Monthly Archives: November 2013

And So, I Must Confess, I Took Ellie Black Friday Shopping Today (but we were home by 7:00!)

This morning, my plan was to get up at 5:25, sneak out of the house, buy my year’s supply of flannel for baby blankets at Joann Fabrics, stop by Home Depot for $.99 poinsettias, and be home by 7:00.ย  I … Continue reading

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Recipe: Cranbrosia, A Thanksgiving Tradition

We make this every Thanksgiving in my family.ย  It’s my mother’s mother’s recipe and it’s OH so good.ย  Don’t let anyone tell you it belongs on the dessert table.ย  It is most assuredly a side dish! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  And I know, … Continue reading

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“Mama! Where’s the Bible?”

“I need it for the party!!” I take no credit for this idea!ย  She’s the one who invited Mark to a party on the bed and then read him Bible stories! ๐Ÿ™‚

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KIOS: Eating, Part 17: Why Seasonal Eating Will Make You Happier

Cross-posted as:ย  KIOS: Parenting, Part 15: Why Seasonal Eating Will Help Your Child Abstain from Sexual Activity This post is part of my series, โ€œKickinโ€™ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashionedโ€ or KIOS for short.ย  If youโ€™re … Continue reading

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All Done With Canning and Freezing For The Year! Hooray! (and some numbers for you)

This week saw one last big push (making applesauce) and now I think I’m done.ย  I’ve been asked a couple times about how much food we preserve for the winter and how I know how much to preserve.ย  I just … Continue reading

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October Sewing: The Second Baby Blanket Club

I have four friends who all are having (or had) their second baby.ย  So, I did a bit of an assembly line to welcome those four little babies into the world. for Katie and Baby M (the only boy in … Continue reading

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Our Experiment In Ignoring Ellie’s Education

Unlike most everyone else I know, we are deliberating avoiding teaching Ellie about letters, or numbers, or words, or writing, or anything else related to academics.ย  It’s not that we’reย  cavalier or careless about her education.ย  It’s just that all … Continue reading

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