Archive for October 2013

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"So, how are you teaching him to read?"...

...is a question I am asked semi-frequently. And the answer? Um, I'm not. At least not in the formal sense that people seem to be referring to. And that's because in my almost 12 years of teaching, I have found that the most important factor in building a strong, life-long reader is a solid foundation, [...]

Creating a Family Culture: Courage, Community,Thrift, Charity, and Faith

A few weeks ago, my husband and I had the chance to take a little getaway while my parents watched Scribble.  We decided that the best use of our limited time would be to get out into the woods, where we would be able to focus more on each other, rather than tourist destinations, where [...]


A Legacy of Homemade Costumes

My family has always been big on holidays, celebrating with big meals, treats, and decorating our houses. We would gather together and celebrate even the smaller holidays like St. Patrick's Day and Valentine's Day. But by far one of my favorite holidays (coming in as a very very close second to Christmas) was Halloween.  I [...]

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Help us welcome Baby Y!

Last week, Papa Y and I added another member to the Yo-Yo family. Meet Baby Y (2.0): Snug as a bug He arrived two days past his due date and was a beefy 9 pounds, 10 ounces and 22 inches long. Given his size, I'm so thankful delivery went smoothly. Interestingly, the nursery nurses insist [...]


Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Tomato Soup

Mr. Polish came across some photos of himself from high school and decided he wanted to cut some carbs out of his diet to work on his girlish figure. We go back and forth with carbs. When we do have them, it comes from either rice, oatmeal, or low carb tortillas. The budget was especially [...]


Little Miss Manners

I blogged awhile back about our usage of baby sign language, and one of the things that I loved at the time was how Miss H was starting to learn manners with basics like "please" and "thank you." Now that her words are expanding day by day, Miss H does not sign as much as she [...]


To Grandmother's House We Go

We are hiking across the Midwest several times in the coming months for the holiday season, loading up our Camry with a toddler, a 50 pound dog and all of our luggage.  We love visiting our far-away family, and while we certainly wish that we could all live in the same place, having such hospitable [...]

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