Day 150

I made this for our Memorial Day meal and it was wonderful, though I think I should have gone with the more traditional strawberries and not the cherries as it was very very sweet! I was sure to have the right amount of stripes but I think I missed a few stars but thankfully no […]

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Day 149

Sugar Gliders shouldn’t be alone. Many sugar glider mills and those that middle man for them will often tell customers all you need as an hour a day to play with them and they will not need any company. This however is tragically not true. These marsupial mammals are social animals, they are also nocturnal. […]

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Day 148 — Book Review – Duckat

Reading a gift we give our children, ourselves, our home. It can be peaceful or exciting, it can be uplifting, humbling, thoughtful, scary, loving. All things in life can mirrored in a story and a good one will make us feel something. If you didn’t know it, I love reading! I love reading more than […]

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Day 147 – Room Sharing can be Character building!

My husband and I believe that room sharing can be character building. We believe that as mammals, primates, that we are social by nature and that it is natural to want to share sleep and space with one another. We feel it meets a primal need to feel safe among other things. Still it was […]

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Day 146 — Everyone should Play.

I believe one of the best gifts we can give those we love is the gift of play. Taking our time to be with them, to have fun with them can create memories they will not forget. I was not able to see my Mother often but in that short time she really shared the […]

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Day 145

Long before my husband and I knew we would date we were just good friends. One day he showed up while our other friends where busy and asked if I would go some place I had been wanting to visit, a few hours north, Salem Ma. I thought for sure my mother would say no, […]

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Day 144 – Handwork

As our school year starts to end, our state paperwork finished and sent, thoughts for me turn to next year. Next year our 5 year old will be doing Kinder, waldorf inspired homeschooling. I am excited about it and so is he. Little sister wants to do school just like him as well so we […]

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Day 143 — Ask for help!

Can you read what is says? Some days my wild spirit feels like this is 100% true. We normally have a clean house, sometimes a well lived in one. For a very short time though after baby #4 I got very overwhelmed, wonder husband was gone for a few months, I got sick and the […]

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Day 142

This was a moment on our weekend away up north with family. You see I am a bit over protective, worried about everything mommy so baby had not been exposed to a great many foods and she was already a year old. Husband and our favorite Cousin helped though and got a great photo out […]

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Day 141 – Judgement Day

I am not what one would call a believer in book religions. I love science, nature, beauty, love… This is not to say anyone else is wrong. I still love my friends and family who are believers, specially those who respect that I am not. I swear some days my friends hold faith for me […]

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Day 140

Some days are like this. There is beauty in them too.

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Day 139

The yarn I fell in love with. Still not sure what to make. I keep dragging my feet about this. Ideas?

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Day 138

Babywearing men are sexy. Walking around the festival there where many babies being worn, and near half that we saw where men. One guy in a pink mai tai with his tiny baby daughter on his chest stopped my husband just to share a moment of camaraderie. Dh leaned over when the guy walked off […]

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Day 137

We had spent a while at the sheep and wool festival down near the sheep herding pens, it was quiet, a few booths and peaceful. We turned to go back into the main areas and this is what we saw. My social anxiety jumps so high just then. LOL If your planning to go and […]

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Day 136 — Not Easy

Some might think that the above happy baby must be an easy baby, and really compared to my other children I sometimes think so myself. But that happy baby was up till 2am last night. Does this sound easy to you? Just because I don’t swear about the hard parts of parenting, just because I […]

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Day 135 — Please go to sleep.

There is a book that many parents I know are loving. I however just don’t get it. The book is called “Go the F to Sleep” and has a lot of language I don’t like. It is supposed to be funny and to many it is. I however am aware I have no sense of […]

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Day 134

Wonder girl fell in love with spinning like this. Sadly those beautiful spinners are very very costly. Someday….

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Day 133 — DDC

DDC stands for Due Date Group. I was blessed to fall into a DDC on mothering.com in 2007 that has been an amazing source of inspiration and support. I have met a hand full of the Mom, talked on the phone to many, and feel close to so many of them. When my Stormbaby is […]

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Day 132

The dogs where impressive to watch, next year we will show up early just to see them and get a good spot on the fence line. We had a herding dog before, not a good pet for us. Was a biter and it was sad that training did not seem to help. We failed that […]

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Day 131

More yarn from the sheep and wool festival! The books are nice and clean and things laid out so beautifully.

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Day 130

Birthday girl enjoying birthday cupcakes!

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Day 129

The scarf came in the mail in a huge box of love, from my surrogate daughters age 9 and 8. Crystal (Often called Hope here) thought it was hers of course but I knew better but still called to ask. I love talking to the girls. Always so sweet and well mannered. So is it […]

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Day 128

Happy Mothers Day! As is tradition for us, hotty husband and the children make me breakfast in bed. It was perfect. I can’t say I had eaten much, I was just so excited and so happy and feeling so blessed. Thank you to all the mothers I know that inspire, too many to list… but […]

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Day 127 — Happy Birthday Baby

Happy 1st Birthday to our youngest, our smilie baby. She is such an easy and happy baby. She is a night owl, often keeping us up but so happy about it. When something is wrong she lets us know and often it is easy to figure it out and she is then fast to get […]

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Day 126

Beautiful! Wool and yarn Quotes: After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.Ernest Lehman Where does virgin wool come from? The sheep that runs the fastest.Harry F. Banks “The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.” ~William Shakespeare “If I stitch fast enough, does it […]

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Day 125

So many booths and so much yarn. If you plan on going and have a passion for yarn, maybe go without children or plan to go two days!

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Day 124

The day was hot a bit hot for May and yet the weather threatened to rain. For me, it was perfect. While drooling over all the yarn my oldest asked to take the camera to capture all the beautiful yarn, the photos posted over the next few days will be of some of that yarn. […]

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Day 123

May is busy for us, and I have gotten bad about taking photos everyday. Back blogging has me putting photos in on days not taken but I hope you will still enjoy them! This photo was at the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. It was a blast and these sheep really made us all laugh.

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Day 122

I love wooden toys, they last longer and tend to be safer. We picked this toy, not as green a toy as I wanted as we made a rare trip to a big box store to get it, Target. It is however for us a toy well worth the trip. Months later it is still […]

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Day 121

We all know that reading to our children is important. I love to do so and I love it when my children love books. However children and books can sometimes be heart breaking! Poor Book! How many books have you lost over the years to little ones? A few times a year I go through […]

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