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My Co-Sleeping Journey

I started my parenting journey very fond of Attachment Parenting theory.  In my starry-eyed optimism I hoped wearing my baby in a sling and letting her sleep next to me in bed would produce a well adjusted child.  Having been a nervous, timid child I vowed I would make sure my daughter had no reason…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 5, 2017
Just a Little PSA…

Just a Little PSA…

My Vintage Doll has created a life science video, posted on youtube.com that I thought you might enjoy. It was an entry in the Junior Breakthrough Challenge scholarship contest. So if you will let a proud mama brag just a little: Ocean Acidification Isn’t she just adorable?  And brilliant?  But besides that, I sure am…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 24, 2017
Best Family Games

Best Family Games

Are you thinking about Christmas gifts yet? I am. Though I do not buy gifts for all of my seven siblings anymore, I do have a fast growing group of nephews and nieces. And since we really like board games for family nights, a board game is always a possibility for a gift for my…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 12, 2017
Ice cream for your diet!

Ice cream for your diet!

My sugars were a little unstable during my pregnancy. My rainbow baby doll was a summer baby in Florida. I had a need for frozen sweetness without much sugar. And now that I am trying to lose that baby weight, that quest continues. I thought that I would take a few paragraphs to introduce you…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 5, 2017
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Road Trip Fun

Since we evacuated (that is, hopped in the car and drove north for two days) when it looked like a category 5 Irma was heading straight for us, I have road trips on my mind.  If you have read my blog for any length of time. you’ve probably figured out that I am not a…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 25, 2017
Parent – Child Journaling

Parent – Child Journaling

Do you want insight into what your kid is thinking?  Would you like a peek into their diary – Oops, I mean their hearts?  My daughters and I have found a fun way to connect!  They call it shared journaling.  I have a pretty journal for each of my daughters that are old enough to…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 20, 2017
Eat your veggies – in chocolate pudding!

Eat your veggies – in chocolate pudding!

We are just about finished cleaning up after Hurricane Irma.  We evacuated and had lots to unpack, too.  The power just came back on yesterday.  And cleaning out the fridge was – well, disgusting.  Now that we can calm down a bit, we are asking ourselves the same question so many South Floridians are asking…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 17, 2017
Easy Back to School Cake Pops

Easy Back to School Cake Pops

I am always sad when summer ends. I have to create back to school traditions to help me get excited for the new school year. Fall foods have a way of soothing that sadness and cheering me up with their pumpkiny-cinnamony-appley sweetness. We found a really cool and fairly simple class treat – Apple Cake…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 1, 2017

The Eternal Argument – Book Review

I recently finished an excellent book, The Eternal Argument by R. Robin Finley.  It calls itself “a framework for understanding Western Literature and Culture” and indeed it delivers on that claim.  Mrs. Finley has a knack for explaining difficult concepts in an accessible way. The Eternal Argument By R. Robin Finley / Analytical Grammar, Inc. I…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 22, 2017
Unique Baby Shower Gifts

Unique Baby Shower Gifts

Rainbow Baby was such a surprise blessing and everyone around us celebrated, too.  We received the loveliest, most generous gifts.  Some were so creative and interesting that I just have to share.  If you love to give an unexpected, fun baby shower gift, this is the list for you! Organics.  I love the idea of…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 15, 2017
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I am a lawyer, homeschool mom to two terrific dolls, wife to Gary, follower of Jesus. I love literature, researching, chocolate, iced tea and anything to do with the beach. Let's be email friends! Subscribe and leave your comments. I look forward to chatting!
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