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Toddlers, Leatherbacks and Loggerheads

It only took a couple of minutes of watching this night-time video of baby sea turtles hatching… Crowley fell completely in love. And who can blame him? Sea turtles are very special animals. They are also very vulnerable.  The movie, A Turtle’s Tail: Sammy’s Adventure, made that point so well, even featuring time spent in a sea… Read more »

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Teach them… with Chocolate!

Ever since his very first bite, there is no food Crowley loves more than chocolate. It is a word he could not yet say when he first tasted that rich sweetness. So with a love struck look in his eye, he named it ‘ChaCha.’  To his day in our home we say and eat “ChaCha.” And there… Read more »

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SHARK!

Last summer, Crowley’s grandfather (AKA “G.G.”) held little Crowley tightly in his arms as they waded into the the surf crashing lightly on the North Carolina coast. I was already pregnant with Quinn and relished watching Crowley enjoy the ocean with his G.G. There were very few people on the beach. About 20 yards away,… Read more »

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Paging Dr. Mom!

We are off to the pediatrician!  Little Q is the patient. Up all night. Poor appetite. Poor nursing. Pain. Arching back. Spitting up A LOT. My easy breezy baby boy is upset! So got any guesses as to what’s bothering sweet Quinn? [polldaddy poll=6325436] We’ll be back tomorrow… up and running with a post that… Read more »

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A Whale of a Tale…

The letter ‘W’ is a toughie. Especially for a 3-year-old. You can look at that letter all you want and still come up with the same conclusion… it’s an upside down ‘M’ and that’s all there is to it! What better way to help Crowley conquer ‘W’ than spending a morning learning about whales? We… Read more »

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Camp Mommy Serves up the Sea

With all this crafting and reading, a toddler can get hungry. And just like the lions and bears at the zoo, you NEVER ABSOLUTELY NEVER let your toddler get hungry! So we are taking our month-long Ocean Adventure straight to the kitchen. When we cook, Crowley truly helps. I am often surprised (not to be… Read more »

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A Submarine With a View

“So we have an ocean that we plan to fill with LOTS of sea life. And it looks like we’re going to need a way to motor around and see it all. Let’s make a submarine!” There it is. What it’s like to be a thought in my brain. One thing leads to another and… Read more »

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There’s an Ocean in our House!

If you want to spend some time learning about the ocean, you need the mighty sea in your house!!!! So we are making a 15 foot mural that will set the mood and create a natural home for our crafts and adventures. I will hang the mural on the rather short and mostly useless wall… Read more »

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School is OUT! Camp Mommy is IN!

I’ll never forget the conflicted and horrible sensations of leaving C. at preschool for the very first time. Even though it was only three measly hours, one day a week (all I could stomach at first), it was as confusing as dating boys was in junior high. Mommyhood has this way of quickly throwing you… Read more »

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