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Holiday’s and Family

Holiday’s and Family

Let our lives be full of Thanks and Giving. Happy Thanksgiving! Holidays with Blended Families can be tricky. We have chosen to celebrate the holidays in our own way: Holidays are more about gathering together as a family and that it is about feelings not a specific day or presents. If it’s handled with the…

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Dinner Conversations….

Dinner Conversations….

Mina came home yesterday after a week with her dad and grandparents. She decided she was ready to talk about her feelings regarding the Divorce. Typical Mina style, she told me that she finally had words to express how she felt and she wanted to discuss them. “It’s hard for a little girl to go…

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Fear

I realized something last night as a storm blew through. I have this primal fear about being able to keep my child safe, on my own, during an intense storm. It has become apparent since becoming a single mom, that this fear crops up when the electricity goes off in January and I worry about…

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In our house, we play with our food!

We have fun with our food in our house. One of the girls favorite activities is to make pasta, rainbow pasta! It is like pasta play-doh that you can EAT! The blend their colors, use cookie cutters to make shapes or keep it simple with the spaghetti pasta maker. Making rainbow spaghetti becomes a challenge…

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They DO Listen!

As a parent, do you ever feel like your words somehow go in one ear and out the other when you speak to you children? They look at you *BLINK BLINK BLINK* like you are speaking some Alien Language? Then, one day, all of a sudden, they quote you, appropriately to someone else. Huh? Did they…

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A Mama’s NEW Obsession

It is almost back to school time and this mama has an obsession: Lunchboxes!! This Artsy Foodie Mama is trying hard to figure out how to feed Mina for lunch and pack it. Mina is like me: she is a picker and likes lots of little things to choose and munch from. The lunchboxes out…

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