Getting Ready for Rhea Lana’s!

I’m not typically an incredibly frugal person, but I do know that kids, especially young kids, go through clothes at an alarming rate. Not only do they grow fast, they stain and wear out clothes fast, so it makes sense to have a lot of options available for your little ones to choose from. I […]

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Changes

A week from today, my daughter is going to her first half-day of daycare. Starting August 1, she’ll be gone from me most of the day, from 8 until 3:15. I should feel sadder about this than I do. And I know I will as soon as I pull away from the daycare without her […]

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Work Expands

For some reason I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Parkinson’s Law, which says that work expands to fill the time you have for it. I think we can all relate to that. Though my work tends to expand to the point of overflow, my ideas expand well beyond my ability to capture them and […]

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30 Minute Crafts: Shadowboxing

This is a golden-oldie of a craft that I never managed to get posted, but it’s from my daughter’s birthday back in September. I had a bunch of cute baby stuff, like her hat from the hospital (or, even cuter, the first hat I knit for her tiny preemie head), our hospital bands, some of […]

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30 Minute Crafts: Play Dough

This one is another bit of crafty plagiarism, thanks to a mom in my playgroup who recently shared a recipe for play dough that’s really crazy easy. Of course it doesn’t take anywhere near 30 minutes, unless you count the time it takes the dough to cool down so you can play with it, which […]

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