How to Make the Bed with a Toddler in 6 Easy Steps

Today we'll be covering one of life's great mysteries- how to make the bed with a toddler around. A very interested toddler who may or may not be making lumps all up in your covers. Here's how to do it in 6 easy steps! 1) Pick out your sheets and prepare. California Design Den sent … Continue reading How to Make the Bed with a Toddler in 6 Easy Steps

Walter C. and the Great Meltdown

Welcome to another episode of Keelan Hates to Read! This time, I torture him with a cute book by Ginny Jordan called What's Making Walter C. Laugh?, available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions. OK I'm kidding about the torture part, but really that's how he acts whenever I try to sit down and … Continue reading Walter C. and the Great Meltdown

The Panera Bread Bakers-in-Training Experience

Today we joined a group of friends to go behind-the-scenes at Panera Bread with their Bakers-in-Training program. It's a class designed for children 5-12, to introduce them to "kitchen essential and the fundamentals of baking." Or in our experience- how to look cute while wearing a chef hat, squish your dough too much and then … Continue reading The Panera Bread Bakers-in-Training Experience

My MommyCon Adventure

I decided to do something a little different over Labor Day weekend and attended my very first “mom convention.” So I traded in my usual geek convention cosplay attire for comfy mom clothes, packed a sippy cup instead of a flask and attended panels on potty training and picky eaters. Instead of browsing racks of … Continue reading My MommyCon Adventure

My Top Five Reasons for Amazon Returns, aka Blame it on the Toddler

I was not a member of Amazon Prime until I became a mom. Now I understand not only the incredible convenience of not leaving the house to purchase much needed things, but the value of being able to return items for free for any reason. And when they say "any reason" that includes the crazy … Continue reading My Top Five Reasons for Amazon Returns, aka Blame it on the Toddler

From DragonCon to MommyCon

Since 2005, this time of year has meant one thing, and one thing only: DRAGONCON! From the first moment I stepped foot into the amazing costume/cosplay/fandom/craziness that is DragonCon, I felt at home. I remember checking into my hotel and immediately running up to my room to change into one of the many costumes I … Continue reading From DragonCon to MommyCon

I Like Having Magic Kisses

I will admit right now, that this is a myth I have totally perpetuated and encouraged to grow: Mom has magic kisses. There's something extremely satisfying with kissing a boo-boo and having it magically make your baby feel better. Dad might tell him to shake it off, but mom makes it all better with a … Continue reading I Like Having Magic Kisses

First Day of Pre-K, No Tears and a Lot of Cheers

My mom loves to tell me the story of my first day of school and how she cried, and then hung around trying to peek in the windows until they made her leave. I took a different approach, as the only tears I may have shed were tears of joy as I walked to my … Continue reading First Day of Pre-K, No Tears and a Lot of Cheers

Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal

This is something every parent should know how to do! When a stuffed animal gets a hole and starts becoming un-stuffed, it's time to stitch it up. My son's favorite Woof-Woof got a rip so we videoed his very delicate surgery. You'll be happy to know he made a full recovery! https://youtu.be/9xqi3UqPcNs What stuffed animals … Continue reading Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal

My Week in Review -Photography, Mom Crush, DIY Gel Nails and Something Found

This week I attended a friend's first photography exhibit, won my friend Effie free donuts, did my own gel nails and finally found what I was looking for. Week in Review August 13 – 19 Lions, Tigers and Cosplay! - Ok maybe not so much cosplay is on display, but definitely a good sampling of … Continue reading My Week in Review -Photography, Mom Crush, DIY Gel Nails and Something Found