Nearly a year ago my grandma had a stroke that ultimately left her unable to communicate clearly and lose use of her right side. She is currently in a nursing home, and will most likely not return home. I've had a year to come to terms with this. I can handle going to see her … Continue reading What my Grandma (and her house) taught me
Month: February 2012
Courtesy of gimmesomeoven.com My husband typically gets home a little before 6:00PM so I try to have supper on the table shortly after. In order to accomplish this, this usually means I have to start around 3:30. Yes, it usually takes me 2-1/2 hours to cook supper, unless it is something like bratwursts or hamburgers. Why? … Continue reading It’s never JUST fixing supper.
From the moment our babies were born...No, wait. Strike that. From the moment we found out we were expecting, the world became a more dangerous place. There were so many things that could harm our babies! When I was pregnant, I had to be careful with what medicines I took. Some medicines could cause birth defects. … Continue reading Danger + World + Kids = Cautious Parents
Why isn't there an app for parenting help? Let's face it. Who really knows what they are doing, all of the time? Especially if it is the first kid! I know there are gobs of books written about different styles and techniques of parenting, but who has the time to read a whole book? A … Continue reading Parenting. Why isn’t there an app for that?
The girls went down for their nap at 1, and that's when I looked around and decided to take down Christmas decorations. I have to admit, I'm pretty proud that it's only February and the decorations are coming down! Last year, I realized Santa was still sitting out on the mantel. In August! If I … Continue reading Better take down Christmas before Easter gets here!
One night driving home after supper with family I turned on the NPR channel playing classical music. There was a soprano singing a German aria. In other words, the type of song you think of when think opera, with a really high voiced female singer and an orchestra in the background. I was enjoying it, … Continue reading Singing Opera with Mommy
(Notice I didn't say on time...we're still working on that!) Keep an on-going "To-Pack" and To-Do" lists. Add to it as you think of things. I keep lists online for when we go certain places, like the zoo, or my parents house for the weekend. Pack your car in advance, so all you have … Continue reading 5 Tips to Get Out of the House Easier