Alaska or Bust #TwinHillsSanta

twin hills, alaska

For the past 6 weeks there have been 21 kids constantly on my mind. On my mind while I felt the holiday magic in the air. On my mind as I held the door open for a stranger. On my mind as I went about my daily business as I prepped for our own holiday […]

Innovation-Ready Tots: What’s Your Responsibility?

Innovative Child

I’m a creative spirit. As a maker/crafter/DIY addict, I am constantly trying to bring my ideas to fruition. Sometimes its a winning bet, other times it is a big old mess. However, no matter what the outcome, when I am making, I am modeling critical thinking and innovation skills that will help my children achieve in the future […]

I Want Candy! #SheSnapped


Last week the deer ate my pumpkin, but not before I snapped my photo for the #SheSnapped Pumpkin Parade! This week, we are looking for your candy photos. If you are anything like us, your house is overflowing with sweets and you are doing whatever you can to get it out of the house before you […]

Great Giveaway for Expectant or New Moms


Welcome to the Kiinde Breastfeeding Starter Kit Giveaway Hosted by: We’re Parents!? and Mending the Piggy Bank We all know that starting out our journey as a parent can be difficult. The first time I walked into a baby store to start a registry, my husband and I looked at what we dubbed “the great wall of […]

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 […]

Using Musicals to Promote Language Development #StreamTeam


Disclosure: I have received free Netflix streaming and a streaming device as part of my membership on the Netflix Stream Team.  All opinions expressed within this post are my own. Once in a while a movie comes along that captures the attention and admiration of (almost) all who see it. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this […]

Mom Knows Best – Advice for My Growing Boys


This post is sponsored by Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water. As my boys grow up, I find I have more and more advice to offer them.  Some of it is important: “Always wear socks. No one wants to sit next to the stinky kid at circle time.” “Be kind to everyone.” “You can’t marry your mommy. […]