No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

I love Spring, but Autumn and Winter are close favorites because there are so many activities for a family to do together inside and out! I created an Autumn and Winter bucket list full of fun so you won't have to hear, "Mommmm, I'm so bored!" Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List Rake leaves into … Continue reading No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

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The Terrible Twos in Action

See that adorable little guy? Look at those dark brown puppy dog eyes, surrounded by the longest dark eyelashes you've ever seen. Just try to keep from kissing those soft cheeks: it's almost impossible. See that cute smile? Try your best to not give in when you say, "No!" and he says, "Oh," while looking … Continue reading The Terrible Twos in Action

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Yesterday as I backed my car out of the driveway, The Beatles' Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da began to play on the radio. The upbeat song about Desmond and Molly and then the family they create has always been one I've enjoyed. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, just as my husband is; that's one of … Continue reading Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Riding the Rollercoaster of Emotions: How to Teach Your Children About Feelings

The rollercoaster Imagine waiting in line to board a rollercoaster car. You are feeling excited and a little impatient. Once you board the car and are strapped in you begin to feel nervous and hesitant. Do you really want to take this ride? Next, the car jerks and you feel scared and begin to regret … Continue reading Riding the Rollercoaster of Emotions: How to Teach Your Children About Feelings

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

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

The Foods That My Kids Actually Eat and Healthier Substitutions for What They Want

I don't want to sound like one of those braggy, better than thou parents, but my kids eat only an organic, non-GMO, low sugar, cruelty-free, free-range, grass-fed, mostly plant-based diet. And they love it! No feeding my kids crap food. I don't understand why you all say it is so difficult to get your children … Continue reading The Foods That My Kids Actually Eat and Healthier Substitutions for What They Want

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Stretched to the Max and Trying to Make Time for Self-Care

The best saltwater taffy in the entire world comes from a little store called The Taffy Shop in Estes Park, Colorado. In the window sits an old-fashioned machine with rotating arms that pull the taffy. It stretches the taffy into ropes of pastel sugary sweetness, which droops down and is then picked up by another … Continue reading Stretched to the Max and Trying to Make Time for Self-Care