Free DIY Fabric Face Mask Pattern and Tutorial

Last Friday the CDC announced they are now advising everyone to wear a cloth face-covering mask in public to slow the spread of coronavirus. This also makes it possible to save the medical grade masks for the medical community and those that have a higher risk of infection. I looked at tons of different DIY … Continue reading Free DIY Fabric Face Mask Pattern and Tutorial

How We Adapted to Challenges of COVID-19

When the world changes, you have to change with it. So when COVID-19 hit and quarantine kicked in, we had to make some changes to our daily life and we had to adapt quickly. No more school, working from home, social distancing and mask wearing were just a few of the things that suddenly became … Continue reading How We Adapted to Challenges of COVID-19

My Face Mask is Not a Political Statement

When I donned my face mask before entering the UPS store yesterday, I didn't think I was making a political statement. I just didn't want anyone's "droplets" to get near me. Then later while checking the news, it seems to be all over the place - that the decision to wear a mask is somehow … Continue reading My Face Mask is Not a Political Statement

New Kids Book Wizard and the Lizard: Wacky Weather

When my son saw the newest Wizard and the Lizard: Wacky Weather book on my desk, he immediately grabbed it and asked "Is this the second one of that book that I love?" This is from a kid who is not actually a big fan of books, so I was surprised he remembered the first … Continue reading New Kids Book Wizard and the Lizard: Wacky Weather

I Had the Best Mother’s Day Ever

This year, due to COVID-19 quarantine, we made no big plans for Mother's Day. We didn't go anywhere for brunch, I didn't get all dressed up for a fancy dinner, I pretty much didn't even need to get out of my pajamas and I LOVED IT. Let the Mother's Day Festivities Begin! First I got … Continue reading I Had the Best Mother’s Day Ever

Happy Mother’s Day 2020

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies! I feel compelled to post something on this day, given that this is a "mommy blog" and becoming a mom has given me a deeper appreciation of all moms and what they go through. I still think we should petition for Mother's Appreciation Week that culminates in the … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day 2020

Happy Star Wars Day from a Galaxy Not So Far Away

I usually spend May the 4th celebrating Star Wars while dressed up in a costume at different events around town. This year due to all that COVID-19 business, Star Wars Day will be celebrated at home, by watching Star Wars on TV, most likely in pajamas. This pic is of me and my son last … Continue reading Happy Star Wars Day from a Galaxy Not So Far Away

Quarantine, COVID-19 and the Introvert

As COVID-19 swept through the world and quarantine (or Safer at Home) orders were announced, every introvert was suddenly given permission to just be their natural selves. Stay at home and avoid interacting with people? No problem! That's what I really wanted to do anyway! In one way, it was a great relief to take … Continue reading Quarantine, COVID-19 and the Introvert

Weird Wacky Anime Fun with Zo Zo Zombie

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Spin Master Zo Zo Zombie, a new anime for kids, launched this month on YouTube and Crunchy Roll and will be rolling out new episodes all year long. To help celebrate the big launch, they sent us this custom Zo Zo Zombie package filled with zombie-esque … Continue reading Weird Wacky Anime Fun with Zo Zo Zombie

Gigantosaurus Video Game is Giganto Fun for the Young Gamer

Gigantosaurus: The Game, a new family-friendly video game available on PS4, XBox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam, was a surprise hit with my five-year-old son. It had just the right mix of dinosaurs, molten lava, problem solving and racing challenges to keep him interested and demanding I play along. It wasn't long before he was … Continue reading Gigantosaurus Video Game is Giganto Fun for the Young Gamer