When I was in college, I worked at a sleep-away camp in the summer. With my major in elementary education, I was almost always placed with the youngest campers. One week, however, they needed me to supervise a middle school cabin group. As the parents were checking in their 13 and 14 year-old daughters, […]
I’ve always loved to craft, but my attention span can’t handle things that take more than a nap time or require a ton of supplies and mess. I do, however, really enjoy crafting in short spurts, and I want my kids to find enjoyment in creating things, too. I don’t make it to the craft […]
It’s usually around this time of year that people start sharing articles about gift ideas for kids–specifically toys. Bloggers start writing about minimalism, excess, accumulating stuff, spending, etc. So, do kids really like receiving experiences instead of toys? I asked my boys their thoughts about this. After all, they are the experts who have been […]
We have crowdsourced some of our favorite items for this girlfriends gift guide. It is intended to be a resource of ideas for your BFF, your child’s teacher or your neighbor who has rescued your child/and or pet one too many times.
First off let me start by defending myself. I am a self-proclaimed “movie snob.” I minored in film studies in college. I spend an enormous amount of time seeking out and watching critically acclaimed independent films. I usually win every Oscar prediction poll I enter. I love an obscure film festival entry, and I looked […]
It’s almost Halloween which means most kids are clamoring for their choice of costume, and we moms are pulling our hair out trying to figure out how to make it happen. (Especially if said kids keep CHANGING THEIR MINDS!) This stress can reach epic proportions when you’re dressing up as a family theme. But never […]
Fall is F I N A L L Y here!! And all the fall-lovin’ mamas said “Amen!” There are many quotes that perfectly sum up my adoration for all things fall, but this one is by far my favorite: I’m so glad I live in a world where there are October’s – Anne of Green […]
Don’t worry Mom, we’ve got you covered! Keep your kids busy (and preserve your sanity!) all summer long with these fun summer activities.
We had a fabulous evening making string art with The Knotty Nail at the Cupcake Addict in Johnston. A big thank you to everyone who joined us! Everyone took home a unique string art board and no one smashed their fingers. Win, win! What better way to spend an evening than with friends, crafts, cupcakes, […]
I grew up in a tiny town in Southeast Nebraska. It wasn’t even big enough to have a stop light, but what we lacked in size, we made up for in community. Our town was made up of citizens largely of Dutch ancestry who enthusiastically embraced the celebration of May Day. From the time I […]