Monthly Archives: August 2018

Five Activities to Help Create Little Problem Solvers

We have had a lot of hot and humid days this summer, so when Rosebud plays in the water table, I try to keep it in the shade. On this particular day, the sun had shifted and Rosebud was complaining of being hot. She still wanted to be outside so I suggested moving the table to a shady spot. She… Read more »

Why Do We Settle?

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These past couple of weeks have been overwhelming, so I’ve been wondering how I can simplify my life. When I really thought about it, there were so many things that weren’t serving me. Everything from small daily annoyances to things that are life changing. This is not a vent post. This is about changing your mindset. I’ve been having trouble… Read more »

Permission to Let Go

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I have felt very distracted this week. Every time I sit down to write, something gets in the way. Even now, the words are not flowing even though I am at peace with the decision I’ve made. I’m choosing to start over and follow a different path, yet again and I want to share this process with you. Especially, if… Read more »

Five Safety Essentials for Infants and Toddlers

Honestly, it took me a while to baby proof. I didn’t think too much of it until Rosebud was crawling around getting into things. I started by simply shutting doors to rooms I didn’t want her exploring or putting her in the exersaucer when I couldn’t keep a close eye on her. I of course had the essentials like a… Read more »

Shell Painting

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Here’s another simple painting activity. We’ve been doing some ocean themed activities lately so I thought we’d try stamping with shells. The shells didn’t stamp on the paper as expected. You have to move the shell to get the full stamp, but Rosebud had fun with this. she loves painting of any kind. What you need: Paints, Paper, Shells. Directions:… Read more »

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

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I found this simple slow cooker recipe on Facebook and thought I’d pass it along to my readers. Ingredients: 1 (32 oz.) bag frozen tater tots 1 (3 oz.) bag bacon pieces 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 3/4 cup milk salt & pepper, to taste Directions: 1. Layer half of the frozen tater… Read more »

To Bead or Not To Bead

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It’s a rainy day here, so we are stuck inside. I’ve been trying to find things to do to keep Rosebud occupied. First, Rosebud helped me make breakfast. She loves to mix badder whenever I bake, but today I made French toast. She loves to beat the eggs and then mix it with the milk and sugar. I always have… Read more »

Pork Chops with Apples: Instant Pot Recipe

Ingredients: 4 Tablespoons Butter, 2 apples, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, to taste, 1 t-spoon nutmeg, to taste, 4 pork chops, 1/2 cup water Salt and pepper, to taste. Directions: 1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté. As it warms up, cut up the apples and set aside. 2. Next, combine brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon in a… Read more »

The Essentials for Mom’s with Low Milk Production

To wrap up World Breast Feeding week, I wanted to share some of the essentials that I found useful for nursing. Since this post is for women with low or just enough milk production, I want to say that however you feed your baby is what’s best. Although mothers are made to feel guilty about everything these days, there’s no… Read more »