And now there’s cornstarch everywhere.

October 30, 2012

Jonas was REALLY agreeable and really fun yesterday. He kept me laughing at him, and we had a good time playing. He was a rockstar at the grocery store, ate all of his lunch, and took his nap without any drama. We played in the afternoon, and then he hung out in the kitchen with […]

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Five on friday.

October 19, 2012

1. Jonas has his first ear and sinus infections right now. He started this week with a cough, spent one day with a low grade fever, was pitiful, and so today we went to the doctor. This is first time taking antibiotics, too. I hope it doesn’t give him any tummy troubles. I bought a […]

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Random thoughts on a dreary Friday.

October 12, 2012

Every week I tell myself I’ll start a list of little blurb things I want to put on the blog on Friday because they aren’t worth a whole post. Every week I keep some ideas in my head for a few days and then it’s gone by Friday. So. I started reading The Dresden Files […]

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Cleaning the bathroom with vinegar and dawn

September 27, 2012

We have the most obnoxious bathtub in the history of all bathtubs. The bottom is textured, which is a great safety feature of course, but the low parts of the texture collect grime. The drain is slow, so the grime just settles into the grooves, and occasionally the drain gets even more slow, and so […]

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I hope they didn’t cut employee benefits this time.

September 18, 2012

Starbucks announced today that it would be changing some of it’s rewards program around. I was completely shocked by one of the changes. For many years now, they’ve been offering free syrups and free milk “upgrades” to customers who have registered starbucks cards. It was one of the very first “rewards” they started offering in […]

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Getting out of our morning routine rut

September 12, 2012

Jonas is not a morning person. I’m not really much of a morning person either, just ask any of my old coworkers from Starbucks. They joked that they would tell new baristas not to be offended if I don’t talk to them before 7 a.m. Well, I think it was a joke, but it may […]

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Safer than before

September 10, 2012

This article in huffpo by Megan Rosker titled America Is Safer Than Ever, So Why Are Parents So Scared? has gotten my gander today, and I have THOUGHTS. So here they are. This is an interview with the writer of the best-selling Free Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy, and her book basically says that parents are so afraid their kids […]

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Currently

August 31, 2012

Last weekend, we took Jonas up to Monte Sano State Park, one of our favorite place in town, and he collected a ton of giant acorns and carried them around for almost an hour. Time // 9:36 pm Place // on my couch Eating // nothing at the moment. Drinking // water Watching // Dr. Who! I just started the […]

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Toddler Eats! Banana blueberry muffins

August 28, 2012

I know that so far my Toddler Eats series has been a little breakfast recipe heavy, but I can’t help it! I love breakfast food. And if I don’t challenge myself when it comes to breakfast, he gets a cup of yogurt and some fruit every morning. And I don’t want to create a situation […]

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I tried somewhat hard

August 26, 2012

I started a garden with grandiose plans this year. I bought new seeds. I used some seeds from past seasons. I started a LOT of little seedlings. And then we got distracted and didn’t build any raised beds for them. I realize I could totally till my ground and add compost and such, but we […]

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