Monthly Archives January 2012

Dear Target:

Breastfeeding is not obscene. See? Recently, in a Houston, Texas area Target, a breastfeeding mom was harassed and humiliated for breastfeeding, discretely, in the store. Yesterday, a nationwide Nurse-in was staged in more than 250 Target stores in 35 states across the country, and even in Canada. Here I am with one other mom, nursing…
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2012 Canning Totals

2012 was our most successful garden year to date. We planted 28 tomato plants and ended up canning 21 pints of tomato sauce from them. The last batch I canned today, yes, in December, thanks to freezing the tomatoes whole in gallon sized bags in our deep freezer. I will definitely do this method again…
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Thank you National Geographic

I was watching a documentary on King Tut the other day. (“King Tut’s Final Secrets,” if you’re interested.  I found it on Netflix.)  It was mostly about the CT scan on his mummy, trying to figure out once and for all definitively why he died, but they also mentioned the contents of his tomb.  They…
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Snow Scene with Shredded Paper

The snowman theme continues.  Today, I will show you how to make more snowmen using items I picked up for $1.  You are probably thinking that I got all my supplies at the dollar store.  Well, you’re wrong. I only got one of the items at the dollar store.  This summer, while visiting yard sales,…
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11 Months and Walking

Dahlia started walking just after Thanksgiving – right around when she turned 11 months old. This is about a month and a half earlier than her sister! She is so cute and so small when she walks! She still sometimes crawls if she is tired or needs to get somewhere quick, but mostly she is…
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Effects

“Phyew phyew phyew phyew-phyew-phyew. Neener neener neener nerrrrrrrrrrrrr. Errr. It is a pleasure to meet you, Captain. Weeeeher weeher. Plah! Plah! Plah! Vooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Voo. Choowah. I have come for your men! Blam. Kablam. Blam! Prepare for lift-off. Kapeeeeeew. Shjjjjjjjjjj. Shjah sjah sjah! I am an alien. I am an alien. I AM AN ALIEN. I…
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Explaining Economy

My boy is nearly 11, which is slightly daunting when his attentive mind starts asking hard questions. Not the birds and bees this time. He wants to know about the economy. This was scarier than ‘the talk.’ As with most of the world, much of the grown up conversation around here has been about money,…
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Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic (at Rogers Centre)

Dan and I bought tickets to Disney on Ice as part of Noah’s Christmas present. Noah has always loved Mickey Mouse and anything Disney. (His favorite Disney movie is Lion King.) We splurged for front row tickets to make sure we could see all the action clearly. Now, having been there and seen the seating,…
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7 Free Printable Month Stickers Round-up

Monthly Photos-Free Printable Month Stickers Roundup Things have been crazy around here with my 2 little Bears. I really wanted to design my own printable month stickers for you BUT the amazing internet already has some really great options to try that are already created {one less thing off my plate, phew}!! I loved the…
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Instant Chai Mix

When I was working in nursery school, I would often get sweet little tokens of appreciation from the kids and families that I cared for, especially around the holidays. It always touched me to see how much thought parents put into these typically home made gifts. They always had a personal flare on them from…
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