Pine cones on Pinterest

I found a couple of fun Pinterest ideas for fall/Thanksgiving. First off, this bleached pine cone idea caught my eye. I thought they’d be a great way to add a little seasonal decor to the beach house, ocean-style. Basically you plunk a bunch of pine cones into a half and half mix of water and […]

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Seven Great Ways to Use Eggs

I went grocery shopping yesterday and was amazed to discover that (in our area anyway) a carton of five dozen eggs is only $2.69. I can't remember the last time eggs were that cheap.  That's a LOT of protein for less than $3.  In honor of that … [Read More...]

Parenting Feature

Perfect for us

Recently I was wandering World Market all on my own, enjoying the peace, when I became aware of a young family also shopping.  Three preschool boys energetically spun around the axis of their slowly walking parents.  My first thought was of how much … [Read More...]

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Narnia– finally!

Finally took the kids to see Narnia yesterday afternoon– all except the 3 yr old, that is, who spent the afternoon at grandma’s. We chose the mid afternoon showing, hoping that the baby would nap during the movie. Sure enough, she did, except for about 10 minutes at the start and half an hour at […]

Sunday

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Family Traditions

There’s a post about family traditions on my Ethiopia Adoption Blog. What traditions does your family have?

An Experienced Man

So the other day I was sitting on the floor changing the baby’s diaper. Changing her involves keeping one hand on her torso most of the time, because if the hand moves, she’ll do a quick flipover and run like the wind. In the heat of the wrestling match, my kinda-low-rise jeans had done what […]

Sorting People

Found this link Sorting People over on ReadingWritingLiving. It is a fascinating test where you try to sort people by ethnicity. Actually the whole RACE – The Power of an Illusion PBS website is fascinating. We are more alike than we are different. Check it out.

What’s The Grossest Thing…

…that your baby has ever placed in his or her mouth? I want to hear your stories. And yeah, I have one or two myself. One of mine found a spider’s egg-sac and popped the whole thing in his mouth– kinda like cotton candy, you know. Another chawed on a cigarette butt on the beach. […]

Huh?

I’m straightening the living room this afternoon, and giving my 3 year old little jobs to help me. “Can you get that bowl off the couch for me?” I ask. “Sure,” she answers cheerfully, going over to the couch where with one brisk arm motion she sweeps the bowl off the couch and onto the […]

From The Family Bus

Riding in the van yesterday, the one year old got to screaming– not mad, just enthralled with the sound of her own voice. The 3 year old remarked, ‘Wow, she’s screamish today.” The Screamish One In The Bathroom Today

Honest

Okay, so I really truly yesterday was on the brink of mentioning this cool site on my blog yesterday. I bookmarked it and everything. But then I got all sidetracked on my contest winners and my Large Family – Bedtime post and then later I spent an hour rummaging through the chaos that is my […]

Thursday 13– Kid’s Books!

Thirteen Books You Won’t Get Sick Of Reading to Your Kids 1. Everywhere Babies: Susan Meyers,Marla Frazee 2. The Napping House: Audrey Wood,Don Wood 3. Tacky the Penguin: Helen Lester,Lynn M. Munsinger 4. You Are My I Love You: Maryann Cusimano Love 5. MRS. TOGGLE’S ZIPPER: Robin Pulver,R. W. Alley 6. Darcy and Gran Don’t […]