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Why We Celebrate Birthdays “Pinterest Style”

I have a confession to make: I wish I had been a party-planner. Every single thing about it thrills me! The planning of themes and menus, the invitations, the decorating, and most of all the coming together of friends… It’s all wonderful.  Before I became a stay-at-home-mom to three little people, I was a public […]

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9 Kid Approved Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

February is such a wonderful month! Love is in the air, my youngest son’s birthday, and Black History Month. Black History Month is not just a time for African-Americans to celebrate the accomplishments of their sisters and brothers, but a time for everyone to take a moment to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the African-American […]

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Why We Celebrate Cheesy Hallmark Holidays

It’s common knowledge that Hallmark and other companies like it make a fortune on “holidays”- both the traditional and more manufactured celebration days. The collective beef with these more commercial and manufactured holidays is basically the idea that “we don’t need another imperative to spend money on the people we love. We can tell them […]

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Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

  December is done, The New Year is jolly. We’ve hung up the tinsel, And packed up the holly. It’s time to start fresh, That’s what they say. But I truly believe,  That’s a choice everyday. {anonymous} With the holidays behind us, many turn to the New Year as a chance to change things up! […]

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If Moms Wrote Honest Christmas Cards

It’s the time of year when holiday cards and the annual family letters start flooding my mailbox.  I love seeing the happy smiling faces on the cards and reading the cute letters about what my friends and family have been up to. Reading through the cards I’ve received this year got me thinking. How hilarious […]

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“Made with love by…” Kid’s Art Projects Worthy of Holiday Gifting

Are you searching for holiday gifts that are unique, meaningful, hand-made, and low cost? These four art projects are fun for any age and produce beautiful works of art that can be given as gifts to friends and relatives! Images below show the finished projects. All instructions are in recipe card format so that they […]

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