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I Love My Cats Featuring a Free Pet Tag Offer & $25 Giveaway

I am delighted to be one of twenty bloggers featured in Arm & Hammer’s Switch & Save Challenge. During the next five months, I’ll be testing several Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you. This post is supposed to be about my final thoughts after using Arm & Hammer’s Double Duty Cat Litter. (Also, scroll to the bottom for a free pet tag offer and a giveaway.) Well. I don’t have any final thoughts. In the past four weeks, I have noticed the smell of cat poop only once, and then only because nobody cleaned the litter … Read more

Homeschool Planning

We are new to homeschooling. I just stopped working in the last few months, and we were very loose and child-led this past year. However. Grace just turned 4, and we are beginning a daily pre-k program (at home) in September. In short, I need to get organized and start planning. When Joe and I decided to homeschool the girls, we knew that it would be a lot of work. The work is not daunting. The paperwork and the organization are very, very daunting, though, because I’m not an organized person by nature. Quite the opposite, in fact. When I … Read more

Tips for Tooth Brushing For Kids

I am delighted to be one of twenty bloggers featured in Arm & Hammer’s Switch & Save Challenge. During the next five months, I’ll be testing several Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you. After I posted my plea for toothbrushing help, dozens of readers emailed or commented with tips for convincing Grace to cooperate in the tooth brushing process. And we discovered that she has a cavity. She is going to have to go to the dentist and have work done. This fact is a source of anxiety for several of the members in my household. … Read more

My Husband Rocks – Giveaway from Union28

When you feel frazzled, it’s hard to think about giving yourself to another person. I have tried four times to write my Gift of You post, my last one from the Honoring the Man They Call Daddy series. I just can’t write it right now. I can’t imagine giving of myself given my current level of stress. My writer’s block on this topic is all mine. I love Joe, and I think he is an wonderful, kind man and a superlative husband. In short, my husband rocks. As part of our Honoring the Man They Call Daddy, the other bloggers … Read more

Tooth Brushing With a Preschooler

I am delighted to be one of twenty bloggers featured in Arm & Hammer’s Switch & Save Challenge. During the next five months, I’ll be testing several Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you. A few weeks ago, Grace decided that she was scared of brushing her teeth. I’m pretty sure that I’m scared of brushing my teeth! is a euphemism for I don’t want to, and you can’t make me! but I could be wrong. I’m not, but I could be. It doesn’t matter, really. The result is the same. She doesn’t want to brush her … Read more