Monthly Archives: July 2012

How to Be a Most Excellent Stay at Home Mom

1) Your child wakes up screaming about something her sister did to her last night. Correct Response: This isn’t a very good way to wake up, is it? But I can’t understand you when you cry like that. Can you use … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Simple BBQ Pork Chops

This is a meal I make when I have no energy to put into making a dinner.   Ingredients:Pork ChopsPotatoesPeppersCarrotsOnionsAny other vegetables you want (mushrooms, broccoli, peas, anything)SaltPepperGarlicBarbecue Sauce   RECIPE:

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Toddler Tricks – 102: “We’ll See”

Problem: Your kid wants something that you aren’t going to give him. Maybe just not right now, maybe never ever ever. But the child has trouble accepting the word no, and you don’t have time to get into a twenty-minute … Continue reading

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Get Out of the House (for Free!)

There’s a whole other half of summer to get through, and here in Florida…it is HOT. Parks are basically out, but there are lots of things you can do with your kids for free (or cheap)…that usually cost money! Here … Continue reading

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Service Dogs Help More People Than We Realize

Every night, I go into my children’s room and kiss their soundly sleeping heads. Every morning, I roll my eyes as they start to fight and yell at each other (our typical wake-up routine), but during all that, I’m usually … Continue reading

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Guest Blog and GIVEAWAY

Today I am fortunate enough to have been able to guest blog for Crystal at Reading Between the Wines. I talk a little bit about what makes a good hero (they’re harder to come up with than you think.)   More … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Mediterranean Gnocchi

This was great. Next time, I’ll try to make the gnocchi myself, as the store-bought pasta was the worst part of the meal. Still a resounding 8 out of 10 though!   RECIPE:

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Toddler Tricks – 101: Let Them Set the Pace

Problem: You have plans with no one to go somewhere or do some certain thing. It’s in your datebook / on your to-do list and everything. Yet, there your kids sit, happily playing in the corner, not a tear in … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Traveling with Kids (Tips II)

Today, I have a guest post from Danielle Birch. She gives some much appreciated pointers on traveling with children! ___   Now summer is upon us, many of us are taking our annual family vacations. From visiting relatives, to spending … Continue reading

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Deciphering the “Threenager”

There are times, few and far between of course, when my lovely, adorable children pull out some pretty crappy attitude in their never-ending battle for control in this house. Many have dubbed this glorious age “the threenager” which I believe … Continue reading

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