Author Archives: Dani

WIC- the good, the bad, and the ugly

For those who don’t know what WIC is, it is a government sponsored program to help struggling families, specifically woman and children under the age of five, with supplemental food costs. Living in California, Cory entering his Doctorate program, and … Continue reading

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Sensory Activity of the week: Sound!

Sometimes we are very quiet, AND SOMETIMES WE ARE VERY LOUD! And this week we are putting that volume to good use. This week we are focusing on everything to do with sound. We have our normal songs we sing … Continue reading

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Encouraging Young learners to Write

I was absolutley thrilled to write this piece for Tinyugames, a startup company looking to provide parents with learning resources. In this piece I present a parents guide to helping their child learn to write. See full article here: http://www.tinyugames.com/encouraging-young-learners-to-write-a-guide-for-parents-part-1/ … Continue reading

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10 Things Mary Poppins taught me about being a mom

  So much can be learned from this fictional person, who is very real in our heart. There is something we all identify with in Mary Poppins. More than nostalgia, we love Mary Poppins because so many of her qualities … Continue reading

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“Something is Wrong…”: A Postpartum Tale

“I have to go,” I said abruptly. I hung up the phone not waiting for my statement to be acknowledged. Something was wrong. I had suddenly felt like I was talking similar to Drew Barrymore, out the side of my … Continue reading

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Our Love Story: How it all started in the Back of a Pick-up.

No, this isn’t the beginning to country song, that is absolutely how it happened. One late Arizona Autumn evening, clear nighttime skies, a baby blue Ford pick-up, and two kids who had no idea what was about to hit them. … Continue reading

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10 things to mail to Grandma

Everyone love mail! Isn’t it wonderful to walk out to your mailbox and find a colorful envelope addressed to you unexpectedly? And if there is anyone out there who deserves those warm and fuzzy feelings it’s grandma. Between one Grandma … Continue reading

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Blogging: stop trying for perfect & just publish

When I decided I would start my blog  I was on bedrest prior to given birth to the twins. I had a few high quality posts and learned a lot about word press, plug ins, and how to promote your … Continue reading

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DIY baby photos- all year round!

In honor of throwback Thursday, I thought it would be nice to share the DIY photoshoots- from all year round. One of the many decisions we made prior to having the twins was about photos. I wanted to get professional … Continue reading

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To all moms, cashiers, and strangers in the store

All the ridiculous and inappropriate questions I get when I take out twins in public have never totally bothered me… with the slight exception  to when the elder male cashier who asked me if I delivered both vaginally… I’m sorry, … Continue reading

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