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WFMW: Bookmark Timers

Wednesday August 3, 2011
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WFMW:  Bookmark Timers

Once my two older kids entered elementary school, we entered the world of required nightly reading.  In first grade, my daughter had to maintain a reading log, writing down what she read and for how long.   She did not enjoy this task, but using bookmark timers has helped a great deal. Mark-My-Time Bookmark Timers...

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My Favorite Lunch Box and a GIVEAWAY!

Monday August 1, 2011
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My Favorite Lunch Box and a GIVEAWAY!

GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER — Congrats to #62 – Lindsey! It’s August 1st, do you know where your child’s lunchbox is? School doesn’t start for another month in my area, but I know many kids will be heading back to school soon, which means moms will be packing school lunches.   Last summer, I was...

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Anniversary Mystery Date — A Chance to Go Ape!

Tuesday May 31, 2011
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Anniversary Mystery Date — A Chance to Go Ape!

Mike & I celebrated our 13th anniversary on Sunday.   Well, we didn’t actually do any celebrating on Sunday, but I told him I had plans to take him on a mystery date on Monday. On Monday, after an early lunch we dropped the kids off at our first mystery destination — friends with kids...

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Christian Heroes your Children MUST meet … and a GIVEAWAY!

Friday May 13, 2011
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Christian Heroes your Children MUST meet … and a GIVEAWAY!

A review of the "Christian Heroes: Then and Now" book series by Janet and Geoff Benge, and a giveaway of the first five books!

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The Baltimore National Aquarium

Saturday March 12, 2011
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The Baltimore National Aquarium

I have been wanting to go to the National Aquarium in Baltimore for quite a while, but have held off for a variety of reason.  The main prohibiting factors included:  the exorbitant fee, distance, parking challenges, and my concern over my ability to wrangle all 3 kids solo, especially since strollers aren’t allowed in...

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U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Exhibit

Saturday January 1, 2011
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U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Exhibit

Visiting the Botanic Gardens Holiday display is always a “must do” Christmas activity in my book, but this year, I couldn’t get the whole family on board.   The display features DC landmarks replicated in miniature using plant materials.  It also has a a variety of trains set up, in various scenes — this...

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Taking a Trip to Trashy Town

Saturday August 28, 2010
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Taking a Trip to Trashy Town

Montgomery County Recycling Center 16105 Frederick Rd Derwood, MD 20855 (Map) County Website On Wednesday, a friend and I decided to take the kids to “Trashy Town” aka the Montgomery County Recycling Center.  Earlier in the summer, I read that you can take tours of the recycling center and I thought this would be...

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Homestead Farm is Peachy Keen

Tuesday August 17, 2010
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Homestead Farm is Peachy Keen

Homestead Farm 15604 Sugarland Rd. Poolesville, MD 20837 Recorded Message: 301-977-3761 http://www.homestead-farm.net/ HomesteadFarmEmail@gmail.com Saturday morning, we made another visit to Homestead Farm to pick some peaches.  I love that Homestead is 20 miles outside the Beltway and only takes us about 35-40 minutes to get there. First we had to get some obligatory pictures…...

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Things I Love: Condiment Cups!

Thursday August 12, 2010
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Things I Love:  Condiment Cups!

I got a handful of these Stainless Steel Condiment Prep Cups from Crate and Barrel ages ago.  Like, pre-kids, with visions of concocting my own Melting Pot fondue masterpiece at home, complete with a bevvy of sauces.    That never happened, and these cups languished from lack of use for years, until my kids got...

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Buying a Better Lunchbox

Wednesday August 4, 2010
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Buying a Better Lunchbox

Last year, I bought this lunchbox for my daughter, when she was starting kindergarten.  It was being sold through the PTA as a fundraiser and it looked pretty good on paper.  A year later, with another kiddo slated to start kindy, I began to revisit the lunchbox options. The old lunchbox wasn’t bad, but,...

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