I Won’t Lose My Boys to “the Everyday”

Embrace Everyday

Disclosure: Netflix provided me with a streaming device and service in order to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. #StreamTeam As a two-professor family, my husband and I have the luxury of a seemingly endless summer of fun with the boys. However, when school is back in session it feels as though […]

My Dog Thinks She’s a Cat (or a Tiger Shark) and it Cost Me $6000


You know the Skippyjon Jones series about the Siamese Cat who thinks he is a Chihuahua? My dog, Olive, has the opposite problem. She is a playful pug who thinks she is a cat. She walks the back of the couch and sits on windowsills. She purrs as she sleeps in a ball at your […]

3 Ways to Develop Fine Motor Skills in Elementary-Aged Kids

fine motor

Disclosure: Ohio Art provided the Nanoblocks for review. All opinions expressed within are my own and have not been influenced in any way. When I was teaching, several boys were pulled from class to receive occupational therapy because their fine motor skills hadn’t quite fully developed yet. At six, someone had deemed their inability to […]

A Family Office Space


I mentioned last week that we ditched our dining room in favor for a family work space. Its the best thing we have done to our house to date. Except maybe the patio… The patio is pretty sick. I have the best husband in the world because when I have a vision he lets me […]

Yesterday Almost Killed Me


I got my first taste of the year to come yesterday…and, I think managing three kids’ separate schedules is going to be a lot harder than I thought. I am hoping it was the hiccups associated with the first day of school that made it traumatic and not just the daily hustle and bustle of things. […]

Party Favors that Last

Party Favor

Looking for unique and memorable party favors for your child’s next party? Want to avoid the junky toys and candy that always seem to make their way into the party bags? Today I am over at TTPM sharing my best tips for creating good favor bags. Come join the conversation!

When Your Kids are Sick

Sick Kids

Yesterday Buddy had a runny nose and a slight cough – along with half of the kids in the tri-state region. Over night, a fever and severe cough developed, and by morning he was having difficulty breathing. Of course I went from annoyed to totally freaked out in like 0.2 seconds. Is there anything worse […]