Category Archives: Parenting

After Bump Bum: What’s on the Bum?

We are now in full swing cloth diapering #2. Monkey and Baby Bear are shaped differently and, therefore, the diapers fit differently. Monkey’s chicken legs kinda, sorta filled out by the time she was three/four months.  At that point she … Continue reading

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Happy Bday Dr. Seuss – Read Across America Day in Lake County

Apparently Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904, so on Monday March 3, 2014, I started to see posts on Facebook and other sites about activities to do to celebrate (all be it a day late). Little Lake County (a … Continue reading

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Dear Spring – My Toddler Requests Your Presence

It’s the second Saturday in March and outside we have a number of feet of snow. What a great year to move to Chicagoland… Monkey’s cabin fever is multiplying by the day and last night she started to cry when … Continue reading

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How to Spoil Your Children on a Budget

Everyone wants to give their children everything they had or didn’t have and more… but in a world where jobs are hard to come by, student loans are the norm, and the word budget is a four letter word… trying … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Cooking: Freezer Meal Lasagna

Lasagna is a very versatile dish and also very simple to make and cook. You can make mini ones in a loaf pan as pictured above or use a large pan to serve a dinner party. No matter what your … Continue reading

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The Joys of Flying (with a Toddler…)

It has been almost a year since we took our last plane trip and although it was from Orange County, CA to Chicago, IL to London, UK, Monkey was not walking/talking/throwing tantrums/etc… This flight was going to be different and … Continue reading

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Through the eyes of babes: Bugs

Tonight at dinner Monkey noticed a boxelder bug crossing the floor.  We have hundreds of these in the fall and into the winter the crawl out now and then.  They don’t really do anything, they just wander around.  This was probably … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Group Cooking: Freezer Meals

Life is always better when there is a group of friends involved.  Since moving early summer of 2013, I have been working on building friendships in my new hometown area.  I like to believe that it is going well! I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Hands!

I’m a Miami Dolphin’s fan, as are my parents and my brother… Hubby, he doesn’t really have a team that he loves.  This Sunday, the Fins played the Patriots and I decided it might be fun to have some Pats … Continue reading

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Managing the Working Household: How to Remain Sane… Hopefully (The Basics!)

I have a wonderful hubby… have I mentioned that before?  I am terrible about telling him (always seem to harp on the negatives…) and really could not do anything without him.  Before you ask, he is not for sale or … Continue reading

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