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Life is Happening Now – Layout Your Planner To Keep it on Track

Life is Passing by so Fast! Keep Life on Track. Ah yes. November is zipping by. November is great here in the states because the focus seems to shift to gratitude. A whole month dedicated to gratitude. And food.  But it really is a nice time to reflect on the year gone by. One thing I am thankful for – my planner. It keeps my life on track because I don’t just watch it pass by. I may seem like I have my nose stuck in my planner all day; but in reality, I plan at night when the kids […]

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Easy School Lunches Need Two Things: the Right Container and a Plan

Making school lunches is a chore no more with a plan and the right container. If you are like me, the first day of school hits and I repeat over and over in my head “YAY! School is back in session! The kids are not driving me nuts anymore” That lasts all of 2 minutes. Because it hits me now: I have to make lunch for those munchkins because for one reason or another – school lunch is not an option in our family. Making school lunch is the bane of my morning. It is SUCH a chore! I have […]

Creating My Own Awnings

I was working on a scrapbook page (I digital scrapbook, used to do the other way, but long switched since my pictures are all digital… I can scale them… I can scale elements and use the elements over and over again… but that is a different time, a different story). I was working on a scrapbook page for June of 2012 where we went to Rita’s Italian Ice and my nearly 3-year-old was feeding my 9-month old some tasty treats. I thought it would be a brilliant idea to use a red and white striped awning like they have at […]

Paste is Paste…right?

Corbin is my 3-year old: Corbin: “Whats that?” pointing to a can of tomato paste with a spoon sticking out of it. Me: {making Italian food for dinner} “Tomato Paste” Corbin: “Oh! For brushing your teeth?” as he lifts the spoon in the can to his face. Me: “No! For cooking!” Corbin: “Oh” disappointed. I think I should have let him try it, then maybe I wouldn’t have to worry if someone calls glue ‘paste’. He won’t be tempted to brush his teeth with that after the experience of tomato ‘tooth’ paste.

Big rewards

“I ate my Cheerios, now I can eat the gingerbread house.” – Captain Obvious 12/8/12 Apparently, this is the philosophy of my three-year-old who has been begging to eat up the gingerbread house ever since he laid eyes on it. We struggle with him eating in general, he just has no desire to do so since he is too busy. But trying new foods is an even bigger struggle. So the fact that he ate his Cheerios without having any problems evidently deserves a big reward.

Lovely Purse

After a suggestion from my sister to find nuggets of joy in the day-to-day actions of my three-year-old, I decided that I had better record them or I would forget. After all, some days, there are only fleeting moments of joy and if you don’t capture them, they will soon be lost. “Mama, your purse is lovely”  – Age 3

Finding Joy After a Tantrum

After the most horrible day yesterday with my three-year-old (whom I call Captain Obvious), I called my sister in tears. I just couldn’t see any good in anything. It was all too hard. How in the world was I going to survive a lifetime of dealing with this child? Contrary to popular belief…Its not all sloppy kisses and storybooks. There are days, even as adults, that we just can’t deal. As a child, they do not have the experience nor maturity to even know how to handle all the things in life. It is the days where a tantrum is […]