Monthly Archives: January 2013

Recipe Monday – Strawberry Banana Bread

Easy dessert and breakfast! RECIPE!

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Preschool Pointers – 23: How to Start and Exit Games

Problem: Your kids want to play with you. All the time. Their games are simply more fun if you’re there, on the floor, a willing participant to their madness. And who can blame them? After all, you’re pretty rad. And … Continue reading

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What They Are Saying at Almost 4.5

I do a words and phrases list every now and again to track cute things that will soon vanish from my auditory life forever. The girls are speaking more and more clearly now, though they insist on certain pronunciations more … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Mediterranean Mahi Mahi

A great, savory fish dish.   RECIPE:

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Preschool Pointers – 22: Stop Yelling, A How-To

Problem: You’re (by which I mean I’m) a yeller. You’ve somehow conditioned your children not to hear you unless you turn the volume on eight. This is no good. They don’t like being yelled at and you don’t like yelling, … Continue reading

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I’m a Real Mom!

Well, it finally happened. All this time I was convinced I was faking it, but lo and behold, I’m actually a real mom. Know why? According to Elizabeth Banks, it’s because I have two kids. Huzzah! Well, celebrity I only … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Scalloped Potato Ham Bake

I am not even ashamed of this recipe because sometimes I just cannot from-scratch it. When I went looking for a recipe for this, I had two boxes of pre-packaged scalloped potatoes, and pre-cut ham chunks. And all the recipes … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 20: How to Win an Argument with a Child

Problem: Your kid is defiant. She will contest everything you say, and with gusto. She won’t do what you ask, she tries to order you around, and you don’t even know where this is coming from, since it’s not like … Continue reading

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Finding a Babysitter Is Not As Easy As It Sounds

This found its way to my Facebook feed yesterday, and while the original list is gone, the article goes into enough detail to give you the point. The gist is, a couple put out an ad for a babysitter, and in … Continue reading

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Going Back, Way Back

Yesterday was my first day of graduate school. I raced from the preschool drop off to the school’s parking garage. From door to door, it only took me a half hour. I sat outside for a bit, waiting for the … Continue reading

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