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thisfullhouse Patient Expert

Aberdeen, New Jersey
6 people living in a 7 room house? This Full House is a full-frontal encounter into my life as a SAHM, lover of multi-functional gadgets, slayer of ALL appliances proved slow and/or inefficient, with 4 children, 2 cats, 1 super hyper sock-eating chocolate lab and 2 damned much laundry. I make... Full Bio
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Behind every strong woman, there's another strong woman, trying to do right by her family, probably. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The Katkics Women, Christmas 2013 I love this picture for so many reasons, but mostly because it captures the women in my family who are usually found behind the camera and ... Read on »
From Our House, To Your House: It's A Krispie Carol by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Like most families we know, the kids and I have our favorite holiday traditions: decorating Christmas cookies ranks right up there with tricking out a ginger bread house wit ... Read on »
Note to self: for the days you feel like you're not doing a good job, read this blog post! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Two out of four of my kids are not very happy with me at the moment and -- especially if you have kids who can use both hands and feet to quantify their age -- most parents ... Read on »
Just in time for the holidaze: scented pine cone wreath. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last month, my dear friend Beth (a.k.a. Life in The Bat Cave) took it upon herself to reach out and spread a little holiday cheer by organizing a Blogger Ornament Exchange - ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Seagulls. Rock. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Taken on Manasquan Beach, NJ on a much warmer day, in November. #nofilter “Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you a ... Read on »
Quickie crochet projects: onto infinity scarves and beyond! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've been crocheting for exactly a week -- here's my first project, it's a slouchy hat, which my middle girl borrowed and then forgot to give back, accidentally on purpose - ... Read on »
How NOT TO take videos of your kid. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Because if you happen to have a middle-schooler in your house, who also happens to be a member of the middle school's chorus, then you may or may not appreciate the town's C ... Read on »
Atlantis Rising & other family-friendly book collections from author T.A. Barron {review & giveaway} by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Photo of the author reading with kids via T.A. Barron's photo stream on Flickr. As a kid, I loved going to the public library after school, our town's library was just a few ... Read on »
Quick & easy crochet: these slouchy hats are off the hook! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My grandmother taught me to crochet, but we never followed a written pattern (it was ALL in Nagy Mama's head) and, although I know the difference between a single crochet an ... Read on »
Quite possibly my best parenting advice, evuh: just do you! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Her future's so bright, we gotta wear shades :) If you were to ask me to choose the most challenging aspect of our college-search journey, besides agonizing over financial p ... Read on »
Thanksgiving Soup (a.k.a. Black Friday Soup) by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have served this yummy soup, every year on Black Friday, ever since the kids were little and I think they look forward to it more than Thanksgiving dinner...me too! It is ... Read on »
The year we gave thanks for popsicle sticks. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As a mom of 2 teens, 1 almost-teen (she’s 12, same thing) and a college-aged child (YIKES!) I feel it safe to say that the transition from summer to the start of a new schoo ... Read on »
If I have to eat my words, let it be "dessert"! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm guessing it isn't a morning bird. We're on the downside of a Nor'easter that came knocking on our house in the middle of the night (because, of course!) and, with a full ... Read on »
Decking the halls, like there's no tomorrow. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We've hosted Thanksgiving for more than a dozen years and, for all my talk of going on killer dust bunny hunts and finding new places to hide the laundry, I really do enjoy ... Read on »
Stupid migraines, dumbass'ologists. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I blogged about helping my in-laws with a few chores around the house and shared this picture on Facebook, of my kids helping their grandparents put up their Christmas tree, ... Read on »
I am not superstitious, but I am a little stitious. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting He's drinking out of the dog's water bowl, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!? I remember the first time I got "my cards read," I was my youngest girl's age (12 going on 42) and it freak ... Read on »
Maybe I should just quit reading my own blog, right?!? by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was cleaning out my blog's archives, the other day (which, admittedly, I don't do very often, because, it's REALLY scary in there) when I came across this picture AND I ha ... Read on »
Teen-friendly Tapas: easy-peasy chicken and waffles recipe. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A drizzle of warm honey and a sprinkling of fresh chives dress-up these chicken topped mini waffles, very nicely! Last month, I was invited to meet with U.S. Olympic legends ... Read on »
We don't need no stinkin' Rainbow Loom vlog! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My youngest daughter and I were cruising the aisles at Michael's (a.k.a. our second home, besides Home Depot and Lowe's, especially at this time of the year) and it didn't t ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Restore the Shore by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Took a drive to Manasquan Beach this week, they're still working on it. Restoretheshore.com has partnered with several non-profit organizations providing on-going relief to ... Read on »