Monthly Archives September 2013

Pine Cone Splatter Art

I am excited to share the latest in the Fall into Sensory PLAY series I am doing with Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose! We have been sharing fun ideas for Fall themed sensory play.
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My Boss

“Bob, I’m going outside to water the yard.” “Can I help?” “Sure. You want to hold the hose?” “No, I can supervise. I’ll be in the car.”
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Moving

Yep, we’re moving.  Quite unexpectedly.  Matt got an amazing transfer offer, and it’s the kind of thing that would be a great opportunity and we had no real reason to stay where we are. So right now, I’m in the process of getting the house ready to sell.  Part of that is “de-personalizing.”  Apparently it’s…
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The 7 Best Crescent Roll Recipes

Have you ever bought a tube of crescent rolls? Are you only using them to make ordinary crescents? Well, hold on to your socks, because there is a lot more that you can do with them. We have made lots of crescent roll recipes here on Mess For Less and they are always crowd pleasers….
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Car Seat Confessions

I am somewhat of a planner. Ok, not always but there are some things I really sit & think my way through. One of them has been car seats. Yeah, the oh-so-controversial topic. Which, for the record, I do not understand WHY. Why would you NOT keep your kids as safe as possible for as…
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Back to School By The Numbers

Well, the school year got back into full swing at the end of August, and while I was sad to say “good-bye” to time with the kids, I was also more than ready to say “hello” to routine…and freedom. School started for Hayden on a Monday and the rest of the kids followed suit on…
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A Whale Of A Time

I think it’s safe to say that a good portion of Americans use the word AWESOME- constantly. That word may have become mainstream in the 80’s but unlike big hair, pop rocks and A Flock of Seagulls it has remained. (To be honest I think I only miss Pop Rocks). No question, “awesome” is WAY…
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The Inside World

Following is the piece I wrote for the LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER and The Partnership at Drugfree.org live-streaming event of personal stories to #EndMedicineAbuse. The Inside World You’€™re only seven now Bob, but when you’€™re older, a little older than now, we will have a talk. We will sit down and I will assure you…
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How to Handle Homework?

I think this is what I was most worried about with the kids going to school Yes, homework. No, not the amount, just how to handle it…ya know, the logistics of having 3 doing homework, that is obviously parent guided. And I know there are people out there that 3 kids but they are different…
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