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4 ways to survive family milestones

4 ways to survive family milestones

The month of June is crazy for us.  We have my husband’s birthday, Annabelle’s birthday, our second anniversary, and Father’s Day (while not really a milestone, it’s fun to throw into the mix).  On top of that, we were gone for two weeks  on a beach vacation.  To help cope with the busy schedule, the first thing I did was to reintroduce coffee back into my life (add another milestone!) and picked up a few new tricks along the way. 1.  […]

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A Walk with Annabelle

A Walk with Annabelle

It was the best Mother’s Day ever. I wanted something low key, like a picnic, so we walked up to our local park and pulled out some sushi and summer spring rolls.  Not your typical picnic, I know, but Bill made me a huge breakfast and we just were not that hungry.  We got to the park and had a lovely time, Bill played airplane with the baby and Cricket sniffed around looking for free food and the right place […]

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Evolution of Annabelle

Evolution of Annabelle

Dear Annabelle, You are not interested in stage right or stage left.  Center stage with the spotlight shining is your sweet spot.  In fact, it’s the only time I see you try to out smile your own face.  Since you have learned to wave, going to the grocery store is such a treat.  When we walk down the aisle, you baby babble as loudly as possible, certain no one will hear you unless you vocalize at rock concert decibel levels.  Once you […]

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Crock Pot the Baby Food

Crock Pot the Baby Food

Crockpot the Baby Food Annabelle’s food is homemade from organic fresh fruit and vegetables that I’ve purchased at the grocery store.  I am also a person who is very time constrained and convenience is a big concern of mine.  After accidentally leaving the squash on the stove for too long and burning it, cooking all these different things in different pots, and cleaning all this stuff up, I was beginning to get very annoyed.  I looked around my kitchen in […]

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