Memorial Day & the Military Child

I’d be remiss if I didn’t address the last holiday of the month: Memorial Day. As a mother and a member of the Armed Forces, I know more than anyone the struggles of raising a child while serving on active duty. The military child is a complicated thing: they move around constantly and rarely get […]

The Unicorn Trend

While sifting through the news a couple weeks ago, I noticed an odd headline: New Starbucks Unicorn Frappachino is blowing the internet’s mind. Then I saw all of my friends posting photos of said drink, along with a brief review. And I couldn’t help but think that whether you were annoyed by the Unicorn Frap […]

4th of July Activity Sheets

Celebrating holidays or special occasions with kids can be difficult. Not only do you have to keep your party guests entertained and fed, you have to make sure the kids are having fun, too – so much work, it’s enough to put a damper on your mood and your party! No more! We found these […]

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Egg-cellent Easter Tips

My addiction to Pinterest might be considered “unhealthy” by some. I prefer to think of it as “optimistically obsessive.” But it’s not such a terrible thing, since it helped me have one of our family’s best Easters yet. One afternoon, while strolling through its pages, I came across some Easter Egg Hunt ideas. Now maybe […]

Weird and Unusual Holiday Cuisines

Imagine asking your family, “What’s for Christmas dinner?” and the answer being something like, “Oh, probably a mixture of the fat of hunted reindeer, seal oil, and crisco mixed with berries.” Huh? NPR did a report recently on unique holiday cuisines, and the first piece was on traditional Alaskan food. And would you believe that […]

Don’t Have Time to Bake It? Fake It!

I am guilty of spending hours pouring over websites and magazines, stockpiling ideas that I love and plan on trying. I get so into it that I manage to get myself into a bit of a tizzied panic. Who the heck am I kidding? I barely have time to dry my hair in the morning, […]

Baby’s First Crawl

This baby’s first crawl was caught on video and you won’t believe how adorably cute it is. Watch her push and struggle and finally make it, to a delightful reward from the family pup.    

Halloween Safety

As you start to prepare your little ones’ costumes for Halloween, make sure you remember to keep safety precautions at the top of your list! Twice as many child pedestrians are killed when walking on Halloween compared to other days of the year, so take the necessary steps to make sure your child is safe. Have a […]