Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom's Blog – October 2011 Archive (18)

Wonderful Weekend Reflections

It's Monday and I'm still basking in the glow of a wonderful weekend! In no particular order, here are the highlights!

  • Date night with my husband Friday night (great Indian food and fantastic conversation).
  • Some Christmas shopping was done! Yes, we....

 

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 31, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

Making The Most Of Date Night

Last night my hubby and I enlisted our sitters and went on a date. This was our first date since we had child #2. Needless to say, I was excited, elated and a little anxious.



Leading up to our date, I decided that I wanted our evening to be extra special. We made reservations at our favourite restaurant, I showered (which usually only happens every second day), styled my hair, did my makeup and selected a hot dress to wear! I was ready... but then I…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 29, 2011 at 11:33am — 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 October 28, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

High Fashion: A Different Perspective

Children have such freedom when it comes to dressing themselves. I once shared that I just love how children can feel perfectly confident and content dressing themselves in a cowboy hat, a tutu and rubber boots!

 

Sometimes I catch a glimpse of fashion on the runways and wonder... WHAT!? However, the other day I have an epiphany....…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Year And A Miracle Later

Today I had the realization that a little over a year ago I poured out my heart about how my husband and I had been struggling to get pregnant. Just a few short weeks after publishing that posting, we found out we were pregnant with our second child....…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 24, 2011 at 3:03pm — 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 October 21, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

The Monster In My Bathroom

Well kiddies... with Halloween around the corner, I thought I would tell you a frightening and true tale. So pull up a chair, sip a hot chocolate, dim the lights and brace yourself for a horror story of epic proportions.



This happened just a few short hours ago. The most frightening thing ever, I'm a wreck just thinking about it....



I had just taken a relaxing bath. I stepped out of the tub and was just about to reach for a towel when I saw IT. I'm not talking about the…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 20, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Stop Food Waste By Meal Planning

"Roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to 1.3 billion tons per year" (FA0, 2011, p. v). This waste takes place on various levels from production to processing. However, much of the waste comes from us... the consumers.



Have you ever "cleaned" your fridge before a grocery trip? I know I used to. However, over the past year my family has embraced the process of meal planning. As a result, we have cut back significantly on…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 19, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Chicken Soup With Rice

My oldest daughter absolutely adores the Maurice Sendak book, Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months We had been reading it quite regularly when my daughter asked if we could have chicken soup with rice. I obliged and threw together a recipe of my own. For the past couple of months it has been a staple in our…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 17, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Imperfection... As Evidenced In Pictures

Becoming a family of four has been both exciting and challenging. My biggest adjustment has been letting go of perfection. In the blogging world it's hard not to get caught up in the photos of perfect homes, with perfect children, with perfect crafts and perfect recipes and cleanliness that makes the colour white look dingy. It's pretty easy to feel, well, less than perfect....…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 15, 2011 at 10:41am — 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. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see....

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 14, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments

The Topic I Never Thought I Would Write About

When I first began blogging, I swore there were a few topics I thought I would never write about. These topics included; sex, politics and God. However, how can I be honest with myself and honest with my readers if I'm hiding a huge part

of me and what's going on in my life? So, today I am breaking that oath because I need to share a little bit about the recent....

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 13, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

The Secrets of Play

As an Early Childhood Educator, I am continuously surprised by the language of play. Play is like art... no two children paint the same play picture. The way their play evolves is unique and dynamic. Sometimes by watching our children play, a secret may be revealed to us. Here's a recent revelation I had while observing my daughter play....…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 12, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

Thankful

With love and gratitude....

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 10, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

With Thanksgiving weekend here, I thought I would share a recipe other
than the traditional pumpkin pie recipe... Vegan Pumpkin Bread....

 

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 8, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

My Heart, My Tears, My Love...

Maybe it's the dreary day but today I'm feeling emotional and sentimental....

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 5, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

The First Happy Face

My eldest daughter turns four in January. She loves to colour, paint, and draw. As an Early Childhood Educator, I've been waiting for her artwork to evolve from the scribbling stage to the preschematic stage (conscious creation of form / initial creation of representational drawings).



I've been waiting

I've been watching.

I've been wondering....



How will her artwork evolve if she doesn't have peer influence and exposure? She doesn't go....…

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 3, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

I Hate Musicals

Yes. It's true. I hate musicals.

I'm sure there are other people like me in the world but I haven't encountered many people who don't like
musicals.

I think my dislike of this form of entertainment started when I was young. I recall....

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Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 1, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

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