Monthly Archive: June 2011

Why Moms Should Love Pottermore 9

Why Moms Should Love Pottermore

Surely you’ve heard about Pottermore, right? Well, I’ve seen enthusiasts excited for the new information Rowling’s going to share, I’ve seen E-Book lovers excited over the possibilities this lends to the future of reading digitally, and I’ve seen complaints from people on every side because it’s not what they wanted. But you know what I haven’t heard? Anyone talk about how awesome it’s going to be for those of us Potterphiles with small kids. What? That didn’t seem obvious? Here’s the thing. Harry Potter is a huge part of our life in this house. We have parties, do midnight movies,...

Pride! (To Hide The Shame!) 12

Pride! (To Hide The Shame!)

One of the first things I pinned on Pinterest was this hand print project which I had found at Fun Mama. Unfortunately, it required a very specific increase of hand-sizes. Which, when you have a 16-year old, is kinda tricky. BUT I WANTED ONE! So, I did something just as easy. I found a frame (with a mat!) stashed somewhere in my house that was empty. And I cut out our hand shapes in different scrapbooking cardstock. All of the cardstock came from the same book of papers, which makes it much easier to coordinate the colors/patterns. It took some...

It Took 16 Years But I Finally Have A Kid With Stitches! WOO HOO! 15

It Took 16 Years But I Finally Have A Kid With Stitches! WOO HOO!

Another time the instagram app is useful? When you find yourself somewhere unexpected! Like the Pediatric Emergency Room! I got the call at work yesterday. You know the one. Parents who work outside the home DREAD them like the PLAGUE. The call…from…DAYCARE. Is it fever? Diarrhea? Disobedience? No! It’s a bloody face from a playground fall! You win some stained crime-scene clothing and a trip to the ER! When they called, Wes was screaming bloody murder. When I got to school to pick him up? He had one teacher holding ice and rags on his chin, his sister was sitting...

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More Internet Bandwagons For You To Jump On With Me

I really am having fun with Instagram, no matter how resistant I was to jumping on the bandwagon. Mainly because, it makes me feel better about not bringing my good camera places. Like at the water balloon fight a few weeks ago. No way in HELL I wanted to have my camera there, but my phone? Did a dandy job. I think this is a great photo. I I don’t know why I get so hesitant to jump on new internet bandwagons. I mean, come one! I live online, why wouldn’t I want to use whatever awesome tools YOU use?...

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Flexible Fruit Salad (A Summer Staple)

Every Sunday that we host family dinner (and even some Sundays we don’t) I whip up some of this fresh fruit salad. It is a GREAT summer recipe and a great side dish for any meal. It requires absolutely no skill whatsoever. You just get a big salad bowl and buy whatever quantity of fruits fits into your budget or match your tastebuds for the week. I usually go with about 5 apples, and then sprinkle red and green grapes with 1lb of sliced strawberries. I basically fill the bowl with a different variation of these fruits every week. You...