Saturday, March 31, 2012

Are We There Yet?

Despite how much you love you kids, there is only a certain amount of whining a mother can take.  Under normal circumstances, you can leave the room or distract them with another task to keep the whining to a minimum.  However, when you are trapped inside a car for 8 hours, there is no escape!  We will be going on vacation in a few days and I have been desperately trying to think of new ways to keep the girls occupied.  I have the normal books, crayons and paper, DVD's, Music, and even a few car games.   But even that is not enough to keep their attention for an entire 8 hours (without traffic).   So ladies, I'm counting on you and all your creative brilliance to help me out.  What do you do to keep your kids busy on those extremely long car rides?  How do you avoid hearing, "Are we there yet?" repeatedly?    Grab a Latte, Put Up Your Feet, and Join the Discussion!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Disneynature’s CHIMPANZEE

Check out the newly released music video “Rise” from the McClain Sisters for Disneynature’s CHIMPANZEE is now available on YouTube.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nutritious Chick-fil-A Kid’s Meals (plus giveaway!)

Lace up your sneakers because the new Nutritious Chick-fil-A Kid’s Meals are going to help fuel active family fun! Spring is here and what better way to promote an active lifestyle, and enjoy the great outdoors than with some old school games for your family to enjoy. The Old School Fun blog app is now available with classic old school games for the family and a fun throwback quiz! 

WHY You will love the Old School Fun Blog App!
  • Fun Activities! Spin the wheel to get an endless amount of Old School Fun and games for the entire family!  You’re just a spin away from creating awesome family memories!
  • The Old School Fun Quiz! Are you a disco-dynamo or the bomb dot com? Take the throwback quiz to reminisce about the pop culture icons of your era!
  • Get Social! Tweet @chickfila with the #OldSchoolFun hashtag! 
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Giveaway ends April 6 at 10:00 pm est.  
Contest open to residence of the US only.  The winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be randomly selected.  Prizes will be awarded by PartnersHub.  Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for prizes not mailed out.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Recipe Corner: Chili Dog Casserole

I know this recipe lacks a certain appeal, but it is something that I can get the entire family to eat. If you have a family of picky eaters, this recipe may make them happy. Enjoy! And don’t forget to contact me if you are interested in having your blog and your yummy recipe featured in a Fabulous Food Friday Post. Whether you bake it, sauté it, or just microwave it, send it in! Share your yummy food and you may find yourself with new visitors. Please email me directly if you are interested. ( )


• 8 hot dog buns
• 8 hot dogs
• 1 (15 ounce) can chili
• 1/4 cup chopped onion
• 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
• 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Tear up the hot dog buns and arrange the pieces in the bottom of the dish evenly. Slice the hot dogs into bite size pieces and layer the pieces over the buns.
3. Pour the chili over the hot dogs, sprinkle with the chopped onion, then spread some mustard over the chili and the onion. Top off with the cheese.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kids Giving Back

One of the hardest concepts to understand as a child is that the world doesn't revolve around you.  My friends and I decided that the best way to teach our children this very important fact of life is through community service acts.  Our eight children get together monthly and work on a project that will help others in our community.  Each month, one of the kids comes up with an idea and the other seven help make the idea become a reality.  

For our first month, we collected can goods and delivered cooked meals to the local food bank.  The following month, we created and decorated cookie mixes in a jar.  We sold them to help raise money for a local boy fighting cancer.  This month we will be making bracelets at a local store and donating them the children at our county's hospital.   Next month, when the weather is a little less wet, we will be on our plastic gloves and cleaning up our community. 

Although, these services may not seem like much, they are a huge deal to those we reach and I am so proud of our kids and how they are learning to think of others besides themselves.
  Do you have any ideas for children's community service projects?  Grab a latte,  put up your feet, and join the discussion!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Kidorable Easter Egg Hunt Giveaway

Do you need last minute gifts for your Easter baskets? Would you like them for free just for talking about it with your friends?   Please share the joy of Kidorable’s Easter Egg Hunt Giveaway.

From March 26 through April 9, Kidorable will be giving lucky winners FREE products every weekday.  All your readers need to do is fan us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and share the excitement with their friends.

To enter, just post a comment on our Facebook page or retweet each Giveaway.  Winners will be randomly drawn every weekday at noon CST.  The first contest will be announced Monday, March 26.

We’ll kick off the event with a coupon everyone can use throughout the contest—You can get a free Kidorable umbrella when you make a minimum $20 purchase on  Just tell them to enter coupon code EASTER22 at checkout.  Please remember to add the free umbrella to your cart first. (not valid with other promotions)