Archive for January, 2014

Google Me This

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by by

So, yeah. I Googled myself. Everyone does that, right? I think? Maybe? (I really ran out of ways to waste time when I was supposed to be folding laundry.) I’m the only Lisa Page Rosenberg that showed up. The first few things I found were expected: this blog, my twitter page, a list of my old jobs on Internet Movie Database, and of course, a photo of me dressed as Princess Leia.

From there I fell into the sphere of The Other Lisa Rosenbergs. What had started as a quick look at my online profile became a search of other people with my name. There is a world full of Lisa Rosenbergs. As I read about them I envisioned the other Lisas and their lives.

I found:
A women’s study professor in Ontario.
A professional piccolo player in Michigan.
A nursing professor in Chicago.
A talk show host in New York.
A former ballerina, now social worker in New Jersey.
An artist in Chicago.
A real estate broker in St. Louis.
An associate chemistry professor in Canada.
An opthalmologist in Chicago.
An ad agency creative director in New York. (more…)


Calming Bottles

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by by

Calming bottles - these sensory bottles are great for little ones to explore and for preschoolers to use during a cooling off period.
What I love about these Calming Bottles is how simple they are to make. You can make them yourself in a few minutes or have a toddler/preschooler help with the process. For a younger child, these glitter bottles make a great sensory toy. Kids get enthralled watching the glitter swirl around. If your kids are a little older (mine are 5 and 3) the bottles can be used in conjunction with a time out or cooling off period. The child simply shakes the bottle up and watches all of the glitter fall to the bottom. This takes approximately 2 1/2 minutes to occur. I wish I could take credit for this idea, but I got it at a recent MOPS meeting. After food and fellowship, my MOPS group made some Calming Bottles. When I brought home the one I made, my three kids argued over it which told me I was on to something.

Favorites Lately

Monday, January 13th, 2014 by by

Here are a few things I’ve been loving lately:

1) If you are tired of Pinterest boards that make you feel depressed, inferior and utterly despondent over the lack of chevron in your home decorating, check out this board. It’s called “My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter.” It’s penned by a mother of boys who finds the craziest child fashion photos and turns them into hysterical musings about her imaginary daughter, Quinoa. I read every single pin in one sitting and laughed my ass off.
Here’s a sample:

In what could only be described as an existential crisis, Quinoa had some tough, pointed questions about what happens to clothes after they go out of style. #MIWDTD

In what could only be described as an existential crisis, Quinoa had some tough, pointed questions about what happens to clothes after they go out of style.

2) Adam Pally on “The Mindy Project.” “The Mindy Project”, as I’ve already told you (more…)


Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by by

“So, Mom? While you were gone, me and Dad played some tennis over at the court at the middle school.”

“He taught you how to play today?”

“Yeah, he did some serves.”


“And then we did some ballies.”

“I think you mean ‘volleys.’”

“Come on, Mom. It’s ballies, cause we’re playing with a ball and everything.”


2 Years of Breastfeeding!

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 by by

Snowflake turned 2 this week, and she also officially weaned a few weeks ago. My original goal with her was 18 months and I was able to make it to just about 2 years! Although the last few months were short feedings in the evenings only, we still enjoyed the time together and she was able to get some more of that wonderful milk, concentrated and sweet I’m sure! I feel very blessed to have breastfed her so successfully and to have met a milestone I know most never see. It was truly not something that came easy for me, as I have trouble making a lot of milk. My body in fact does not respond well to a pump (I can barely get an ounce even when feeding a newborn), and because of that I never gave Dahlia a bottle. She has never had a sip of formula either. This required a lot of commitment on my part- I never left her for more than 4 hours at a time, and I did nightly feedings for over a year. I nursed on demand to keep up a decent supply, so most days I nursed every 2-3 hrs in the first year. I was happy to do it though, I knew it was good for her and good for me. Breastfeeding relaxed me immensely, something that I needed a lot of having children just 18 months apart! I am so proud to have extended breastfeeding, and I just want to encourage any other mothers out there that it can be done and be a beautiful thing.

DIY Shape Stickers

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 by by

DIY Shape Stickers - Such an easy way to create stickers using paint and contact paper. You can then arrange the stickers on a piece of paper to create art.

You will need:

  • Clear contact paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • Brushes
  • Wax Paper
  • Scotch Tape
  • Large white construction paper


Shake It with Honey Bunches of Oats® in “Bunch of Beats” Sweepstakes (Sponsored)

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 by by

Honey Bunches of Oats® wants your family to smile and shake it on camera for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card! Check out this video to hear a new anthem from Honey Bunches of Oats® that’s sweeping the nation and celebrating what it means to start the day off with a smile. In collaboration with up-and-coming pop duo, Domino Saints, the exclusive “Smile While You Shake It” song featured in the video is inspired by samba beats.

The musical artists show your family how to incorporate the Honey Bunches of Oats® cereal box and breakfast utensils as percussion instruments for a fun “Bunch of Beats” dance! Your family can take to the stage in your own home or on the street and record a short video showing how you “Smile While You Shake It” for the chance to win every week until June 15. You can upload your video showing off your dance moves to the “Bunch of Beats” site or to the Honey Bunches of Oats® Facebook Page. One video submission will be selected randomly every week over a span of 31 weeks to win a $500 Visa gift card, for a total of $15,500 worth of prizes.So, bust out your Honey Bunches of Oats® boxes, spoons and bowls, and become part of a morning music movement that will make America smile from coast to coast!



Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 by by

Saying goodbye to this place.

We’ve just bought a little house. Our first. The bungalow we’ve been renting for the past five years will be someone else’s come March. That all still seems fictional right now. We’re only moving two blocks away, two blocks closer to the park, closer to Desmond, and closer to Felix. So it’s a good two blocks, a happy two. We will still walk to school and keep the same phone number.

This is at once exciting and somewhat bittersweet. I will miss this short, dead end street (more…)

Snow Angels

Monday, January 6th, 2014 by by

The daycare is up and running again, after a wonderful holiday. However, with the deep freeze that Toronto was experiencing, we have been stuck inside for two whole days! Minus 25 degree or more with the wind chill is just not okay to trek out in if we don’t have to. And since Noah and B. are not yet back at school, we have had the luxury of avoiding it.


New Year, New Baby!

Monday, January 6th, 2014 by by

‘Cause why the heck not?! Some people plan their kids so they’re spaced out evenly over every couple of years.

Those people have the luxury of time. So if you can do that- more power to ya! Just for the record, I planned this baby too. I planned for it not to be still inside of me in the sweltering summer heat. (more…)