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Holiday Love

It’s the night before Christmas at my apartment.

Write that list!

I celebrate Christmas with my kids the weekend before the actual Christmas. We’ve always had to do it this way, because they go to Pennsylvania on the standard Christmas day.  Before I was divorced, I went too. Now that I am divorced, their dad goes there with them. He seems to enjoy the hubub of…

DIY Homemade Body Butter

Homemade DIY Body Butter - Yin Mom, Yang Mom

I saw this recipe last year for homemade body butter, and it’s so beautifully photographed on this blog, that I just couldn’t wait to do it. My plan was for this to be a 2011 project, and since plans were meant to be procrastinated-on, here I am one year later, finally getting around to it!…

Smooshing Some Dough

Snowy White Dough Ornaments - Yin Mom, Yang Mom

In an effort to increase that loving feeling that is just so needed in this complicated world, I’ve been spending more time lately doing crafty stuff with the kids, for two reasons: 1. Cold weekends are a huge catalyst for cabin fever, (kids bouncing off walls, making mischief). Crafts contain the mess to one room,…

A Little Extra Thoughtful Gift Giving

Kid-ified Hand Painted Wrapping Paper

Yesterday we had a kid birthday party to go to.  I was expecting to run to the toy store at the last minute (like I usually do) to pick up Legos, or some such age-related plastic, which, after a busy week trying to juggle full-time work with school conferences, 3 days of early dismissals and…

Girly Party Package Giveaway!

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We’ve hit a major milestone, and reached 200 posts on Yin Mom, Yang Mom! Allie and I have learned so much about life, support, community and artistic expression in the last 10 months.  This blog has been an adventure for us both, and we have so many more milestones that we’re looking forward to reaching.…

Celebrating a Beautiful Little Person’s Birth

We recently threw a birthday party for Brooke.  This is my second attempt at a kid birthday party since becoming a mother 5 years ago.  My first attempt was when Brooke was 1. Every new mom is pretty much obligated to throw a first birthday party for their first child.  Some decide to continue to…

Meal Planning – Kid Food!

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Today is my Brookie’s 5th birthday!  Most people would say 5 years flew by, but I think it felt like 5 years.  Brooke is a beautiful fairy sprite, and I am completely head over heels in love with her.  She came into this world and completely turned mine upside down.  Being her mom has taught…

Oh My God, It Is So On.

I’ve been holding off on showing my kids the photos of Allie’s cakes, because I knew it would mean trouble for me.  I thought they’d be really sad about having to miss the party (we’re going to Florida soon, so we couldn’t do a PA trip). Once they saw the cakes (kind of by accident),…

Birthday Love

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I’ve been so behind on my blog-postin’, but it’s been a great few days filled with lots of birthday loveliness.  My kids, Brooke especially, get so excited when it’s someone’s birthday.  They bring so much energy to the day, and I love it.  Jared let me sleep as late as I wanted on Sunday.  It…