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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 …

Thoughts on Christmases past

December 29, 2011 – 5:01 pm

I didn’t realize how exhausting baking every day (well, nearly every day) December 2010 was until I didn’t do it this year.
I just pulled down “the baking box” for its location in the pantry. For …

Post holiday roundup: I’ll clean the house tomorrow

December 26, 2011 – 11:24 am

Wow. If you’re a parent like me, the house looks like a tornado came through, there are dirty dishes everywhere, and dozens of new clothes and a few toys are to be put away. You …

Does fall mean you’re planning a yard sale?

October 12, 2011 – 11:30 am

My kids are fascinated by the idea of having a yard sale. At least, they’re fascinated in the idea of getting money for selling stuff.
But I’ve never – on my own – put on a …

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, …

Good-bye orange: Hello red and green?

November 1, 2010 – 10:12 am
santa kid

It arrived!
Or should I say, THEY arrived?
I picked up a newspaper yesterday and found several holiday toy “books.” My kids – gearing up for Halloween night – took a few minutes to break away and …

Free stuff alert

October 19, 2009 – 1:42 pm

I got an e-mail alerting me to a “free” DVD giveaway from Brainy Baby. It’s not entirely free – you have to pay shipping and handling that’s $6.95 – but still, with holidays around the …