Monthly Archives: May 2012

When the weather page says, “Feels Like 98”

and it’s not even June yet, that’s when sometimes I question my sanity for moving to a place that even has weather forecasts that say things like, “heat advisory” and “high of 93”.  Then again, if I hadn’t moved here … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Nana! We love you!

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KIOS: Parenting, Part 12: Homeschooling

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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How We Know Ellie Is Growing Up

1.  She really wants to dress herself.  Thankfully, she can still be conned into thinking she’s doing it all by herself, even though I’m helping make sure we don’t have backwards pants and that sort of thing. 2.  She uses … Continue reading

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Ellie’s New Pick Up Line

This video is from yesterday afternoon.  This morning, she was trying out her new line on me and the birdie outside!  (Listen closely to the first few seconds where you’ll hear it the best!) This little girl cracks us up!

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More Info About Strawberries and Pectin

I’ve gotten a few requests for more info about where we go for strawberry picking and about the pectin we use.  Here it is for everyone! 1.  Where to go for strawberry picking:  Last week, we went to Lohr’s Orchard … Continue reading

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KIOS: Parenting, Part 11: Gentle Discipline

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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