All About Dad Printable Father’s Day Fill-in Sheet

I did one of these last year and the results were pretty funny! So this year I made my own printable "All About Dad" Father's Day fill-in questionnaire that will work for every year. Click below to download the printable PDF file and see what funny answers your kids come up with! Fathers-Day-fill-inDownload And if … Continue reading All About Dad Printable Father’s Day Fill-in Sheet

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

Water Beads Make for a Fun Sensory Play Experience

While looking for something different to play with, we ran across these water beads that make for a neat sensory play experience. They can also make a big mess if you have a kid who likes to squish them! But it is still neat to watch them grow and then stick your hands in a … Continue reading Water Beads Make for a Fun Sensory Play Experience

Dealing with Anxiety, a Pandemic and Quarantine

A pandemic is enough to stress out anyone. Throw in a possible quarantine and a lot of unknowns, and it's easy to fall into the anxiety spiral. Here in Jacksonville we aren't on total lockdown yet, but you can feel it coming. Every morning I check the news and see it creeping closer and closer … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety, a Pandemic and Quarantine

The Boy Who Only Ate Plain Noodles

My son loves noodles. Just plain spaghetti noodles with a little butter or olive oil. He doesn’t like to spoil it with any sauce. I keep trying to encourage him to try them differently- marinara, cream sauce, maybe some meatballs... but no, just noodles. It makes me think of a photo of me as a … Continue reading The Boy Who Only Ate Plain Noodles

A Day of Play at the Greenhouse Playhouse in Jacksonville

There's a new place to play for the under five set, at The Greenhouse Playhouse in Jacksonville Beach, FL. We checked it out last week and had a pretty good time, from jumping in the ball pit to racing boats at the water table. It's a good place for the little ones to explore and … Continue reading A Day of Play at the Greenhouse Playhouse in Jacksonville

A Reminder of My Little Miracle from Giving Tree Gallery

"When you need a miracle, just look at your child and realize you created one." This is the quote wrapped around the edges of a beautiful piece of art known as a Spiritile, gifted to me for review by the Giving Tree Gallery. I don't normally do full review posts involving just one item, but … Continue reading A Reminder of My Little Miracle from Giving Tree Gallery

How to Host a Vision Board Party

After a few months of feeling unfocused and uninspired, I was in desperate need of something to get my mind back on track and help me focus on good things. So my friend Heather and I teamed up to host a Vision Board Party. A vision board is a collage of words and images that … Continue reading How to Host a Vision Board Party