Early To Rise

"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."  ~Benjamin Franklin/John Clarke I've been waking up earlier than usual this week because our grandson is here. Just like his daddy, he is an early riser. Now that I am a grandma, I don't  mind rising early! Back in the day when our son was an early …

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On Being A Mom by Anna Quindlen

If not for the photographs, I might have a hard time believing they ever existed. The pensive infant with the swipe of dark bangs and the black button eyes of a Raggedy Andy doll. The placid baby with the yellow ringlets and the high piping voice. The sturdy toddler with the lower lip that curled …

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While Waiting for Warmer Days . . .

It has been unusually cold and wet here this spring.  While waiting for warmer weather, I have been working on a new project inspired by our Grandson's love of trains and Eric Carle's book 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo.  1, 2, 3 to the Zoo was Eric Carle's first book published in 1968.  It is …

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DIY Gifts

It is pouring rain and I’m on Pinterest.  A friend and I have been collaborating about unique handmade Mother's Day Gifts for our grandchildren's moms. Aside from what I discovered on Pinterest, I thought of something that might be special and fun. Long ago, my mother-in-law made bean bags from pieces of scrap material from …

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What To Do With Those Masterpieces

Kids are natural artists. They produce a lot of wonderful pictures using markers, crayons, paint and glitter, of course. Our refrigerator displays a plethora of masterpieces. When the refrigerator is full, it is time to take the masterpieces down to make room for more because, as we all know, there will always be more! 🙂 …

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