A Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women's Travel

The recipe is simple — take 22 adventurous women, drop them into fascinating destinations around the globe and add exceptional storytelling....more

Personalized Children's Gifts: Book Review and Giveaway

School will be returning soon for many students and often, children can be anxious and nervous about that first day.  My little girl is of preschool age and although she is excited about school, she has her doubts!  That is why I am grateful for books that can help ease her school jitters like I See Me! books.  These are sweet, personalized books created for children to make each child feel special....more

Latest Crochet Creations

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been getting back to crafting, specifically crochet, which makes me oh so happy! It's just a wonderful feeling to see something come together. Neither of these projects are solely mine, as I've used patterns created by others. But, when something is just so beautiful, why reinvent the wheel, right?I completed an example of one kind of slipper I can make, by request. I love the color of this particular slipper and I'm holding back from making the mate and just keeping them for myself.... ...more

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

It seems we are in the season of life where so many of are expecting little bundles of joy. Especially in the military community, it seems that every month there are new babies being welcomed into the world. Whether visiting the hospital, stopping by the family's home or attending some sort of shower, usually gifts are given to/for the babe. It can get intense having to predict what the baby may need or what the parents may want for their little one.  ...more

Valentine's Slippers

Welcome to the February 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Do It YourselfThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants are teaching us how to make something useful or try something new....more

The Christmas Vacation Dilemma

A few days before Christmas, I read a post from another favorite blogger of mine, Mother O’ Jim, titled “When Delaying is Enhancing…” . The blog was about her son’s Christmas anxiety over a gift he knew he was going to receive (give it a read if you have a minute) and the steps taken to minimize his anxiety....more

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your One Year Old

Initially, I intended to keep things pretty low key for Mallory this year. She is too young to really get excited about Christmas and is perfectly happy playing with the dog food bowls/emptying cabinets.  ...more

Author Gina LoBiondo Has Found Her Long Lost Friend

 Allow me to introduce you to Gina. She is savvy and creative.  She is sharing her latest picture books for kids at Kristi's Book Nook and offering a giveaway. Gina has also shared her tips on how parents can get and keep their kids reading.  ...more

Welcome Christmas!


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