Monthly Archives September 2012

Saving Second Base

Saturday morning, I arrived at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer starting area in Santa Barbara at 5:20am. As I waited in line for coffee, I heard someone mention, “You can always tell the new people, they always get here way too early.” I was only there for an hour and a half before we…
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Easy Ghost Craft

The Younger is fighting a nasty head cold, so last night we decided to say “no” to baseball and stay home. The kids are getting excited for Halloween, so I figured there would be no harm in starting our annual footprint ghosts a bit early. These are easy to do (this is my second time…
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The 10 Most Influential Kid Bloggers Out There

I thought I would take a break from my usual sharing of budget friendly kids crafts, to highlight who I feel are are the 10 most influential kid bloggers out there today. Before I get to my list, I thought I should define what an influential kid blogger is, and why you should be reading…
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Tuesday: How to Have Perma-Fresh Breath

We’ve all had it. And we ALL hate it. Bad breath. Halitosis. Morning breath. Coffee breath. Old man breath. There are endless names for it and they are ALL awful. The main causes for bad breath are *dehydration *bacteria *recently eaten food So, for ALL of us, here are 5 tips for perma-fresh breath. 1. Hydrate….
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Serendipity

Eleven years ago I was pregnant with Eliza when the Twin Towers went down.  As I watched that terrible day unfold, I remember feeling an overwhelming sense of panic over bringing another child into a world that could be so brutal. Obviously I’ve had two more children since then, because although sometimes life can seem…
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Resolutions: 5773 Edition

photo It’s Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. As a Jew-adjacent, I am spending part of my day in reflection and have come up with a few things I would like to do differently going forward in 5773… I will no longer shriek, “Tea towel! Tea towel!” at Mr. Rosenberg when he mops up spilled…
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Just Don’t Ask…

There are rules about what you can and cannot ask women. Well, technically you can ask a woman anything. Just keep in mind that what you ask and how you ask it is telling of your upbringing and your level of couthe. Back in the day the basic no-no’s were you never asked a woman’s age…
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A New Addition…….

NO! Not a baby! AHHHH! We have a new kitten! Well, Lex has a new kitten. She’s  his “baby girl, love bug, Flufferton”. Yes, he named her Fluffy. Of course!! Can you tell he’s smitten? The boy is so in love with this cat that she’s the first thing he runs to when he gets…
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Spirit Day

Today was Spirit Day at school. The kids looked adorable! We got tons of compliments on the dresses. Best part is they are comfortable, like wearing a big shirt. And I had an excuse to use the chalkboard again.
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Peanut’s Favorite Books

Peanut (26 months) is an avid reader. She reads all throughout the day, and we have an impressive children’s library to help sustain her appetite for books. Yet she still chooses the same books over and over and over and over again. And just when you think she has had enough of the book, she…
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