Monthly Archives June 2012

Not a Volcano…

…but I’m not sure what to call it, either! I found another idea for a cool experiment, for lack of a better word, and decided on a super-hot afternoon to try it out. Unfortunately, this one did not catch Danny’s attention near as much as I thought it would – but Eric thought it was…
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Test Kitchen Tuesday: From Ground to Table

This year, I decided to hold no expectations from our little garden. Last year’s garden did not go well at all. So while I tried to learn from that experience and carry over the knowledge obtained to this year’s garden, I maintained that I was going to put the plants in the dirt, water them,…
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Camping with Toddlers- Tips & Tricks

Contributing Writer: Virginia Davidson We went twice to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan – one night at a time. They were mini – training nights for both kids and parents. Here are a few things I learned while camping with my little ones. This isn’t an all-inclusive list, but some things I will be…
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Monday: Baby on the Go: 3 Ways to Slim Down Your Diaper Bag

Today’s post is dedicated to moms (and dads) with kids in diapers. There are special considerations necessary for when you are on the go with your kids that are, let’s face it, expensive, bulky, and ABSOLUTELY necessary. So, to help alleviate some of the annoyance associated with getting everything together to take your little tike…
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The life of a military child

I grew up as a military brat.  My dad was in the Air Force, and during Desert Storm he was gone quite a bit.  After that, he frequently TDY’d for long periods of time.  He was in the EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal), you know – the guys who get rid of bombs.  I was used…
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Signing Saturday: Walk This Way, Sign This Way

A couple days ago, I posted about how I am taking part in a fitness challenge with some friends of mine, and so I have started taking the kids on long walks to get some cardio in. As we were walking recently and counting all the lizards we saw, my daughter asked me, “Mommy, what’s…
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Make Your Own Bouncy Balls

I don’t know about your house, but mine is filled with those small rubber bouncy balls. The Older collects them, and it seems like anytime we go to a restaurant with vending machine games, he gets a pocketful of them. I can’t stand him spending money on these things, so I’ve told him no more….
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Keeping It Cool

Holy-surface-of-the-sun! I had to get up bright and early to drop the three oldest kids off in three of the furthest corners of our universe and at 7:45 a.m. it was already 82 degrees out.  That *almost* made me grateful that I was stuck in the car.  By 9:00 a.m. I’d already logged 25 miles…
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Kid Friendly Grown Up Space

Our living room was getting a little out of hand with a mess of toys.  Mr. BBH and I needed a solution to reign in the clutter and figure it out before the new baby comes. (Granted, we have some time, but we wanted to reclaim the space). Cluttered kids toys
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Treat

“Can I have a chocolate, Mom?” “No, Bob. You’ve already had a treat today.” “This day just got sort of bad.” “Sorry.” “Hey, Mom? Why did the chicken cross the road?” “Why?” “To get to Bob’s bad day.”
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