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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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Chocolate Chip, Pear and Banana Bread by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have played around with many different types of banana bread recipes over the years, swapping out ingredients for whatever I happen to have available in the house (or not) ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: January Thaw by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Walking around in a bit of a fog, more than usual, this morning. Linky Love Bytes: Wordless Wednesday HQ, 5 Minutes for Mom ©2003 -2013 This Full House with a fan page on Fa ... Read on »
Open mouth, insert foot, antagonize a phlebotomist. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I am NOT a big fan of needles and I absolutely HATED taking my kids for their shots...EVEN MORE...as fellow needle phobia sufferers (a.k.a. trypanophibia) can well imagine, ... Read on »
Asshats have not yet completely taken over the world! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I shared an update on Facebook, praising a good Samaritan for stopping to check if I was alright after having negotiated some very icy roads, earlier this morning. I then ad ... Read on »
The Friendship Bracelet by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm NOT very good at asking for help. Oh, I ask the kids to feed the dog, change the cat litter, pick up the wet towels or take out the garbage...which becomes more of a DEM ... Read on »
That time of the month, when my uterus broke the ultrasound machine. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Although 2014 marks my 11th year of blogging (that's right, I was over-sharing, before over-sharing was cool, baby!), my philosophy regarding writing about life's more sensi ... Read on »
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 »