Monthly Archives December 2011

New Year’s Cookies

I had originally planned to make some Christmas cookies with the girls, but we had so many goodies and sweets given to us by family and friends that the last thing we needed were more cookies.  So the plans changed, and we decided to make cookies to celebrate the New Year. Supplies you will need: Ingredients to make your favorite sugar…
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The Potty Watch: My New Favorite Item

I’ll be honest, I was not looking forward to potty training. I mean, honestly changing diapers was FINE with me…but I knew we needed to do it eventually. Last summer (2010) while in Hawaii, E was showing interest in the potty (at 21 months), so we bought her a potty when we got home and…
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Why I killed Santa Claus

http://www.needzo.com/ This year, I got asked a few times, ‘Do your kids still believe in Santa?’ and received quite a few shocked looks to my answer. ‘They never believed.’  What? Why are you stealing the magic of Christmas? What about the wonder and joy of the season? What do you have against Santa? I’m quite…
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Thrifty Thursday – After Christmas Sales

Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you know me, you know I love a deal.  I try to rarely purchase items unless they are on sale.  When can you find some of the biggest sales of the year? Well, if you are shopping for Christmas merchandise, then the best time to do it is after…
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We have news!

Pregnancy number 5 has begun! Once again, I’ll do a Q&A style blog again. If there’s anything I’ve left out that you want to know, feel free to ask. When did you find out? We found out a week ago today. How far along are you? 6 weeks 1 day today When are you due?…
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A Man, A Plan

photo “Hey, Mama? I’m making a plan for 2012.” “What’s your plan?” “I’m going to learn to do back flips in the water at swim class.” “Good one.” “And I want to have lots of play-dates and do gymnastics.” “Cool.” “I also think we need to go on lots of vacations.” “I like the way…
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Make Your Own Laundry Detergent!

I know, I know… Most of my posts involve children’s activities, but once in a while I will slip in some totally random posts, because that’s how I roll. And you can actually use the following as a learning activity!! Think Measuring, mixing, following directions…. Make Your Own Laundry Detergent Yup, you read that correctly….
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Sprinkle some Love – Popcorn Kernel Review

Good afternoon! Today I’m coming to you with an awesome review on something that I use more than once a week! You should definitely check it out when you can! Yes! Kernel Season’s, Popcorn Seasoning! I eat my popcorn at least once a week. One day, while I was tweeting with Kernel Season’s, they were…
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Single Mommyhood……

eing a parent is hard, but being a single parent is twice as hard. Not having those extra pair of eyes and hands to help help with everyday things. No one to turn to and say, “I’ve had enough today, you take over for a while.” No one to vent to anytime you just need…
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Handmade Salt Dough Ornaments

We made our first batch of salt dough ornaments this week. It was a real trial and error event, but it was fun nonetheless. The kids had a blast, and they never noticed mommy’s gritted teeth or silent cursing. The dough was easy to make: 4 cups flour 1 cup salt 1-1/2 cups warm water….
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