My youngest is starting Kindergarten in a few weeks. He does not want to be called baby or little guy these days. He is a big kid just like his older brother. The baby pool is now warmly referred to as the wadding pool. Even the term babysitter has been replaced with childcare provider. It … More I’m Not Small
A trip to paradise lead to a Twelve-year search for an incredible coconut muffin that was more memorable than the island itself. (That may be a bit exaggerated – it was a happy little island) In 2007, my husband and I went jet-setting to Aruba after our perfect South Dakota wedding. A honeymoon on the … More The Lost Coconut Muffin
My kiddos are super helpful. When they do not know what to do, they suggest television shows, movies, X-box or online games. They have even learned they are more likely to get the extra screen time if they lead their question with, “I was hoping to play an educational . . . ” Aren’t they … More Bust’n The “I’m Bored”
Our summer has blasted off. We started with an ice cream social, a BBQ with great friends, baseball, the pool, lemonade stand, signing up for the summer library program, and a dinosaur dig. This in just the first two days!! I LOVED summer as a kid. Softball, tennis, playing with my cousins. Barbies, gardening with … More Just Me – Week 1: Beating the Sum’r Slide
We are our own tough critics. If someone else is not judging, you are judging yourself. I read an article recently that reminded readers that “love” comes in all shapes and sizes. Reading that favorite bedtime story or snuggling during a thunder storm are not the only ways moms and dads show love. The behind … More You’re Enough
I raided my local Dollar Store for inspiration for cheap summer entertainment that will keep kids of all ages having a blast. Next time you are in your store, pick up a few of my favorite items and give some of these inexpensive summer projects a try. Seriously, for eight dollars, you can’t go wrong. … More Summer for a Buck
Have you run out of gas? I have been close, but I have always made it to the station in time. I admire those that always keep their tanks half full. I also admire those that carve time out to refill their personal tanks. The car situation should prove that things don’t run on empty … More When You’re Better, They’re Better!