Why I don’t do field trips

I don’t do field trips. Yes, I know they’re an important (and fun) part of the child care experience, but I’m just not meant to do field trips. Several years ago I planned a trip to a pumpkin patch. For $6 you took a hayride to a field where you…

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Happy serger day to me!

I have a new toy – a Huskylock serger, and it ROCKS! I hadn’t planned to get a serger yet, it was on my “someday” wish list, but here’s what happened: Several years ago Teacher decided I needed a digital camera. I thought he was nuts because I had a…

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Woo hoo – Lily Pad Landing!

Zany Zebra Designs has been invited to join Lily Pad Landing! I am thrilled to be asked to join this talented group of WAHMs! They’ve all been so nice welcoming me already, and two have asked me to collaborate on sets for the grand opening this Thurs. The funny thing…

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Not a sewing day…

You know it’s not a sewing day when halfway through a seam your bobbin suddenly goes ka-fluey. You re-thread the bobbin, re-thread the top thread, pull out the ruined stitches, re-pin the pieces and sew a new seam. Then the same thing happens on the next diaper. So again you…

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Flannel’s a no-go for dipes

Well, I’ve given it a fair try, but flannel just won’t make it for diapers in my book. One set looks pretty good yet, a little pilly but not faded. The other set is both faded and pilly and just plain looks bad. There’s no way I’d put my business…

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Flannel for Dipes?!

Z-Man is going through a major Elmo stage – he just LOVES Elmo! He’s also getting to the point that he doesn’t want to be changed, but is showing some interest in what diaper he wears. His favorite was a cookie print and he’d ask for one at every change.…

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Something new: Semi-customs!

I’m trying something new – semi-custom diapers! I chose PUL and micro colors then designed and stitched the adorable appliques on. But then I couldn’t decide: Pocket or Snap in soaker? Snap or Touchtape? I’d hate to put so much time and effort into a diaper then have someone say…

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OMG!!!

I took a pregnancy test this past Sunday, and it was positive. OMG!!!! What a surprise!!! Teacher and I just decided a few weeks ago that we were content with five children and were looking forward to more time together as they got older. But last week I started having…

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VAEYC site done – hooray!

I finished the VAEYC site, tested the links and it’s live. I think it looks pretty good, if I say so myself. 😉 Mary from WECA was very impressed and asked Nicole if I’d be willing to do sites for some of the other affiliates. I am, but would like…

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