Category Archives: DIY

Freezer Paper Stencil Kitchen Towels with Cricut Explore ✂️ What I Made This Weekend

I am not a craft blogger, by any means, nor am I am hard-core DIYer. But I do like to make stuff myself for fun, and most weekends I make something. I bake something, I set up something, I make something. … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Pumpkins 🎃 Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We finally hit it with this holiday last night. I think we have three costumes now. I have had ONE Halloween project on a low simmer all month, and that was to make Harry Potter-inspired pumpkins. A dear … Continue reading

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Kicking the “Summer Bucket List”

If you are like me and are on Pinterest, or read blogs, or get parenting magazines, or vaguely plugged in, you are no doubt familiar with a phenomenon that has sprouted up the past few years: the “summer bucket list”. … Continue reading

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Top 5 📋 Lingering Physical Indignities of Pregnancy

About fifty of my Facebook friends have shared this Dove commercial about how women don’t see their own beauty, which is a very sweetly sentimented bit of encouragement. Interesting, but I can’t say it makes me feel any better about … Continue reading

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The Word

Yesterday was the 2013 day to commit to ending the use of the “r” word. I think you know which word I mean, and as today’s the day after I am not going to use the word. When I was … Continue reading

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As Scouting Turns

My two older boys are both Cub Scouts. This past weekend was the Pinewood Derby; we had a Tiger champion and a Bear second place. We did not, however, place in the top three overall so the Tiger did not … Continue reading

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Have You Seen This Elf?

Answers to the name of Bob. Approximately nine folded inches tall, wearing a red suit and hat, no feet. Dark hair, flushed complexion, vaguely mischievous expression. Last seen early on the morning of December 25, 2011, when his forgetful keeper … Continue reading

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Snack Attacked!

This is my fifth fall as a soccer mom. It’s been an interesting evolution from a scrum of squealing midgets to what’s now starting to legitimately resemble soccer, even with a goalie! My kids are lucky to have terrific coaches … Continue reading

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The Pee Taser

They say boys develop slower than girls. I don’t know whether that gross generalization is true, but it does seem like little boys are sometimes all out of sorts with some aspects of development not keeping pace with others. They … Continue reading

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My Son Vinny

It occurred to me recently that I am Vinny’s mother. You know, Vinny, the kid from Jersey Shore? Whose mom waits on him hand and foot, who brings trays of lasagna, ziti, and parmagiana in the trunk of her big Caddy, … Continue reading

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