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…

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…

Recording Kid Funnies

 The moment I walked into my oldest daughter’s first parent teacher conference in her kindergarten class, her teacher said, “Oh I have something I have to show you.”  She pulled out a spiral notebook where she kept a list of some of the funny things that the kids in her class would say and gave […] Read more…

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