Monthly Archives July 2013

Late Night Waking

It’s nearly 10, and suddenly a wail comes through over the baby monitor. I sigh and push myself to my feet, grumbling slightly; I’m so over the night waking, even though I know it’s most likely because of teeth right now. And, I suppose, it’s because Mommy was gone for 24 hours camping with Eric…
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A Little Thing

“Hey, Bob! Come out on the porch for a minute!” “I’m really busy right now, Mom.” “It’ll just take a second. Come on out!” “What is it?” “Smell this rose. It’s unbelievable.” “You seriously made me come outside to smell a flower?” “Yes, I did. Have a sniff.” “Mom?’ “Yeah?” “Are we in heaven right…
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Parenting Tips to Get You Through the Summer

Summer is here! It is wonderful having the kids around more, but that can sometimes lead to arguments and tension. It can take some adjusting for everyone to get used to being together again. I thought the end of the school year would be a great time to share some parenting tips to get you…
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Thursday: Devil’s Food Cheesecake Bars

These suckers are good. Almost too good. Diet break worthy good. I wish I could say they were one of my famous four ingredient or less recipes, like my 4 ingredient key lime pie (one of my favorite recipes ever) or my 4 ingredient blueberry cinnamon rolls. Sorry to say, but these bars have 7-…
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30+ Pretend Play Ideas

We love pretend play at our house. There is no better way to have kids take on different roles and use their imaginations. Setting up a pretend play activity can be intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are some favorite dramatic and pretend play ideas from The PLAY Group to help get you…
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Now He Is Seven

Bob had two requests for his birthday. He asked that we have the party at the indoor playground at the mall, and he asked that we have a theme. At first he thought he would like the theme to be his favorite show, “Sponge Bob Square Pants.” After much consideration he finally decided the theme…
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Cheese Cracker Recipe

Did you know that you can make your kids yummy cheesy crackers that taste better than those cheese crackers you get at the store? I have been wanting to make try a cheese cracker recipe for some time, but always thought they were too complicated. Turns out they are anything but. This cheese cracker recipe…
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Having a Newborn

Let’s face it- you can’t really think straight when you haven’t slept through the night in weeks and weeks and weeks….
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Summer at Camp

I am so lucky and excited to be able to work at Tamarack Camp  this summer to create a brand new art program!  I literally ‘got my feet wet’ when visiting the building project last week. This photo is actually AFTER I got stuck in the mud!  I was joking with my friend that I…
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Field Trip to the ROM!

B.’s mother generously offered to share her family pass to the Royal Ontario Museum with the daycare. So she, myself, B., Noah, Thomas and Leila went on a field trip! We had a blast! B. is especially fond of dinosaurs.
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