I remember when I found out I was pregnant with baby #3. Yahoo! Wonderful. So excited.
Oh, the commitments to myself. ‘Boy, this time I’m going to stay on top of things. I’m going to do plenty of exercise. Eat healthy. Lots of rest.’ You see, pregnancy #2 was full of rich, dairy cravings,
and with my first child just turning one, our walks were just about as
fast as a snail’s pace at that time. Not super-fat-blasting, if you know
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Buttons. Yes, a strange fascination, I admit. But I love them.
I’ve always loved buttons. Those colorful, textured little baubles from the past. And yes, I know, it doesn’t exactly match up with the whole de-clutter philosophy…but they do bring me such happiness. And…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 31, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments
1. The outdoors are calling you!
2. Fresh air does wonders for you and your family.
3. It saves electricity.
4. If you get up…you might just get some exercise.
5. It’s keeping you from being productive.
6. There’s nothing good on.
7. You’ve got a stack of books waiting to be read.
8. Heck, make your own drama.
9. You’ve been wanting to sit down and write for a while now.
10. Life is too short!…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 30, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments
For those who believe leadership is a trait one is born with — well, I disagree. I’ve seen my kids follow their own peculiar drum beat but I’ve also seen them emulate the traits of others they admire. They’ve vacillated between both extremes, exerting leadership traits when confident and relinquishing that role by choice when unsure of how to proceed. In these situations I’ve observed them follow their instincts and have been…Continue
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Thankful for the 2010 model.
No wait! Not that one. This one!…
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I don’t know about you, but we’ve got five people living in our home now–all day, every day. Hence, our land mine-pocked living room…bedroom…craft room…and kitchen.Continue
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Recently I was in the market to get something unique, cute and perfect for my "not quite" Sister-In-Law for Mother's Day. It was her first Mother's Day (sorta, cuz she's been a step bonus Mom for a few years, but she just had her first baby last Nov.) So Steve and I wanted to get her something really good for her.…Continue
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When the weather makes you want to stay indoors…
When your under-the-weather and your children are thriving and bouncing off the walls…
When your pregnant belly slows you down and you have no interest in getting out and about…
It’s Indoor Playground Time!…
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This week, I’m thankful I can now say, “Good bye, Schmorl’s Node!” Although I know that each node is still actually there in my back, at least they’re no longer inflamed and making life uncomfortable. Who would’ve thought that adjusting from cup size C to cup size H when Glenn arrived could cause back pain?!
Thankful for my…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 6, 2010 at 2:53pm — No Comments
Possible? Plausible? Urban legend?
Actually no. Listen all you parents of young girls, you don’t have to stress. I have the secret to success and since I have been asked, many times to share it, I thought, what better way than my daughter’s sixteenth birthday week.
First off, throw out the schedules, unless you want your child a stressed out ball of anxiety, screeching monkey, and peeling the wall paper. Micro-managing is not the answer. Forget it. I think the most routine we…Continue
Added by Angelia Sims on May 6, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments
Call me old-fashioned, but a clean home does wonders for me. And not for just me, for my family.
At this stage in our lives, a time when four out of five of us are at home nearly all hours of every day, a clean home keeps us sane. Daily cleaning provides us with a sense of peace, routine and respect for our home and ourselves.
If your children are still under the age of five, you’ll find their natural instincts to be involved in most clean up is…Continue
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My 7-year-old son had a cold this week so I kept him home one day to rest.
I still haven’t recovered.
Just a few extra hours together has produced a maelstrom of…Continue
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