I keep meaning to hop on this bandwagon of sharing some things each week that are filling my heart up. It's easy to focus on the things stressing us out and giving us grief. Here are three things making me happy this week. Warmer weather! The sun is finally starting to come out for us more … Continue reading 3 Little Things.
It seems like every time I turn around there is a new gadget coming out that is supposed to make my life easier. My husband and I have been married for 10 years now so we've had 10 years to accumulate hype gadgets that our kitchen apparently can't live without. Some prove to be lifelong … Continue reading 4 Kitchen Life Savers.
One of Mama Kat's prompts for this week's Writers Workshop was to share a recent picture you shared on Instagram and tell us what you love about it. I have been posting to Instagram a lot lately and had a hard time narrowing it down so you get 5 recent stories inspired by my Instagram … Continue reading Insta Recap: 4.27.17
I know a lot of you are home with your kids on spring break right now and maybe you are nearing your breaking point. I mean, maybe you are off on a grand adventure and achieving pure bliss in between hair braiding and picture perfect family picnics - but just in case you are … Continue reading 5 Apps To Hide in the Bathroom With.
Dystopian novels are one of my absolute favorite genres of literature but it's a heavy genre that is hard to recommend to your own children. Like, I loved The Hunger Games but I'm not sure I want my eleven year old reading about a reality show where children are forced to murder each other. It's … Continue reading 5 Dystopian Novels for Middle Schoolers.
I nabbed this book tag from, who else, Birdie Bookworm. She's like my new favorite tag pimp. That's a thing, right? Anyway this one is all about Nintendo (nerds, rejoice). I'll be honest, I've only owned two of these systems but I'm familiar with the product line and ready to dig in! NES (Nintendo Entertainment … Continue reading The Nintendo Book Tag.
Something you might not know about me: I've been volunteering at my kids' school this year as the 1st / 2nd Grade Librarian. Woah, I know. That sounds like a big job. Don't worry, it's a tiny private school so we're talking about 16 children. Something you probably do know about me: I love reading … Continue reading Here’s What 1st & 2nd Graders Are Reading.
My first born is eleven today and, I'll be honest, I can barely handle this information. I think this is the first birthday he's had where I find myself in denial. Why eleven feels sooooo different from ten, I'm not sure. But here we are. In celebration of his big day, here are 11 things … Continue reading 11 Things About My 11 Year Old.
My son turns eleven tomorrow - hold on... Sorry about that - and we're throwing him a small party. I'm not sure if party is even the right word. He's having two friends over for a sleepover that will mostly involve video games and eating food. The hardest part of planning this party is reminding myself … Continue reading UN-Planning an 11th Birthday Party.