Monthly Archives February 2012

Little things

It’s amazing the little things that can set off grief. I guess I’ve always known that this was the case – I guess I just forgot. Nevertheless, it always catches me by surprise. The most recent was watching Father of the Bride. The scene where Nina (mom) learns of Annie’s (daughter) engagement. In this scene,…
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Freebie Friday! Daddy, Daddy, Who Do You See? {Printable Book}

This month, my daughter’s preschool is doing a Family theme. She goes to a Montessori school, and this is their alternative to celebrating Valentines Day. I personally think this is awesome, since my husband and I refer to Valentines Day as Hallmark Day. Ha. For children, it is a fun holiday where you get candy,…
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"Chocolate-Covered Strawberry" Oatmeal Pancakes

Valentine’s Day occurred in our house a few days late because of our vacation to Arizona. It crossed my mind to pack everything up and take it with us to create a fun day for the kids, but we decided to pack very lightly, and all of our pink, red, and heart shaped items were…
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5 Reasons to Workout

Source There are many reasons to workout but here are my five favorite: Stress release – Exercise helps relieve tension, giving you a natural high through increasing endorphins. Focusing on a situation will only make you more stressed, so instead consider working out. More energy – It is true that, when you exercise, it gives…
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Advice

No, it’s not parenting advice I’ll be doling out today, so settle down.   In that category, I am sinking fast.   It appears that I am completely ill equipped to handle children above the age of 5.   I’ve had several epiphanies this week about my own surly childhood behavior and my mother’s fantastic…
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Reusing Valentine’s Flowers

Who doesn’t love getting roses on Valentine’s day? I just love getting flowers, but I am sad that they never seem to last very long. Some of my roses had started to wilt and fall off the petals. Hubby challenged me to come up with a kids activity using the rose petals. Like I need…
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Artist and Designer

I am an artist! There are days I wake up in the morning, down on myself and this thought perks me up. This quality lay dormant in me until, at 22 years of age, a friend told me “Yes, you can.” Up until then, art was a mystical thing that, to my mind, one was…
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Chicken Bruschetta Skillet

Running out of time and ideas for dinner?  Here is a quick and tasty meal for the family, made with ingredients from the pantry.  Ten minutes of prep time and fifteen minutes of cook time, and you will have a healthy dinner for five on the table. Chicken Bruschetta Skillet  (Recipe adapted from Hunts.com) Ingredients…
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Motivation Monday: Self Love

Source Self love is essential.  After having dealt with postpartum depression, I know how important loving yourself is to succesfully acheiving goals.  After the birth of both of my boys, I was miserable. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my baby.  I was more self loathing than anything.  I had let myself go and I…
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