Monthly Archives September 2011

Earning and Saving

With Eric getting bigger – I still marvel every day as he throws on his backpack and climbs onto the school bus – he’s discovered that things cost money. Tricky business, that, as he no longer gets to pipe up saying “I want that!” and have it magically become his! A lot of things he…
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Ramblings of a former NICU mom

It’s amazing how some experiences just seem to stick with you forever. I was thinking about my new niece who will be born later this year, and that got me to thinking about Coral, who was born ten weeks prematurely. It’s like this emotional force you never truly escape; some days you don’t feel it…
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The View

photo “Mom? Is that downtown Los Angeles out the window?” “Yep.” “I can sort of see the Taj Mahal from here.” “That would be pretty hard to do, pal. The Taj Mahal is in India.” “But, Mom? I’m a Jedi, remember?”
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Change the World Wednesday

Change The World Wednesday is hosted by Reduce Footprints, an awesome blog that I came across through the Green Blog Hop and jumped right into the challenge. I plan to participate every week and hope to inspire and spread the word so that others can participate as well. If you participate, just leave a comment…
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Under the Sea Literature

I found a lot of books with an under the sea or ocean theme that I was able to tie into other activities. I love it when I am able to do this, because it really gets Jonah excited about a book and a theme. Here are the “Under the Sea” books that we enjoyed!…
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Adventures in the Book Fair

The whole of our PTSO board is new this year, which has led to some interesting situations.  We have enthusiasm, a love of our children, and an interest in their education.  I’m the Parliamentarian and became, by interest and default, Book Fair Chair. The book fair chair sounds like a large over stuffed lounger with…
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Pillow Soft Dinner Rolls/Bread

I’ve made this recipe twice now, once a few weeks ago and again tonight. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite bread recipes. Ingredients: 4.5 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 cups warm milk (I heat this on the stove and warm until it’s hot to the touch, but not uncomfortably hot) 1/2 cup warm…
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Blooming Bath Giveaway!

Hey mommies and mommies-to-be!  Would you like a chance to win a comfy and cute Blooming Bath for your baby?  Keep reading to find out how. The Blooming Bath is a new and super-cool baby bath tub.  It is made of plush soft material that cushions your baby. Its unique design allows the flower to…
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Irrational Mommy Fears…..Part II

I’ve talked about irrational Mommy fears here before, but now I have a whole new set of irrational fears now that Lex is in full-time school. When I drop him off he has to walk all by himself to his line outside his classroom door. That’s when I stand there and wait until he walks…
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Smacksy Sunday Links

She is wonderful. If you’re a Gleek, you will love this. And Candy Somoza reading her beautiful essay A Mother’s Apprentice from Listen To Your Mother LA. Happy Sunday.
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