Considering Expanding our Family: The Great Unknown

The night before last our whole family was sitting around the dining room table eating supper. My daughter was chattering away about a million different things and my son was sitting in his highchair feeding himself yogurt with a spoon. All of a sudden I felt very emotional and my eyes began to well up … Continue reading Considering Expanding our Family: The Great Unknown

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Cubby the Curious Bear: A Review

Disclaimer: Hasbro sent this product to me for free. Thank you, Hasbro for giving me this furReal product. I had never heard about Cubby the Curious Bear or FurReal toys until lately. Our household rarely watches television- we use streaming services for most of our viewing entertainment. When we aren't using streaming it is usually … Continue reading Cubby the Curious Bear: A Review

Autumn is Here!

Early this week the weather in my corner of the world changed and it finally feels like Autumn. The change in weather has been like a breath of fresh air. Gone are the stuffy, humid, 100°F plus days. The kids aren't getting sweaty in the back seat of the car. The house isn't unbearably hot … Continue reading Autumn is Here!

Book Review: The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do and The Most Magnificent Thing

This book review is going to be a little different than my norm. Today I have two children's picture books, The Thing Lou Couldn't Do and The Most Magnificent Thing, both written by Canadian author Ashley Spires.My children and I first read The Thing Lou Couldn't Do. I enjoyed this picture book because even though … Continue reading Book Review: The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do and The Most Magnificent Thing

10 Reasons Why You Need a Mom Friend

I've touched on this subject before, but it is one that resonates with a lot of mothers. I can 100% identify with it myself. All moms need to have at least one mom friend. Here are 10 reasons why it sucks to not have a you need to have a mom friend. You have no … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Need a Mom Friend

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Book Review: We Toot!

When I was younger, I read a book that had belonged to my great-great-aunt Carrie. It was a small book with a beautiful cover. It was printed sometime around 1913 and was meant to teach girls how to be proper young ladies, sort of a finishing school in a book for the not-so-privileged if you … Continue reading Book Review: We Toot!

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I'm rubber, you're glue; whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you. I know you are, but what am I? It takes one to know one. I remember saying each of those phrases to mean kids and bullies in … Continue reading Sticks and Stones

Job Description: Mother

Until I had a kid, I really had no idea how hard being a parent is. Then I hopped aboard the pregnancy train heading for Parenthood with a capital 'P,' discovering all through the journey just how amazing (and sometimes gross- let's be honest) being a mom is. I bought What to Expect When You … Continue reading Job Description: Mother

Preschool and Preparing Children for Kindergarten: One Teacher’s View

For most children in the United States, it is time to go back to school, or for some, the academic year has already begun. My daughter began her second year of preschool three weeks ago and is loving it, especially because she has moved to a brand new classroom and their new building has three … Continue reading Preschool and Preparing Children for Kindergarten: One Teacher’s View

Llamas Llamas in Our Pajamas

All weekend my daughter has asked me every five minutes, "Can we do a project?" She literally poked me awake this morning at 5:00 a.m. to say that I needed to get out of bed because yesterday I promised her that we would make something together today.I tried to think of something easy and quick … Continue reading Llamas Llamas in Our Pajamas