B-A-N-A-N-A-S

I don’t buy bananas anymore. It may or may not be mostly because of my 5-year-old. You see, she swears she likes bananas, but no, she really doesn’t. Let me give you a little snapshot of a morning when she “likes” bananas.  When we have bananas in the house, I end up eating most of…

A Girl Cheese Sandwich 

Some mornings I tell my youngest to go play in her playroom to buy myself 5 more minutes in bed. Today she found a Chinese takeout menu and I knew I could coax her to “cook” something from the menu. So I hear her ordering salads, drinks, and other various things to eat (ironically none…

Rainy Day Walk #summerseries

I love rainy day walks. It has been really rainy here recently, so it’s been great to get out and enjoy the wet weather. My hair of course doesn’t love the rain. In the rain, my hair is all “Hey girl, how’s about I make it look like I’m eating your head and like you…

OOoooooo Grrrrrl, It’s Oobleck! #summerseries

We are kicking off Summer with some fun little Science projects at home. Oobleck is, put simply, messy fun…in a bowl. This is an easy, cheap way to create something that Dr. Seuss himself would be proud of. It’s also an easy way to keep kiddos engaged and occupied while you try to make dinner…

Sign Me Up

As a parent, some days I just want to scream. I’m sure you’ve had moments where you’re tired of sounding like a broken record, parroting requests over and over and over, until you’re not only sick of saying it, you’re also sick of hearing it. Well this is how I’ve felt for the past couple…

Bon Voyage, Binka

I wrote this nice long post about how I had taken away my daughter’s “binka”, a.k.a her pacifier. I can’t remember what I wrote, but it was full of wit and funny little references, but now it has gone to that big, cyber void in the sky. So now my post will be short and…

So Smoothie-licious!

I have to tell you, when my oldest kiddo brought three, yes three, cookbooks home from the library, my inner mom voice screamed in horror. It’s not like I don’t like to make things with the kids, or that I don’t like baking, but she wanted to try recipes herself. Now, this seems like an…

There Are 364 Unnnbirthdays!

So the day before yesterday, I was thinking about my littlest daughter’s birthday. It’s in November and she wants a Mike Wazowski cake, or at least she says yes every time I ask her if she wants one; which in two-year-old-ese means everything! I decided right then, that I didn’t want to wait to see…

You’re All Chalk

My husband has a new addiction…gardening! His newest thing is square foot gardening. It’s been around since the 70’s, but we’ve never personally known anyone that has, until now. 🙂 He built this cute little garden box for our daughters to grow their own salad ingredients! They’re sooo excited. We wanted to paint it somehow…

Carseat Creativity!!

Today’s thrifty little idea comes from our good friend Dena. Aleah and I both smacked our foreheads when we saw it. It was definitely that moment of, why didn’t I think of that? I think necessity and brilliance go hand in hand sometimes! 🙂 She was trying to come up with an inexpensive way for…

Love You and Eggs too!

Happy Valentine’s Day my HOH peeps!! 🙂 I got some giant chocolate strawberries from the hubster this morning. My girls asked if we could have special eggs and toast. I said sure. So they found some cookie cutters and breakfast was underway. I decided to share a strawberry with each of them. It’s funny how…