Long Car Rides with Kids

Movie Review: Mom's Night Out

Things I NEVER did before I was a Mom

The other night we were planning to take the kids out to dinner. Since we have a little one still, it's hard to just go out to eat. I have to plan ahead. I have to PREPARE. It got me thinking and somewhat laughing on the way to eat about all the things I do now that I NEVER did before kids... Before kids I NEVER: carried wipes with me. Now? All the time, everywhere! Wipes are essential ;) Table cleaners, hand cleaners, nose wipers... ...more

Moon Sand

Today I'm going to share some kid friendly fun! Making Moon Sand. This was our very first experience making this and it will not be the last! There are lots of recipes online about making your own moon sand and I'm going to share what I used today. It was soooo simple and took a few minutes to whip up. ...more

To the New Mom: Babies Cry. They Just Do.

It's been 6 years since I became a Mom for the first time.  It is also when I first began to blog.  I blogged regularly about my experiences with this tiny, little being who needed me so much, yet for whom I had no idea how to raise.  I blogged about breastfeeding, returning to work, and my baby's first milestones.  Although I have since retired my first baby blog, I often look back at it to remember my journey as a new Mom....more

The Mom You Are When No One's Looking

Fellow Moms, Do you ever find that you are far more patient with other people's children than you are with your own?Do you sometimes find yourself demonstrating your best Love and Logic-style parenting with your children when other people are around...and often your worst when no one is around?...more

10 Confessions of a Mom

1.  I have hidden certain of my children's books at bedtime because they were too long and I didn't want to read them. (I did this today.  A library book...something about Tinkerbell's journey to something or another... How did I let this one get into the bag?)...more

Is it my turn to have a tantrum now?

Does this look familiar to you?  This face (and the crossed arms, as well) is presented to me dozens of times daily.  My adorable angels, ages 6 and 3, have become very expressive these days.  ...more

Quiet Boxes for Kids

 I have 2 kids. 5 and 1/2 years apart in age. Yes, the oldest is very helpful and plays with her baby brother and loves to help Mommy. The bad part is baby brother is little and still needs his naps which means a lot of down time for the 6 year old. Since it summer time and we're home more I knew I had to put something in place to save my sanity while brother naps and keep big sister busy. On Pinterest one night I came across some "quiet boxes" to keep kids busy....more