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June 18, 2012 under Uncategorized
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Worm Crazy

March 31, 2012 under Random
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About six months ago, Alex and I made an announcement that our package of red wiggler worms had arrived and we were going to start an indoor vermicomposter. We made a very simple worm bin for them using three dark-colored plastic storage boxes. Holes for drainage were drilled in the bottom of two of them, and we stacked them inside one another  and it has held up fantastically. We used three

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Worm Crazy

March 31, 2012 under
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About six months ago, Alex and I made an announcement that our package of red wiggler worms had arrived and we were going to start an indoor vermicomposter. We made a very simple worm bin for them using three dark-colored plastic storage boxes. Holes for drainage were drilled in the bottom of two of them, and we stacked them inside one another  and it has held up fantastically. We used three

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Broken Eggs and Bruised Legs

March 28, 2012 under
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Parenthood can be tough. Some days everything just seems to fall perfectly in to place…and some days…well, not so much.

I took Squish and Baby Cake to Trader Joe’s for the first time today. They were really excited to visit someplace new, and got all riled up as we rode the elevator up to the main part of the store. Squish wanted to touch EVERYTHING and Baby Cake wasn’t too thrilled about riding in the cart after about 5 minutes. It all went downhill from there….and it ended with a very unfortunately mishap. I was trying to calm Baby Cake down and Squish tried to climb into the cart and IT TIPPED OVER ON TOP OF HER. I froze, in shock. Groceries everywhere. Squish cried out because the cart was squashing her little legs and I snapped back into reality and helped her up and hugged her tightly. The employees at Trader Joe’s were so kind and emphathetic and got me new eggs and stickers for the girls, but the embarassment and shame still stung my ego. After paying I got out of there as fast as I could. Hot tears started to fall as I got everyone in the van. I felt like a complete mom failure and just bawled.

Now it is several hours later…I have calmed down and have been able to take it all in. I spoke with some fellow moms and they helped me see that we all go through bad days like this. That’s life. Kids act up, your attention gets diverted and things happen. Sometimes it’s hard to see that fact when you’re right in the middle of all the drama. I think I will try hard to remind myself of this fact next time I have a bad mom day. That and watch out for those Trader Joe’s grocery carts because they are crazy tipsy.

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Broken Eggs and Bruised Legs

March 28, 2012 under Random
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Parenthood can be tough. Some days everything just seems to fall perfectly in to place…and some days…well, not so much.

I took Squish and Baby Cake to Trader Joe’s for the first time today. They were really excited to visit someplace new, and got all riled up as we rode the elevator up to the main part of the store. Squish wanted to touch EVERYTHING and Baby Cake wasn’t too thrilled about riding in the cart after about 5 minutes. It all went downhill from there….and it ended with a very unfortunately mishap. I was trying to calm Baby Cake down and Squish tried to climb into the cart and IT TIPPED OVER ON TOP OF HER. I froze, in shock. Groceries everywhere. Squish cried out because the cart was squashing her little legs and I snapped back into reality and helped her up and hugged her tightly. The employees at Trader Joe’s were so kind and emphathetic and got me new eggs and stickers for the girls, but the embarassment and shame still stung my ego. After paying I got out of there as fast as I could. Hot tears started to fall as I got everyone in the van. I felt like a complete mom failure and just bawled.

Now it is several hours later…I have calmed down and have been able to take it all in. I spoke with some fellow moms and they helped me see that we all go through bad days like this. That’s life. Kids act up, your attention gets diverted and things happen. Sometimes it’s hard to see that fact when you’re right in the middle of all the drama. I think I will try hard to remind myself of this fact next time I have a bad mom day. That and watch out for those Trader Joe’s grocery carts because they are crazy tipsy.

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Broken eggs and bruised legs

March 28, 2012 under
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Parenthood can be tough. Some days everything just seems to fall perfectly in to place…and some days…well, not so much.

I took Squish and Baby Cake to Trader Joe’s for the first time today. They were really excited to visit someplace new, and got all riled up as we rode the elevator up to the main part of the store. Squish wanted to touch EVERYTHING and Baby Cake wasn’t too thrilled about riding in the cart after about 5 minutes. It all went downhill from there….and it ended with a very unfortunately mishap. I was trying to calm Baby Cake down and Squish tried to climb into the cart and IT TIPPED OVER ON TOP OF HER. I froze, in shock. Groceries everywhere. Squish cried out because the cart was squashing her little legs and I snapped back into reality and helped her up and hugged her tightly. The employees at Trader Joe’s were so kind and emphathetic and got me new eggs and stickers for the girls, but the embarassment and shame still stung my ego. After paying I got out of there as fast as I could. Hot tears started to fall as I got everyone in the van. I felt like a complete mom failure and just bawled.

Now it is several hours later…I have calmed down and have been able to take it all in. I spoke with some fellow moms and they helped me see that we all go through bad days like this. That’s life. Kids act up, your attention gets diverted and things happen. Sometimes it’s hard to see that fact when you’re right in the middle of all the drama. I think I will try hard to remind myself of this fact next time I have a bad mom day. That and watch out for those Trader Joe’s grocery carts because they are crazy tipsy.

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Broken eggs and bruised legs

March 28, 2012 under
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Parenthood can be tough. Some days everything just seems to fall perfectly in to place…and some days…well, not so much.

I took Squish and Baby Cake to Trader Joe’s for the first time today. They were really excited to visit someplace new, and got all riled up as we rode the elevator up to the main part of the store. Squish wanted to touch EVERYTHING and Baby Cake wasn’t too thrilled about riding in the cart after about 5 minutes. It all went downhill from there….and it ended with a very unfortunately mishap. I was trying to calm Baby Cake down and Squish tried to climb into the cart and IT TIPPED OVER ON TOP OF HER. I froze, in shock. Groceries everywhere. Squish cried out because the cart was squashing her little legs and I snapped back into reality and helped her up and hugged her tightly. The employees at Trader Joe’s were so kind and emphathetic and got me new eggs and stickers for the girls, but the embarassment and shame still stung my ego. After paying I got out of there as fast as I could. Hot tears started to fall as I got everyone in the van. I felt like a complete mom failure and just bawled.

Now it is several hours later…I have calmed down and have been able to take it all in. I spoke with some fellow moms and they helped me see that we all go through bad days like this. That’s life. Kids act up, your attention gets diverted and things happen. Sometimes it’s hard to see that fact when you’re right in the middle of all the drama. I think I will try hard to remind myself of this fact next time I have a bad mom day. That and watch out for those Trader Joe’s grocery carts because they are crazy tipsy.

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The Worms Are Coming!

September 20, 2011 under Random
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I’m very excited! We just ordered worms to start our worm bin.

More posts when they arrive!

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The Truth About Food: a 12-year-old puts it best

April 1, 2011 under Food Politics, Video
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The Truth About Food: a 12-year-old puts it best

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