Monthly Archives: October 2011

Toddler Tricks – 65: Halloween Edition

Problem: You are going trick or treating. But where should you go, what should your child wear, and how long should you stay out? Solution: Let’s take these one at a time.

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How One Mom Reacted to the News of Having Twins

“You’re having twins.” Just like that, she said it–no cushion, no soothing small talk, no sympathetic pat to the knee. As if she were telling me about the weather or making idle chat about the morning commute. As if she … Continue reading

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They Grow Up Too Fast?

I feel like kind of a jerk about this one. I feel like the only mother in the world that must feel this way. I feel like people will think it means I love my children less than others love … Continue reading

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The Vaccinate Debate

Do you vaccinate your kids? I do, and I’ll tell you why. Because I don’t want my children out and about in a world where they could easily catch a deadly disease. A deadly disease that we have a means … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Traditional Pork Chops

Pork chops should be easy, but are they? Not usually. I was either faced with a greasy fried mess or a dried baked mess. The solution? Fry them AND bake them. Observe. Crunchy deliciousness on the outside, moist, juicy pork … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 64: Replace an Activity with an Activity

Problem: You want to do something fun with your children, but you know that it will be so fun that they’ll pitch a fit leaving. A screaming exit is always embarrassing, and, of course, you want to avoid it at … Continue reading

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Pass the Butter

Man, what happened to that butter, you may be wondering. My twins. These days, the highlight of their dinner experience is buttering their own bread. We lend them our dull knives, which they’ve learned to ask for by name (I … Continue reading

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Call Off the Police Force

This must happen with all siblings, but with twins it’s constant. Take a small child’s need to be right, her desire to be good, splash in a good dose of competitiveness with her sister, and add a healthy dollop of … Continue reading

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Blog Meme – The Best of

My friend Jo over at Poop on a Hot Tin Slide tagged me in this challenge. Good timing, I say. If you’re interested in some blog highlights, here are my choices. 1. My most beautiful post: I don’t really do … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday: Portuguese Fish with an American Twist

My husband is Portuguese, and every once in a while I’ll try to branch out and make some of their cuisine. But it’s hard. Portuguese recipes were not fashioned with quick and easy in mind. I found a recipe for … Continue reading

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