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Power Your Busy Days with Protein (Sponsored)

Brought to you by V8 We’re all familiar with those days where it’s difficult to squeeze in balanced meals, or any meal at all. Between running errands and keeping the kids on schedule, we are all in need of a grab and go snack to get us through the day. But, we’re all guilty of grabbing quick and unhealthy alternatives; especially on the mornings you need to get the kids out of the house and to school in 10 minutes or less. It’s crucial to make sure you get all the nutrients you need, and protein is the secret to powering though those busy days. The Institute of Medicine recommends adults get a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day — that’s about 58 grams for a 160 lb. adult. V8 believes what…
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Anti-Pescatarian

“Mom? I have decided that I am going to be a vegetarian except for the turkey sandwiches you put in my lunch. And tacos. And chicken’s still good. And hamburgers are okay. Definitely no fish. I hate fish so that’s a no-brainer.”
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Is this what acceptance really is?

I’ve discussed the stages of grief before, this isn’t really what this post is about. Anyway, I finished reading the book Allegiant by Veronica Roth last night (Spoilers if you haven’t read it already!!) I made a post on Facebook about how it didn’t end the way I expected it to.  How I *expected* it to end was that Tris and Tobias would lose a lot of friends, but still end up being together.  Although part of me suspected that Tobias might die or have his memory accidentally wiped. I didn’t expect Tris to die. And the read of the aftermath was very hard in the moment because his grief was so fresh and she was making his processing of his loss so real. But I didn’t hate the end.  I actually do think that the series ended decently.  Even hopefully….
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Making Menus

I snapped the picture above while we were playing make believe outside one day. We had just taken the car (rode in the sled) to Nema’s house. (Nema is Thomas’s grandmother, and her house is apparently on the east side of Lithuania Park.) I was lying down to go to sleep at ‘Nema’s’, which is when I saw the sun shining behind these two…and, well….I really like to photograph the sun and sky in my photos…especially behind these cuties! Isn’t he gorgeous?! Happy boy!
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Ready or Not: Bob’s Birth Story

During my pregnancy, Mr. Rosenberg, kept me supplied with the white bread sandwiches I was craving. He didn’t complain when our bed was turned into a repository for oddly shaped body pillows. He played the guitar and sang, “I Love You a Bushel and a Peck,” to me and The Tummy. He was on board with foot massages and shoulder rubs. He gained thirty pounds in sympathy weight, God love him. He was obviously more of a natural at this than I was. At almost 39 weeks pregnant, I lay on the couch
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When He Speaks With Italics

“Mom! I figured it out for basketball. I’m actually taller than the other guys so I can actually reach the ball better and that’s a rebound. And if someone is throwing a pass to some one else, I’m still taller so I can grab the ball and that’s a steal. Do you see what I mean?
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Making Menus

I snapped the picture above while we were playing make believe outside one day. We had just taken the car (rode in the sled) to Nema’s house. (Nema is Thomas’s grandmother, and her house is apparently on the east side of Lithuania Park.) I was lying down to go to sleep at ‘Nema’s’, which is when I saw the sun shining behind these two…and, well….I really like to photograph the sun and sky in my photos…especially behind these cuties!
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Unlucky!

> “I can’t believe you guys kept playing while it was raining, Bob.” “Well, Coach Tom said, (British accent) ‘A little wet? Unlucky! Play on! Play on!’”
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Valentine’s Daycare Party!

Before I get to the Valentine’s bash, I had to include a couple of photos of Amadea and Leila playing babies after dinner one night. It is adorable to see. They feed their babies very well! Here are some of the Valentine’s crafts we did this year. We didn’t do a lot. The kids were more into running around and playing, than sitting and doing crafts. Plus the babies couldn’t do much in the way of crafts, so the activity was less focused than it has been in some years. 
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Playing by the Non-Rules

“Bob I don’t think you can hold the puck like that and move it around with your thing.” “Yeah you can. I read the rules.” “It says you can do that in the rules?” “No, but it doesn’t say you can’t.”
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