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Rugrat Reads: Sky Color

I found another great book for the rugrats in our lives, or, as some people call them, 3-6 year olds. Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds is my next new favorite that will be added to the old favorites. It’s...Read More
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  • Do Your DIY Family Photos Suck?

    As the mother of three sons, ages thirteen, four, and one, I’m well aware of how quickly time flies. Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into years and then, before you know it, you have a teenager standing in front of you with a report card...

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  • Felicitations for December: Sex in Cars & Other Thoughts on Christmas

    I love Christmas. I love presents. I love the whole month. Also, my birthday is in December, so that’s an added bonus. My husband starts to panic around mid-November and for good reason. After I spent a couple years with him as “the per...

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    ThisIsNotMyHat

    Rugrat Reads: This Is Not My Hat

    My friend’s daughter just turned three. We throw a birthday party for her every year at our house, and it’s a wonderful tradition. Every year I give her books, since reading and being read to are some of my favorite...Read More
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  • Prepping For Re-Entry

    In every space movie I’ve ever seen, the most dangerous part of the trip is always re-entry. Hurtling back to Earth at high speed, searing heat and vibration threatening to break the ship apart. Gasps of relief when the heroes make it...

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  • Irish Coffee, Perfect Ponchos, And A Change of Life

    I’m going through a change of life. Not THE change of life, but I’m definitely in the throes of a major life change. With the last of our four children leaving for college next year, the obvious change is that we won’t need all this s...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka? Young Readers: Dr. Suess

    Young Readers: Dr. Seuss

    I love reading Dr. Seuss to my 3 year-old and it's one of the few time that she'll actually stay still for a bit to listen. I started collecting Dr. Seuss books before the little hummingbird was born and enjoy...Read More
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  • RECIPE: Low Carb Coconut Bars

    These are f*cking awesome if you love coconut. The best thing ever about these bars is that they’re LOW CARB! Perfect for my low carb diet. I think they might even be gluten free. These make 6 bars and can be stored in the refrigerator or...

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  • 15 Great Alternatives to Halloween Candy

    The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping, and we have flipped our calendars to October. That means that Halloween is right around the corner! I have never been big fan of Halloween, but, as a parent, it is hard to escape. I ce...

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    Young Readers

    I took my 3 year-old to the library recently and while she loved playing "let's see how many books I can take off the shelves so I can keep my mom on her toes," I spotted a few books that...Read More
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  • Dry Shampoo For Light And Dark Hair

    I feel like a rock star if I’m able to find time to get a shower every day—but that doesn’t always mean I have time to wash my hair. So for the past few years, I’ve been spending anywhere between 15-40 dollars on dry shampoo. I’...

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  • Keeping The “Happy” in Happy Birthday

    As my dear readers know, I had a birthday this week.  Normally I love my birthday because it’s an excuse to eat cookie cake without people passing judgment on me (or at least if they do, they keep it to themselves). When I was a kid I an...

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    Toddler Bedtime Reads

    Bedtime, my favorite part of the day. Nothing is cuter than watching your child sleep soundly instead of causing chaos throughout the house. Here are some of my daughter's favorite bedtime books over the past 3 years. Consider these books...Read More
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  • Mother Guilt, Part 1: Why do I feel so guilty all the time?

    I started writing a little blog about guilt, Mother Guilt, in particular. It was to be a quick couple of paragraphs about something we probably all feel every now and then. But the quick couple of paragraphs took on a life of their own and ...

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  • Better Luck Next Time

    And this is why we don’t let toddlers film music videos while jumping on the bed. Well, one of the reasons. ...

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    Toddler Books

    At my house we all got hit with colds this past week. I’m blaming the Easter Bunny. Every year he hops to our houses and gives us all kinds of treats, but do we really know where his hands have...Read More
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  • Etsy Finds: “Functional Art”

    I love functional art and I have to say, it doesn’t get much better than these: Wash your hands, brush your teeth, flush the toilet, make your bed, and pick up your clothes. Life skills that kids tend to lack! This is brilliant! I am...

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  • Rollin’ With The Irish

    As mentioned in a previous post, I am in a gourmet club. This quarter’s theme: Irish Food. My assignment: appetizers. Hmmmmm…….....

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