My kids absolutely LOVE to dress up for Halloween and every day pretend play, so I try to pick a DIY Halloween costume that goes with their current interests. This year, they really loved the Lego Movie. This Emmet costume and Batman made the perfect duo and it was so fun to put these together for them. [Read more…] about DIY Lego Movie Emmet and Batman Costumes
I received an advanced copy of the book Yell Less Love More: How the Orange Rhino Mom Stopped Yelling at Her Kids and How You Can Too! in order to make this review possible. My opinions are 100% my own and I was planning to buy the book anyway.
This occasional Monday post is becoming my place to share personal stories about becoming the mom I want to be. I strive to be mindful, intentional and proactive, not a frazzled hot mess who lets my kids push my buttons. Just like life, finding your “Mom Voice”, discovering your calm and happy place, learning how to take care of you AND your family at the same time…. It’s all a journey with hills and valleys. [Read more…] about Yell Less Love More Review: Why I Love The Orange Rhino’s New Book
I’m not going to lie, that first week plus 2 half days was ROUGH! ROUGH with all capitals and my son is only in Pre-K (although it is full time). Sending your first baby off to school is an emotional time. [Read more…] about My Son Started Preschool: How I’m Managing My New Daily Routine
The first theme week I ever planned for the kids was…. Pirates! Of course, how could it be anything but pirates? Because my father in law wears a purple bandana the grandkids think he IS a pirate, so they are a pretty common theme in our house. We even hosted a Pirate Themed Play Date for my son’s 3rd birthday, complete with a pirate hat cake. [Read more…] about Pirate Activities for Talk Like a Pirate Day (or anytime)
I’ve been working on a roundup of pumpkin recipes for at least a month. It keeps getting pushed back on my to-do list because this recipe for Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from my Aunt Jo must be on it. Especially since I’m from Lancaster County, it just isn’t fall without a pumpkin whoopie pie. (That’s what we call these cookie sandwich desserts where I’m from. In high school, a fellow girl scout from, I think New England, called them GOBS.) What do you call them where you’re from? [Read more…] about Must Eat List for Fall: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies