Monthly Archives January 2013

10 Reasons You’re Glad I Didn’t Blog In My 20s

20-Year-Old Lisa by Stuart Vance, 1984 You might have tired of reports of my hostessing gig at the Red Onion and the injustice of my having been fired especially after I wore that rented Easter Bunny costume and hopped down Cannon Drive in Beverly Hills passing out brunch coupons. (Like, those jerks at corporate down…
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Checking

“Mom, am I ever going to get rid of this cold?” “You will. I promise.” “But how do you know?” “I know things.” “You don’t know everything.” “No, but I know this.” “You don’t know about those new Lego Chima sets very much.” “Pretty sure those two things aren’t related.” “That’s good. I mean, really.”
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10 Months

Andrew is getting so big, so fast! At 10 months, he pretty much has perfected cruising. Every now and then we’ll catch him letting go of what he’s holding onto, briefly, but for the most part he has no interest in independent standing. When I try to play with him with it, he refuses to…
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DIY Quiet Book

I made this little quiet book for my baby girl for Christmas. I’ll be honest, going through her hands (she likes to chew on books- guess she’s hungry for knowledge?) I’m no sure how long it will last, but I loved how it turned out and wanted to share it in case you are making…
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Same Same

“Mom, what are you watching?” “The SAG Awards pre-show.” “What show is the SAG Awards Pre?” “The pre-show is where we get to see the dresses that all the ladies are wearing to the awards show.” “That’s still on? You’ve been watching that show for weeks.” “This is a different awards show.” “So it’s the…
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Party Favor: Play Dough in a Cupcake Jar

I love how this Edible Play Dough in a Jar Cupcake turned out! Yes just in case you didn’t know there is edible play dough.  This is such a unique party favor so I can’t wait for you to try it out at your next gathering or for a Valentine’s Day class treat. Guess what…
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Easy Tip for Calm Diaper Change

My aunt taught me this tip for Baby Bear. She got us the Baby Buzzr when Baby Bear was born. I just pulled out this toy when I heard it buzzing around in our baby toy bin and tried it with Mini. Tip to Calm a Baby During a Diaper Change Play a classical music…
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HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY HAVEN!!!

Happy birthday to my beautiful baby girl!!!!  Can’t believe you are 9 years old today.  In your short 9 years you’ve managed to overcome cancer and survive some of the scariest surgeries and have taken control of ROHHAD Syndrome.  You amaze me and your father and we couldn’t be more proud of you!!!!
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And It’s Another Word for Happy

“Mom, you said before that gay was a bad word, right?” “No. It’s a fine word. I said you just don’t use it as if it’s a bad word, like to take the place of some bad word. Gay is good.” “What does it mean again, exactly?” “It means when men love other men or…
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Things only a Grandparent can do {via modern technology}

Baby Bear just assumes that when she talks to someone that there is the possibility to FaceTime or Skype and see them.  She is growing up in a world where this is the default and your friends and family can join you at anytime on real time video. Tonight Baby Bear really did not want…
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