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Nov01
Candy Buzz Buzz

Candy Buzz Buzz

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I’m afraid of Christmas if Halloween has wiped me out like this. It may have been the race to put together costumes, or the late night out with the kids or the beers shared with friends. Or maybe it was the fact that I couldn’t help but eat some of the candy my kids collected […]

Oct26

I always wanted to be in the top reading group. (National Book Month: Best Online Resources for Finding Children’s Books)

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I mentioned before this is National Book Month and I wondered to myself, ‘Are there blogs about children’s books? A place parents can go to weed through all the choices in children’s literature narrowing down the field to a more reasonable and less overwhelming number of books?’ I have very long conversations with myself you […]

Oct23
Best Children’s Halloween Books

Best Children’s Halloween Books

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We love books around here and, what’s this? October is National Book Month. I just don’t believe how conveniently these holidays spring up for me. We’ve talked about costumes, taking great care to avoid overpriced store-bought costumes, we’ve talked about easy (and cheap) projects and treats you can make with your kids to celebrate Halloween […]

Oct16
Scrapblog: Inspiration, Even for People Like Me

Scrapblog: Inspiration, Even for People Like Me

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By Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks Some time ago, my husband and I were sitting in the orientation session of an adoption agency. The director was counseling the attendees on talking to our not-yet-born children about their adoptions. “A great way would be through the creation of a lifebook,” she said. “Make a scrapbook of your […]

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Oct13
Still talking about Halloween. (Best Halloween Trick or Treating Bags, Masks and Costumes)

Still talking about Halloween. (Best Halloween Trick or Treating Bags, Masks and Costumes)

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Halloween is quickly approaching and I’ve lost 4 Ebay bids for a Red Mystic Force Power Ranger SPD. I’m starting to feel the heat. I tried pulling out a Fireman dress up outfit we have and suggested a Fireman does a lot of really good things too! A Fireman is almost exactly the same as […]

Oct10
Haunted by frugal ghosts. (Best Halloween Cookies & Crafts)

Haunted by frugal ghosts. (Best Halloween Cookies & Crafts)

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Before we begin, I think it’s important in the name of transparency after Monday’s post, for you to know I have managed to steer my daughter away from ‘Gothic Child Prostitute‘ (as a related aside, Gothic Lolitas are all the rage in Japan. Thanks for the link, Mary.). Madison is now interested in being a […]

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