Peace, love and sugar

no bake recipe

My three year-old was officially introduced to Peeps this weekend. He sat at the table wide-eyed while his siblings explained that yes there was sparkly stuff on the outside and gooey stuff on the inside. Once the shock wore off and the sugar-high kicked in, I confiscated the rest of the boxes to try out […]

Sometimes I’m almost crafty

candles

I got all crafty again and tried to turn a few old vases into candle holders. In summary: Nothing exploded, there were no hazardous fumes AND they actually turned out great. Here’s what you need: -any candle holder or vase, as long as it has a smooth, even surface -two sided tape or Mod Podge -vellum paper Find […]

The Tsk-er

bath soap play

I was “tsk-ed” yesterday. It was barely 9 am in the preschool parking lot but it felt like 8 pm in a house with no wine. I was unloading the kids one after another from the car and my three year-old who has decided that doing anything for attention is the new black, darted away […]

Bounce

bounce house

When you lose balance, the body’s natural reaction is to take a step forward to stay upright or put your hands out to catch yourself or just to remember to get back up again. I tend to do none of these. While I’m falling, I turn inwards to think about it, wondering what made me […]

Homeschooling a preschooler

homeschool preschool

Once we decided I would homeschool McKenna my mind started spinning about how I was going to do this. Where do I find worksheets? How much time do I spend on handwriting? Spelling? Counting? I quickly went to twitter and asked on my Facebook page and found some great resources to create my plan. And […]

We’re like the Science Center sort of, a little bit

How to make sensory sand

On one of our ninety million field trips of summer vacation that I am now too tired to attempt, we went to a nearby science center. They had this great sand-like powder that was soft, yet moldable. My kids couldn’t get enough of this dreamy stuff. I tried steering them away because what always happens […]

There’s No Place Like Home

blowing bubbles

I shower as the sun rises and before they realize it is a new day. Closing my laptop and vowing not to open it again, I gather the first of sleepy heads into my lap and watch his feet dangle, ever closer to the floor. There have been too many have to’s and one more […]

Pinterest Basics

how to use Pinterest

I have been trying to talk everyone and their brother (or maybe sister) into trying Pinterest. I truly think it is my most worthwhile internet addiction hobby. What is Pinterest? Remember when we were young and had cork boards? We would tear out a picture of our favorite New Kid on the Block or of […]

My face is falling

clean makeup brushes

I have been called the babysitter, the nanny and the big sister more times than I can count. Enough times for it to be more annoying than a compliment. Aging has been good to me. Until now. Something about the combination of stress and children and my mid-thirties and more stress has caused me to […]

A New Adventure

pin savvy social logo

I have a teenager and three little ones at home who are four and under. I also spent two pregnancies on bedrest. Somewhere in the world this qualifies me for an honorary degree in online shopping. I watched a talk show the other day where a fashion “expert” explained how to keep your dark jeans […]