Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Cupcakes

For the filling:One 8-ounce package cream cheese1/3 cup granulated sugar1 tablespoon organic coconut milk1/2 teaspoon almond extract1 cup ghiradelli all natural chocolate chips...more

The Last Room Mom Standing

It's that time of year again for teacher's gifts. Last week, I found myself handing out bill after bill to group gift organizers. Thank goodness for teacher's gift organizers this time of year. They really make life simpler for parents. Kudos to the moms who do it regularly for sports, church school and school.   Mentally in my head I was checking off, first grade church school, first grade teacher, fourth grade church school...   Then I got to fourth grade teacher gift. Who should I give the money to? Damn, it's me....more

I Are Room Mom Now: Part Deux

Last week I posted about the startling news that I am the Room Mom for Laura's second grade class. I was a little trepidatious, not because of the official duties, but because I knew there were "unofficial" or secret duties, like collecting money for teacher gifts, that I wasn't sure how to go about. Also, my two year-old creates some drag on my in-room volunteering. ...more

I Are Room Mom Now?

Last week I went to Curriculum Night in Laura's classroom, and afterwards another mom and I were chatting with Mrs. S, the teacher. Mrs. S looked at me and said, "You were the only person to volunteer to be a Co-Room Mom, and nobody volunteered to be Room Mom, so I guess that makes you the Room Mom." ...more