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

6 Things I’m Loving Right Now.

Anne recently shared 6 things she’s loving for early summer and I thought I’d play copy cat and tell you some of my recent favorite things. 1.Winking Owl Moscato and all the other cheap, yet delicious, deals I keep finding at Aldi. I used to shop at Aldi like eight years ago when I was saving up for our house and living on a shoe … Continue reading 6 Things I’m Loving Right Now.

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.

Happy birthday to our favorite Canine Time Lord.

Last month Doc the Dog celebrated his first birthday. We aren’t certain of his exact birth date, so we decided to celebrate the same weekend as Dan’s birthday, because why not? I made the hubby his favorite chocolate chip cookies for his birthday so it seemed fitting that I make the dog some homemade cookies for his birthday, too – wouldn’t it be cute when … Continue reading Happy birthday to our favorite Canine Time Lord.

Giving thanks for a wonderful husband on his birthday.

One of Mama Kat’s writing prompts this week was “Something you’re thankful for.” Like any dweeby wife, my first thought of course was of my family – my amazing husband, my adorable intelligent funny kiddos, even my stupid slobbering dog who is occasionally pleasant to be around. I’m thankful for a roof over my head, enough heat and clean water to keep us comfortable, a … Continue reading Giving thanks for a wonderful husband on his birthday.