Breastfeeding was a challenge with all three of my boys. My oldest was very very sick as an infant and the constant hospital visits and travel and such made it impossible to breastfeed him and I was too young to understand how much work goes in to pumping so I went for the formula and […]
Even though I don’t keep to the Lenten tradition of eating fish on Fridays anymore, I definitely enjoy the sales on seafood this time of year! I’m stocking up on individually frozen and wrapped fillets because it’s so easy to pull out exactly what I need from the freezer, thaw it quickly in a bowl […]
I love edamame! My boys actually like it too. I was searching for a good edamame salad recipe and couldn’t find one I like, so I was experimenting and came up with this one. I hope you love it!
Every fall I make these cookies. They are INSANE! The kids go nuts for them. I’m going to make them again this week with pomegranate craisins instead of cranberries. I also make a powdered sugar glaze on top. Yum!
Using the tried and true glue/borax/water recipe, we had mad the perfect therapy slime! We could bury small objects in it, Chewy would use his fine motor skills to take them out. The slime was cold and a strange texture, so his sensory issues could be addressed at the same time, not to mention, this slime has no mess! It comes off clean nearly everything it touches (not carpet and some knit clothing, so still be careful around those!).
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We Love LEGO®! It’s no surprise to anyone that knows us. We’ve been to LEGOLAND in California, many many LEGO® stores and spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours constructing. We are even making brick and minifigure crayons for Valentine’s this year. My boys also love watching The Official LEGO® Channel on youtube and creating their […]
In light of the tragedy in Newtown, CT I have been trying to figure out what is the best thing to do here on this site. I don’t feel it’s appropriate to talk about security, gun laws, mental illness and media coverage here. We’ve done that in the past and it just doesn’t seem to […]
We test a lot of products. High tech iPad apps, no tech wooden blocks and everything in between. I was excited to test out the Vinci Touch Creen Mobile Learning System. We received the 7″ tablet with wifi (on sale for $169) and right out of the box I was impressed. a decent sized screen, […]
Who doesn’t love Angry Birds?! I’m pretty sure just about everyone has played the addictive game, or at least heard of it. My kids are a bit obsessed. We have the game on our iphones, ipods, ipads, droids and laptops. We have Angry Birds shirts, stuffed animals and card games. Last week, I took our obsession one step further and made an Angry Birds Hat.
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I love knitting. It really calms me down when the kids are driving me crazy or I’m stressed out about writing or deadlines. I knit all sorts of things, coffee sleeves, iPhone sweaters, little stuffed animals for the kids. I’ve even knit Godzilla and Mothra.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Maria Bailey on a few occasions. She is one of the most genuine and truly talented business women of our time. She knows what women need/want, how to market them, how to balance the work/family life and on top of all that, still takes time to smile, chat and […]
It should be no surprise that we are HUGE fans of Chuck and Friends by Tonka. I’ve been known to have my mom go to multiple stores just to find one medium sized Chuck school bus. Not that I’m obsessed or anything. I mean, Brady. Brady is obsessed, yes the 3 yr old. Sounds much […]
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When traveling with kids, how do you find the best hotel for kids? Do you pick one based on price? Location? Amenities? All of the above? I travel fairly frequently with and without the boys. I used to just pick whichever hotel was the cheapest. We’d have the boys in one bed and my husband […]
When I was a kid, I loved to be in the kitchen. I would constantly mix random ingredients, hoping it would turn into something amazing. When I was 9 I honestly and truly thought I’d invented the worlds best thing. Flour, Eggs, Milk, sugar. mix and put in a pan to cook. Yes, I had […]
As the brutal heat wave sweeps across the US, many are trying to find cheap/free ways to cool off, myself included! Here are a few different ways the kids and I beat the heat this summer. Water Balloon fights. My boys love playing with the Kaos Nemesis water balloon launcher. At only $15, it’s a […]
I know it’s supposed to be wordless, but isn’t this bee amazing?! I had to google to figure out what kind he was. I’m pretty sure it’s a Green Orchid Bee. For more inspiring photos, check: High Impact Mom, The Bonafide Life, Shanamama, From Dates to Diapers, Not Your Mom Blog, The Divine Miss Mommy, Rajean Blomquist and Zensible Mama and link your own […]
I’m still pretty overwhelmed from the amazing time I had at Science in the Rockies by Steve Spangler! I’ve done a ton of thinking about how exactly I wanted to share the experience you all. Do I simply show you experiments and link to how/where you can do them yourself? Do I talk about how I think […]
***Edited*** Date has been changed to Saturday, August 6th ***Edited*** Get ready Spy Kids fans! Cast members from this hit movie series are on their way to Denver. They will blast into the Park Meadows Mall on a mission to take over the OshKosh B’Gosh store! Full Details are below, but you didn’t think I’m […]