Worth reading (and a giveaway!)

Between yard work and OB work and the challenging work of parenting teens fluttering on the edge of the nest, I haven’t been reading lots of books lately. But two that I’ve read are very worth mentioning. First off is an excellent book about relationships called Attached. This book is actually geared toward adults at […]

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Cooking with gas

Now we’re cooking with gas

I think I told you that just before we moved out of the old house, in the midst of repainting and recarpeting and replacing the whole kitchen,  our oven broke, forcing us to buy brand a brand new range also---a mite frustrating after all the money … [Read More...]

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What do you do….

...when you've moved into a house where the back yard has high fences and your sweet lil puppy dog has absolutely zero view on the world? Well, you go to Hobby Lobby and you find a really cool piece of framed decorative metal (on sale for … [Read More...]

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Apt Slips

Like many her age, my 3 year old doesn’t pronounce all her words correctly, but her slips often end up being oddly sensible. She brushes her teeth with ‘tooth-taste’. Her favorite is vanilla. Yum. She loves visiting ‘Lick-Donalds’ where one of her favorite activities involves dipping a french fry in ketchup, licking, and repeating, til […]

Vaccines and Autism Part 2

Just wanted to share the link to this blog Adventures in Autism . FYI, California is one of the states where mercury has recently been outlawed in vaccines.

The Bandaid

Bedtime Saturday. All the little kids except the baby were off brushing their teeth, and big kids were milling around in the living room getting hugs from mom and dad. 14 yo son wanted to know if he was taller than 15 yo daughter. Much laughter and stretching was involved in the measuring process. I […]

Vaccines and Autism

This morning I read the post from The tales of Mama D where she shared her concerns over vaccinating her child. For the record, my kids are fully vaccinated, but not without a fair amount of concern, and on a much later schedule than the doc recommended. I just didn’t feel peaceful about giving huge […]

One of These Things….

Hypothetically speaking, if a baby were faced with this colorful array of toys, none of which she had ever seen before, WHICH tempting item do you suppose she would grab first? Study the items carefully before you make your guess. You guessed it! Elmer’s wins out over Fisher-Price every time!! “If I smile really cute, […]


Isaiah 43: 5-6

Tagged– FOUR

How fun! I’ve been tagged by my friend Wendy. We both have Asian and Ethiopian kids and have been on adoption yahoogroups together for awhile. Anyway, here goes: FOUR JOBS YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR LIFE –McDonald’s hamburger cooker –Nurses aide at a nursing home –Fabric store worker –RN delivering babies FOUR MOVIES YOU’D WATCH […]

Using Stickers and Scotch…

… tape, I managed to occupy the baby for 20 minutes so I could sort pictures. Seems these items are waaaaay more interesting than the nice new toys she got for Christmas. I also pressed into service TWO tv’s at once. One played Star Wars to anesthetize my 7 year olds (yeah, more slippage). For […]

Followup on TT

So writing my Thursday Thirteen yesterday left me really evaluating the quality of my day yesterday. It was homeschool rollerskating day (once a month in our neighborhood) We were gone all morning, so forget scrapbooking. But I did accomplish of few things on my list. My bathroom is sparkling–a nice feeling. I did play with […]

Bits and Pieces

Be sure not to miss sure not to miss KDubs post this morning. The Shame of Motherhood And I was appalled to stumble across Gerah’s story about fabric softener sheets Be sure to click on the links too. Made me glad I am a cheapskate and don’t buy dryer sheets… I also had a thought […]