Archive for Author Christina Kamp

About the Author: Christina Kamp
For the past 20 years I have been providing childcare in my home and loving it!

(Instant Pot) Chicken Tortilla Soup

(Instant Pot) Chicken Tortilla Soup

Don’t you HATE when you are starving at the end of the day but have no inspiration for cooking? What if you could whip together the most delicious soup you’ve ever tasted in just a few minutes at the end of the day? I LOVE soup, so I’m a constantly looking for new ways to make it and this Chicken Tortilla Soup has rocked my world! I was able to adapt it to use my instant pot and I just tossed in a package of FROZEN SOLID chicken breasts and had a delicious meal in no time. » Read more

Ultimate List of Gifts for Infants

Ultimate Gifts Guide for Infants

What in the world do you buy for a baby? Gifts for infants are so hard to figure out. To be honest, I think the best gift for an infant is something that helps mom with baby. I love buying gifts for infants that make mom’s life a little bit easier. The child doesn’t realize or know they are receiving a gift, so why not bless momma?

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How to Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles with Kids

How to Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles with Kids

Have you ever made pickles and just didn’t like the way they turned out? I have and boy it’s disappointing. I hate a soggy pickle that doens’t have a yummy flavor. We have tons of cucumbers in the garden, so we’ve been making refrigerator dill pickles and they are awesome. I love them and the kids love them. Even my picky husband loves them. Making refrigerator dill pickles is a super fun, simple activity any age child can help with.

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25 Ways to Use Excess Tomatoes from the Garden

25 Ways to Use Excess Tomatoes from the Garden

There’s that certain time of the year when produce from your garden is drowning you from every side. What do you do with all the excess tomatoes your garden produces? You know in a few months, you’ll be longing for those delicious home-grown tomatoes again and they will be nowhere near.

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17 Basic Cooking Skills Everyone Should Know

17 Basic Cooking Skills Everyone Should Know

Do you wish you could cook nutritious, homemade meals for your family but you don’t have the basic cooking skills to begin? When I was younger, I really wanted to make wholesome meals for my family, but I just didn’t know how. Over the years, first I mastered tacos from browned ground beef, a packet of taco mix and some taco shells. 

For years that was our standby meal because it’s really all I knew how to make that was good. I made mac and cheese from a box and ramen noodles. That was what we could afford at the time. I also didn’t understand the importance of healthy, fresh, chemical free food.

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Keeping your Sanity with Routines in Home Daycare (With free printable schedule)

Keeping your Sanity with Routines in Home Daycare (With free printable schedule)

Working out daily routines in home daycare is one of the most important things you’ll do to make your days successful. Knowing what is coming next helps everyone’s day run more smoothly. Check out this super easy way to plan your schedule and even get a free printable version of what’s worked for me for 23 years of home daycare. There is nothing more important than a daily schedule for kids.

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Ultimate List of Gifts for Preschoolers

The Ultimate Gifts Guide for Preschoolers

Thinking of gifts for preschoolers can sometimes be tricky. It’s hard when you don’t have small children in your home to know what they would like and what is safe for them. I have been caring for preschool age children for 23 years and I have some great ideas to share with you to help you get something the child will love.

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How to Make Easy Sausage Balls (with real food)

How to Make Easy Sausage Balls (with real food)

Looking for something new to feed your family? These sausage balls are super easy, and are made with real food ingredients.

I wanted to add some new menu items to my childcare menu and I thought of the idea of a sausage ball recipe. People serve them as hors d’oeuvres at parties, but they are really just cheese and sausage biscuits. I knew they were incredibly easy to make, but they use Bisquick baking mix and I don’t use boxed foods like that.

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