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May09
Last Minute Mother’s Day: buy a waffle iron at your own risk. (Mother’s Day Gift Ideas)

Last Minute Mother’s Day: buy a waffle iron at your own risk. (Mother’s Day Gift Ideas)

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Hi! It’s Wednesday but I was under the impression it was Tuesday because I am a creature of habit and going on a vacation which ends on a Monday throws my life out of whack entirely. Oops! I’m sure you browsed all the very helpful Mothers Day Gift Guides like this one and this one. […]

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May03
Beautiful Family Office Supplies: In the office; supplies can be pretty and useful.

Beautiful Family Office Supplies: In the office; supplies can be pretty and useful.

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My husband regained his office this last month. He lost his office 5.5 years earlier when it became clear our daughter’s ears were far too dainty to sleep with her baby brother nearby. Any noise the baby made would cause 2 year old Maddie to yell out…..”It’s being LOUD!!!!!” ‘It’ would be her little brother […]

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May01
The Best Children’s Raingear: I know it’s April Showers with the May Flowers but global warming ruined everything

The Best Children’s Raingear: I know it’s April Showers with the May Flowers but global warming ruined everything

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It only stopped snowing here in Detroit a week ago, before that the snow fell and killed all the May flowers April was trying to bloom. See as evidence, my tulip. Yes, just one tulip. Eight years ago we planted 50 bulbs and we usually see at least 20 tulips, in a bad year maybe […]

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Apr26
The Best Birth Announcements: a Round Up

The Best Birth Announcements: a Round Up

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I finished my daughter’s room on my actual due date. I failed to plan a birth announcement plans until she was home and I was so riddled with hormones the thought of sending out birth announcements seemed about as likely as ever taking a shower again. My husband is a graphic designer and loves to […]

Apr24
Mother’s Day give aways: don’t give away your mother.

Mother’s Day give aways: don’t give away your mother.

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There are so many things moms want for mother’s day. Quiet. Chocolates. Valium. I’m a mother and I just want to win something for Mother’s Day and I’ve rounded up a few contests to enter. Some require someone besides you to talk about how great you are. But I think this will be an excellent […]

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Apr19

Discussing Safety with Children: Something I wish I wasn’t buzzing about.

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We thought, in light of this week’s tragedy at Virginia Tech, it would be a good day to share some resources to help parents talk to children about school violence. It’s relatively easy for me to shield my kids from news reports and images about these tragedies. After 9/11, my daughter was not quite three […]

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