Making Lemonade

When Littlebit was a baby, she slept poorly. We tried everything we could think of to get her to sleep, short of anything we thought was cruel, but Littlebit decided to sleep in her own time, as she does with all things.  She was 3.5 before she could fall asleep without  being sung to, snuggled…

“Soup”er menu plan

Big Daddy reads my blog. So that makes this experiment less fun than it would be if he didn’t. You see, last Friday?  it was the first day of Autumn. Fall. My favorite time of year. I already wrote about why I love fall so much, but I might not have mentioned how much I…

Happy First Day of Fall!!!

A year ago, I wrote about my deep, abiding love for Fall.  Today, ON THE FIRST DAY OF FREAKING FALL I thought it was worth a repost.   Originally published August 24, 2010   I can smell her there.   Waiting there in the wings for her turn on the stage.  She’s a little nervous. …

Before and During…

One of the things I love the most about Big Daddy, is that we seem to get fed up with things around the same time.  This means, when I’ve had enough with a certain situation and want to change things, he usually feels the same way. This month?  Big Daddy and I decided that we…

Just a Littlebit on top of the cake.

When I saw it, I knew she had to have it.  It was so perfect and so her.  Littlebit is a whimsical little girl and this SCREAMED whimsical. And two layer homemade cake.

Happy Birthday Girl AND the Menu Plan

It seems like birthday celebrations are always more than one day.  Littlebits birthday week was no different.  We kicked of her birthday celebration with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge (no pictures. I was busy being in the moment and just didn’t do it.  Actually, that’s not true.  I have one of Littlebit and one…

Lofthouse Cookie Knockoffs

The Princess’s peanut allergy isn’t something I’ve talked about a lot here.  It’s not that it’s not an issue.  It is.  But as she grows older we get more and more in control and know how to make food choices that are safe for her. Having a child with a food allergy means that everything…

The Slightly Belated Menu Plan.

This past few weeks have been full of special dinners at our house. Birthday. Back to School. Back to School Birthday. We’ve had one every week for the past four. It’s not helping my diet much because no one picks poached chicken and broccoli for their back to school/birthday dinner. I don’t even pick that…

Littlebit is 5

Once upon a time, there was a lady and she wished for a baby.  The time had come to make her family grow, but the baby she longed for was slow in coming and she was probably half crazy by New Years when she finally got what she wished for.  A whole year plus nine…

Cinnamon Sugar Baked Doughnuts

When the Princess was diagnosed with her peanut allergy, her life changed.  I mean, beyond the life threatening part.  When you’re four years old, you don’t really understand that concept, but something she COULD understand was that a lot of her favorite candies and baked goods were things she couldn’t eat anymore. Since moving to…