Epic Toy Battles

If you have a three-year old, you know what it means when he says, "Mommy, will you play bad guys?"  In our house, it seems to be the favored choice of play right now.  It usually consists of setting up all the guys and knocking them in down in a variety of ways within seconds of beginning the battle.  Oh, and I always lose.I documented our latest battle for you to enjoy:...more
Awesome. This is what life looks like at my daughter's house. I love it when she Facetimes me so ...more

The Smart Mom's Toy Box: 25 Brain-Building Toys Under $20

            If you’re reading this, there’s probably still hope that you haven’t taken out a second mortgage to pay for your children’s Rapunzel-esque Christmas wish lists. Good for you! That means there’s still hope that you can experience the perfect trifecta of gift-giving (fun, educational, and cheap!) with this list of fun but brain-boosting toys—all under $20!...more

Boys In The Pink Aisle: Can't Boys Play With Girl Toys?

We went in the forbidden pink aisles. I managed to snag the family car and escape, with both boys, to Target. We wandered the aisles with a strict list and stopped only to ooh and aah over every Christmas Tree. We sang carols and walked through the toy aisles. When I asked my boys what toy they wanted, my eldest piped in with “Barbie.” This wasn't his first request. Since I was by myself, I didn't question it. My spouse is okay with them having “girl” toys, but he likes to redirect them to the Hot Wheels; it is a cost savings measure. ...more
This is so true, boys grow up to be dads so they should be actually be encouraged to play with ...more

Toys & Games Sales on Amazon – Ad

Toys & Games Sales on Amazon – AdThis is the ad for all the sales on toys and games. It’s going on now!If you’re looking for either of these, you should try here first! ...more

Toys to Grow with your Baby and Toddler

Many toys seem to come and go in our house, but it is so nice when I see my kids (now 4 and almost 2) continue to play with certain toys months-- or even years-- after they first receive them.  I love it even more if both of my kids will play with a toy at the same time. ...more

There's a Lego underfoot

When I first lived alone, I was mildly afraid of the dark. I would hate investigating weird noises by myself and refused to leave the perceived safety of my bed in the middle of the night.As a mom, I am afraid of the dark for a completely different reason: I am pretty sure I am going to step on a Lego....more

11 Ways to Organize Your Playroom for Moms Who Hate Toys, Playing, and Pinterest

If you’re looking for a color coordinated wall of bins, or a toy bin label printable, you've come to the wrong place. I buy my bins at Walmart, and I don’t actually know what a printable is or why we would call it that. Isn't anything on your computer screen technically printable? Anyway…...more
CRAP TO THROW OUT WHEN KIDS NAP is my favorite. Great job -more

Toys Toys and more toys!!

I'm not sure how my girls don't feel like they are drowning each time they enter their bedrooms.  There are toys everywhere!!  I know that most kids' rooms aren't clean, and I don't really expect them to be as tidy as the rest of the house.  But I'm not joking when I tell you that last year, my youngest daughter hid an Easter egg in her room (a real one) and we didn't find it until 3 months later, resting in a corner underneath about 10 stuffed animals. Anyway, the closets are probably the worst.  They are stacked with toys upon toys upon toys....more

Great Sex Doesn't End at 40

I love a good steamy love scene on TV. Reading about BDSM in 50 shades of gray is enough to make me salivate. I sometimes think about making a "naughty" movie of myself for my lover. I must have about three sexy pieces of lingerie that I secretly bought (and didn’t tell anyone about) over the years. So what’s stopping me from letting loose?I’m old....more
Great post!  I think exercise with light cardio, light to medium weights and lots of Yoga which ...more

Six ways to repurpose powdered milk tins.

And why would we need to keep all that s***, taking up valuable space?My husband had that look. I know I better have a very good explanation ready, to ease his punctual and organized mind. I'm not a hoarder, but in my husband's eyes, I will quickly become one if he'd let me. Maybe he's even right about that.Anyway, the *** he's referring to is a series of up til now, 7 big powdered toddler-milk tins. Number 8 will soon be added to the collection. They are, indeed, big. And noisy. But, I keep them for a reason. For a number of reasons actually....more