Luciana’s 1st Valentines!

Luciana’s made some beautiful Valentines for her friends with a little help from Mommy and Daddy! We used a foam brush to coat her hand with red, non-toxic, acrylic paint. We kept a tight grip on her hand so it didn’t find its way into her mouth. We let her smear the paint on the heart-shaped cards and let them dry. We added fun little hearts (punched with a small heart punch) with an Elmer’s glue pen and wrote a short note to each of her friends on them.

IMG_0631IMG_3243IMG_3246We will be mailing them out as soon as we get all of the envelopes written out….

It’s not too late!! Go out, grab the supplies, and make some of your own!

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Emergency Cheat Sheet

With a new little baby joining our family in the very near future, I have been thinking about keeping her safe in our home.

I was reading an article in Parenting magazine which inspired me to create this Emergency Cheat Sheet.

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It is a great reference for most of the basic emergencies you could see in your home:

  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Nosebleed
  • Head injury
  • Chipped tooth
  • Choking
  • Bleeding wound
  • Eye injury
  • Potential broken bone
  • Poisoning
  • Burn
  • Seizure

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Emergency Cheat Sheet

The kitchen is usually the center of the home and likely the site of most of these emergencies so I will  be hanging this list in a sheet protector inside one of my kitchen cabinets.

Let your family members know it is there! I hope you never need to use this but that it’s existence makes you feel a little bit more prepared.

*Please use your judgement. This is meant to save you a little “googling” in an emergency. I am not a doctor. Trust this cheat sheet at your own risk; it is summarized directly from parenting magazine’s article. If you are unsure, call 9-1-1.

A look back…a look forward

Going through pictures from my childhood bring back amazing memories and help me to imagine my life over the next few years with my little girl! This week I am 23 weeks, 17 to go until I meet my new little daughter!

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The family gatherings/parties, the Saturday afternoons in the library picking out bedtime stories for the week, singing in the car together (poorly) , and much, much more are running through my mind. I am anticipating a lot of tears, frustrations, and hard times but mostly the small happy moments that I know will outweigh all the exhausting and sad ones!