Weed Number Three…

June 30th, 2012 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (19 Comments)

is a HE! Allow me introduce our newest addition, Baby Casimir! Casimir, who shall also be known as Kaz, is the little man who has filled our hearts to the very brim with gratitude and love. He made his grand entrance on Thursday morning, June 28th (via VBA2C, 10 days after his due date!) weighing …
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Divide and Conquer

October 5th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (0 Comments)

An evening ride was in store for us after dinner tonight. The big one went with dad so they could go further and faster. The little one stayed with me for an easier and shorter ride around our neighborhood. Sometimes it’s nice to not have your bossy big sister around. Sometimes it’s nice to not …
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Last summer I wrote about Ava learning to ride a bike with the “balance bike” approach.  I’m here now to sing the praises of this method once again.  It’s worked just as well for Thing 2 – but this time two years sooner! The balance bike approach is exactly that; no training wheels.  It’s about …
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More Melon Madness

August 18th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (8 Comments)

Peas. Coffee. Popsicles. Pajamas. What the heck time is it anyway? Why it’s time for breakfast, of course. What? You don’t eat peas and watermelon for breakfast? Well then you haven’t lived! Actually, it’s time to tell you that this popsicle mold has paid for itself. This is especially true because our neighbor gave it …
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Yes Mom

August 7th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (2 Comments)

Ava and Zak have been off on a Daddy/Daughter Adventure this weekend, giving me and the little one an opportunity for a Mom and Max Staycation of our own. Together Maxine and I made a plan to do all the fun things she likes to do. How often do you have to say “no” to …
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I Hate To Burst Your Bubble

August 2nd, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (5 Comments)

This is the only time you are ever going to see a recipe here with corn syrup – so this is serious business. It’s time to sit up straight and pay attention. (aren’t I bossy?) Actually, if you don’t have kids – never mind. Skip this post. On second thought – wait. Don’t go just …
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June 4th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (8 Comments)

Remember Banana Whip? Well this would be Fruit Whip.  Banana Whip plus some frozen strawberries and blueberries too. And remember that part in Jurassic Park where the scientist dude explains how the Velociraptors systematically test the electric fence by attacking it, trying to find its weaknesses? Well I am the Velociraptor and Maxine is my …
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Let Them Eat Cake

March 20th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (11 Comments)

I’d love to be able to tell you that my kids are vegetable chow hounds. I have blog with “vegetables” and “kids” in the tag line after all, shouldn’t it follow that I get to tell tales of my little posse begging for broccoli, beans and beets? Shouldn’t I be writing posts about how easy …
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Movie Night

February 23rd, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (5 Comments)

Recipe for an hour of peace and quiet. Ingredients: 3/4 c Arrowhead Mills Organic popcorn 2 Tbsp butter, melted 1 tsp salt Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale Directions: Pop popcorn in your ancient air popper from the 1980′s, top with melted butter and salt. Insert Barbie DVD into laptop, plop two small children in pajamas (or …
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You Got the White Stuff, Baby

December 13th, 2010 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (12 Comments)

This was one of those “Homeschooling Rocks the (Gingerbread) House!” kind of days. For the third year in a row, the girls and I hit up the annual Gingerbread House exhibit at The George Eastman House – a local museum that hosts this high fructose architectural extravaganza every year. Gingerbread days of yore, we’ve come …
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