Monthly Archives: October 2011


I am not a “crafty” person. I say that in the most generous interpretation possible…I mean, I’m just completely clueless when it comes to decoupage and papier mache and all that good stuff. I have lots of ideas for things (I could make a whole list of failed or not attempted craft ideas-tiled coffee table, […]

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My Kids – They Love to Hate Each Other

I was smart, crazy, whatever you want to call it, and I had my kids close together…18 months close. The first 2 or 6 years were a blur, but now, as they are getting older it is a lot of fun. They are becoming individual people. They are no longer a package deal. When they […]

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Positive Pet Encounters of the Toddler Kind

As a true pet parent, I know my dog is very alluring, particularly for children given his 8 pound stature.  He is a friendly guy, to boot, though on leash his natural defense mechanism of “flight” is sorely hampered.  So, incoming hands, kissers or hugs can be overwhelming.  This was abundantly clear on our recent […]

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Wanting to teach my children the value of money, I thought it would be good to start giving them an allowance.  They get their money each week if they clean up their toys in the basement, on the main floor and in their rooms.  This way every time we go to Target or Walmart, they […]

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