Archive for June, 2012


Craigslist cash for baby gear

My friends all know I love craigslist. Before I had kids I used it occasionally, finding both good deals (a rental condo we ended up living for two years) and bad (a BMW convertible, that, between the monthly payments and repair costs, probably cost as much as our rent). I even sold a few things (couches, TVs, etc.). I have […]

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Sick fairy princess

Avery never had a fever in her life until last week when she (and all the two-year-olds at school) got the hand, foot and mouth virus. She was better for a week, then had a random fever today. She got the wand from the doctor and as usual, insisted on wearing her tutu (which she […]

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Reading makes her sleepy

Avery has reached a dreaded two-year-old milestone: climbing out of her crib. We converted it into a toddler bed last week, but she still wouldn’t stay in her room. Clay never escaped at night, just at naptime. I held his door shut for a few minutes for three days and he decided to stay in his bed. Avery is […]

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I’ll take 90 percent

My little brother and his wife often say they’re not going to have kids. They are still young, so we can harrass gently encourage them to change their minds. They love our kids, and the kids are equally smitten. But nearly two years into their marriage, they also enjoy doing what they want, when they want, which is understandable. I […]

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Horseshoe champ

Horseshoe tournaments are pretty common at Chase’s parents’ house in Big Bear Lake. This weekend all Clay wanted to do was play…and win!

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DIY house projects

I am certain this will not be my last post about DIY house projects, but I read a post today on one of my favorite sites, Daily Worth, that sparked my interest. The post discussed projects I haven’t (and probably wouldn’t )attempted such as making your own laundry detergent. Sometimes it is hard to tell if doing […]

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Future Hollywood starlet?

I really hope this is not a sign of things to come. Clay finally let Avery drive the Escalade Uncle Mikey got them for Christmas. She proceeded to crash into the bushes, and he hightailed it out of there like he was running from the cops. I really hope she never knows who Linsday Lohan […]

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Lunch break errands

I’m about to head out on one of my infamous lunch break errands. Before kids, I rarely took a lunch break, and if I did I would actually go out to eat or maybe for a walk. Now it is not for eating or relaxing. I can eat at my desk, and relax….well, on a […]

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