We have a beautiful advent calendar that was handmade for us by my sweet and talented step mom or Meme as my kids call her. It’s one of my favorite … Continue reading Easy Last Minute Advent Idea: Holiday Jokes and Puns
Sometimes the holidays stress me out. Some years I don’t care about the mayhem and I pinterest my heart out coming up with fun activities and covering the house in glitter … Continue reading Adventish: A Holiday Idea Box
MM drew this picture of his father based on a photo from our wedding day.
Can we talk about BB’s new craft obsession? Every day she painstakingly cuts out little shapes from bits of paper and then assembles them into pictures, coloring in all the … Continue reading Kindergarten Looks Like: Paper Craft Extreme
We’ve been storing our spices in a couple of cardboard boxes pretty much since the day we moved into our first apartment all those years ago. It started with one … Continue reading DIY: Making homemade labels for our spice jars.
This weekend we celebrated Fathers Day with our favorite handsome engineer. We started the weekend with an assortment of handmade cards and pictures from the kids like this portrait of … Continue reading Father’s Day Weekend: Photo wrap up.
Confession: Organizing my kids toys is a soul sucking task that I ignore as long as possible. Do I like the disaster that they live in most days? Nope, it … Continue reading 5 minute fixes: For toy clutter, kids artwork & more!
One of this week’s writing prompts at Mama Kat’s writer’s workshop was: 5.) If your family were dogs, what breed would each of them be? I was immediately intrigued by … Continue reading Puppy Alter Egos: My kids imagine our canine selves.
These two pictures? Perfectly explain the differences between my two kids. Really, they just say everything. My son, eight years old, is a sweet, thoughtful, intelligent practical kid. He wants to … Continue reading Waxing philosophical about disposable place mats.
Alternate title: A study on perspective. The kids spent several hours the other day working on this epic, heavily detailed family portrait. From what I know of each kids’ drawing … Continue reading Family Portrait by MM, age 7.
This morning BB drew me a picture of herself when she’s a grownup. When I asked her what she was going to do when she was a grownup, this is … Continue reading Her plans for the future.