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  • May22nd

    Are you tired of all these easy recipes yet?

    Crockpot Chuck Roast

    No? Oh good. Here’s another one.

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  • May21st

    Here’s a “recipe” for you that is SO easy, it’s a snap to throw together even when your feet hurt…

    Eleanora Age 2

    … or you’re having a bad hair day…

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  • May17th

    Have you heard of the nesting instinct? It’s the urge you get while pregnant to feather your nest, so to speak, and it’s fantastic. You get all kinds of stuff done while under the influence of the nesting instinct. Garages get cleaned out, drawers get reorganized, and multiple donations to Goodwill are made. The clock is ticking down to baby, and mama wants to be prepared. In short, reproductive = verrrry productive.

    We only have a few weeks to go till Baby #2, and — thanks to my nesting brain and Hubba Bubba’s accommodating brawn — all the big things are done. Nursery is set up. Infant equipment is out of storage and ready to use. Newborn clothes and diapers are in the drawers prepped to go. Hospital bag is packed. And Cousin Kate arrives in a week (Three cheers for Kate!) to help care for the Big Sister in this time of transition.

    Eleanora 28 months

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  • May7th

    In theory, when you’ve had one baby, preparing for Baby #2 is a snap. You already have all the apparatus — swings, bouncy seats, co-sleepers, baby tubs, exersaucers, strollers, blankets, toys, Boppys, Bumbos, crib, and a decent collection of clothes. Just haul it all back out and you’re ready, right?

    Um, no.

    In reality, there’s a whole other list of chores to cross off, such as creating a vacancy in the crib…

    Eleanora Age 2

    … by convincing its original occupant to move on to a bigger, better, and more exciting (at least that’s how you sell it) “BIG GIRL BED” so that you can move the aforementioned crib to New Kid’s room.

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