Monthly Archives April 2012

Recycled Craft: From Tissue Box to Gift Tag

Featured Writer: Lisa Renata One of the things I love the most about creating is finding new uses for old items, especially those items that many so easily toss into the trash or (hopefully) send to recycle.  This is one of those easy to make crafts that make you feel good about helping keep the…
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Real Simple, Cloth Diapering 101

Day 1: Real Simple Real Diaper Outreach/Cloth Diapering 101 *Part 2* Cloth Diapering 101… When I first started, I read, read and read! You should be educated before you make your first purchase. You can just buy a few different diapers and just figure out what kind of diapers you like, and there are some…
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Ten Things About Turning TEN

Eliza successfully cruised into her double-digit year yesterday with a lot of love from family and friends.  If this kid doesn’t run for office some day, I’ll be surprised.  In Eliza’s circles, yesterday was practically a national holiday. 1)  I was much better prepared the night before this time around.  I had decorations up, cake…
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5 Tips for Working Moms

1. Clear your mind when you get off of work. Before walking in the door after work each day, take a minute or two to mentally switch-over from work stresses to home life. Take a deep breath (or two or three or four). The last thing you want your husband or children to associate you…
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The (Desperate) Hunt

photo “I’ll be there in just a second, Bob. I really need to make a quick cup of coffee… Hey, where are all my coffee K-cups?” “I hid them all over the house! Like an Easter egg hunt!” “Oh… fun.”
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Uncertainty

Having a child with food allergies gives me this overwhelming feeling of uncertainty.  There are so many aspects of raising my daughter that leave me wondering if I made the right choices, and this can be so hard on a parent.  With Little Sister, I am constantly wondering if I made mistakes that led her…
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Alphabet Rainbow Bean Bags

Contributing Writer: Laurel MacDougall Alphabet Rainbow Bean bags – just thinking of these makes me happy and a little giddy!  I made these with my kiddos this week and we had so much fun doing this together. (to view this article in flip page magazine format go here) In my pre-mommy days, I used to teach 1st…
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Monday: Why I am Not Fat

Obesity epidemic. In American, more than 1 in 3 adults is not overweight, but obese.  I can’t speak for men, but I can give some perspectives from a woman’s side. Weight issues are EVERYWHERE. Regardless of a woman’s current weight, we are always looking to lose something. 5 pounds, 10 pounds, that belly jiggle…
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Walking the Beat

photo “What’s happening, Bob?” “I’m patrolling, Dad.” “What are you patrolling, Buddy?’ “Everything. I’m a security guard, so I have to watch out for everything and protect all of you guys.” “Awesome. What’s the best part of being a security guard?” “Working from home.”
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Pregnancy Journal – 17 Week Update

**********17 weeks********** Instead of going right into 18 weeks (I just turned 18 weeks yesterday), I’m just going to continue with 17 weeks, because I’m only on day 2 of 18 weeks… I was thinking about that last night. So Moyashi is now about the size of an onion and about 5 inches long (head…
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