Monthly Archives January 2012

Pepperoni Pizza Crescents

If your kids are picky eaters, raise your hand. Yup, that’s me with both hands up. If I had a third hand, that would be up too, since I have three picky eaters. If you have been a reader for any length of time, you already know that. So, when I find something that they…
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Date Night

Last Friday, date night coincided with Hayden’s tennis tournament.  By the time he was done, we decided it’d be easier to just take him with us to dinner and a movie. Hayden was super-stoked about this stroke of good fortune until he realized something. Crashing your parents’ date night means you actually have to be…
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Valentine Heart Craft for Kids

I wanted to get a jump on Valentines Day, because lately I seem to be surprised when holidays roll around. This year, I’m hoping to do handmade valentines for The Older’s classmates, and I thought about what would be easy and fun for him. This seemed like an easy Valentine’s Day craft for preschoolers and…
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Why Sign Language Can Work for You and Your Infant & Toddler

Today I am so excited to bring you this guest post from Kristy Davies, MS CCC-SLP. Kristy is a fellow speech language pathologist and is going to share some information on using sing language with babies and toddlers, specifically using American Sign Language to sign with them, something she and I are both very passionate…
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Smacksy Sunday Links

Bob and his Darth Vader luggage A whole site of bicycle chic. How to make Nutella “ice cream.” Yes, please. And a puppy being greeted by a herd of cows. Happy Sunday.
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Turkey Noodle Soup

Home made soup is the perfect dinner for a day like today! Last week, I roasted one of the turkeys that I got on sale after Thanksgiving. The turkey has provided us with meals for a week, and it only cost $13. Today, I had just enough turkey left for this soup, and I had…
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Why I Do What I Do

I have taken on a lot of volunteer work lately, so much that my husband says that I am a “Professional Volunteer.” He’s probably right. I get a lot of slack for my meetings, phone calls, emails and such that go along with this, but the truth is, I enjoy it. I have posted a…
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Royal Icing Makes Kids Cookie Decorating Easy

Over the holidays, I made some festive-shaped gingerbread cookies. Noah and I decorated them together on Christmas Eve day. This is definitely an activity you should undertake with your child. It is so fun, it’s guaranteed to bring out the kid in you! Years ago, I made and decorated cookies to give to colleagues at…
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To try again, or not to try again?

As I always do after a loss, I’ve been questioning whether or not I want to risk going through another miscarriage. A good friend and I were talking about it last night, and I think I’ve decided. I probably will risk it again. Chris really wants a living (biological) child, and it wouldn’t be very…
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Thrifty Thursday – Saving on Housekeeping Using Pinterest

Are you on Pinterest yet? I won’t go through a lengthy explanation of what it is or how it works, since most people have at least heard of it. Basically, it’s like a virtual bulletin board where you can “pin” cool ideas you find around the web. These ideas can then be shared with followers and users…
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