Archive for January 2014

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Olympic activities for kids

I am so excited for the Olympics to start.  I don’t know what it is, but I have always loved the Olympics since I was a little girl.  I love the sports and all the back stories on the athletes.  I love cheering for our country and hoping that they place.  I just all around […]

a belated christmas present

We started Clomid treatments again last October, and our first cycle failed. In November, I had a faint positive test but got my period two days later. It was my third chemical pregnancy, and it really threw me for a loop. I decided to try a third Clomid cycle in December but didn’t have much […]

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part…

I bet all of you didn’t know I had magical powers, but look! I just disappeared off the face of the blogosphere for a month and {wham!} I’m back now. Just. Like. Magic. I really think I missed my calling, I should have gone to Hogwarts. Clearly. All joking aside… I’m sorry for disappearing on […]


7 day meal planner plus printable grocery list

I really like to meal plan each week because it makes my whole week more organized and it saves a lot of money! I figured since I do this anyway, maybe some of the hive might want to use this meal planner I came up with. If you are busy, maybe this can help you […]


Board Books for the Bored

When Ellie was in Kindergarten and Lorelei was an infant I noticed something– there is a surprising amount of overlap between “learning to read” books and books for infants and toddlers. Both use a very few, simple words. Both are typically illustrated very literally, so that the illustration exactly matches the text. While illustrations can […]

Swarm: What Are Your Little One’s Top 3 Favorite Meals for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner?

I’m always looking for new ideas on what to feed the kids, so hopefully these ideas the Bees share below are helpful to you! Note these questions were answered a several months ago, but the answers are arranged in chronological ages of our little ones! We’re just starting solids, but at 7 months favorites are: […]


Planning Liam’s 2nd Birthday

I love planning parties, maybe even more than actually throwing them. Over the last few years, I’ve been working on not stressing myself out so much and just enjoying the party when it arrives, and I am making progress. One thing that I’m hoping will make it even easier for Liam’s birthday this year is […]

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