Monthly Archives: May 2014

Recipe: Black Pepper Oregano Sourdough Crackers (crackers are easier than you think!)

I’ve been making these crackers for about the last year or so.  They solved our “we don’t want to buy crackers but how do you make them?” dilemma.  It’s been a bit of a process of learning how to roll … Continue reading

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Classics Club, Book #5: Persuasion

This is my fifth post for The Classics Club.  I’ll be reading one classic book a month for the next 4-5 years.  I just added a new page to the blog to track what I’m reading.  Find that here.  I’ll … Continue reading

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Alaska Cousins in the East!

My brother and his wife and five kids are back East at the moment, attending lots of fun events for my sister-in-law’s family.  Meggan grew up in south Jersey so we like to joke that she and I just traded … Continue reading

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The Giraffe with Mark’s Quilt (a trip to the zoo!)

Ever since I saw this absolutely adorable llama quilt photographed with llamas, I’ve dreamed of having a similarly adorable quilt photo shoot myself.  Mark’s quilt‘s feature fabric is full of giraffes so I figured a trip to the zoo would … Continue reading

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Misappropriation of Party Planning and Preparation Time

Last Saturday afternoon, I had the fun of hosting a bridal open house (like a shower only with no presents involved) for one of my best friends.  I had allocated the day before (Friday) for house cleaning and food preparation, … Continue reading

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We’re Learning a New Skill (for the second time)

Just like Ellie and at the same age too! 🙂 He likes to live dangerously and kneel on the edges of chairs.  (You’ll see in the next picture that I could only stand it for so long.) love those pudgy … Continue reading

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To All The Mothers in My Life, And Especially My Own – Happy Mother’s Day! (and other thoughts about this day)

Here’s a belated message for all the mothers I know, but especially to my own mother, Priscilla; my mother-in-law, Tina; my sister, Rachel; and my sisters-in-law, Meggan, Leah, Katie, and Nikki: Happy Mother’s Day! I love you! my lovely mama … Continue reading

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Up, Up, and Away!

This month’s preschool theme is “Things That Go” so for our field trip, we went to the airport!  First, we went inside the terminal to the observation gallery.  Although we tried to interest them in the action outside (i.e. loading … Continue reading

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Nursing For Two (at sixteen months)

I last wrote a post about tandem nursing when Mark was five weeks old.  Since then, I’ve written many of them in my head while nursing, “Nursing for Two (at 8 months) (at 11 months) (etc., etc., etc.,)” but somehow … Continue reading

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Pestering? Already? He’s not even 2!

I am the oldest of five children.  I have three younger brothers and my sister is the youngest.  All through my growing up years, my mother would continually have to talk to me about not reacting to my brothers when … Continue reading

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