A winning combination for preschool boys

Dino-Baseball by Lisa Wheeler Have you read any of Lisa Wheeler’s Dino Sports books?  They are genius!  They combine young boys’ love of sports and dinosaurs in a lyrical explanation of each sport. Some books are better than others – with an actual game being played out throughout the books. Others just throw in as […]

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Family vacations: a balancing act

Jim, Christopher, and I spent Memorial Day weekend camping in Chincoteague, VA with my sister and her family. They drove down from suburban Philadelphia. We flew into Baltimore, rented a car, and drove down. As I mentioned yesterday, Emily planned all of the meals, and they brought the food since we couldn’t fly with a […]

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Meal pairings: how I deal with a picky eater

This weekend we went camping with my sister and her family. We wanted to stick with simple meals that are served cold or cooked over the fire. I suggested yogurt for breakfast because that’s what Christopher eats for breakfast usually. She suggested turkey/ham sandwiches for lunch. At this I had to suggest she also bring […]

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I need to make public resolutions. Do you?

Yesterday I reviewed Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. Another thing mentioned in the book is the need for accountability. Some people, like me, need to make public resolutions to feel accountable. I thought about starting this blog for more than a year before actually doing it. While reading Rubin’s Happier at Home in March 2014, […]

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My love affair with my Crock Pot

Growing up I always hated leftovers. Now I love them. Leftovers make the perfect lunches, especially when you plan ahead. My husband and I have several Crock Pot recipes that we love, but they make more than 2 servings. Instead of packing leftovers into one large container, like I used to do, I now pack […]

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