Authors Posts by Susan Rodenbur

Susan Rodenbur

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It’s All About The Pumpkin

The Pumpkin
As the season of Fall approaches, it seems like the pumpkin goes hand in hand with this time of year, along with the holidays of Thanksgiving and Halloween. We look forward to cooler weather, warmer clothes, Fall getaways,  and that oh so delicious pumpkin latte or warm bowl of homemade oatmeal.  It seems like just about everywhere you look,...

RV Travel Tips For Beginners

 RV travel is great for families. With all the hectic schedules everyone tries to keep these days, it makes sense to slow down a bit and catch your breath. Not only will you get to unplug and reconnect with your family, but RV vacations also give you the flexibility and freedom to come and go as you please. Now that...

Family Road Trip : San Francisco to Santa Barbara California

family road trip from San Francisco to Santa Barbara California
Ah, the family road trip. I have taken my fair share of plenty a family road trip, and I have to admit that although I didn’t always appreciate them at the time; they indeed hold an honorable place among my greatest childhood memories.My brother and I were always relegated to the back seat where we often drew an imaginary...

Tips For Visiting The Grand Canyon With Kids

Visiting the Grand Canyon with kids can be an amazing family vacation with enough options to make everyone happy. I remember traveling to different places as a kid that I thought were annoying and boring (yes, I thought the Grand Canyon was boring). However, when I look back at my experiences today, I feel blessed to have been given...

Top Slow Cookers 2016

best slow cookers
Slow Cookers have come a long ways since I got one as a wedding gift nearly 25 years ago, and they are as popular as they have ever been. Check out this delicious recipe for crock pot chicken soup or these no-peel applesauce recipes.Slow cookers are now available as programmable or just go the manual route if that suits you...

Best Waffle Makers of 2016

best waffle makers
Some of the features that first come to my mind when I think about what makes a waffle maker great are: is it easy to clean? Is there a light that lets me know when they are ready? Does it have adjustable temperature controls?There is something special about waffles. Maybe because they were a special treat for me when...

10 Terrific Thanksgiving Books For Kids

Ah, the holidays are here! Every year they seem to sneak up on me just as I am grieving the end of Summer, feeling grateful for the beauty of Fall, and trying to adjust to daylight savings time.It seems that Thanksgiving has become sort of the holiday that you have to get past so you can move on to...

The Mommy Wars: Let’s Just Stop!

Mommy Wars
Mommy Wars is a term that was initially used to describe the differing views on working moms and stay-at-home moms. In 1986, Leslie Morgan Steiner published a book titled, Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families. The book gained popularity, and so did the term Mommy Wars.I was a stay-at-home mom and...

Raising Free-Range Kids Using Common Sense

raising free-range kids
While talking about raising free-range kids, my mind wanders to thinking about free-range chickens and other animals. I suddenly get this funny image of chickens, cows, and children roaming freely across the range, through the pastures, and neighborhoods.Why does the term free-range connote such reckless abandonment. It is not like we send our children out the door with no...

10 Excellent Board Books For Kids Under 3

best board books for kids under 3
Ten excellent board books for kids under 3 are entertaining, fun to read, and educational. The following board books are continually being replaced or requested by parents, teachers, and children. Reading is an excellent way to increase your child’s vocabulary.  For more tips on how to help your child learn everyday.It is always interesting to discover which books the kids...