Monthly Archives: August 2012

Mom Thought

Why is it the only time your kids do a thorough teeth brushing, including flossing and mouth wash, and lasting ten times longer than normal, is when you are running fifteen minutes late and must get out the door? Have … Continue reading

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Potty Training – Done!

We are done potty training! And by we I mean WE. It was certainly a team effort made only possibly by Caroline finally deciding to GO in the potty all the time. Plus a little trip I took. And when … Continue reading

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A Mary Poppins Carousel Cake

Several months ago Caroline had a Mary Poppins birthday party. So for a Mary Poppins party we had to have the proper hat… play a bean bag M.P. toss game… ride wooden “carousel” horses… play pin the bow tie on … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With Her Boys

Caroline had a break through moment this weekend. As we were driving to a pool with my parents, the boys were excited to remember that this pool had a diving board. They discussed going off the board and what kind … Continue reading

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New Orleans Mini Vacation

We were supposed to be at a 3 day soccer tournament this weekend but sadly it was cancelled. And by sadly, I mean YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! So instead of sweating all day long watching kids run back and forth, we decided to … Continue reading

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Some Heavy Summer Reading

Summer reading choices are often light in subject matter which can make for an easy, pleasant read. While the following books fall into the heavy, deep, serious, dark, thoughtful category, I feel they are still worth reading this summer. Ellis … Continue reading

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Lots of Shoe Storage

Here’s my latest find at the Habitat store. Bought it for $30. (And yes, those are Caroline’s Wonder Woman red boots below) When I opened up the trunk of my car my husband was a little less than thrilled. Maybe … Continue reading

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Call Me Lochte

If you’ve been on the planet anytime within the last 4 months you’ve heard Carly Rae Jepsen’s song, “Call Me Maybe.” The USA swim team made a version of this song but I think my favorite has to be the … Continue reading

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The Man, The Manager, & Grampa

My three year old has developed an odd little skill over the last two weeks. Whenever I ask her to do something she does not want to do, she refers to,  “the man.”   For example,”Caroline, it’s time to leave … Continue reading

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Kids Work Spaces

I’ve been looking at tons of desks for kids on pinterest and have found some beautiful work spaces. My helpful crafting hint for the day is that you simply do a google search for “pinterest + kids desks” and you … Continue reading

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