New Baby at Our House

There’s a new baby at our house! Isn’t she a doll? Baby G joined our child care group just a little while ago and we all love her already. The older children love to talk to her, make her smile, tickle her toes, and pet her hair. She loves watching…

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The Night I Met Teacher

Teacher and I met 21 years ago today, and in honor of the occasion I thought I’d tell the story. Sit back, grab a bowl of popcorn and enjoy! It was Friday, October 24, 1986, and I was a freshman at Valparaiso University in Indiana. I was four hours away…

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Playing with the Sunset

I saw this gorgeous sunset when I was taking out the garbage. Since I recently got Paint Shop Pro X2 I thought I’d play around with the Film/Filter settings, under Photo Effects. Disclaimer – I’m not a professional photographer, I’m just an everyday mom who likes to take photos. Most…

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Our Conference is SO Cool!

Last Saturday I spent most of the day at the Valley AEYC mini-conference. I’m co-chair with Nicole – she’s a family child care provider too, and one of my best friends. This is Nicole making announcements at the beginning of the conference – doesn’t she look official?   We had…

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Caramel Apple!

I love when it’s fall and caramel apples start showing up in the stores. Of course I love the gourmet ones best, and this one looks delicious! Time for a snack…

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Gaw-geus Dahlink, Just Gaw-geus

I’m doing a happy dance today – my new Mary Kay arrived! Why does new make up always make me feel so happy? Maybe it’s the promise of a new, irresistible, gaw-geous me… or it could just be that I like purple eyeshadow.

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What a Way to Wake Up

Little Guy woke me up at 10 to 6 this morning, I stumbled blindly to his crib and picked him up. He snuggled his head down into the crook of my neck as we went back to bed to nurse a little before I had to get up. I laid…

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Life in Wisconsin

I usually don’t post internet jokes, but these are so funny that I had to share them! The ones that don’t apply to me personally apply to someone I know, or someone I’m related to. Enjoy! YOU GREW UP IN RURAL WISCONSIN IF…………. You know how to polka – but…

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Mmmmm…. Turtle Oatmeal Cookies!

I love cookies. I really, really LOVE cookies! I can resist almost any dessert, but not cookies. And chocolate chip cookies are my very favorite. So when the girls offered to make cookies to day I let them go for it. Nothing’s better than homemade cookies… unless it’s homemade cookies…

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