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Laundry Every Day

Ok, so this is very boring and domestic and housewifey of me, but I feel I should tell you all because it changed so much for me. I’ve started doing laundry every day. Previously (as in, like, three weeks ago), I’d do laundry when I could, and was always faced with three overflowing hampers on [...]

Our Go-To Cookies: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

While we do certainly make a lot of cookies here, and we try to go for variety, if we’re wanting some cookies now, we make these chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. They were originally from an “Everyday Food” magazine, I think. My mom gave me the recipe. I can’t find it online. Here’s what I [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: By the Great Horn Spoon!

By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman I just realized I haven’t recommended this book here yet. I forgot that I hadn’t officially written it up, since I’ve recommended it to everyone I see walking down the street. This book is great. I am, frankly, shocked that I’d never heard of it before we [...]

Zoo Maps

And yet again the Let’s Explore blog provided us with a fantabulous activity: creating zoo maps. You print out some zoo maps, and have your children use them as inspiration to create their very own zoo. I printed out the zoo maps she recommended, explained the basic concept to the boys, and let them go. [...]

Cranberry Buckle

As soon as I saw Elizabeth’s post about making Cranberry Buckle with Vanilla Crumb, I had to make it. I innocently put cranberries on the grocery list, only to be told at the store that cranberry season was over and would not be back until next year. But by then I was obsessed with this [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: Whitefoot

Whitefoot: A Story from the Center of the World by Wendell Berry, illustrated by Davis TeSelle Oh boy is this ever a Henry book. I grabbed it from the library because it’s by Wendell Berry, and about a mouse, and didn’t really pay any attention to what it was until we sat down to read [...]

Le Moustache

Thank you, Sutswana, for the Best Birthday Gift Ever. See, Eli’s already well on his way to having that full beard by kindergarten. This also makes me think that anything from I Made You a Beard would be an excellent birthday present (especially if my children continue with the gnome obsession). Though I will say [...]

Eli is 4! Annotated birthday CD list

Today Eli is finally 4. Three seemed to last forever, I tell you. I can’t believe there’s still another year-and-a-half until he goes to kindergarten. I feel like he’s going to have a full beard by then. He’s been on a bit of a tear lately, pulling the same outrageous behavior he pulled before Christmas. [...]

Free Valentines!

I get so sick of the Valentine thing every year. I mean, I really don’t care about it. I know Dave loves me and he knows I love him. I don’t want to spend our money on some bouquet of flowers just because Hallmark tells us to. (Though I’m always happy for an excuse for [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: Gnomes

Gnomes by Wil Huygen, illustrated by Rien Poortvliet When I was 7 years old or so, family friends of ours somehow acquired a copy of Gnomes. I honestly think I spent a good year looking at that book, ignoring everything around me, whenever we visited them. Recently it suddenly occurred to that Henry would love [...]

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