Monthly Archives: January 2012

Child Photography

Everyone is sick here (except for me), but that didn’t stop them from playing photographer yesterday. As it’s been a while since I’ve posted their pictures, I thought you might like a peek. This time is different because the child … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Traditional Apple Pie

(Now, keep in mind, my pie looks like this because I’m bad at fitting top crusts, and my husband turned the oven off halfway through baking, by accident. Yours will look much better. This is the best-tasting apple pie recipe … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 77: Getting Away from the Kids

Problem: You’ve been staying at home with your little ones and they’re rather attached to you, to put it mildly. But sometimes you have to do things like go to the doctor, or to the gym, or they get old … Continue reading

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The Alternate Dimension of the SAHM

It’s 8 a.m., and I’m telling my girls that they can switch jackets after lunch if they hate the ones they’re wearing so much. I’m arguing with them over who changed out of their nighties first yesterday and whose turn … Continue reading

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What Is Up with Sizing?

I don’t know what size I am. This is not because I’ve changed size. I’ve been the same weight and shape, basically, since my teens. Now, I started out in a size 10-12, but I wore my clothing much looser … Continue reading

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Survival of the Fittest

Yesterday was a rough day. I didn’t even get a chance to bore you with a blog. I spent the whole day writing an ebook for a nameless employer for which I will get no credit and very little money. … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – A Winter Burger

You don’t need a grill for these spicy, curry burgers, and they’re perfect for a wintertime yen for barbecue. Now these are thick and small in circumference because when you broil burgers, you’re that much more likely to dry them … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 76: Cake and Marker

Problem: It’s someone’s birthday, and you want to make a sheet cake, but you can never get it out of the pan without cracking it or crumbling it in some way. Solution: Aluminum foil. If you line the pan with … Continue reading

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What Insults Really Mean

“Mama, you stinky.” “I’m stinky? No, I’m not stinky. I smell good.” “No! You stinky! You stinky, huh!” My daughter then proceeds to walk outside and hang out on our porch for twenty minutes to a half hour.   This … Continue reading

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Who’s in Charge? Mark your Territory

My kids are being awful. It’s a problem. It’s doubly a problem because my mother is visiting and I want them to be good. Every time she comes or we go to visit her, I think, well, they’ve been such … Continue reading

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