On Their Own

There is pressure in today’s world to over structure your children’s lives. Heck, my life is over structured and the limited time I have with my children is priceless.  Many times I plan projects or outings with my kids to guarantee quality time. This works for me, but it doesn’t leave room for unplanned play. … More On Their Own

ZOO-topia

With my older son in Kindergarten, I have Fridays off with my youngest. Momma days, as they are known, have always been the three of us and this year I struggled with letting my oldest go. I miss him – we miss him, but I also love the one-on-one time with my brilliant, little, chatter-box. … More ZOO-topia

Cool as Homework

Having a special place to make your mark is important. A place where creativity flows or quiet that allows for peaceful reflection. Your special space should encourage work, thought, and adventure. This is also true for the littles in our life. Homework may not be fun – in fact, they may fight you every night … More Cool as Homework

Feed the Foodie

Three days in and most parents are done with the creativity. For my kids, it isn’t about the cute animal shaped sandwiches or the specially cut veggies, it is about the food. They will eat it if they like it. My kids would eat turkey roll ups every day if they could, but I prefer … More Feed the Foodie

Back to School

Back to school is a time mark in our kids lives. Another year has blasted by, another summer fades to cool autumn breezes, and our babies get bigger, braver, and more and more independent. I make back to school fun. I stir up excitement for them to diminish their nervousness, but really keeping myself busy … More Back to School