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Archive Monthly Archives: January 2011

Crayon Rubbings

Recently I took my children to the playground and noticed that the kid table had built-in pictures and the ABC’s, designed for crayon rubbings. Placing the blank sheet of paper over the pictures and rubbing a crayon on its side is the perfect activity for this environment.Before the weather becomes to cold, I am going […]

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Breastfeeding

Last week was international breastfeeding week, and as I was thinking about it, I realized that I have never shared any of my breastfeeding experiences on this site. I plan on writing an article about it soon, but today I wanted to just tell you the introduction I usually give at my local LLL meeting.I […]

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On giving yourself permission to not be perfect

What a crazy few months we have had. There are so many things that as a wife mother we feel we should be doing that sometimes, at the end of the day, just don’t get done. What a relief it is sometimes to be able to say to yourself: “I’m not perfect, and that’s okay.”Then […]

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Natural remedy for cuts and bruises

Recently we discovered an excellent natural remedy that we have used in our home a few times and it really works. Mix half-and-half comfrey powder and cayenne, then add enough honey to make it a sticky goo, then place on the cut or bruise. The comfrey helps the skin heal, the cayenne will stop the […]

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Flying Machine

Of Flying Moterhomes  If you run into my son at the grocery store and are polite enough to give him eye contact, he is sure to tell you about one of the features of his flying moterhome. “I have a flying moterhome, and it has boosters that make it go really fast…” Where he got […]

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Snack Time!

Inevitably when you have children, at some point in time, they are going to want to eat. This inclination does not always fall during mealtimes, and so, snack time was born. This newsletter highlights some of the things I feed my children when they are hungry. Banana Cones  For my children, it seems like one […]

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Summer Music

The weather is warm, school is out, and summer vacation is here. With the warm weather come farmers markets, family reunions, county fairs, rodeos, festivals, and holidays to divide our time. It is a wonderful time of year for children, if you can beat the heat. With all of these festivities and celebrations comes an […]

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Bedtime Special

With summer looming around the corner, the days are becoming longer, our schedules are changing, and it seems the sun is working against our efforts to maintain bedtime order as the evenings become a time for play. I don’t claim to have it all figured out. Bedtime at our home is often chaotic, but in […]

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Whole Wheat Bread

My 100% Whole Wheat Bread recipe When our bread maker broke down we stopped making bread, but we really missed that rich texture we had grown to love. I started experimenting with making bread, but it seemed that it would only turn out right if we used white flour, and we wanted to use our […]

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Apple Pumpkin Dessert

Thanks to Helen Anderson Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin Several apples, grated to fill the pumpkin Sugar, about 1-2 cups, depending on the size of the pumpkin Cinnamon, 1-2 tablespoons To prepare the apple pumpkin dessert, cut around the top of the pumpkin, remove the lid, and clean out the seeds. Fill the pumpkin with apples. […]

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