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Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom's Blog – February 2012 Archive (12)

Characteristics In Children That Are Given A Bad Rap

When you think of qualities you would like to see in your child you may think of empathy, kindness, gentleness, or politeness. But…
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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 26, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Snowflakes

I see her looking out the window.



The glass fogs up with every exhale.



I'm watching her... as I so often do.



She is my daughter yet she's so much more. She is my window to youth, to mystery, to seeing the world in a different light.



How could such a little person teach me so much? She has taught me how to love and to understand how God must love His children. She has taught me that everything is an adventure waiting to be embarked upon, and a mystery…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Giving A Boot To "You Can Do It"





The scene is not new. I'm standing in the front entrance watching my four-year-old daughter struggle with her winter boots.



"I can't do it!"



I offer to help.



"NO!" she…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 19, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

I'm Sad About This Posting

Anyone who has followed my blog for a while knows that I'm not a niche blogger. I write about everything... my latest craft project, day-to-day life with my girls, my recipes, parenting ideas, activities for kids, and the list goes on and on. Sometimes I write personal stories too.

 

If you're familiar with the blogging world, you are probably aware that you can run analytics on your site. I am sad to report that my most popular posting is…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 16, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Not A Typical Valentine's Day Posting



Chocolates, romantic dinner, kisses, hugs, candlelight, cards, sugar cookies with pink frosting... yes, it's Valentine's Day.



What did I get for Valentine's Day you ask? Well, it's none of your business.



Do you remember being in…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 14, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

The Plant Is Growning Up To The Wall



"The plant is growing up to the wall!" bellowed my four year old.

 

"Mmm hmm," I replied, as I groggily poured…
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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 13, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

My Response To Facebook Parenting

I have two daughters, 4 years old and 6 months old... I can't even begin to imagine what parenting them through the teen years will be like.



Today I saw this video and after the initial shock settled, I had to respond.…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 10, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

She's Watching Me

"I lost fifteen pounds already." Says the girl who's only four... and my daughter.



I wanted to puke.



For the past couple of months I have been exercising…
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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 9, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Lost Project: Postcard 1

In 2004 my husband and I embarked on a project. We gathered 100 postcards, numbered them, addressed them (with the PO Box we had rented) and delivered the postcards everywhere we went. We stamped the postcards and left them with a loonie, a pen and a note encouraging the recipient to write a positive thought, a favourite quote, or whatever they wanted. The instructions also prompted the recipient to mail back the postcard as soon as possible. We were curious as to…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 8, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

Nursery Art

As I previously shared in my posting, 12 Projects For 2012, I have been wanting to make canvas art out of my baby's hand and footprints. The inspiration came to me as I assembled a hand and footprint calendar for the grandmas in our family.…



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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 7, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Babies Play? Brain-building Activities For Your Infant

 

"The brain is the only unfinished organ at birth" (Schiller, n.d.). While secure, nurturing relationships are the cornerstone of healthy brain development, there are a number of other playful activities that parents can do with their infants as…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 5, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Our New Favourite Snack: Lettuce Wraps

For the past month I have made an effort to take better care of myself. This wasn't a New Year's resolution (I don't like resolutions) but rather a lifestyle change. God gave me a healthy, functioning body, and I felt it was time to start taking better care of it. Some of the changes I've made include:

- exercising daily (Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred or yoga)
- drinking more water
- making healthy food choices


These changes have invigorated…
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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on February 2, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments

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