Monthly Archives August 2012

Hiding Vegtables in Sauce

I’m always looking for ways to increase veggies into The Olders diet. Because of his sensory issues it’s hard, and before tonight the only vegetable he’d eat were canned peas. Nothing else. Ever. I knew he would, however, eat the heck out of pizza, so I figured rather than fight it, I’d just add to…
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He Brought This Home

Bob sailed through the first day of kindergarten. School was “so fun,” his teachers “super nice.” I was just fine and held it together quite nicely until I read the sheet he brought home. I was cool and then I got to the “apple of your eye” line and I fell apart just a little….
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Is There Something Wrong With My Child?

I think every mom at some point has asked herself “is there something wrong with my child?” It may be as an infant when the child is crying and you cannot console them – “Is there something wrong with her? Why won’t she stop crying?” It may be when you noticed that your friend’s similar…
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Apparently Midwife is a BAD Word…

I say this because as soon as I told my doctor that I had a midwife and was planning to use her. She gave me an attitude like I’d just dropped the C-bomb in her office. My doctor’s demeanor completely changed; she went from this super-friendly lady I’d met 6 months ago to Omarosa. She…
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Your Preschooler as an Author!

Hello!  I’m Lorie, and I blog about children’s activities related to books over at Reading Confetti.  When doing literacy activities with my kids, I find that if I don’t take their lead, I’m in for a big struggle.  So I try to watch for opportunities when I can.  We have a wild rabbit who visits…
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Toddler Pillow DIY Made Simple

Easy Toddler Pillow and Pillowcase tutorial Baby Bear REALLY wanted a pillow!  She took a pillow off the couch and put it in her little toddler bed.  We thought that was so cute, we decided to look for a ‘real’ pillow for her.  When we went to Target, all of the pillows were made of…
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This Week’s Frugal Activities

Here is a list of the frugal things I have done this week: I lined dried all my clothes. I actually did less laundry this week, so I saved on water. I canned another 3 pints of tomato sauce from tomatoes harvested from our garden. I reused the water in the canner from the first…
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It’s Never Too Early to Think About Handwriting {Part Two}

What I find wondrous about children’s play activities is that each one can be adapted to address many things – at the same time!  So, I’ve put together a list, with some links, that can steer you in the right direction toward making your child’s play a Fun Learning Experience.  Here goes: Infancy is a…
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Tissue Paper Pom Poms

My twins’ 4th birthday party is this weekend. We are having their party at our house, which seemed like a good idea. Now I am realizing how much work it’s going to be. What was I thinking? The kids love rainbows, so we are going with a rainbow theme. I decided to make some of…
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Monday: Don’t be a Frumpy Mom!

Sometimes I see women without children – makeup perfectly applied, hair expertly styled, manicured toes, dressed stylishly with coordinating accessories – and I envy them. I remember when I was once stylish and well put together, but being a ‘well put together mom’ feels like an oxymoron now. If I can get out the door with my…
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