Tag Archives: holidays

Happy Day

One of the best things about having young children is their ability to increase your enjoyment of festive occasions simply by being excited about it themselves. Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, and the girls couldn’t have been more psyched for … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday

    This came out absolutely amazingly. I recommend it for all of your leftover turkey needs. RECIPE:

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The Dreaded Post Christmas Cleanup

After the last of the wrapping paper was scrapped and the boxes tossed out, I lined toys up against the wall, I stashed them in corners. I tidied. I didn’t clean. Why? Because it’s scary, that’s why. And I was … Continue reading

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Natalina and the Quest for Elevators

When we last left our heroes (Dulce and Natalina, of course), they were tucked up all comfy-like in their carseats on the long trek back from Orlando. But the whole story hadn’t been told. Little Lilly took on her travels … Continue reading

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Epic Journey

I have never been so happy about fake fruit in a bowl in my life as I was last night. Remember last year, we ended up at a hotel after our Christmas Odyssey? A year later and we’re at a … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Young children have all the answers. They simplify the problem and their solutions are often immediate and…impossible. We’ve decided on a last-minute trip to see my family before Christmas (we can’t make it for the holiday this year.) This is … Continue reading

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Why is Delilah Still on the Air?

No, seriously. All I want for Christmas is for Delilah to retire. For too many years now she’s been sullying my Christmas spirit and ruining my nights just about every day of the week any time of year (best of … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask Yourself While Buying Presents for Your Kids

Stop! Put that back on the shelf. Click it out of your Amazon cart. Now, think. Gifts are great, but they soon turn from presents to pasts, so make sure that thing you are buying is going to last (and … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 69: Don’t Break Christmas

Problem: It’s time to break out the holiday spirit, by which I mean decorations, but your young children will obviously break every single item that can be broken. And this will take just minutes, not weeks. Christmas is a dangerous … Continue reading

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Tales of a Completely Ordinary Mother

I’m going to make some changes around here presently, and in thinking about how to go about it, I had a conversation with a friend about how I am not an unlikely mother at all. What false branding. Sure, the … Continue reading

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