When my ideas run low, I turn to my three year old for some creative projects. At least I know he will be slightly interested in it if he was the idea producer. Sometimes he lacks ideas to and we are left turning the first thing we see into a momma day activity. We were … More For The Birds
Meal planning is tough work. I could go the ‘delivery-to-my-door’ route, but I have two growing boys and the serving sizes just don’t provide the double helpings the boys need. I look for semi-healthy options that can be made super-sized for two growing boys and, if I’m lucky, provide leftovers for a lunch or two. … More Weeknight Ready: Garlicky Enchiladas!
During the summer children every where sign up for swimming lessons. It may be their first lesson or one to help build technic. They jump in following instructions and slowly begin to make their own waves. Scheduling work and family sometimes feels like treading water. At first, it seems easy and your head is well … More Staying Afloat
I love birthdays. I love the planning and organizing. I love doing things a bit extreme. Contrary to what you might think, I do it because I enjoy crafting and, more importantly, I do it for my kids. I love discussing the decorations and cake design with my kids and I love their building excitement … More A Hoot of a Time: Our 1st Hootenanny!
My grandfather loved to garden. From a young age I remember watching him dig up the dirt and tend to the plants. He watered everyday with such a peaceful motion, back and forth. The lines of his mower were straight in the lawn and it was always so green. I can almost smell it. I … More A Not-So Secret Garden
It is one thing to celebrate the National holidays, but in today’s world, there is something to celebrate every day. Ice cream, pets, pecans – everything!! Heck, on March 26, it is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. So we declared an Earthworm Appreciation Day. Some may be wondering how we settled on celebrating earthworms. … More Earthworm Appreciation Day
Since becoming Kelly O’Brien, I have looked at St. Patrick’s Day though green tinted glasses. Motherhood took that to a whole new level. Catching little green men, pots of gold, rainbows – this is creativity central with chocolate covered in gold!! Who wouldn’t jump right in as an Irish Mom?! This year, we wanted … More Green Rainbows