Monthly Archives: November 2011

odds & ends advice

I always seem to be grabbing random publications or tearing pages out of magazines that have something, anything, that pertains to this blog and family project. Here’s a bits and pieces post that pulls together these random tidbits of advice … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving

On a day when we remember all we have, all we cherish and all we have to be thankful for – I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! “I come from a home where gravy is a beverage.” ~Erma … Continue reading

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One of the quickest things I learned about having children was that even the best laid plans can go awry.  Children throw a wrench in things quick.  In my case, it was a lesson learned even before Beckett was born.  … Continue reading

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staying healthy this winter

When Beckett was a new baby, I became a vigilant germ-nut that started spraying visitors upon arrival with hand sanitizer.  I still pay attention to the coughs, sneezes and wheezles, but to a lesser degree with Camden.  There is only … Continue reading

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MadeOn Hard Lotion: the solution to dry skin (review & giveaway)

Pregnancy does strange things to your body.  Things that people neglect to tell you about when they mention those wonderful nine-months growing a baby.  By ‘strange’ I don’t mean weird or bad, just different.  There’s that bizarre itchy feeling that … Continue reading

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Beckett started talking when she was 18-months old and hasn’t stopped since.  She blabs with the best of them and we jokingly refer to her as the narrator of her life/day/story.  You want to know what she’s doing – just … Continue reading

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skin deep: what does that ingredients list really mean?

Over the past two years, I have become pretty well-versed at scouting out the toxic ingredients in different personal products.  I know that it’s safer to stay away from parabens, BPA and other hormone disruptors.  I also know that it’s … Continue reading

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Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Chicken Book WINNER!

The winners of the giveaway for the book “Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Recipe for Raising Chickens by Minnie Rose Lovgreen” are… LILY KWAN BRITT T. Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Wednesday, November 16th at 8:00pm PST.

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an exponential growth

How easily the mind forgets what sleep deprivation feels like.  I knew that caring for two children was going to be hard, but I didn’t think it would feel like caring for upwards of five.  Or that lack of sleep … Continue reading

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life without plastic

Plastic is one of the materials we’ve been trying to rid our house of since we started this project.  It’s not just a house problem either – it’s an all-consuming life problem.  It’s a material that has infiltrated every facet … Continue reading

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