May 2009

After a busy day, I tucked Julia into bed and asked her, “What was your favorite part of the day?” Without hesitation she replied, “Playing with Rebeca!” Rebeca is friendly little eight year old girl […]


5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere

Welcome to our weekly roundup here at “5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere”. As you know, you can come back all week and add a post or giveaway to our Mister Linky. Be sure to check […]



The only thing cuter than Olivia eating her apple… … is Olivia signing apple, while announcing in her little voice, “Aaapple!” Even though Olivia can say pretty much anything she chooses, she still loves signing. […]


Moley, Moley, Moley I hate the word, mole. I just want to start by saying that. I always think of that scene in Austin Powers, where they all say, “moley, moley, moley”, in regards to […]


seo secrets

By Holly KlaassenCertified SEM The unfortunate thing about SEO (search engine optimization) is that it can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re not the ‘tech-y’ type. It can seem especially daunting if you decide to just […]


Say It Forward

Say It Forward – Carnival of Loyal Commenters is a new weekly carnival at 5 Minutes for where bloggers feature their loyal commenters! To read more about how to participate in Say It Forward […]


Uninterrupted sleep should never be taken for granted. So, for every sleep deprived mother of a newborn reading this post, feel free to slap me back to my senses. Early parenthood is a marathon that […]


My recent article published at Guideposts… Responding with compassion to a frustrated child At least half a dozen times in my childhood, my twin sister Susan or I, faces flushed with emotion, would blurt out, […]

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Fashion expert Rachel Zalis gives us the scoop on swimwear trends and a peek at the fabulous 2009 line of swimsuits from Land’s End. Read more about these hot swimsuit trends on our featured Land’s […]

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The most important part of being a parent is taking care of your kids. Chiquita is challenging families to take part in a nationwide effort to make healthy changes at home and in schools. […]