Monthly Archives August 2012

Sock Monkey Card Creations

Some stamps are classics that you can use over and over again. For example, florals, background patterns, shapes, these are all elements that naturally work for a wide variety of projects. Some stamps are so specific, however, that I tend to use only once and then I’m done. Giving someone more than one card with…
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All I want is a baby delivery MY WAY

In Chicago, I went to a midwife group (yes, they deliver in an actual HOSPITAL) that works with an OBGYN.  Baby Bear did NOT want to come out, and my midwife was incredibly patient and knew that she was descending by progressing very slowly.  I pushed a ridiculous amount of time (6+ hours, Mr. BBH says), but she eventually…
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Smacksy Sunday Links

You may be familiar with brilliant writer David Rakoff, who we lost this week to cancer.  Here he is reading one of his funny and moving pieces. This sweet mama dog rescued her puppies from a burning house. And in case you somehow managed to miss it, I am taking a long walk next month……
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10 Things I’ve Learned From My Child {With Special Needs}

When I first read today’s guest post, I cried. This post is an absolutely beautiful piece written by Sandy, a mother of an even more beautiful daughter named Adeline. Adeline has long blond hair and an engaging smile. Adeline also happens to have Down syndrome. When I first found Sandy’s blog, I immediately fell in…
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10 Fun Musical Party Games

Our kids love music, and they love to shake their bottoms – they were born thinking they are rock stars!  They probably get that from their Latin American booty shaking roots, but heritage aside, most children really enjoy music, movement, and creating their own music. Here are some our kids favorites music games that we regular use…
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Food Fun Friday: Rainbow Oreos

These were, hands down, the most popular snack we had my kids’ rainbow party. They got rave reviews from guests and were popular with me because they were so simple to make. That’s my kind of party food! Here is the easy directions for making them yourself. You will need: Oreo cookies Candy melts in…
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Fabric Scrap Flower Tutorial

Fabric Scrap Flower Tutorial I made some very cute custom dresses and had a few odd shape pieces left.  I decided to make a headband with them. Materials Round bottom object
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It’s Never Too Early to Think About Handwriting! {Part One}

Today I really excited to have Katherine Collmer, pediatric Occupational Therapist and handwriting expert here to share some FANTASTIC information about handwriting! She shared so much in fact, that we made it into two posts! Be sure to check back next Monday for Part two. I am particularly interested in this topic as my own…
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The Consumer

photo “Mom, you know when you pack me a lunch with a turkey and cheese sandwich in it, the cheese gets all bendy?” “Okay.” “Did you know they have this special kind of lunchbox that has a cooling technology that acts as like a mini-fridge and keeps all of the snacks cool?” “Sounds like someone’s…
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The NYC

“Mom? Do they have any kind of food in New York City that we can’t get at home?” “Probably. You can get anything you want in New York City.” “Even sushi?” “Yeah, but that’s pretty great in California too.” “I bet it’s super great in Japan because that’s where they bake all the sushi.”
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