Save money on kid’s shoes

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I finally figured it out: how to save money on shoes that a) get worn out in a matter of weeks by being left in the rain, shoved on without undoing laces, thrown in and out of rooms and massive amounts of puddle jumping. The big solution is one simple word, a word my daughter mastered somewhere around the time she learned what “eyes” are. What’s that word?

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The Sun is Shining, the Weather is SWEET! It’s ZOKU time!

I’m so far behind on posts and I have so much to talk about, but I’m going to step away from the drama of the last few weeks of pregnancy and the sadness of losing a dear friend to be happy for the season.

It’s spring. In usually sweltering hot Florida, April is the yummiest month of the year. The sun heats up the pool but not so much that you can only lay like a beached whale. Babies run around naked in the backyard and sit in sandboxes (the boys at least, I would think girls should wear some kind of sand/privates protector, but I guess I’ll find out soon enough!)

My first attempt at Zoku pops: Peach Fudgies. Not too shabby, eh?

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Big Boy Bed

Little Man moved to his big boy bed this weekend. Click here to read how it went

8 weeks

8 weeks pregnant and 8 weeks to go

I think pregnancy 1 is bigger. You?

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Why am I watching The Bachelor?

I’m proud to say that I don’t normally watch this show, but I just turned over and caught the Bachelor, Ben as he told one of the girls (I think we’re on week 3, so most are still here), that she’s the best kisser in the house. Apparently being the best of all the girls he’s kissed is a HUGE compliment.

Excuse me cute girl who thinks her best shot at love never ending is as part of a televised harem? Did you not hear him? He’s kissed all the girls!! You are just one of the many girls he’s kissed in the last few days… how is that good enough for you?

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Confession – I wish I had a commute

When I was in boarding school, I would have to take the train in to London every other month or so. Whether I was flitting off to find my folks in some far off land or begging a room from a friend that lived there, I would sit on the train, stare out the window and read. I watched commuters, half asleep in their suits and overcoats, typing away on massive laptops or scribbling in spiral bound notebooks and think, “That’ll be me one day.”

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Happy New Year!

It’s resolution time folks! So, I should probably be figuring out what diet or what exercise I’m going to do today to lose the obligatory weight, but… I’m knocked up. So, I decided to break my resolutions into 4 quarters and here are my Q1 goals

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