October 30, 2014

A Sneak Peek at Disney’s Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Into the Woods is one of my all-time favorite musicals. In high school I spent hours memorizing the words to the songs. I just loved the symbolism of the entire story. I was thrilled when I found out it was going to be coming to the big screen and I've been eagerly watching every little sneak peek … [Read more...]

BabyLit Board Book Giveaway

BabyLit Giveaway

Reading has been one of the true pleasures in my life. Books have opened doors for me and allowed me to escape for a bit when things get stressful. We do a lot of reading around here and in my house we start them young, which is why I love when I can find great board books for my kids to enjoy. My … [Read more...]

Deal Alert: Up to 60% off at Crazy 8!

Crazy 8 Deal

Is it starting to feel like the holidays to you yet? For me, as soon as Halloween sneaks up on me it seems like suddenly we rush into all the other holidays. I don't stop to breathe until January. It may be busy, but it's a blast too, especially since we're celebrating a lot of firsts this year with … [Read more...]

7 Things to Do When you are Overwhelmed

when mom is overwhelmed

As moms, we are supposed to be everything for everyone. That’s how it works, right? But what happens when you are burned out. What happens when you are overwhelmed and just need someone to take care of you so you can gather your bearings. As moms, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we need to … [Read more...]

Halloween Craft: Chinese Jack-O-Lantern

Chinese Paper Jack-O-Lantern

My kids love making their own holiday decorations. This simple Halloween craft is a fun twist on a paper Chinese lantern -- it's a Chinese Jack-O-Lantern! This is super simple to make and can be adapted for even the youngest kids. Halloween is nearly here and I have a confession. I have yet to … [Read more...]

How to Keep an Eye on All your Little Monsters


We have a lot of little monsters at my house this Halloween and lately, with the way nap time has been going around here, monsters is a pretty accurate description. At least they are cute little monsters. Having 3 kids ages 2 and under gets tricky sometimes. What I wouldn't give for a clone. . … [Read more...]

5 Simple Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids

active kids

I have boys. The unspoken rule behind that is we spend a lot of time in the ER. We've been lucky and haven't had any broken bones so far but we've had just about everything else. My kids like to test the limits though and we've had 2 of my boys in for x-rays in the past month, which fortunately, … [Read more...]

Halloween Craft: Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lantern

Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lantern

I can't take any credit for this craft. My ten year old so is the master of paper crafts and came up with this brilliant idea for a fun Halloween craft on his own. He sure doesn't get that from me. These easy Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lanterns are fun for elementary aged kids to make. They require a … [Read more...]

30% off Rachel and the Treeschoolers & Signing Time DVDs

Rachel and the Treeschoolers Deal

Have you heard of Rachel & the TreeSchoolers? If that doesn't sound familiar, you've probably heard of Signing Time. My kids have all loved the Signing Time videos and Rachel Coleman is at it again with her new series for preschoolers. The series was actually rejected because it was considered … [Read more...]

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Graham Walnut Streusel

Pumpkin Muffin

  It doesn't feel like fall unless my kitchen smells like pumpkin so these pumpkin muffins have been a staple at my house lately. This pumpkin muffin blows all the others out of the water and the graham cracker and walnut streusel sends it over the top. the real kicker though, and the secret to … [Read more...]