Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream inspired Cookies

I have a thing for Ben and Jerry’s so when I had to make some cookies this weekend I allowed my obsession to inspire me.  These cookies are based on Ben and Jerry’s Everything but the… flavor.  All I can say is Yummy!!  I’ll be honest, one plate of the cookies never made it to […] Read more…

30 Playtime Ideas – Week 2

Last week I was in charge of a large family reunion for about 50 people, so we didn’t quite make it through the entire list, but we did accomplish most of them plus a few.  One of our favorites was Roll tag and the Mini Pillow Fights. This week we have some new fun things […] Read more…

Running a 3K

Today I got to run a 3K with my girls as a fundraiser for their school library.  I have been training for a half marathon and was so excited to get the chance to run with my girls.  The goal was to push them to do their best without causing any tears.  They did great.  […] Read more…

30 Minute Playtime With Mom Ideas – Week 1

So one of the things that drives me crazy is sending my kids to bed when I’m grumpy. I hate feeling like the last thing they get from me before they go to face their nightmares and dreams is that mom was upset or annoyed with them. Instead I would hope they could feel love […] Read more…

Tron Birthday Party

My oldest daughter has gone from pretending Cinderella running down our stairs and losing her slipper to writing a book about a girl that fights with discs on another planet.  I think her book was inspired by her love of Tron.  She learned about Tron on a trip to Disneyland and it has become one […] Read more…

Mother’s Day Printable

  I get to work with a lot of children because of the volunteer work I do.  This Mother’s day we had all of the Dad’s come in and help their children make cards for their Moms.  If you’re a mom like me you get tons of cards and drawings from your kids all the […] Read more…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bites

  It’s no secret.  I have a serious obsession with brownies.  The are so gooey, so chocolatey so good.  The only way to make them better is to top them with your favorite frosting and some sprinkles.  This recipe combines two of my favorite yummy treats, Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.  Yum!!  We could […] Read more…

Let Them Pick Flowers

My children have all the enthusiasm in the world for gardening.  They beg to have their own garden spot every year.  The problem is that they only want to plant what they want to plant, and I can’t convince them that cucumbers are better than the flower seed packets that they see in displays everywhere.  […] Read more…

The Things He Puts In His Mouth

Welcome to today’s addition of, “What I took out of his mouth.”  So here is a partial list. In addition to feeling like a terrible parent I am going crazy.  I feel like I pick up and sweep constantly, I faithfully leave all bathroom doors closed but I worry constantly about what he might be […] Read more…

Exercise – When you can’t do it without them

I recently began training for my first half marathon, but I’m finding it difficult to get my training in.  I don’t have a good double jogging stroller, I’m way to tired and night, and mornings are complicated too.  I decided to just get up super early so I could exercise before anyone woke up.  I […] Read more…

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