How to Stick to a Schedule, when you're a BUSY Mom!!!

 Lately, I've gotten several emails about putting your babies on a schedule like Brayden is. I thought it might be best if I answered you in a post in case anyone else was interested. I'm by no means an expert - this is just what worked for us and for Brayden. All babies are different and what works for B is just what works for B.I'm a stay at home mom....more

Lonely Girl

Just wondering what everyone's take is on the holidays... It could be the most exciting time of the year or could be lonely.For me, its a lil bit of both. My husband will be traveling for work while I keep the home front down and then when he returns, I have to leave on a few trips.It will be 3 weeks without him. I guess until its my turn to leave on trips, i'll be doing alot of blogging and watching tv.I thought be fun to see what other people are doing when their lonely during the holidays....more

Having a Merry But Modified Halloween

Halloween should not be a time for parents of kids with special needs to dwell on Ghosts-of-Halloween-Past or Ghosts-of-Halloween-That-Might-Have-Been, because there's far too much fun to be had. We do, however, need to approach Halloween with clear-headed creativity and flexibility, and prioritize our kids' needs and stamina. So, if you're in the market for Halloweening advice, let me dump some on your head, courtesy of personal experience, friends' adventures, the Internet, and the Twitterverse....more

I went to a neighborhood halloween party where a boy in a wheelchair had an Emeril costume, ...more

Blogging Mothers

This morning on the WUSA9 News Now show, Liz McConville, the Resource Editor for Washington FAMILY Magazine along with Janine Nickel, a blogger on the Washington FAMILY Magazine web site visited with Peggy Fox about mom bloggers.  The number of moms who are online and blogging has really exploded in recent months. ...more

Great post on the exploding number of blogging Mom's.  We have so much to ...more

National Wildlife Week nature activities for kids

There aren't a lot of holidays or celebrations in the year that have to do with wildlife. Oh sure, we had Groundhog Day last month, but isn't that over in about 15 minutes, tops? We think about reindeer at Christmas (but it's a stretch), and sometimes bats for Halloween. But this week, Monday through Friday, is National Wildlife Week. So no animals will get left out. It's a push by the National Wildlife Federation to encourage wildlife awareness and love for nature. ...more

SPRING BREAK CHALLENGE

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Missing NYC at Christmastime

I used to live in New York City. My children were born there, and we moved to the West Coast when they were 3 and a half, and 16 months old. They don't remember it much, except for our annual summer visit and occasional mid-year jaunts. But I sure see it on TV all the time ,what with the national nightly news being broadcast from there (on the major non-cable networks), the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. I do not, I repeat ...more

They do a pretty decent facsimile of glitz here in my Goretex town, but I really loved going ...more

Visiting Grandparents for holiday, tips for activities you can do.

Holiday Activity Ideas During the holidays, seniors often experience feelings of isolation and loneliness, so it is important to keep them active and involved. Try to include your loved ones in the family holiday preparations and activities. ...more

Thanks for reminding us to include our seniors in the family holiday activities.

The ...more

Birthday Parties - Shaving Cream Art

This is a fun activity for preschoolers and school aged kids. It's messy and uses Papa's shaving cream (which causes huge giggles!). ...more

Why is Apple Picking "Green"?

There were 13 moms and at least that many kids that day at Janice’s house. We picked organic apples and made a lovely and extremely simple dessert with the group: we used a hand-cranked apple peeler to simultaneously peel, core and slice the apples. Then we added a sweetener and cinnamon to the slices – that’s it! And it was gobbled up in not time by everyone. We tried different sweeteners (organic sugar and brown rice syrup) as well as using ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to keep the apple slices from turning brown. ...more