Archive | January, 2007

Kids’ Personalities

By Kay on Tue, Jan 30, 2007

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Ballerina KateIt never even occurred to me until recently that my oldest daughter could have a different personality than me. Subsequently, it never occurred to me that some of those differences could be part of what drive me crazy every day. Of course, some of the craziness it just because she’s three, but as it turns out, some of it is just who she is.

It was around Halloween time and Shawn and I were talking about what we were going to do. It always sneaks up on us since we are usually deep in the throes of the annual art contest we help administrate and it’s right after his birthday. And, since I’ve always had an aversion to the ‘holiday’ it takes extra effort on my part to even think about it, much less make plans for it. 🙂

But, this year we realized we couldn’t avoid it anymore. Kate is finally old enough that she knows about it now. And, she LOVES to dress up. So we came up with a great compromise plan – Kate could dress up in her ballerina tutu and pass out candy to all the ‘trick-or-treaters’ that came to our door. Continue reading…

January is Baby Safety Month at One Step Ahead

By Kay on Mon, Jan 22, 2007

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As soon as babies begin to crawl, life takes an exciting and
terrifying turn. Suddenly, a sweet, manageable infant is transformed
into a curious, fearless explorer who is everywhere and into
everything. And that’s just the beginning! Wait until baby learns to
walk…run…and climb.

While there is no replacement for vigilant supervision, proactive
childproofing can go a long way towards preventing accidents. Drawing
on the experience of safety experts and experienced parents, One Step
Ahead can help parents meet their baby safety needs.

Click here to read this great article from One Step Ahead on babyproofing! How to Childproof Your Home

Milk Bands

By Kay on Mon, Jan 22, 2007

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Just saw this ad (on my own site, no less) and decided to check it out. They’re called Milk Bands and they are a bracelet that helps a nursing mom keep track of which side she last nursed on, how long the nursing was, and what time it was.

What an awesome invention for all the sleep-deprived moms out there who can never remember from one feeding to the next which breast to start with, or even when the baby last ate! I’m getting one for my pregnant friend and maybe even one for myself! Check it out…

Milk Band

Geni – Create and share your family tree!

By Shawn on Sun, Jan 21, 2007

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Geni - Create and share your family treeCheck out Geni, a great new website that helps families create and share their family tree and stay in touch with each other.

Our family tree already has more than 30 people in it! Of course, with my husband’s large family, we sort of had a head start!

Click here to get started:

Here’s how Geni works:

  • You start by entering your name and email address. Then, just click the yellow arrows to add your relatives!
  • You can invite a relative to join the tree by entering their email address. That relative can add and invite other relatives so your tree will continue to grow!
  • Geni is a private network. Only the people in your tree can see your tree and your profile. Geni will never spam you or share personal information with third parties.
  • Have fun building your tree!

January MNO

By Kay on Tue, Jan 9, 2007

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Last night was our monthly Mommies’ Night Out (MNO) that I’ve written about before. Since I had Karis, I haven’t been able to attend the last few, so I was even more excited about this one. Of course, since we were exchanging Secret Santa gifts, I was even more excited than that, too! 🙂 Continue reading…

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.

You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

Children’s Books We’ve Read