Daily Musings

New Years Resolutions

  It’s almost New Years!  I couldn’t be any more excited to leave this past year behind and enter into the new.  There were many high points — my business taking off and buying a new house — but there were so many low points that I’d rather leave 2014 behind. Before we can usher in 2015, it’s

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Mommy Confession #2: Never Turn Your Back

My confession is that I am not a helicopter parent.  I allow my son to choose his activities.  Our first floor consists of only TWO rooms, the living room and an eat-in kitchen.  Yes, it’s super small!  With the safety precautions we have in place –outlet covers, stove handle covers, safety locks, baby gates, etc.–

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Mommy Confession #1: Little Beggars

Sometimes I intentionally give my son a not-so-good tasting piece of food off my plate, such as a spaghetti noodle without any sauce, just so he’ll stop begging me and eat from his own plate. Who else does this?

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Baby Milestones Aren’t Supposed to Be Food for Your Negative Commentary

Everyone always said to WATCH OUT when my son started walking (as if it were a bad thing). I can honestly say I am SO glad he can walk and is independent. Now I hear the same thing when I say I can’t wait for him to talk. Talking isn’t a bad thing. I CAN’T

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Oscar the Grouch vs. Grumpy Cat

I’ve been watching a lot of Sesame Street lately, so I found this particularly enjoyable…

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First Birthday: Book Themed Decorations

As you already know if you’ve been following this blog, my son’s first birthday was vintage book themed.  Here are some decorations I made for the occasion. Book Page Votives These are made by mod podging half of a vintage book page on to a (very clean) baby food jar.  If you don’t have vintage

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First Birthday: Happy Birthday Burlap Banner

For my son’s first birthday I knew I wanted to make a “Happy Birthday” banner that I could reuse for years to come.  I’ve seen a lot of burlap on Pinterest and, I have to admit, I’ve fallen in love.  I searched the internet for inspiration and found these on an Etsy shop called iwishedforyou.

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First Birthday: The Food Setup

I always hate when I go to a party and the hosts decide to go against the grain and serve foods that people can be selective about.  Not everyone loves Polish food or your weird subs with olives all over them!  I decided to go with the staples: mild homemade rigatoni, chicken, salad, and fresh

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