How Music Made Our Mornings FUN!

Lilu and I have always bonded over music.  Ever since she could talk, we have made time during every day to sing and dance to our “jams” (generally super-cheesy 80’s music.)...more

Children are People Too

Every Sunday I share a bloom – a small idea of how to improve our world.Tend the garden of humanity with me by blogging with your own idea on any Sunday.If you do, feel free to pingback here so we can keep the conversation going....more

Ten reasons why I'm better off post-children (than pre-children)

Ten reasons why I'm better off post-children (than pre-children) 1. Clumsiness ...more

14 life skills for my daughters

Being a parent is daunting....more

Five Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids and Families

  “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”ies― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass What a lovely quote that touches on the peace drifting in with a fresh snowfall.In Chicago, that quilt lasts but a moment....more

Expanding Horizons - Learning Family Style

Every parent worries about their child’s education. We all want to know if our child is headed for a better life than the one we have. We want the very best for them. We hope they will be able to find a career they love, be promoted to CEO and have the perfect wife and lots of grandkids for us to love on....more

Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold

Over the past few months I have been using the Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold for my two kids when they have been sick, and I absolutely love it! They both love the taste and do not fight with my when I say they have to take it. My two year old actually asks for it when she starts coughing!! She HATES medicine so this product was a great relief for me! It's veary fast acting and my children show no side effects when they take it! I recommend this to anyone who has kids.  It is absolutely great!!...more

Six Peculiar Things That Kids Do

 When is the last time you reached you finger up your nose, picked out a big booger, and then smeared it all over the wall?  Or found yourself swimming in freezing cold water for fun? Have you recently found yourself laughing hysterically at the mere mention of the word poop and fart (ok, I will admit to this)?  Kids do a lot of strange things that leave us scratching our heads. ...more

I Am Not A Perfect Mother

Every day I wake up and either consciously or subconsciously say to myself, today I am going to be a great mom.  Today I will do everything right and everyone will be happy.Then I make a thousand small mistakes, and a few bigger ones.  Many days I go to bed wishing I had done better.  Another day has passed and I wasn’t the mom I wanted to be. ...more

A Week of Medieval Pestilence

Not to many weeks ago in the Sky Cloud household, we were treated to a week of medieval pestilence on a rather extraordinary scale. First came the nits, then the worms, then the pox, and then to top it all off, a nice friendly dose of Impetigo....more