Enough Already! Birthdays in Classrooms

Birthday in School

As a new set of parents starts to prepare for sending their child to school for the first time, I keep hearing the same advice pop up: “Ask the teacher how you will be able to celebrate your child’s birthday in the classroom.” Oh, this question is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Can you […]

How I Get Three Kids Out the Door on Time

Family On time

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. #Moms4JNJConsumer It isn’t always pretty, but […]

How to Throw a Kids’ Backyard Pool Party

tips for throwing a great Kid's Pool Party

I am so excited to introduce you to Kaitlin, blogger extraordinaire over at An Apple Per Day where she writes about eco-conscious lifestyles and healthy living. Today she is sharing her best tips for pool parties with kids! The best news about a pool party is that the most important feature—a swimming pool—accounts for most […]

What KRE-O Can Do to Help Your Child’s Development

KREO Succeed

Disclosure: Hasbro sent me a sample product to facilitate this review. All opinions contained within are my own and have not been influenced in any way. So, Hasbro has done something quite wonderful with their KRE-O line of building toys. But I bet you are thinking, just what I need – another type of building […]

Under the Sea Party Favor Idea


You know I love a party favor that can be used long after the party is over. It is even better if the favor can be used as the party activity itself (like here), killing two birds with one stone, so to speak. While visiting my marine biologist aunt and uncle in South Carolina this […]

10 Hot Toy Gifts for Boys Ages 3 to 6 #SweetSuite14

Sands Alive

Disclosure: This post features products I saw at Sweet Suite at Blogger Bash in NYC. I have received samples to try with my children in order to facilitate this preview of gifts for boys for Holiday 2014. #BBNYC #SweetSuite14 Call me crazy, but I am one of those people that has almost all of my […]

DIY Sight Word Pillow {Silhouette Tutorial & Giveaway!}

Sight Word Pillowcase

A few years ago, a teacher I know ordered (from who-knows-where) really cute sight word pillowcases for her students.  I knew that they would be easy enough to create something similar for my own children someday… In order to be a fluent reader, it is important for children to be able to automatically identify frequently […]