Monthly Archives September 2012

Baby Favorites: Stacking Cups

We’ve had the same set of stacking cups forever. I have no idea exactly when we got them or where we got them; they are just a part of the decor, moving around occasionally from bedroom to bathroom to living room and, heck, sometimes the car. Now that Andrew is able to (mostly) sit up,…
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Mud Hen Bars

Contributing Writer: Leslie Cates What possibly could be any better than a dessert filled with melted chocolate chips, fluffy marshmallows and pecans?   These decadent Mud Hen Bars are chock-full of all this deliciousness!  They start with a soft sugar cookie crust and end with a chewy brown sugar meringue that set these bars above the rest. Perhaps it’s the kid in me, but I…
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Me and My Geriatric Pregnancy…REALLY?!

As a comedian, I’m sensitive, that’s part of what makes me so good at my “art”. That is what comedians do, we find humor in pain. But as sensitive as I am, I’m not that easily offended especially when something is done or said with humor as the intention. One of my life rules is: All is…
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Toddler Trouble #2 – Talking

Even thought my Eli is not really a toddler anymore I thought I wouldbring ya’ll a new weekly series…. TODDLER TROUBLE! I’ll probably change the name but it seems to fit what she’s going through at the moment. So Toddler Trouble will be a blog post all about what’s going on in my 3 year olds life; blog…
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7 Jewish Pregnancy Traditions

When I was pregnant with Baby Bear, I went to a lecture at the Sephardi Shul in Chicago about different Jewish pregnancy traditions.  I started digging around to find my list so that I can share and start again for #2. Most of these are Segulot or Segula.  According to wikipedia, the definition is: סגולה‎, pl. סגולות, segulot, “remedy” or…
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Fall Paper Bag Crafts

One of my favorite things to do for party favors or class parties is to dress up a plain paper bag and make it look cute.  Here are some fun ideas for Fall paper bag crafts. If you are a teacher these are inexpensive little treats you can give your students or for parents who…
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Last Night

Last night Bob spent the night with his grandparents and I stayed up way past my usual bedtime and went to see Mr. Rosenberg’s band play. The place was crowded and the band sounded lovely, but the most important part of the evening was: I got carded. Carded as in, “May I see your ID…
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Getting Your “Picky” Eater to Explore New Foods

I have been waiting ALL MONTH for this post. Alisha from Your Kids Table joins us today to share some great information on working with your little picky eaters. As a pediatric occupational therapist and mother of two, she knows what it takes to help little ones with their food and sensory issues. If you…
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Coconut lentil soup

It’s day 2 of Project: Get Healthy. I have to work later tonight, so it’s a crockpot dinner night. Tonight, the guys are having Coconut Lentil soup. It might be a bit of a stretch for Hubs’ taste buds, but this is a challenge for all of us. Please keep in mind, I tend to…
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