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Robyn Tippins

BLW Tips – Baby Led Weaning On The Go

March 28, 2014

We are doing BLW for the first time, despite the fact that is child #5. In the past, BLW just wasn’t for us, because it seemed weird and time consuming and messy and just a hassle, when compared to ebf until 12 months. Until this little one, solids were really not a desire of any […]

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Get Rid of Cradle Cap With Stuff You Have on Hand Now!

March 27, 2014

First, let’s address what it is. Cradle Cap, or infantile seborrheic dermatitis, is a buildup of dead skin. The baby’s skin just makes new skin faster than it can slough it off, so it builds up. Not all babies deal with it, but all of my five did. This method is immediate, and complete, but […]

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Preparing to Be Self Sufficient

November 17, 2012

I’ve been touched by the outpouring of support and help given to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. I’ve also been playing the what if game. What if I lost power for three weeks or more? What if I had to rely on the food in my pantry? What if I had to figure out how […]

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Fruit Storage: How to Wash and Store Fruit to Make It Last Longer

June 28, 2012

We eat alot of fruit (how to get your kids to eat fruit) and over the years I’ve tried quite a few methods to make it last longer.  Since fruit is expensive (how to save money on fruit) and it typically spoils so quickly, I wanted to share my method for washing and storing fruit. […]

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I Lost 15 lbs on the HCG Diet – Some Tips

June 19, 2012

Over the past few years, due to 4 pregnancies, a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet choices, I had gained some weight that I wanted to lose.  I wasn’t obese, but I was carrying 25 lbs more than I wanted to and my BMI was in the overweight range.  I did some research and read lots […]

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Kids Printable Chore Chart

June 16, 2012

I’ve tried so many chore charts over the years, and none seemed to fit the bill exactly.  I wanted to be able to print a new one out each week, because chores change as my kids change.  I wanted the kids to be able to mark off their completed chores and I wanted to be […]

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List of Kids Chores By Age

June 16, 2012

2-3 Year Olds Pick up toys Make their own beds Feed pets (with reminders) Sort laundry Dust 4-5 Year Olds Light food prep with help Put away groceries Unload dishwasher with help Set table 6-11 Year Olds Unload dishwasher Fold laundry Put away laundry Vacuum Mop Take out trash Chopping vegetables Stirring stove-top food with […]

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Greek Yogurt and Homemade Granola with Stevia

June 6, 2012

Say hello to your new favorite snack! I eat one or two of these every day, and they are both easy to make and actually good for you to overindulge in! I recently lost 15 pound (10 of fat, 4 of water, 1 of muscle) by following a very strict diet.  It’s made me think […]

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4 Healthy Breakfast Foods You Should Eat Everyday

March 22, 2012

Occasionally I allow guest bloggers to share their knowledge with my readers.  These posts do not necessarily reflect the opinion of this blog.  However, I take pains to make sure that only informative content appears on this blog.  As always, I appreciate your feedback.  If you are interested in submitting a guest post, let me know via […]

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The World is Fat, and Getting Fatter

March 15, 2012

Lots of shocking statistics in the below infographic, but I think the one that stood out the most to me is that more than 70 percent of people are eating fast food at least once per week.  This, combined with the fact that so many people are working more than 40 hours per week (via […]

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