Mommy Stuff

Quick Cheese Sauce

January 17, 2021

For most moms a quick cheese sauce is easy: Kraft. Open packet. Add milk. Done. But! There is another way. Something *almost* as quick and infinitely yummier and healthier. Though, we’re talking cheese sauce so I use the term ‘healthy’ loosely. I thought of this - well, I’m lying, my sister-in-law thought of this - [...]

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Dealing with the Prickly Angries

January 13, 2021

I used to think that the definition of insanity was doing things over and over and expecting a different result. Come to find out I was wrong. Actually, it’s the definition of parenting. See, I keep having these expectations. That’s my down fall. I expect in terms of outcomes. I expect that my older daughter [...]

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5 Tips to Photograph Infants

January 12, 2021

Cooochichooochicoooooo. Truth be told, it’s not hard to photograph babies. They are always so, so, so cute. But it is hard to take a GOOD picture of babies, what with all their moving, squirming, and drive-by smiles. You’ve got to be on your toes! Here are few tricks

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Creature Teacher

January 11, 2021

I’m way in to my ABCs right now. Yes, I’m 40. And, no, neither of my girls are studying them in school. Not yet anyway. My younger daughter is just feeling words in her mouth; she is a far cry from spelling. My older daughter is kinda clueing in to these cool shapes called letters, [...]

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Jackson Pollack, Move Over!

January 6, 2021
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Have you ever looked at your walls and thought, blech. Since we are living in a temporary rental until we find our way (Buy a home? Rent? Travel? Live on a boat?) we are embracing someone else’s idea of art. We meaning me. I don’t think the rest of my family thinks 2 seconds on [...]

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Setting Workplace Boundaries: Getting Out of the Office on Time

January 5, 2021
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As a working mom, I know the challenges. When my first daughter was young, I was working in an office for someone else. With my second child, I’m a freelancer that ended up renting office space because working at my house became increasingly challenging the more mobile the baby became. Still, I face the challenge [...]

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When In Doubt, Throw It Out

January 4, 2021
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Did you know that organizing is among the most often made - and probably broken - New Year’s resolutions? It certainly feels true when I talk to my mom or sister. It seems like all of us want to weed out. Clean up. Get a fresh start. How about you? And, I kid you not, [...]

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Why You Need to Thank Your Significant Other

January 4, 2021
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I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the majority of the Modern Home Modern Baby readers are those of us who play the role of mom. Now, I know we have a few dads in the mix, but I think moms are far more drawn to this blog. With that [...]

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A Word for the New Year

December 30, 2020

I’m not big on traditional traditions for New Year’s.  Well, I’m lying.  I do love me some New Year’s Black Eyed Peas!  And I’m not talking music unless, of course, you count breaking wind as playing a “wind” instrument (ha!). Anyway…for the last dozen years I’ve been convincing my family to partake in a New [...]

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New Years Vision

December 29, 2020

Have you heard of vision boards? Yeah, well, if you haven’t they are like your high school locker - all those things you pasted inside so when you looked at it you felt cool, awesome and just, well, less of a teenager. It’s like that. Only for grown ups. I can’t seem to get my [...]

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The Importance of Daydreaming

December 28, 2020

Apropos of nothing…do you allow yourself to daydream? I usually daydream while surfing the Internet and wind up lost in the cyber-web of blah blah blah and can’t find my own thoughts. I gotta spend more time just dreaming! Here’s a quote for you: everything starts as somebody’s daydream Imagine. Where would we be if [...]

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The Best Gift Ever

December 27, 2020

My new attitude: gratitude. As the new year commences, I’m going to be more grateful. See how I said that? With conviction! With assurance! With umph? It’s my way of tricking my mind that I actually WILL be more grateful, not aspire to be more grateful. Because that’s where New Year’s resolutions always fail me…in [...]

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QuiBids: Scam or One Heck of a Deal?

December 22, 2020

If you follow my musings either here or over at Smart Mom Deals, you know I’m pretty deal savvy and often on the lookout for fantastic savings. And I never pay retail. Ever. So when I heard CC over at I Love to Gossip talking about the steals she was getting on QuiBids, I was [...]

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