Extreme Couponing with Kids

The little kids really like to tease me about stuff. I don't mind and often try to give them material to work with. They had a ball making jokes about my experiment with extreme couponing -- particularly in the beginning. Two months later, they're making fewer jokes. I'm not going to say I've converted them because the idea of converting children creeps me out, but they have all three come to appreciate extreme couponing. They're all making contributions to my extreme couponing trips, too. ...more

We play grocery store all the time and my kids always use my old, unused coupons! They are 4,3 ... more

Extreme Couponing with Kids

The little kids really like to tease me about stuff. I don't mind and often try to give them material to work with. They had a ball making jokes about my experiment with extreme couponing -- particularly in the beginning. Two months later, they're making fewer jokes. I'm not going to say I've converted them because the idea of converting children creeps me out, but they have all three come to appreciate extreme couponing. They're all making contributions to my extreme couponing trips, too. ...more

I love the way her little tongue is sticking out while she concentrates! Too cute!

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Speech Delays: Talk to Me

I look at his face, red now, with snot and tears and drool all mixing into one big, frustrated mess. He wants so much to tell me. Even more, he wants me to understand. Why aren’t I helping him? ...more

It's so hard when you're trying to pull the words out of them and they're trying to communicate. ... more

Meal Plan Monday, January 24

Last week we went off our meal plan a bit. We forgot to take out the pizza dough Friday morning so we decided to treat ourselves to a dinner out. Aside from the one day where I totally messed up dinner and it necessitated an emergency take-out pizza it was our first meal out of the year.

Such cuteness... (a give-away)

 Happy Valentines Day!  Want to know what I love? I love when my kids are dressed alike.  It makes them easy to find and they look so darn cute.  I mean, honestly, have you ever seen cuteness like this?...more

I noticed after this posted that the full web address isn't listed... head over to ... more

When Do You Tell?

You meet someone new. A friend. A co-worker. Someone through a hobby group. Another mom through one of your children. You are slowly forming a friendship that feels like it falls on the side of legitimate, more than an acquaintance. You want to be open and honest with your friend but you also don't feel a need to explain every last bit of your adoption journey to every Jane Doe or Joe Schmoe that you meet.When do you tell your connection to adoption?

Picking Up What Juno Missed: MTV's True Life Adoption Episode

Watching Juno was sort of like eating potato chips in lieu of lunch. It started out enjoyable enough, but I felt unsatisfied and ragged by the time I left the theater. Almost as if I had been served a meal with no nutrition. I have higher hopes for the MTV True Life documentary airing this Saturday (March 21st). ...more

All of the past episodes are uploaded on the MTV website now.  As far as I know, only ... more

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