Monthly Archives: March 2012

Toddler Tricks – 86: Make a Deal

Problem: You have several things on your agenda, and you need your kids to be down for all of it. Or you have a fun thing to do, but then some not-so-fun things and you want to head off the … Continue reading

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I Give my Kids Chocolate Milk for Breakfast

I give my kids chocolate milk for breakfast. I really do. And every time I squirt the Hershey’s into their pristine, delicious white milk, I feel a twinge of guilt. But I don’t care. I do it anyway. Here’s why: … Continue reading

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Cake Pops – A Review

    Perfectly rounded, bite-sized deliciousness, dipped in colorful frosted coating, and sprinkled for effect. Placed on a stick like a lollipop for a no-mess, classy bite of sweetness. Could anything be more decadent? More delectable? My children saw these … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Zucchini Muffins

These are the first muffins I’ve ever made without a muffin mix. I grated the zucchini and everything! /proud. Anyway, they were easy and delicious.   RECIPE:

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Toddler Tricks – 85: Make the Old New

Problem: With toddlers, there are only so many options you have for an easy, fun day. Sure you could go on many adventures right outside your door, or, for the more adventurous, you could even do day trips to parks, … Continue reading

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Threshold of Pain

My kids have a threshold problem. It’s as if they get stuck there, in the door frame, at the car, and most especially at the staircase, just caught between going and coming, not wanting one experience to end and so … Continue reading

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What They Say at Three and a Half

Our language here is ever-expanding, and I try to list out some of the funnier or more precious sayings and mispronounciations. Of course, I can never remember them all. I can say that at 3.5, the girls still have a … Continue reading

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The Man and the Tiny Elephant

Once upon a time there was an elephant, and this elephant was so tiny you could hardly even see him. One day a man went on safari. He expected to see a very large elephant, and some lions and rhinoceroses as well. … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Lobster Tails

2 whole lobster tails1/2 cup butter, melted (in two parts)1/2 teaspoon ground paprikasalt to tasteground white pepper, to taste1 lemon – cut into wedges, for garnish   RECIPE:

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Toddler Tricks – 84: Make Them Acknowledge You

Problem: You’re talking and talking and talking, but your kid can’t hear you. Or more accurately, your kid is blatantly ignoring you, your presence not registering on his preschooler radar. I’ve written about this here, because it’s a big deal around … Continue reading

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