Monthly Archives: July 2013

News Only A Mother Could Be Proud Of

Last week I received this message from Goodreads: On behalf of the Goodreads team, I want to say thank you. You’re in the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! Your many thoughtful book reviews help make us a vibrant place … Continue reading

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My Big Boy, Sleeping

It’s hard to believe he’s almost seven months!

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Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along, Part 9: Binding the Book

This is Part Nine of my Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along.  For an introduction to this tutorial, the finished book and links to all the other parts of this tutorial, see this post. Finally, you’ve arrived at the last step of this … Continue reading

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Late Afternoon Baby-Wearing Fun

As you may have guessed, this is a favorite “Baba and Ellie” activity – take a walk around the house, wearing Baby and Bear. 🙂 It’s a good thing our house has a complete circuit for easy walking (or running)! … Continue reading

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Matchy Matchy for P’s Ballet Birthday Party

Our friend, P, had her 3rd birthday party last Thursday.  Ellie is currently really interested in wearing the same clothes as I do (which has resulted in tantrums when, for example, she does not have a jean skirt to wear … Continue reading

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KIOS: Grooming, Part 8: A Side Discussion About Fragrances (and why you should avoid them)

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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Your Skin Isn’t As Thick As A Man’s (SO WHAT??)

Tonight, we were at my mother-in-law’s house for dinner.  Ellie and Mark were playing with Yiayia and I was resting on the couch, reading fluffy magazines – a rather lovely way to spend the evening!  I found a article about … Continue reading

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Ellie’s Puzzle Skillz (for Auntie Julie)

Auntie Julie gave Ellie some really cool wooden puzzles for her birthday last fall.  Recently, Ellie has started putting them together almost entirely independently.  The puzzles are great for puzzle learners because once you set aside the two inside pieces … Continue reading

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Early Morning Baby-Wearing Fun

We believe everyone (human or not) deserves to be worn while still a baby! 🙂

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First Peach!

Finally, finally, finally, we’re starting to accomplish our goal of having edible landscaping around our house.  We’ve been talking about doing this for years and this summer, finally managed to plant some fruit trees.  So we now have three blueberry … Continue reading

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