Almost 19 years ago, I received a gift subscription to Mothering Magazine (unfortunately, it is no longer published in a magazine format). It was a beautifully presented magazine that offered alternative views on birth, breastfeeding, discipline, and schooling children. One of the articles in Mothering introduced me to the controversy surrounding vaccinating your child. This article […]

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★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ March 2, 2013 ★~ Today’s Quote:  “If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” ~ Dr Seuss ★~ Banana Cream Pie Day:  People have been making pies filled with cream, pudding, and custard since the Medieval times. Similar inventions from that era include Napoleons, cream […]

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★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ February 24, 2015 ★~ Today’s Quote:  What would our world look like if more people started projects, made a ruckus, and took risks? ~Seth Godin ★~ Ruckusmaker day Celebrated all over the world, for the first time,  Ruckusmaker Day. Appropriately on what would have  been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. Steve’s contribution wasn’t […]

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Hound Dogs, Stella and Synchronicity

February 23, 2015

Nothing but a hound dog . . . Hound Dogs  and synchronicity… What in the world do hound dogs and synchronicity have in common? I am so glad you asked. Pack some snacks; we are heading for Ohio*. This morning the alarm went off at the usual 4:30, and I leaped out of my warm […]

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Hoodie Hoo Day, Love Your Pet, Cherry Pie

February 20, 2015

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ February 20, 2015 ★~ Today’s Quote: “Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” ~ Mary Oliver ★~ Hoodie Hoo Day: Walk outside at high noon today (whatever the time zone you live in), extend your arms above your head, wave them around rapidly while doing your favorite little dance, […]

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Sheep, Goat Does It Matter? Yes.

February 19, 2015

Sheep, Goat…it matters!  The Chinese New Year started today, and because Chinese words are vague and not as specific as English words, there has been some debate as to whether we are celebrating the year of the sheep or the year of the goat. According to Lala Zuo, a Chinese language and culture professor at […]

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Bad Bug Catches Blogger

February 15, 2015

A bad bug finally caught me. Oh, how I’ve swatted it away, but I’ve finally succumbed despite my best efforts. The upside is the last few cold days have created a perfect environment for laying low with tissues, tea and precious furs close at hand. I’ll be fit as a fiddle and dancing an Odd […]

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Peppermint Pattie Day, Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, Make a Friend Day, White T-shirt Day

February 11, 2015

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ February 11, 2015 ★~ Today’s Quote: “Don’t wait for people to be friendly. Show them how.” ~Unknown ★~ Peppermint Pattie Day: A Peppermint Pattie is a tasty confection made with a rich, creamy peppermint filling covered in semisweet chocolate. The York Cone Company, which was based in Pennsylvania and originally produced ice […]

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Better Butter Dish

February 8, 2015

Me: Cole, look at the wonderful butter dish I found in Albuquerque! Isn’t it pretty? Cole: What is wrong with our butter dish? Me: Nothing but it’s very plain. Cole: The new butter dish is short. We eat a lot of butter. Me: I can buy the same amount of butter in a fatter shorter […]

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Fettuccine Alfredo Day, Wave All Your Fingers Day

February 7, 2015

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ February 7, 2015  ★~ Today’s Quote:  “If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it’s pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting.” Laura Ingles (by Shores of Silver Lake) ★~ Fettuccine Alfredo Day: Fettuccine Alfredo was first created by Alfredo de […]

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