needed something sweet and indulgent this week.  I was one sad little Mom and these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins really filled a gap in my heart.  Don’t judge….chocolate can do that for some people.

For the first time in 21 years, I do not have a little shadow “helping” me in everything I do during the day.  My little baby girl began Kindergarten this week and it was a difficult moment when I had to drop her off on Monday morning.  With six children, I can barely remember a time when there weren’t little hands making a mess of every room I just cleaned, or little eyes filled with tears because it was nap time, or little ouchies to kiss at every fall and bump of the head.

This is a new season in my life and I feel a bit like a lost puppy trying to find its way home.
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Swig Sugar Cookie Bars

I have been a big blubbery, crying mess these past few weeks and this recipe for Swig Sugar Cookie Bars only reminds me of the source of my crazy emotions.

My oldest son is preparing to leave for two years to serve a mission for our church in San Diego, California.  He has been gone at college for the past year and is only home for a week before he leaves.  Every ounce of my motherly instinct wants to call a mommy foul on him for only being here a week, but how can I?  I am so proud of him and the choice he has made.  I just wish I had more than a week together before I don’t see him again for 2 years.  You understand, right?
Swig Sugar Cookie Bars

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How to Raise a Non Picky Eater

Out of my six kiddos, two of them have great tendencies towards being a picky eater.  If it wasn’t for my determination to raise children who would eat all types of food (no matter how it looked or smelled), my 18 year old son would only be eating his Frosted Mini Wheats if they were presented all frosting side up.  Seriously.  Every single one of them in the bowl had to show the sugary white side! Geez….

I have received a lot of questions as a food blogger over the past 7 1/2 years and at least once a day someone asks how I get my children to actually EAT the food that is on my blog.  I knew it was time to share my top secret recipe to raising children who will eat what is placed in front of them at dinner time.
How to Grow Non Picky Eaters

 

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