Babies Babies Babies

Alright, so my husband and I have six kids all together.  I have a 13 year old stepson, 11 year old stepson and 8 year old stepdaughter.  From my previous marriage I have a 7 year old son and 6 year old daughter.  Together we have a 2 year old son.   Depending on the day, we can have anywhere from 1 to 6 kids in our household....more

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5 Books for Young People about Protest and Social Change

The news around the country about civil unrest, inequality and protest provide teachable moments with young people. Here are 5 stories from history to spark conversation:Markel, Michelle, Melissa Sweet, and Rachel Zegar. 2013. Brave girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909. (find in a library)...more

#LuckyMayHop Giveaway: Kids' Summer Activity Pack

 May is halfway over, school will be over soon and summer break will be starting.  It is the perfect time to try to win this summer activity pack for your kids or grandkids!  It includes items like beach and pool splash toys, beach ball, coloring/activity books, goggles and more!  This fun activity pack can help keep kids stay busy, they can bring it with them while traveling and some of the items are useful for the water.  Also, check out all the other giveaways in this fun hop, too.  There are no limits to how many prizes you can possibly win....more

Even Little Changes

 It's funny how change changes the way we feel. Take a hair cut and color. For most of us girls, if the job is done well, it's a match made in Heaven. presto! New self. But if you happen to be the kid of said girl-with-new-hair, cue the quaking earth and quivering chin. ...more

Like a Two Year Old Boss

Yesterday I got this text from my husband, "So I found remnants of Milano cookies and Jalapeno Cheetos in your son's crib...I'm assuming you didn't give them to him..."  My response, "Uh, no."  My two year old had given those foods to my one year old because as she put it, "Sammy was hungry."  He had eaten most of the cookie, and at least sampled the Cheetos because they were wet.  Now my husband was annoyed because he had to clean up a messy baby, and he was annoyed at me for leaving my nighttime snack food next to the bed so that she could get to it.  However, whe...more

This is the Life

The first warm day of spring! The kids and I go on nature walks often, but this time was really special. Finally, the cold dark winter days are behind us. Seriously, does life get any better than this? ...more

The REAL Life Lessons Kids Need


Mommy, You Forgot My Shoes

 Before I had a kids, I was organized. Really organized. Everything had a place. Maybe even a label and a color. The house was picked up. Things were planned ahead of time. The schedule was organized. I left the house with everything I needed all the time....more