Monthly Archive for May, 2011

Blogathon lessons

Today is the last day of the Blogathon. I don’t want to have a boring recap, but I do want to reflect on the biggest lesson I learned this time around. Being forced to blog every day, even though it was self-induced, definitely stifles my creativity. A few times, I’ve written about unimportant and/or uninteresting […]

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Wordle post

Since today is a holiday, everyone in the Blogathon has been invited to do a creative post using Wordle. I did mine using the feed address from my blog. The largest words in the resulting Wordle are the ones that you use the most. Here’s my result: I knew I used the word “just” a […]

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Quiet time

My boys are staying at their cousins’ house for a few days. To be honest, the girls and I are pretty thrilled to have a break. Our boys are loud, busy and energetic, as little guys tend to be. I’m betting by the time they get home Tuesday night though, all three of us will […]

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Playing catch

I sent the boys outside to play catch today for the first time, an activity I plan on making a daily habit starting next week. Unfortunately, the only ball we have is a hard baseball that I bought last week for Cody to practice with, since he just started playing baseball this spring. After about […]

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Another first

So today the girls had one of their friends over for the afternoon. Why is this yet another of many upcoming firsts? Because their friend is a 14-year-old boy. J, as I’m going to call him (he’s an avid reader of my blog and I told him I’d use a pseudonym — even though he […]

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Rats!

I just logged in to start writing today’s post when I saw that the post I wrote and thought I published yesterday was still in draft mode, meaning I didn’t publish it at all. So, I went ahead and back-dated it to yesterday, since that’s when it was supposed to go live, and am hoping […]

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Facebook first-timers

My daughters will be 13 next month. As promised, I will be setting up Facebook accounts for them very soon. I don’t know why, but this freaks me out. I guess I’ve heard enough horror stories about Facebook that it makes me wary. Of what? I’m not sure. My worry has no name or face […]

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Blog catch-up

My daughters have been spending the last few days reading every post on my blog. They have never read it before, but now that they’ve started, they can’t seem to stop. Rachel’s favorite post so far is The Game Boy Addiction, one of my personal faves as well. She also liked “‘Hot’ — The New ‘Cute’?” […]

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A new favorite

Andie loves to look for new recipes to make, bless her heart. She is particularly fond of Allrecipes.com, where she often goes to enter ingredients we have on hand in order to find something to whip up for supper. Tonight’s Shepherd’s Pie was a huge hit. It was comfort food at its finest. I’ve never […]

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Screen Shutoff Day is not a new concept, but it’s one I’m going to be embracing starting the week of May 29. Initially, I wanted to take away the TV for the entire summer break and severely limit other screen time, such as computers, Leapsters and phones. Then I realized that to ban the kids […]

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