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Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom's Blog – May 2011 Archive (16)

My Best Life: A Daily Dose Of Outdoors

Join me as I take steps to begin living my best life.

Every week I will evaluate the previous week's strategy and plan a new life-enriching strategy for the coming week!

 

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 30, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments

The Play Garden


As an early childhood educator I find some great activity ideas in a variety of places. A few days ago I discovered a fantastic blog which has served as an amazing source of inspiration! …
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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 29, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments

Fight Those Mosquitoes... Naturally!

Summer is around the corner. Sunshine, lake days, campfires, starry nights... all wonderful elements of this time of year. But then there's the mosquito... the dreaded little bugger that tries to rob us of our enjoyment of this short season.

Early last summer I became prey to these awful little insects and decided to fight back (and ended up having some success)! This year,…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 28, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

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Inspired by SouleMama

 

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember….…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 27, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

8 More Weeks Until My Life Changes Forever (Again)

 

Today I realized that there's only eight more weeks until the newest member of our family comes into this world... and I'M FREAKING OUT! I'm not ready!

Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 25, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

Rocky Mountain Highs

As I returned to work today, the high of my four day vacation in Banff sustained me. I love my job but I love the proverbial bliss that comes with a vacation. Our trip to Banff was our last road trip as a family of three (and somewhat a "babymoon" for us). Here are some pictorial highlights from the trip.

 

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 24, 2011 at 9:33pm — 1 Comment

I'm Back... and I Did It!

 

It may seem odd or trivial to some... but I did it! I disconnected for one whole week and went screen-free! No e-mail. No internet. No computer. No texting. No television. No movies.

 

Guess what? I survived....

 

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 23, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

How Long Could You Go Without Screen Time?

 

This question was posed at a recent screening that I attended of the fascinating Ground Productions documentary, Play Again by filmmaker Tonje Schei. This film follows several youths as they are removed from a life of television, video games and cell phones and are presented with the opportunity to rediscover nature....…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 15, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

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Inspired by SouleMama

 

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember....

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 13, 2011 at 7:50pm — No Comments

My Best Life: Label Reading

Join me every week as I take steps to live my best life. This week I make some shocking discoveries about the ingredients in a variety of food and cosmetic products....

 

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 9, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

On Being A Mom

 

With Mother's Day around the corner, I felt compelled to share my own views on being a mom. Even though Mother's Day is traditionally viewed as a time to honour the mothers in our lives, I find it's also a wonderful opportunity to reflect on my own personal journey of motherhood.

 

When I became a mom my life ended and began. The life of me became the life of you....…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 7, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

{this moment}

Inspired by SouleMama

 

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 6, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

Vegan Pancakes

 

What kid doesn't love pancakes? Having a daughter who's anaphylactic to dairy (as well as allergic to eggs) has motivated me to seek out vegan recipes. I found a great vegan pancake recipe online and I slightly modified it to make it more healthy. Here's the final version for your baking enjoyment.…



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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 5, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments

Children's Books That Would Make Any Mom Cry

With Mother's Day around the corner, I thought I would compile a list of preschool picture books that would make any mom cry (and every Mom on Mother's Day needs to shed a few sentimental tears). Perhaps you know a mom who's celebrating her first mother's day... if so, consider giving her a special keepsake picture book....…


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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 3, 2011 at 9:20pm — No Comments

My Best Life: More Music

 

Join me as I embrace a weekly strategy to live a happier, fuller life! This week I will be reconnecting with my more musical side....

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 2, 2011 at 9:44pm — No Comments

To Market, To Market....

 

Today was the first day of the farmer's market which operates near my home. The market is open from May to October and it hosts a variety of local farmers' and crafters' products.

 

We started our excursion to the market by putting on our walking shoes. The market is only a couple blocks away, it's a nice walk and it helps build the anticipation of the market atmosphere.... …

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on May 1, 2011 at 7:43pm — No Comments

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