Category: Parenting/Pregnancy

Parenting/Pregnancy

How to Actually Enjoy the Library with Your Kids

It saddens me to hear that there are many people who totally avoid taking their children to the library.  I’m not judging. I know life is busy and going anywhere with kids, especially a quiet place full of fragile items, can seem daunting or down right foolish. Some people don’t want to be responsible for …

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Why I Don’t Buy Books for My Kids

Yes, you read that right, I no longer buy books for the girls.  Now before you get all crazy, let me start by saying I am one of the biggest advocates for children’s literature.  My favorite job was working in the elementary school media center. I’m not here to tell you to chuck books and …

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A Season of Rediscovery

Life with two children is full.  It is everything to the tenth degree.  There is so much love, so much learning, so much stress, so much joy, so much laughter, so much creativity, so many messes, so many tears, so much of everything…except for sleep. A few weeks ago I realized it had been 10 …

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Oh, What a Month!

The last 3o+ days have been amazing! Our beautiful baby girl, “C” arrived mid-October.  She weighed in at 8 pounds and was 20 inches long.  Since then she’s already grown 2 inches and gained a pound and a half.  We are all doing well and now just trying to adjust with 2 little ones in …

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Scotcheroos and Stretchy Pants

Apparently there has been a bit of a tragedy happening right under my nose out here on the East Coast, and I was not even aware of it.  Most of these lovely people have never tried or even heard of Scotcheroos!  I have taken this delicious dessert for granted for the last 30 years.  I …

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Long Overdue Update

I’m not really sure where to start, I know I need to at least post a quick update though as I’ve had many inquires about what’s been going on lately.  There hasn’t been anything too major, just life in general.  But when you look at it, life in general is often quite major and a …

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Here’s What’s Growing

Happy Spring! For some of us, the weather is still working on getting there; but thankfully the end is in sight. I know it’s been several weeks since I’ve posted or been online at all really, but it’s not without good reason. When I prayed about what this year would hold in store, the word …

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Children’s Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas! I absolutely love this season.  It’s such a wonderful time of celebration for the birth of our Savior.  I love the music, excitement, family, friends, great food; I even love the snow. Every year after Thanksgiving I look forward to decorating the house.  This year’s a little different, however.  With a toddler running …

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Fun and Easy Ways to Keep in Touch

Living 1,307 miles away from our closest family members can make staying in touch a bit of a challenge.  Growing up, my husband and I were blessed to be very close to family and grandparents.  Those relationships greatly influenced our childhoods and who we are today.  One of our biggest desires is for family to …

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No Minivans

This summer we found ourselves in the market to replace our 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander.  It’s been a great SUV, and I’d recommend it in a heartbeat.  But the miles were starting to add up, several things were needing maintenance, and we were looking for more cargo space and passenger room. My husband has a separate vehicle …

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