How to Make Chocolate Cake from Scratch

choc cake mommy manual#23 c flour                                          1 Tbsp vanilla
2 c sugar                                         2 Tbsp vinegar
5 Tbsp cocoa (1/3 c)                       2/3 c oil
1 tsp salt                                         2 c water
2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease pans (2- 8″ round or 1- 13″ x 9″)

Measure dry ingredients into bowl. Pour vanilla, vinegar, oil and water into dry mix. Mix until smooth batter forms. I use a whisk.

Bake at 350F for 34 – 40 min. until fork inserted comes out clean. Cool completely. Remove from pans.

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Positive Parenting Tip: Delegation

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Positive Parenting Tip: Why?

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How to Stop Christmas

“Do you know why Santa is always jolly?” my husband said to me last year as we were driving together to purchase our Christmas tree.christmas_tips_on_parenting

“No, why?” I replied on queue like the well-trained straight man of umpteen years of marriage.

“Because he knows where all the bad girls live,” he said. I laughed.

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How to Organize Your Kid’s Schedules

This tip from Claire Keeling has made a tremendous difference in my family’s routine! Think about it… I make a “to do” list daily and I’m sure that most moms do too, otherwise they wouldn’t offer so many diffferent TO DO lists in all different styles at Target! But we unconsciously expect our young kids to keep track of their “to do” lists in their heads or, put the expectation on ourselves to keep track FOR them!

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Positive Parenting Tip: Rise and Shine!

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Positive Parenting Tip: Short and Sweet

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Positive Parenting Tip: Add Some Fun

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How to Manage Your Money

Tips on Purchasing Life Insurance
Provided By: (Scott S Niekamp CLU), Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

life_insuranceIn terms of personal pleasures, buying life insurance doesn’t usually fall in the same category as buying a new car or a new wardrobe. However, despite its lack of glamour and prestige, the decision to buy life insurance can be infinitely more important to a family and its future financial security.

Before you begin your search for a life insurance policy, it is important to give some thoughtful consideration to your financial goals. For most individuals, it’s hard to imagine how life would be without them in it. But this is the first step in determining what financial resources you need to leave your family so they can maintain the lifestyle you would want for them in case you die. [Read more…]

Positive Parenting Tip: Freeze Tag

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