Posts by: Amber

Thoughts on adoption

On March 17, 2014 By

Dan and I have two children. Two wonderful children. Sure, they are tough at times but then they give you a smile that lights up the world and all is well. Why not have more? Well, that’s a complicated question.

I’d love to have more children. I love the toddler years and to be […]

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I know I’ve been absent for a long time, I’m sorry about that. I’ve really been focusing on my jewelry lately and my little corner of the internet has suffered.

But, I’ve come back for a really good reason. I keep seeing posts in the various groups I belong to about toddlers […]

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I love to cook. I really really do, unfortunately I am not the best cook. Oh sure, I try really hard but it’s never quite perfect. Once a month my work group has a cookoff where the winner of the last challenge gets to pick the theme. One time I came close to winning, but […]

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Tips for Diners and Kids

On July 16, 2013 By

Eating out with kids can be tough. When we had one it was easy. We were able to focus on just the one child and all was well. Now with two, plus talking with each other it has become a bit more difficult. If you find yourself wanting to go out to eat with small […]

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House update

On June 24, 2013 By

It’s been quite a while since I updated the work being done on the house. Lots and lots of things have happened. We’ve finished the 3 bedrooms upstairs and the amazing bathroom complete with 6′ Jacuzzi tub. We tore down the walls that separated our old bedroom and living room to make an open floor […]

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Mother of All Temper Tantrums

On June 10, 2013 By

I am apparently much more naive than I thought. My little boy has a ton of energy. A TON but he listens very well and usually behaves much much better in public. Somehow I convinced myself that he would always be this way. He would always be the boy you could reason with and talk […]

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I am a parent.

Today I am enjoying being a parent. My little girl is playing sweetly with her dollies and trying to tickle them and just being wonderful in general. She brings a smile to my face as she pushes her dolly stroller by and smiles at me. Today is fantastic.

Yesterday… yesterday I […]

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Dove has recently come out with a new series for their Real Beauty campaign. And to be truthful, I am amazed at the honest vulnerability of these women.


We are our harshest critics. Only 4 percent of women believe they are beautiful. So what does this mean for our children? Not just our […]

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On my quest for the organized house I decided to tackle the toy room. It was quite a job.

First, I went through all the toys and to get rid of the ones our children had outgrown. We donated to goodwill, the daycare etc. This was a fantastic opportunity to teach Big Brother about giving […]

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On March 26, 2013 By

Motherhood, it’s a wonderful thing. Wonderfully difficult. Wonderfully rewarding and wonderfully filled with guilt.

I’m always amazed at the power love has over us. It’s this power that will lift us up high and drop us back down. And it’s this power that causes self doubt and a horrible spiral of guilt. Unjustified, self […]

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