Archive for March, 2014

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers… to my zucchini bread turning out today!  It was the first time I tried this recipe (I substituted equal parts applesauce for the oil).  We had slight issues with the amount of batter I tried to put in the bread loaf pan… basically, it all spilled over (thank god I put the loaf pan on […]

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How to Keep Your Awesome Babysitter Coming Back

We talked last week about how to be a fantastic sitter.  The other side of the coin is for parents who are trying to lock down that great sitter… here’s what I’d recommend! 1. Leave clear expectations Your sitter is responsible, considerate, and has common sense about what is and is not good for children. […]

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Spring Sing Fling Thing*

This was what greeted me as I walked into the dentist’s office this fine March morning. Yes.  A thousand times, Yes.  Bring it on spring.  We certainly haven’t had a harsh winter (especially compared to the frozen snowy hellscape that the Midwest saw this year), but I love it when the weather turns and spring […]

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Sunday Odds and Ends

… Did you remember to Spring Forward?  I think we’ve changed all the clocks in the house.  Someone needs to invent a little device that you can click and instantly make all your time-telling-devices jump to the correct time.  Like the Deluminator.  But for clock accuracy.  Also, how do you explain Daylight Savings Time to […]

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How to Be the Babysitter Every Family Wants

After almost twenty years of providing child care in various capacities, I feel fairly experienced in what parents are looking for in a babysitter*.  Of course, every situation has its own particulars, but in general, I’d say the following tips can make you the in-demand babysitter in your neighborhood… *Occasional child care provider.  For instance, […]

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Bedroom Updates

    I had to search back pretty far to find a photo of the master bedroom before our recent updates. Well, I had to search to find a photo of the room without a giant puppy dog head taking up most of the frame. I’ve been on a mission to make our bedroom less […]

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Oscar Preview

For the third year in a row, NavyGuy and I managed to see all of the Academy Award Best Picture nominated films before the Oscar telecast.  I have to admit, we’re quite proud of ourselves, and really enjoy how this has become our little tradition.  The quest to see all of the nominees adds some […]

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