Monthly Archives November 2012

Painting a Fall Tree with Q Tips

Hopefully the leaves are changing colors where you live. When we lived on the East Coast it was one of my favorite things about Fall. We don’t see as much of it here in California, but we do have some Fall foliage. That surprised me when we moved here. I thought the days of brightly covered…
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Night Moves

10:15pm  The guys are spread out across the bed, Teddy is asleep with his head on my pillow. 10:20pm  I finally get Teddy to move to the foot of the bed so I can go to sleep. 1:15am  Jeff gets up to let Daisy outside. 1:17am  They return, Bob has rolled over and is taking…
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Like a Boss

“Bob, it’s time to go. We’ve got to get home for dinner.” “Give me five more minutes, Mom. I just need to organize my guys.”
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Make Your Own Finger Paint

My kids were asking to finger paint today. Problem was, we were out of finger paint. Homespun with Love did a wonderful guest post here where she made finger paint using Jello. Problem was, we were out of Jello too. But we did have cornstarch and sugar. When I was teaching, I remember using these…
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Spiderman Family Movie Night Activities and Crafts

Can I just tell you that I am utterly amazed with what you can do with technology these days. I feel like an old fart saying that but really I was amazed with all that one can do with the Amazing Spider-Man movie apps, “scavenger hunt” and comic book fun that I shared with you below. Now…
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Miracles of Momma’s Milk {from a breast feeding failure}

I totally understand that not everyone is able to nurse their babies.  I did not produce enough milk for Baby Bear and had to supplement her with formula. I tried everything natural and even took Domperidone, a prescription galactagogue that did increase my production but still not enough to feed the baby.  She was failure to thrive…
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Healthy Snacks

This year our e-zine was blessed to have Heather Kinnaird, our amazing food contributor, join our team! She is going to share with us her yummy but healthy snacks for people of all ages. Heather blogs over at French Press, stop by and drool over her yummy recipes and while you are there make one of…
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Truth-ish

photo “How was school, Babe?” “Great.” “Good. No problems?” “Nope.” “You didn’t get sent to the bench for breaking rules at recess today?” “Nope. Only once.”
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5 Must Haves When Bringing Home Baby

You honestly don’t need very much at home to bring home a newborn. It is our custom that we don’t buy anything for the baby until after they are born.  We were told that if people give us things then it was OK, but we should wait until baby arrives to buy everything we need….
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Corn and Potato Chowder

Corn and Potato Chowder Contributing Writer: Lyuba Brooke at Will Cook for Smiles I am so excited! It’s finally starting to feel like fall in Florida. It’s finally cooling down to high 70s low 80s, it’s actually nice out! We are not seeing much of fall colors around yet, but I will settle for the cooler…
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