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Outdoor Fun for a Bargain

Time for a confession. I have a small addiction to buying water-related entertainment stuff for my kids. Show me an inflatable and I get all excited. (Wait, that doesn’t sound quite right. Well, you know what I mean.) Anyway, my pal, Rachel, went to a birthday party where they had one of these wacky sprinklers and […]

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We’re Off To See the…Cool Wizard of Oz Book

I have the coolest pop-up book I have ever seen. It’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and it was a gift from my parents a few years ago. I only get it down on rare occasions, which adds to the excitement and appeal for my kids. It is Frank L. Baum’s story, but there are […]

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An Unintended Benefit

Holy cow do I make my share of bad decisions as a mom, but every now and again I do something right. I wrote a post around Valentine’s Day (The Card Is In the Mail – P.S. I Love You) about getting my kids little mailboxes and writing them notes so they get some “mail.” By doing […]

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Indoor Fun – Make Your Own Treasure Hunt

Next time you are cooped up with your kiddos, consider creating a treasure hunt around the house. There are several ways to do this.  Here’s how I did it: On index cards, I wrote out clues that led my children from one location to the next. For example, in our hunt, the first clue said “Go to the big red star.” […]

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A License to Con

If Santa is coming to your house this year, you have a golden opportunity to con your kids into good behavior. I learned about this from a friend (thank  you, Susan!). You must get the Elf on the Shelf.  You know when something is created by a mom, it’s going to help you. What is that, […]

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