Sarah Franzen

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Top 5 for August 16, 2013

Summer is quickly wrapping up.  It seems unreal that some children are already headed back to school, and our daughter will be one year old next week!  We’ve had a lot going on lately, but I wanted to check in quick and let you all know everything is going great.  Here are a few of …

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One Sauce to Rule Them All

One of my most popular posts is our family recipe for enchiladas.  This dish is a favorite at our house; but with a longer prep time it’s not always practical, and the 2 dozen enchiladas it yields are nearly impossible for one family to consume. If you don’t feel like eating enchiladas for 3 weeks …

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Tips for Traveling with an Infant: Packing

Just because you have children, doesn’t mean your traveling days are over.  It does require a bit more planning and packing, however. Try to keep it as simple as possible, but remember, there are a few things you really don’t want to be without. The Necessities – Easily Accessible These items you will most likely want packed …

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Tips for Traveling with an Infant: Pre-planning

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We did it! We successfully flew halfway across the country and back with a 7-month-old.  And we enjoyed ourselves during the process.  L did beautifully, and this trip gave us more confidence for traveling in the future. I had been dreading the thought of flying with an infant since before she was even born.  We’ve …

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Big Things for Spring

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February got away from me, and now here we are whittling down the last few hours of March.  In order to keep blogging and still spend as much time as possible with my family, I’m going to have to switch up my style.  I enjoy writing and, in case you haven’t noticed already, I’m a …

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Top 5 Picks for New Parents

Top 5 things I didn’t think we needed as new parents, but now I can’t live without As new parents it can be extremely overwhelming seeing the thousands of products available for you and your newborn baby.  It’s difficult to know what you will truly need, what is just a ploy, and what is going …

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Christmas, Christmas Time is Here

It’s that joyous, beautiful, festive time of year again! Ready or not, it’s already December. We had a lovely Thanksgiving with so many blessings to be thankful for this year; and now Christmas is less than one week away. It took me 6 days to get the tree put up and house decorated. Not because I …

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Autumn in New Jersey Complete with Angel Food Pumpkin Cake

It’s been beautiful here lately.  One of my favorite things about the East Coast is the seasons, especially autumn.  Western Nebraska has a beauty all of its own, but that doesn’t include many trees.  The few deciduous trees that do grow there generally have their leaves frozen off by early cold weather.  Friday was a perfect example …

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Presenting Our New Addition

  I’m sorry for the delay in posting, but it isn’t without great reason. Last week our beautiful little girl was born!  L was 8 pounds 1 ounce, 21.25 inches long.  As all of you know that have had the immense blessing of becoming parents, there really are no words to describe the love and …

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Do-it-Yourself Baby Mobile

There is only one week left till my due date, and our little bundle of joy could arrive any day now.  Most of the major things have been crossed off our to-do list; so to help pass the hours I turned my efforts to a fun project for the nursery, a crafty handmade mobile. I …

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