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Lice, the hallway trampoline and figuring out school

August 2, 2012 – 12:40 pm

Did you see the glazed-eyed woman in the checkout line buying two bottles of lice shampoo yesterday? The one trying to keep the toddler from grabbing ANOTHER bag of M&Ms from the register counter?
That would …

I’m the queen of the half-done project

May 19, 2012 – 7:11 am

Blame it on my genes, my schedule, my silly brain. Maybe I can blame motherhood, career plans or the fact that I need to buy groceries more than once a week if I want my …

Holiday aftermath: How do you put the house back in order?

December 29, 2010 – 10:37 am

A friend posted a one-liner on her Facebook page the day after Christmas: “Collapse.”
Yup, I felt the same way!
With our hustle and bustle from one family to the next complete, we arrived home about 9, …

Holiday baking: It’s a wrap

December 27, 2010 – 3:28 pm

My daughter and I wrapped up our holiday baking over the weekend with a gingerbread house. I’ll say “baking” loosely since we didn’t actually bake the house. We just decorated it. We giggled and smiled …

Holiday favorites: Mirror decorating

December 17, 2010 – 4:51 am

Much later than usual, my family pulled out the holiday decorations this past weekend. We put up the tree, unpacked a big pile of Christmas books, unwrapped ornaments my grandmother sent me and tried to …

Holiday baking: Grandma Big Cookie’s Ice box cookies

December 7, 2010 – 4:23 pm

I confess: We didn’t bake last night. My mom offered to fill in this post.
She made a batch of ice box cookies from a recipe passed down from my great-grandmother. We called her “Grandma Big …

Holiday baking: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

December 6, 2010 – 2:38 pm
holidaybaking.pumpkin cupcakes

I found this recipe in a House Beautiful magazine and adjusted it for my use. It sounded so yummy in November, but I didn’t get around to making it. When preparing to bake daily in …

Holiday baking: Chocolate chip cookies (half batch)

December 3, 2010 – 1:33 pm
My daughter adds salt to our cookies. She's wearing her "meme made" apron.

I learned a valuable baking lesson last night: If you’re at the store and you THINK you need an ingredient, BUY IT!
I planned to make chocolate chip cookies last night. When I pulled out all …

Kids and chores: Do you track ’em?

October 26, 2010 – 11:43 am

I’ve tried! I’ve plotted. I’ve made an attempt!
But I just cannot remain consistent when it comes to tracking chores my kids do each week.
Let me explain.
Once, I hand drew a “chore chart” on a large …

Author looks at ‘Raising Happiness’

March 3, 2010 – 4:15 pm

While checking my Yahoo e-mail, I came across this story about families and happiness and I thought it was worth sharing.
It made me think about how I am doing “raising happiness” in my own house. …