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Joyce Hesselberth
Baltimore, MD
Illustrator, design, mom of 3, way too much on my plate.
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Hi Dana, it's actually a peacock/butterfly hybrid (which kind of explains the extra legs). Good idea for a post. Have you seen the blog, lunch nugget http://www.lunchnugget.com ? I don't think she's updating it anymore, but she really made school lunches an art form. Check it out!
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Paula, I would sure love to hear how it works. Keep me posted! Joyce
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Thanks! I'm so glad you had fun. I'm constantly amazed by the new stuff we are finding to do in the area, and I've been here for the last 20 years! This one was thanks to a suggestion sent in by a reader. I never would have found it otherwise.
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Hi Dana, No, I haven't been to the train and carousel rides, but I will definitely put it on my list. Thanks!
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I've been trying to get rid of our poison ivy lately by without spraying quite so many chemicals (although I still will use them if I need to). It's working surprisingly well. I wrote about it here: http://www.kidbaltimore.com/2009/06/natural-weed-killer.html
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2009 on the ivy that is poison at MommyCoddle
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We are right in the middle of upgrading our clothesline situation. No more wobbley post, yippee! And double the space. Now I will finally be able to get a whole load on without overcrowding.
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That was a good plan, especially with small kids. I wish I had thought of it!
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I know what you mean. My weekly grocery bill is usually around $200 for our family of 5. I'm paying a lot more attention to it lately and finding a few good ways to cut back. Pork shoulder in the slow-cooker makes great BBQ sandwiches. And another recent hit was a chick-pea salad with oil and vinegar dressing, olives, and fresh herbs. Fortunately, our garden is starting to have a few things now. Collards, onions, and lettuce so far.
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2009 on Up for a challenge? at MommyCoddle
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Mother Earth News is my favorite. Great information, but they sure could learn a few things from Martha's designers. I wish it looked half as nice. Still, I look forward to every issue and always learn something new.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2009 on ONE simple question, no. 5 at MommyCoddle
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Love the raised beds. That's not a copy of Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew is it? My favorite.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2009 on in the ground at SouleMama
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I'm so sorry. I've been wanting to get some of my own (maybe guineas) for ages and this is definitely one of my concerns. Your posts always give me something to think about and this one is no exception.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2009 on The final count at MommyCoddle
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Thanks, Molly! I really appreciate your vote. And hey, everyone, if you haven't checked out MommyCoddle, you really should. It's one of my favorite, favorite blogs, full of posts that make me jealous...
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Thanks, Alex! That's good to know.
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Thanks, Kate! I took my daughter there ages ago, but haven't been since. I'm glad to hear it's still an option.
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I'm embarrassed to admit my Emma already has a "fur real" cat. I let her buy it with some Christmas money and she adores it. Fortunately, Christmas/birthday money only comes twice a year. And yes, every so often our little robotic feline does meow from somewhere in the house and makes me think I might have accidentally trapped the "real real" cat in a closet.
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2009 on promises, promises at MommyCoddle
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Hi Serene, The best source is their website: http://www.pumpkintheatre.com/ or the box office number: 410-828-1814. -Joyce
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Thanks for the ideas! The Kid Baltimore Facebook Group is officially alive ( http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=48480561858 ) . I like the sidebar button idea too. Look for that one coming soon!
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It's called Chinkiang Vinegar. I think Chinkiang just refers to the region. But I'd love to try some of the others too. HowChow (http://howchow.blogspot.com/2008/10/delicious-easiest-quick-pickles.html) mentioned a different one recently, great for making pickles. I think I need to go back.
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