The Bubble Thing

We saw someone making enormous bubbles at a festival this spring. It was mesmerizing. The guy was using something called the Bubble Thing. It’s a plastic wand with a fabric loop that opens and closes to make bubbles. Big ones. To make the soap you combine Dawn or Joy dish soap with warm water and […]

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Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

I love summer foods. Fresh corn, summer salads, berries. I got one of those brochures from Kroger with coupons in it and saw this recipe for strawberry sorbet. I just happened to have the few ingredients required, so I tried it. It only took a few minutes to make and it was absolutely delicious and […]

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Why I Love Dolly Parton

I just love Dolly Parton.  Beyond her performing talents, I like that she is a self-made business woman who gives back. In 1996, she created a literacy program called the Imagination Library through which children under age 5 are sent one book per month to encourage reading. What an inspired idea! Here’s how it all began…Dolly […]

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Motherhood Moment #15: Sometimes it Sucks To Be a Moose

Make all the boy moose go Whaaaaaah!

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This Car is Automatic. It’s Systematic. It’s Hyyyydromatic…Why, iz Grease Lightn’n!

I took my kids to surprise  my Mom at work today. When we were there, I spied a pile of boxes and remembered something cool I had seen on a blog I like called Home Making Fun. So, the kids and I used crayons, colored paper and a glue stick to make our own drive in […]

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This Car is Automatic. It’s Systematic. It’s Hyyyydromatic…Why, iz Grease Lightn’n!

I took my kids to surprise  my Mom at work today. When we were there, I spied a pile of boxes and remembered something cool I had seen on a blog I like called Home Making Fun (Jadi, you rock). So, the kids and I used crayons, colored paper and a glue stick to make […]

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Mom of the Year? Uh, Right Here.

After I took the kids to see Toy Story 3 yesterday, we had lunch and I got them settled. I spent about 20 minutes checking e-mail. During that time, my son (3) pooped in his pants. Gross. Took him to the bathroom to deal with his business. I put his man-sized turd in the toilet […]

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Coco (Before) Chanel

Sometimes it’s great when everyone’s asleep. I recently found myself in this situation with sole possession of the remote control. Thumbing through the On Demand options, I selected Coco (Before) Chanel. I didn’t know anything about the movie, I just thought it I would learn something about a famous business woman. And I did.  It’s actually a French […]

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Tweet Nothings Tweet Nothings: Except for the High School Reunion

Do you Tweet? I’m having a hard time getting into it. Why? Could be a couple of reasons: I don’t think my singular thoughts are typically worth sharing. Economy of words isn’t really my thing. I still have a totally lame flip phone. It’s cheap and since my  last phone swan-dove to its death in […]

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Second Chance Mommy

The other day, I didn’t have enough breakfast. Therefore, when my son (3) had a meltdown around lunchtime, I was ready for a meltdown of my own. I wasn’t the sweetest in that moment. And kids are so brutally honest. They’ll tell you when you are being mean. When this happens to me, I typically […]

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