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#9 Christmas Shopping Without Going Overboard

by Jolene Philo & Anne Fleck | Home Again

Anne and Jolene mentioned Grandma Dorothy’s Chex Mix early in the podcast. It is also known as That Fabulous Franklin Chex Mix in honor of the school where  Grandma Dorothy taught for decades and where she first sampled the recipe in the teacher’s lounge. Whatever you call it, the secret ingredient (bacon grease) has made it a delicious and decadant holiday treat for generations at our house.

Anne and Jolene talked about selecting toys that encourage creativity in kids and “grow” with them. This list features many of their favorites.

  • Legos
  • Lincoln Logs
  • Play-Doh
  • Costume and dress up boxes
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Miniature work bench & tools
  • Kids’ cooking supplies
  • Sewing box stocked with notions and fabric
  • Dolls
  • K’nex
  • Robotic kits
  • Books, books, and more books