Monthly Archives January 2012

Bubble Wrap Valentine’s Day Craft

We have this big roll of bubble wrap here in our garage, and I’ve been trying to come up with a way to use it. I’ve heard great things about painting with bubble wrap, so I decided to try this today with The Younger. I cut some bubble wrap into a square and then set…
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Smacksy Sunday Links

Loving this. Via my friend Jen. Also loving this. Via our friend Jane. And then… Our phenomenal friend Ellie is fighting cancer. What started out as a group of girls putting together something silly to cheer her up, became a sweet story of timing and friendship across the miles. Go here to read the story,…
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Swim!

In an attempt to keep the kids active during the winter, we signed them up for parent-child swim lessons. We are very fortunate that the area we moved to has a wonderful recreational department, and we plan to fully take advantage of it! Swimming started last week, twice a week for forty minutes per session….
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Freebie Friday: Snowflake Gross Motor Learning

So this past week, I saw two similar activities that I really LOVED. The first one is from Roots of Simplicity. She created a great gross motor reading activity by writing words on snowflakes and taping them to the ground (check out her post for details). Then, Emma at Mummy Mummy Mum linked up a very…
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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Using Real Oranges

I do not like fruit. The only fruit I can tolerate (usually) are green apples, and even then it takes a lot of convincing for me to eat them. I asked on Facebook for advice about how to get more fruit in my diet, and a few people who responded advised me to try smoothies….
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That again!?

Bedtime was swiftly approaching, and Hobie’s diapers were still cycling through the dryer. After quite the week with serious school struggles between myself and a certain Ibis, and a Monday holiday and Tuesday spent mostly away from home, I was running a little behind on the laundry. So Hobie was running around in the nude…
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Thrifty Thursday – 29 Cent Hair Clips

As a mom of three girls, I go through lots of hair accessories. I was buying tons of hair clips at first, but when I saw how inexpensive and easy they were to make, I started making them myself. There are lots of great tutorials out there on making hair clips. This is not one…
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Plus One

“Mom? Did you know ninjas are my favorite things in the whole world?” “Are they?” “Well, actually you’re my favorite thing times infinity plus one, but I like ninjas second.”
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Keepin’ it real

It’s about to get really real, up in here. Growing up, I encountered many families with varying backgrounds and sizes, but I can only think of one or two that were blended or where the parents were divorced. So my experience with this blended family thing has mostly been trial and error. Lots of error….
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