Monthly Archives January 2013

Fun Math Games: Numbered Ball Toss

I was never into math as a kid. In fact, if you told me when I was younger that there were fun math games out there, I wouldn’t have believed you. Now that I am a mom, one of my goals if for my kids not to struggle the way I did. I think all…
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Asiago & cheddar mac and cheese

1.5 lbs of elbow macaroni (or any pasta of your choosing) 1 cup of asiago cheese, shredded 1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded 2 tablespoons of cream cheese ½ stick of butter 3 tablespoons of flour 1 teaspoon of minced garlic Salt & pepper to taste 3 cups of milk Prepare pasta as directed
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Another Day at the Shire

“So, Mom, while you were gone me and Dad watched Lord of the Rings on TV. It was super cool.” “I saw it once but I don’t really remember what it’s all about.” “It’s about these little guys who have breakfast and then after that they have second-breakfast.” “That’s it?” “No they have lunch, second-lunch,…
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My Modern Wet Nurse

As you know, I am slightly obsessed with Breast Feeding since I had such a hard time with Baby Bear and didn’t get enough milk. I prayed that I would not have the same issue with Mini, so we monitored it very closely with weight checks every few days in the first few weeks. The verdict was in that…
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Fishes

“Mom, Desmond got a new tadpole in the mail today.” “Very cool.” “Yeah, it even has part of a leg already. I was thinking we should get a goldfish, you know, to replace Violet.” “I don’t know if anything could replace the cat.” “Yeah we can name him Max and he can live in my…
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Common Writing Mistakes: Grammar Cheat Sheet for Bloggers

This Grammar Cheat Sheet is for ME and I hope you find it helpful in your blogging journey.  I will be using this a lot to remind myself of some of the common mistakes I make when writing. As bloggers our desire is to share with others our thoughts, our ideas, our life and projects. We want…
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Life with 2 little bears

I feel like I passed a secret test today.  I took my 2 little Bears with me out of the house alone.  Baby Bear needed to use the potty and Mini Bear needed a diaper change.  I helped Baby Bear onto the potty with one hand and held Mini with the other. It seemed like…
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DIY Simple Treat Favor Bags

I love Treat Favor Bags, it’s one of my favorite ways to end a party! With this quick idea you can easily customize your party or gift in minutes. You will need paper with your favorite design, a clear bag, coordinating ribbon and your treat. In the picture above, I  placed chocolate covered cookies w/ heart sprinkles…
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Restaurant Refried Beans from a Can

I have, for years, eaten terrible refried beans from a can. I had no idea how little it takes to transform an ordinary (and honestly awful) can of refried beans into a wonderful side for your Mexican food that tastes as good as your favorite restaurant. Ingredients *1 can refried beans *grease from 4 slices…
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Coffee Alias

“… so that’s a grande soy latte? And your name?” “Page.” “Thanks, Page. Here’s your change.” “Mom, your name’s not Page.” “Yes it is.” “Your name’s Lisa.” “My Starbuck’s name is Page.” “Can I have a Starbuck’s name?” “Sure.” “I’m going to be Ozzy Osbourne from Black Sabbath.” “Ozzy’s a good name.” “No, not just…
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