Monthly Archives March 2012

But, Mom!

photo “Bob, you need to include Liam when you guys are playing.” “But he was mean to Clementine.” “You need to be patient with him, Babe. He’s just a little guy.” “But, Mom!” “You have a choice. You can either include him, or we can leave the park and go home.” “Mom, I really don’t…
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Ava was discharged

Ava finally got discharged yesterday. We learned what Red Man Syndrome is and that was interesting. It took a few tries to wean dextrose while on feeds, but she finally managed to maintain blood sugar levels. Got her GJ tube switched out. She’s lost about 4 pounds so her tube size is now 1.5 instead…
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Fun in the Sun

Dear Mother Nature, You are killing it with this weather!  85 degrees!!  In March?  What’s the catch? On second hand, don’t tell me.  I’m enjoying this heat wave way too much. ********************************************** Believe it or not, my kids are not as impressed by this ridiculously awesome weather as I am.  Who cares about an actual,…
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Recipe: 3 Minute Single Brownie

If you love chocolate and you want to make a quick treat then this is the perfect recipe for you. When I was a low carb dieter I loved to make warm brownies that contained cocoa powder, splenda, powdered milk, and water.  And I would top them with cool whip because they were kind of…
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Food Fun Friday – Marshmallow Sugar Pops

My mom got me a subscription to Food Network Magazine which is really funny if you know me. While I like cooking and food, I have little time to do anything elaborate and even less time to watch the Food Network. But I have gotten some nifty inspiration from Food Network Magazine. You may remember…
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Friday Five: The Changes of Springtime

Waaaah. Our awesomely sunny week of 80+ degree temperatures has come to a dreary end.  It is gray and rainy and cooler…but still humid??  Basically it’s all of my least favorite weather combined into one icky day! 1) This Wednesday we drove out to visit my mom again.  My dad was substitute teaching so we…
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The other Cora

There’s another angel Cora that is special to me. Her name is Cora McCormick. Cora died at 5 days old due to an undetected congenital heart defect.  Sadly, a very simple test could have detected it and saved Cora’s life.  It’s called a pulse oximetry test (the little white plastic thing put on the tip…
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Dirt is Good for Kids

I have to admit, I still cringe a little when I let the kids into the dirt. Our society is obsessed with cleanliness; and, like most of us, I have been shaped (at least to some degree) by the paranoia surrounding the issue of germs. When I started running a home daycare a few years…
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Homemade granola bars

I’ve been on a bit of a rampage lately trying to straighten out our eating habits. It seems like I can’t get away from the horror stories online about preservatives, processed foods, the dangers of soy, and genetically modified grains. I’ve always been great about making desserts from scratch (my waistline bears testament to that)…
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The Man In the Moon

photo Bob had a sleep over last night with Grandma Jan and Pops. At 3:08am our phone rang. “Daddy? Hi.” “What’s up, Buddy?” “I just wanted to talk to you.” “Are you okay?”
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