Day: August 16, 2014


Zucchini and Summer Squash Pappardelle

This dish is amazing.  It looks like pasta, and you want to believe you are eating pasta, but it doesn’t taste like pasta.  It just tastes really good. I think it’s the combination of textures — the thinly cut — almost twirl-able squash — the carmelized garlic, the nutty cheese and the herbs.  Whatever it […]

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Picture Books About Worrying

Young children have a hard time putting their fear into words ( umm tantrum anyone?) sometimes finding a book that adds words to their feelings is just what you need. Here are 16 books about worrying  and separation anxiety. All our book lists include affiliate links. Parts by Tedd Arnold is so funny. Readers follow […]

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Six Sunscreen Rules to Follow When You’re Pregnant

Summer after sunny summer, you’ve been the model of sun protection. Right? But now that you’re pregnant (congrats!), shielding yourself from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet, or UV, rays is more important than ever. Your body’s pigment-producing cells (called melanocytes) kick into overdrive during pregnancy, making your skin more susceptible to UV-induced discoloration. Plus, while sun exposure […]

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The Story Behind the Olivia Wilde Breastfeeding Pictures

Olivia Wilde made headlines when she posed for Glamour’s September issue—while breastfeeding her son. Here’s how it all happened. Related: New Celebrity Mom Trend: The Breastfeeding Selfie

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Invisalign update: my mom gets her aligners

My most recent appointment in my Invisalign journey was on July 22nd. It was my appointment to receive my first set of aligners. I was excited and a little nervous about this appointment. What if the aligners would not fit my mouth? What if the doctor decided I was too difficult to fit or improve? […]

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Manduka Giveaway

Continuing to celebrate the launch of our new and improved website, this week we are giving away a prize package from Manduka! This prize package includes 1 – eKO SuperLite Travel Mat, 1 – Kid’s Yoga Mat, 1 – Yogitoes Alchemy Towel and 1 – GO Ready Bag. This raffle will run from 3 PM on Friday, […]

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Colosseum Giveaway

Continuing to celebrate the launch of our new and improved website, this week we are giving away a prize package from Colosseum that includes 1 Spotlight Seamless Bra in Charcoal, 1 Footprint Racerback Tank in White and 1 Perfect Fit Performance Legging in Geo Print. This raffle will run from 3 PM on Friday, July 11th […]

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Caterpillar Craft For Kids

We’ve been doing a lot of home renovations and have a lot of remnants of them around. We decided to use one of these paint stir sticks that always seem to arrive with new cans of paint even though we say we don’t need them. Instead of letting this stir stick go to waste we […]

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Hot Rock Melted Crayon Art

I have wanted to do this melted crayon art project for ages. I did these decades ago in a day camp but never felt my kids were ready for this activity until now.  This is not something I would try in a busy class because you need to be able to really watch the kids […]

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Storytelling Box With Photos

Every year we go down to the Oregon Coast and rent a beach house and relax. This year I got to bring along something extra! A brand new Nikon D3300 ! Nikon wanted me to check the camera out and I jumped at the chance, I started playing with it as soon as it arrived.  […]

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5 Ways To Survive Back To School Shopping with Target {Sweepstakes!}

This is a sponsored post. I was compensated by Target for my participation and the sweepstakes. My son hates shopping.  I know that hate is a strong word  but it’s true. He is normally pretty well behaved ( at least outside of the house) but when you take him shopping for clothes it’s like we […]

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GIVEAWAY: Tickets to the Portland screening of BOYHOOD

It’s one thing to make a movie. It’s another to do something completely new with the medium. From the promotional material for BOYHOOD: Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), […]

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