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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Use Kid’s Art in a Piece of Wall Art

toddler art in crafts

Little kids make a lot of art. Which is great. It’s fun to see them try out new things, and to go from random scribbles to lines (my girl loves lines) and circles and, eventually, to drawings and paintings that look like things we can recognize. But we obviously can’t keep all of it. That doesn’t mean we don’t love ... Read More »

The Great Clothing Blitz of 2012

clothes purge

During Spring Break I took my daughter to the mall. There’s a gymnastics place there that does meetups for our playgroup, and it’s lots of fun to jump around and get some energy out (and we needed it on that rainy day). We met my sweetie for lunch and a good time was had by all. But something bothered me ... Read More »

Easter Discovery Bucket

easter bucket discovery

I have been calling these seasonal boxes that I’ve been doing for the Bit lately “sensory boxes,” and I guess they are, because you certainly engage your sense to explore them, but this Easter-themed bucket strikes me more as a discovery bucket because you’re exploring the things that are inside the eggs. This is a really easy, fun project that ... Read More »

Our Desk of Perpetual Sorrow

cleaner desk

In our old house, I had a tiny desk. I used an antique secretary as my desk, so once I put my widescreen laptop on it there was barely room for a book beside it (this is why I started using my fabulous messy notebooks). I knew I wanted to do better in the new house, and had room to ... Read More »

Cleaning Up the Counter of Annoyance

cleaned up counter

I mentioned, I think, that I have a really excellent kitchen. It’s big, and has lots of counter space, and will be even better for entertaining when we can get some barstools after the Bit is big enough to not use them to climb onto the counter (does that ever happen?). But there’s this countertop. It’s next to the refrigerator, ... Read More »

Putting Yourself Out There

One of the cool things about being a mama writer where I live is that there is a great community of writer mamas around here. Whether bloggers, magazine publishers, website owners or book authors, lots of ladies here are sharing their experience with each other and the world. It was because of this community and the efforts of the awesome ... Read More »

Making Your Own Bubbles

making buble solution

We’re having a pretty rainy (as in more than 5 inches expected over a couple of day) Spring Break, and are quickly realizing the importance of getting outside when you can. After the Bit’s (much-too-short) nap yesterday there was a break in the weather so I decided to whip up a batch of homemade bubble solution. I’d bought a big ... Read More »

Getting Kids to Eat Veggies the Sneaky Chef Way

sneaky mac and chicken

Before I was a mom, I was always really resistant to any efforts to feed kids produce and other healthy foods by hiding them in other foods. I figured there was no way kids who learned to eat this way would ever eat vegetables that weren’t hidden, so, even though you were getting the nutrients into your kids, if they ... Read More »

Super-Simple Monogram Gift Tags

monogram gift tags

I guess this is just the way it is when you have kids, but the past month or so has been filled with birthdays. We had three birthdays in as many weeks at the Bit’s school (and there are only seven kids!), as well as a couple of birthdays among her old friends. There are two more birthdays this weekend, ... Read More »

Cleaning Out the Pantry

how to clean a pantry

One of the things we loved about our new house when we first came to look at it was the kitchen, which is a thing a beauty in most aspects (would have loved a double oven and a six-burner stove, though!) but also benefits from having a huge pantry. It’s actually ridiculously huge. It’s floor to almost ceiling and deep. ... Read More »

How to Lengthen a Shirt with Another Shirt

lengthen a shirt

My girl is tall for her age. At 2.5 she’s about as tall as some of the 3-year-olds she knows. Officially she’s in about the 90th percentile for height for her age. But she’s also skinny, so just buying bigger clothes isn’t really a good option when all her pants turn capri and her belly starts showing. I’ve been known ... Read More »