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Jun07
Great Strategies for Picky Eaters: The sneaky gourmet… what they don’t know is good for them.

Great Strategies for Picky Eaters: The sneaky gourmet… what they don’t know is good for them.

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In general kids are picky little people, some kids are not picky and they eat everything from sashimi to lima beans cooked with liver and onions. Those are kids I don’t really want to hear about, frankly. I mean, I’m happy for you but I’ve lived for 8 years gently coaxing my daughter into putting […]

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Jun05
Best Summer Reading Ideas for Kids: They either read this summer, or clean my bathroom.

Best Summer Reading Ideas for Kids: They either read this summer, or clean my bathroom.

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I’ve had this entry brewing in the queue for a while. I haven’t been able to bring myself to write about it until now because the thought of summer vacation gives me hives. I don’t really hate summer vacation, It’s fine for the first 3 weeks or so, it’s just the last 6 which send […]

May22
Best Baby Shower Ideas and Inspiration: ending in real estate talk (because that’s how I am).

Best Baby Shower Ideas and Inspiration: ending in real estate talk (because that’s how I am).

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I’ve been to a few bad baby showers in my life. For example the one where I ended up on my hands and knees with vaseline dabbed on my nose trying to pick up cotton balls. With my nose. This alone was not the problem. The problem was my sober state when asked to participate […]

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May17
Great Ideas for Cooking with Kids: Kids in the kitchen.

Great Ideas for Cooking with Kids: Kids in the kitchen.

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I realized a few weeks ago my kids never help me cook. It’s not because they aren’t interested, it’s because I am anally retentive about them making a mess or ‘doing it wrong’ which is a really nice quality for a mother to have in case you were wondering. Things you will hear me say […]

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May15
Best Children’s Outdoor Toys: Go outside and do something.

Best Children’s Outdoor Toys: Go outside and do something.

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We live in the suburbs of Detroit, I rarely lock my door and I feel pretty safe in our neighborhood. Safe from crime, I do not feel safe from the irritation of loud neighbors. So you’d think my kids would be living the same kind of carefree stay outside from morning until night life I […]

May10
Best Gifts for Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week– Hey! It’s almost over!

Best Gifts for Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week– Hey! It’s almost over!

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Picture me as a chicken with my head cut off. Chickens with their heads cut off don’t run around multi tasking and getting things done. They run around wildly because their head is cut off and then they die. I’m not going to die but I am going to give myself a heart attack. This […]

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