Our Summer – Back to School – I’m Back to Blogging

 Yeah! I am back, the kids are in school and we had one heck of a crazy busy summer. I am going to attempt to fit all three of those things in one post and get it written in less than 20 minutes. Plus, I am going to include a linky at the bottom of all of my posts so you can share a link to your latest blog post. That way I will visit your site sooner and won’t have to totally rely on my feed reader. So, yeah…

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#WordlessWednesday with #linky on a Tuesday – The Lost Tooth

Wordless Wednesday is live on thehealthymoms.net and talbertzoo.com. Link up to your Wordless Wednesday post. Today is the last day of summer vacation and it’s already been a crazy one.  This morning Monkey came up to me and told me that his tooth was really loose. When I looked into his mouth I noticed that it was bleeding and the tooth was barely hanging on. I only wiggled it a little because I was afraid of hurting him. So I told him to go tell Kitty because she is good…

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#WordlessWedneaday with #linky on a Tuesday – Graduation

 Wordless Wednesday is live on thehealthymoms.net and talbertzoo.com. Link up to your Wordless Wednesday post. I’m sorry it’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. I need to get my time management under control. For some reason there just isn’t enough hours in the day. We have been very busy here at the Talbert Zoo, with the end of the school year and Goose graduating from high school. On Saturday morning she recieved her high school diploma and Chris and I are very proud. She’s decided to work for…

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This Week At the Zoo

It’s time to update this blog once again. Little Bear is taking a nap and the rest of the kids are at school. I’m sitting in my favorite spot on the comfy brown chair, with my soft brown blanket on my lap and Fox News on the television in front of me.  This is my happy spot. The place where I go to think about my day, relax, drink my coffee in the morning and drink my glass of wine in the evening.  This week has been unseasonably cool here…

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A Not So Spring at the Zoo

May isn’t even half over yet and already it’s been a crazy month at the Talbert Zoo. We have birds living on our house and more birds in a bush less than ten feet from the house.  The weather in Chicago is not very spring like yet, with high temperatures barely reaching above 60 degrees.  We recently learned that Monkey’s medication is only making him behave worse in school. Goose’s new job has changed our regular routine, but for the better. Momma Robin Momma Robin has been sitting on her…

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#WordlessWednesday with #linky on a Tuesday – School Open House

Wordless Wednesday is live on thehealthymoms.net and talbertzoo.com. Link up to your Wordless Wednesday post.This is going to be a Wordful Wednesday because I haven’t had much time to update this blog over the past week.  On April 22, Google launched a new update for how websites appear on mobile search. The Healthy Moms Magazine dropped out of the search so I have been busy overhauling the on page SEO to get my rankings back. I lost 2,000 page views a day because of this update. I’m still working hard…

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A Whirlwind of a Weekend

Try saying that three times as fast as you can. It’s almost as hard as saying, “Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t Fuzzy, was he?” This weekend was fun, busy and full of surprises. I don’t know where to begin. We moved to Crystal Lake from Spokane, Washington back in August.  Chris decided that we would rent a house until we could purchase a home.  We settled into a nice two story with a full basement. This home was built in the 1990’s…

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Little Bear Humor

The life of a four-year-old is busy, fun and full of surprises. Little Bear has said and done some pretty silly things this past week.  Here is  a little peak inside the life of Little Bear. Little bear likes everything his way. If it doesn’t go exactly as planned he wants to start over. At breakfast.Mom: What do you want for breakfast?Bear: Oatmeal.Mom mixes the oatmeal with water and a little brown sugar and heats it up in the microwave. She then pulls it out and stirs it with a…

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Tornadoes and a New Neighbor

After a gloomy day yesterday I am trying to regain a positive attitude today. But with Chris gone until Monday night, this is an enormous challenge for me.  In order to remain more positive I can not think about my weekend to-do list. A “wedge” tornado touches down near Ashton, Ill. (courtesy: Tom Purdy/@tompurdywi) Last night a series of tornadoes ripped through northern Illinois.  According to CBS Chicago, a massive “wedge” tornado virtually destroyed the town of Fairdale, Illinois, killing one woman, and injuring 11 other people. Another tornado also…

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Florida Vacation Part Five

After spending five days in sunny Florida we all resemble lobsters. I guess it is time to head back up north to Chicago.  I will miss the sun, sand and surf.  We all had a great time and I created lasting memories for my kids. Today we left our hotel and headed for the island early in the morning.  We took the kids to some of the local shops and visited one that had parrots outside in cages. The parrots are very colorful and most of them repeat everything that…

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