Read Aloud Book Rec: Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar

You know when your kid brings a book to you for story time and you have never seen it before in your life and have no earthly idea where it came from and they’re like, “Duh mom, we’ve had this forever.” Maybe this is a sign that I have #bookworm problems or that my brain is slowly melting out of my ear lobes. Who knows? … Continue reading Read Aloud Book Rec: Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar

10 Kid-Friendly YouTube Channels To Watch With Your Kids

The kids and I have settled into a pretty nice summer routine and it usually begins with watching a mom-curated YouTube playlist while I drink my coffee. This is usually after breakfast and before we start whatever adventures we have planned for the day. I look through the channels we’ve subscribed to and the videos suggested based on our viewing history and add anything that … Continue reading 10 Kid-Friendly YouTube Channels To Watch With Your Kids

Summer Vacation Begins! (plus: a free printable weekly planner)

Today was their last day of school and honestly we couldn’t be more ready. Don’t get me wrong, we had a pretty terrific school year. The kids learned a lot and made some great memories and I hit a pretty stellar balance of being a Super Volunteer Mom without feeling like Overburdened Mom-Martyr Person. BUT. We are ready for late mornings, lazy afternoons, no homework, … Continue reading Summer Vacation Begins! (plus: a free printable weekly planner)

Summer Reading 2018: Choose Your Own Adventure (Free Printable)

A couple of years ago I started making summer reading challenges for my kids because I found the programs at the library a little lacking / redundant for a family of bookworms. My kids don’t need encouragement to read in the summer so keeping track of pages and titles seemed unnecessarily tedious for us and not really a challenge tbh. No shade, I think the … Continue reading Summer Reading 2018: Choose Your Own Adventure (Free Printable)

Spring Break in Florida in Photographs.

It’s Thursday so I must be linking up with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. This week’s prompts are: 1. Write a blog post that ends with the line: maybe next time. 2. Book review! 3. Create a recipe that incorporates hard boiled eggs. 4. Tell us about the last time you saw a movie. 5. Share your favorite photo you posted on Instagram this month and … Continue reading Spring Break in Florida in Photographs.

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Christmas bug has officially hit me – last night I want to jump from the roof tops singing Joy To The World – I settled for putting up the tree (by myself, because dh still didn’t want to put it up at all, but when he came home and saw it up and decorated he was thrilled and fine with it) and making our … Continue reading It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Images of Our Weekend: Weeping Willows, Family Portraits, Tractors, Grandparents & Boston in the Fall

I think we took more pictures this weekend than all year. I want to make sure I show all the good ones so I’m going to combine a few photo “sessions” and simply show you what we did this weekend through photographs – Sounds like fun right? Tomorrow I’ll do some older non-weekend photos for Wordless Wednesday (you know just my kid being generically cute) … Continue reading Images of Our Weekend: Weeping Willows, Family Portraits, Tractors, Grandparents & Boston in the Fall