Monthly Archives December 2010

A Bad Case of Stripes

I hate getting dressed.  It’s no secret. I am just not good at it.  Some people effortlessly drift into their closets and assemble outfits that suit both their bodies and the occasion.  I can do neither. My still post-partum, over 40 body has stumped me.  It can’t seem to decide what it wants to be. …
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NMZ

Photo “Mom? Do you remember that bad dream I had last night about the monsters who were eating me?” “I remember.” “I’m afraid of monsters and I need you to fall me asleep tonight.” “I will but you know there are no real monsters, right?” “But there are in my dreams.” “While you’re dreaming can…
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About the Kids

NOAH Favourite Things: music, puzzles, books Favourite Toys: drum, pots and pans, tambourines Favourite Foods: cheese sandwich, blueberries, strawberries, eggs Favourite Music Circle Songs: I’m a Little Teapot, BINGO, Old MacDonald, Shoo Fly Common Utterances: “No”, “Water”, “Music”, “Where my drum?” AIDAS Favourite Things: all vehicles and motorized things (including lawn mowers, leaf blowers and…
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A week’s worth of homeschool lunches…

Even homeschool moms have lunch ruts! It’s easy to fall back on staples like peanut butter and jelly, chicken nuggets or mac and cheese. But one of the often unforeseen benefits of homeschooling can be that you can ensure your kids eat nutritious meals and snacks (and that what you pack isn’t being peer-pressured into…
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ROHHAD sucks

As with most mothers of a child with Cancer I should be stressed and worried about this and it coming back. If you sit and think of one of the worst things that could happen to your baby it would be that they would be diagnosed with Cancer that randomly selects who it wants to…
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And time just moves forward.

As New Year’s approaches, it’s always a little hard for me.  Another year.  Another year without Cora.  Another year further from holding her, touching her, whispering gently to her.  Another year further away. Sometimes I wish I knew the exact date of my death.  Morbid? Maybe.  I don’t long to die.  I have way too…
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Babykicks 3g Review

Babykicks has released a newer and improved version of their Bumboo Pocket diaper, now called the 3g.  This diaper shares most of the features with the Bumboo (front stuffing pocket, bamboo fleece lining, fleece gussets, multi-colored coordinating snaps) but has an improved sizing and comes in colors as well.  The insert is still hemp, but…
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Worth Every Penny

Photo Bob made his second annual trip to the 99 Cent Store to do his Christmas shopping. The results were spectacular. With careful consideration, he managed to find an item that was somehow perfect for each recipient on his list… For Jeff: A pair of aviator sunglasses “Just like the ones he has but with…
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Aftermath

Merry Day-After-Christmas, everyone! I need to figure out how Mrs. Claus gets to hang back at the North Pole while Santa does all the running around. Then again, the truth of the matter is that SHE is probably the one that maintains the naughty/nice list, orders and addresses the cards, manages the elf schedule, packs…
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