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Learning the rules of laughter with Annabelle

Learning the rules of laughter with Annabelle

Annabelle has this crazy game she likes to play.  First, she’ll engage in some sort of verbal back and forth of her own babbling and then at the strangest time will lean in and laugh as hard as possible.  She is just learning the rules of laughter, which is quite interesting and something I hadn’t given much thought to. The rules of laughter are quite interesting.  Laughter can be used to bond with a person or a group, to make […]

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Create your own $10 Cookbook

Create your own $10 Cookbook

I have piles and piles of great recipes that I’ve printed out.  Most of the time, I fold them up and place them inside my various cookbooks.  I also have a few family recipes that linger around in a 4×6 recipe box that is opened up usually around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Recently, my Mom came to visit and she told me about a great idea to organize all those recipes that I had laying around as well as to consolidate […]

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Why is it the worst that motivates us?

Why is it the worst that motivates us?

The last month kicked my butt, literally.  I was out on my duff for the last month with just barely enough energy to keep my eyes open watching Annabelle.  The entire house went down.  Her naptimes were spent either sleeping or watching Leverage, because I had no energy.  No clothes put away for about a month and there was a stack five across and about three feet tall in the laundry room.  I did have enough energy to wash, dry, and fold for […]

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How a beach vacation and fifteen pounds = a big surprise!

How a beach vacation and fifteen pounds = a big surprise!

In late June, we went to Destin, Florida for a mini vacation.  If only I knew how much was in store for me!  We are planning for a number two in the family.  TMI alert!! –> Just before we left, Aunt Flo finally came back after an 11 month hiatus thanks to Annabelle and breastfeeding.  It was just a little akward thing that I chalked up to being a fluke, but never the less, I plugged it into my PnO […]

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