Monthly Archives May 2012

Reusing Dish Soap Bottles to Make Water Toys

I’ve been doing this for a few years, but this is the first time I’ve done it in the pool, simply because this is the first season we’ve had a pool! It worked well, and the kids were entertained for a l-o-n-g time. All it took was an empty and rinsed out dish soap bottle…
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How to Teach Your Little Ones Sign Language

If you are a parent of a baby or toddler (or currently pregnant), you probably have heard of “baby sign.” But what exactly is it, and why would you want to use sign language with your child? How? Where and when should you start? This is one of many posts I am writing this month…
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Cup o’ Pee

This kid is crazy town. So, last night I’m sitting on the bathroom floor playing with my phone. I’ve already bathed Haeden, but I’m entertaining myself while he plays with his toys in the tub. Out of the corner of my eye, I can see that he is standing up over in the corner. And…
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We can silence the sounds of Pertussis

This post in in honor of my close friend’s cousin Francesca Marie McNally, who died from Pertussis, a preventable illness, at 2 months old and was buried this week . Fanny McNally February 24, 2012- May 17, 2012 Francesca died of Whooping Cough or Pertussis, an illness that is preventable though a vaccine.  Pertussis is a contagious respiratory…
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Fingerprint Flower Counting

The other day my daughter brought home a cute project that she made at school. I was impressed with the way her teachers managed to incorporate art and math, and I decided to try the project at home with my other kids. Supplies you will need: White paper Yellow and green markers Ink pad
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Memorial Day

My Grandfather, Robert Lee Zimmerman, Germany 1944 Today, I hope we’ll all pause what we’re doing and join together in the National Moment of Remembrance (3:00pm local time) to honor those who died in service to our country. Have a wonderful Monday.
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Wasted Thoughts On Dissatisfaction With My Body

Welcome to the 4th story in our series, beYOUtiful Mom! Featured Writer: Beth Saavedra Since my wedding day (that oft cited standard of ideal female weight), I’ve gained over thirty pounds. I’ve also launched a professional career, borne four children, made an international move, gained reasonable fluency in a second language, and read enough books…
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Long Weekend Fun

This holiday weekend is hot, hot, hot! And for the first time in my life, I am living with no AC of any kind. I have lived with central air, I have lived with window units in just a couple of rooms, and I have lived with a unit in just one room, but I…
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