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Nov13
Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday Shopping Tips

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You may not know this but there’s a whole slew of people who, after eating a feast on Thanksgiving, get up in the wee hours the following morning to start shopping. The day after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest shopping days of the year and has been called Black Friday since some time in […]

Nov08
The Best Thanksgiving Crafts and Traditions

The Best Thanksgiving Crafts and Traditions

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I realized this morning there are just two weeks until Thanksgiving. I somehow convinced myself that days do not add up to weeks and it was still the beginning of November. Now is the time to get organized for the first of the fall and winter holidays. I am a huge fan of Thanksgiving because […]

Nov06
Best Fall Crafts for Kids

Best Fall Crafts for Kids

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I am late with my Tuesday entry because we had a little trip this weekend, the first time I’ve gone away with my husband on an airplane to stay in a hotel in seven years. The trip tried to kill me because it centered around running and then recovering from the running. This is exactly […]

Nov05
Mommy Lovemarks: Haba Toy Company

Mommy Lovemarks: Haba Toy Company

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I love Haba, the German toy company. Yes, they are pricey. But, from their baby soft toys to their preschooler block toys, they always surpass my expectations. Well done, Haba. Here are some of my favorites, through the years. Baby: the Sun Castle Soft Playset for six months and older. This castle toy was my […]

Nov01
The Best DIY Birthday Cakes

The Best DIY Birthday Cakes

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My daughter has a birthday coming up in a couple weeks. More precisely 20,043 minutes, not that we’re counting. My husband usually tackles the birthday cakes in our family and based on how my Halloween party cupcakes turned out, it’s probably for the best. However, I do think it’s possible to make simple birthday cakes […]

Oct30
Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

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I’m breaking format this morning because…da da da DAAA…I’m an idiot who is having trick-or-treating anxiety. Yes. Trick-or-treating anxiety. My life is…really very sad. A recap of my life, pre-pathetic-ness: We lived in the city, in a building that did not get trick-or-treaters. We never even bothered to buy candy. We never took Noah out, […]

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