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When It Comes to Laundry

When It Comes to Laundry

I’m trying to teach my oldest child how to use the washing machine and dryer. Any tips?

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March 15, 2013 · 4:41 pm

My Gremlin Rolls…Your Bunny Rolls

My Gremlin Rolls...

Bunny rolls


March 4, 2013 · 2:53 pm

Every Who Down in Whoville…

Dr. Seuss Day

Dr. Seuss Day


March 1, 2013 · 8:33 am

Seeing the Beauty

Seeing the Beauty

Taking care of our stuff often leaves little opportunity for spotting our beautiful moments.

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February 28, 2013 · 1:12 pm

Gather the Positive

Gather the Positive

Throughout today, gather only positive words of the future and cast off the negative ones of the past, which do nothing but threaten to drown you.

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February 25, 2013 · 9:31 am

Watching Your Children Soar

Watching Your Children Soar

My daughter and a friend reaching new heights.

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February 19, 2013 · 2:39 pm

Note to the Teacher

Note to the Teacher

Dear Mrs U__,

No, I am not a bad mother. My daughter did not spend the entire summer eating chips. I believe she is talking about our visit to the potato chip factory, one of several fun and educational outings we took as a family during the summer.

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February 8, 2013 · 9:31 am



Yup–when you have a family, this is what it is all about: spending your Saturday at IKEA.

Meanwhile, I love this piece from Adam Byatt on why writing is like building furniture from IKEA. “You must be two people to assemble this item.” So true, Adam, so true. 


February 4, 2013 · 12:17 pm

Work at Home Mom

Work at Home Mom

To keep a little one occupied while you work, set up a small desk in your office. Keep your child busy creating his or her own office space. A small piece of card stock can be folded in half to create a name plate, a tin can covered in white paper can be turned into a decorated pencil holder, business cards can be designed, etc. Your child will feel important, and you can get your work done!


January 30, 2013 · 10:21 am

New Meaning for the Term “Crunchy Mama”

Found on Facebook.


January 28, 2013 · 7:07 am