I was young when I learned how to decorate a gingerbread house. Every December when I was a kid, my family went to my aunt and uncle’s house and had a gingerbread house decorating party. As the years passed and we gained experience, we got more and more creative with our houses. There was the […]
9 Tips to Keep Everyone Happy on a Family Road Trip
As we head into summer, millions of families will be hitting the road for a good, old-fashioned family vacation. Whether heading across town or across the country, traveling with kids can turn even the calmest parent into a bundle of nerves. With a little planning though, the entire family can have a (relatively) stress-free and absolutely fun experience that will create […]
Easter Desserts Your Kids Can’t Screw Up
I know, the title is a little harsh. I have a reason for it though! Last year, just before Easter, I wrote a post entitled Our Cookies Look Like Crap and They’re Absolutely Perfect. You should go read it, but the gist was that when you get your kids to help decorate, the results don’t always turn […]
Week 49: Did Christmas Meet Your Expectations?
Does anyone else feel like Christmas day is always a little anticlimactic? I love love love the season leading up to it, but then the actual day arrives and it’s kinda like, eh. It doesn’t usually live up to the hype. Or maybe I should say, it doesn’t usually live up to my ridiculous expectations. […]
Week 42: Snow No!
There seems to be two camps when it comes to the first snow of the season. There are the people who are horrified by it and there are the people who are thrilled by it. Usually the people who are horrified by it are over five feet tall and the ones who are thrilled by […]
Meme Monday: Wash It or Wear It?
Welcome to another edition of Meme Monday! The other day I was lamenting the fact that the laundry is NEVER done. Just when I finish putting away the last of the 20 loads I did over the weekend, there’s a whole fresh crop waiting to be washed, dried, folded, and (my least favorite part) put […]
Lessons from a wallflower: Feigning abandon
I sit on a plush, padded seat watching the sea of children at the front of the auditorium move like waves to the loud, upbeat music. They are having a blast. Dancing, bouncing, trying to copy the arm motions of the people on stage. I shift my eyes toward the back of the group, right […]