Monthly Archives April 2012

The "Pleasures" of Being a Mom

As a new mom, I do a lot of thinking about my own mother and how she raised me. I ALSO do a lot of thinking about what kind of kid I was growing up and speculate on how my daughter may turn out. Then, of course, I think of all those things I did…
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Killer Imperfection

At least once a week, I read a couple of fantasy blogs where mothers sort their kids’ Legos by color and re-pour the extra paint in their garages into smaller cans decorated with hand-made, personally designed labels, and I swear – SWEAR- that I’m going to pull myself together and get my life more organized….
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Carrots For Breakfast!

Before you think I am a really healthy person, I should clarify it’s Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze for breakfast! Have I mentioned before that I HEART Pancakes!  Pancakes can be whatever you want them to be:breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, appetizer, dessert, cute, hearty, light……
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Little Leila Jane

On March 30th (her due date), at 10:27am, a wonderful, sweet little girl named Leila entered the world and joined our family. She weighed 7.13 pounds and measured 20 inches long. Her big brothers, Noah and Jacob, were excited to meet her, as was her big sister Emily. My mother and father (her Oma and…
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Smacksy Sunday Links

Into the belly of the whale. If you didn’t get to see this floating around the internet this week, you really must. I love tiny house stories. And this is a delightful bit of ennui. Happy Sunday.
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Day 4: Real Simple, Real Cute!

Real Simple Real Diapers for Babies – Health benefits, cloth diapers in hospitals, or cloth diapers in day cares. Photo Credits: Nicki’s Diapers For Cloth Diapers in Day Cares… We have not tried, but last week I send emails and left messages with a few in my area and haven’t received any response from any…
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Day 3: Real Simple, Real Cheap

Today is all about how your baby can be stylish, eco-friendly, and dry without breaking the bank. Whether you choose to use disposables or cloth (we do buy disposables for night time), it’s always a goal to save some money while doing it. I live in a very low income area, and when I go…
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School blues

Haven had her school pictures taken.  She is just getting so grown up.  I can’t believe she’s 8 years old.  It’s amazing and crazy at the same time.  She loves these hair flowers she gets from her Uncle Kevin in Hawaii.  She has one for every outfit in most colors. Maybe some moms out there…
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Cloth Diapers: Real Simple, Real Risks

So day 2 is all about Waste Reduction (Environmental benefits & Elimination Communication)! Waste reduction is just a plus for most families. A good portion of families who use cloth diapers chose it for cost purposes, not for environmental benefits. But we should really look at that aspect when considering using Cloth. And, for those…
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Recipe: Chicken Stir Fry

Do you struggle with ideas for dinner?  Well, this is a simple yet satisfying recipe that your whole family will enjoy.  It is also so very versatile, so you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. This is also one of those meals that has several steps but isn’t hard at all. Because of…
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