Author: Wendy

Turn, baby, turn

Had my 34 week appointment today and Max is in the breech position. I don’t remember if this happened or not with Milan. I kind of remember it, but I kind of remember that he turned before it was an

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Chinese New Year Dragon toilet paper roll craft

While trying to figure out what I wanted to do for a craft for today, I came across a really cool snake craft at Easy Preschool Crafts for Kids that uses toilet paper rolls.  Since yesterday was the Chinese New

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Easy Yellow Bird Toddler Craft

This was a super fun and easy craft to do. Instructions: Give your child a piece of colored tissue to rip up in to little pieces. You can also practice scissor skills at this time, too! Meanwhile, cut out a

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Update: I’m in the acceptance stage

Today was my grandpa’s funeral. I was not able to go.. it just didn’t make sense financially. We’re pretty strapped right now and airfare for me and my son would literally wipe out the little bit of savings that we

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My grandpa passed away

I got the call last night that my grandpa passed away. Both my aunt and my uncle were able to be there with him, along with his wife. I’m glad he was surrounded by people that loved him when he

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Bad news about both grandpas in same month

I just recently found out that my grandpa on my dad’s side has got thyroid cancer.  Although its usually easily treatable through surgery, my grandpa’s most recent surgery (he fell and broke his thigh) was not a very good experience. 

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Struggling with the Christmas budget

I know, with certainty, that I can’t tell you what I got for Christmas when I was 2.  In fact, before the age of 5, I really can’t remember what I got on Christmas and I have a really good

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Easy Broccoli turkey leftovers

Last week, I cooked a turkey… not for Thanksgiving, but because there were so many amazing sales on turkey I just couldn’t resist.  Anyways, needless to say, we had plenty of leftovers and I had to come up with some

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Make your own gravy

Making your own gravy is really easy, especially if you’re roasting a turkey or cooking a chicken in a crock pot.  You see the key is to have lots of fresh yummy stock.  This recipe uses the giblets, but if

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Cooking a Turkey!

Over the years, I’ve made many a turkey.  I’ve done it the old-fashioned low and steady way, the oven bag and the foil method.  And to be honest, cooking a turkey isn’t really that hard… the key is to catch

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