Monthly Archives July 2012

Octopus Craft

Last week I shared that we have been doing activities and reading books that revolve around the beach and the ocean. While reading The Rainbow Fish we started talking about octopus’ and my dauhter wanted to make her own. Well…I couldn’t let her down, right? So we perused pinterest together (yes…my daughter and I perused…
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Coping With Bedwetting: 20 Tips for Parents

This article is far from a” how to” train your child to potty train in one day or in one week.  Everytime I read articles like that I would have to chuckle because in the midst of our battle it just seemed funny to be able to train a child in one day (though I…
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If you build it….

After 3 weeks of construction and one year (at least) of shopping to pick out the “perfect _______” (Insert anything baby here… cloth diapers, detergent, theme, color)…  The nursery is done! There is not much going on with the actual adoption.  We’ve had at least one more situation come and go since my last post….
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Letting Kids Work it Out

My twins turn four next week and my youngest is currently two and a half. Being a parent is never easy, but our house had become a war zone. It seemed like all the kids ever did was fight. Sure there were moments of laughter and sweetness among them, but the general sound we heard…
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Dyed Glass Luminaries from Baby Food Jars

I was sitting at a little artsy café with my hubby enjoying some decadent chocolate fondue for our 9th anniversary and suddenly  I had this great idea: dyed glass luminaries from baby jars. This was featured in the Simple Summer Magazine Issue here. As I sat there reminiscing and taking in the past 9 years, thinking…
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{Signing Saturday} Does Signing Delay Speech?

Recently I got to see a bunch of my mom’s friends that I hadn’t seen for a couple years. In fact this was the first time they got to meet my youngest, Ev. We were talking about how he isn’t much of a talker but that he has nearly 50 signs that he uses regularly…
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Baby Doll

photo“Mom, did you know Sabine has this doll that if it has water it pees out a hole in its bottom?” “I had a doll like that when I was little too.” “That peed on purpose, as a feature?” “Yeah, it was a feature.” “Mom? Girls are weird.”
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Cooking with Cora

Both Erin and Patrick love to cook with me, and I have often wondered if Cora would have too.  It’s made me sad, on occasions, that I spend so much time in the kitchen and there’s nothing in there of her.  Well, I found a way.  I decided a while back that since I have…
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Busy, busy, busy!

I could get used to this. 🙂 We will be ready to accept kids within a couple of weeks. 🙂 We hit quite a snag with our before/after school person backing out on us be after a lot of panic and phone calls, we’ve worked it out. Or at least, we think we have. There…
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