When Your Baby Won’t Stop Crying ?>

When Your Baby Won’t Stop Crying

There are so many things I wish I would have known before having my kids. Like most new Mamas I studied my copy of “What to Expect” and scoured the internet for information like I was on a mission. I learned it all, or so I thought. Then my beautiful first daughter arrived and I realized that for as much information as I had amassed, I knew so little. Some things are random “fun facts” people forget to mention, like…

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Life Lessons from Kirk

As you can tell from my blog name, I loved the show Gilmore Girls. Aside from relating to their passion for coffee, I always loved the stories told in Stars Hollow and one of the best parts of the show was how you could get to know so many different characters. Everyone from Miss Patt, to Lane, to the town troubadour had a rich backstory and a role in the show’s charm. One of the background characters that time and…

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Easter Egg Mini Vases

Just in time for Easter, here is a quick little project to add some spring flair to your home. You can do this solo or with the assistance of little hands. It is an adorable way to decorate your table for Easter dinner or to add a little pretty to other places in your home like a bathroom counter, window sill, coffee table or book shelf. The best part of all is that I spent $4 on it. The eggs…

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The Mom Health Problem: and ways to solve it ?>

The Mom Health Problem: and ways to solve it

I am gonna fess up. I don’t keep up with my doctor’s appointments or medical tests. My kids do not miss a single appointment and I make sure we arrive early to each one with a full list of updates and questions for their pediatrician. I’m always on my husband’s case about scheduling and going to his yearly physicals, eye tests, etc. My appointments however…..nope.  Let’s just say those are few, far between and not nearly as organized. Talking to…

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Fun Easter Baskets On A Budget ?>

Fun Easter Baskets On A Budget

It’s getting to be that time again! One of my favorite things to do is put together Easter baskets for my kids. There are so many different ways you can go, from super diy to buying a completely put together basket in your child’s favorite theme or character. I like to go with a happy medium, and as with most things, try to stick to a reasonable budget. The last 2 years I had used the same basket for my…

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Raising Bilingual Kids ?>

Raising Bilingual Kids

My son sits in his high chair and follows my every move with his eyes as I’m walking back and forth getting their lunch ready every day. He watches like a hawk to make sure he too, will get a plate like the one his sister just grabbed from the counter. He looks on as she gets her own cup from a low drawer and fills it up with water from the fridge door dispenser. I place his plastic Paw…

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Rainy Day Activities For Toddlers ?>

Rainy Day Activities For Toddlers

A weird phenomenon is occurring in Southern California. It is pouring rain, and has been for almost 2 weeks. This is a great, almost miraculous thing for our severe drought, but as a mom of a 3 and 1 year old….. I’m over it. My kids, who are used to the sunny weather this state is known for, are restless and tearing my house apart, not to mention my nerves. So I’ve had to get creative and come up with…

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Cheesy Bacon Potato Hash Recipe ?>

Cheesy Bacon Potato Hash Recipe

The perfect breakfast or brunch for a lazy weekend morning. I saw a recipe by Nigela Lawson in a magazine at work recently but forgot to snap a pic, and coulnd’t find it online afterwards. This is my winging it version with our favorite breakfast ingredients. It may take a while to bake, but this is so delicious it will be worth it, seriously. You can cut morning prep time by cutting up the potatoes and other toppings the night…

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10 Best Slow Cooker Recipes ?>

10 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

  Ok my friends, I seriously love my slow cooker. Now that I’m working nights it has become such a big help in keeping my family eating home cooked meals while I still get some rest. Not to mention how low cost a lot of them are! Preparing and freezing big batches of meals can save a lot of money by allowing you to buy large amounts of ingredients when they’re on sale. This list is composed of some of…

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Realistic New Year’s Resolutions For a Busy Mom ?>

Realistic New Year’s Resolutions For a Busy Mom

A Mom’s Realistic New Year’s Resolutions   It’s that time of the year again. New year’s resolutions. Most years, when asked, I ramble off a general list of go-to BS resolutions that even as I’m saying out loud I know I won’t keep. Lose weight, eat healthier, be happier, help others, etc…. Last year was different. My sisters and I sat down together and wrote down actual goals/resolutions and how they were going to be accomplished. They were similar things…

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