Monthly Archives: December 2009


Gesundheit! If you read the title of this blog entry and thought my vog allergies were acting up again, you obviously have not heard of the fabulous NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) which urges bloggers to post an entry a … Continue reading

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Family Traditions: Ozoni

Ozoni – Japanese Soup with Mochi Traditions are so valuable, creating closeness and strengthening the connection between family members.  My mother-in-law recognized the importance of family traditions early on. The traditions she established decades ago are still practiced today and … Continue reading

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Christmas Recap

We anticipate Christmas for months, but yet it comes and goes far too quickly for me.  I wish we could just hit the pause button on time so I can savor the moments just a bit longer. Stranger Anxiety Prevention … Continue reading

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2010, the year I stop being a hermit

Looking back at 2009, it occurs to me that I haven’t been very social since Baby Champuru arrived on the scene.  Being a stay-at-home mom caters to my innate tendency to, well, stay at home.  I’m not sure why or … Continue reading

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Suggestions for dealing with stranger anxiety

Previously on, I lamented about Baby Champuru’s stranger anxiety and received many suggestions from moms who have been there, done that.  Here are just a few of the helpful suggestions I received and will begin implementing. Dust off the … Continue reading

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