The crushing blow of “I Can’t”

Jumping and Climbing at the Playground

At the park my three kids run, climb, jump and play as most kids do.  I like watching them as they test their own limits and discover new capabilities. My oldest daughter has been practicing the monkey bars and can do them very well now. My son enjoys climbing & jumping off things, which make me nervous at times. He is… [Read More]

I Used to Be the Fun One


Something has been happening. One of those “comes with age” types of changes that I’m none too pleased with. I was standing in the kitchen washing the dishes after dinner while my 2 boys and my dear sweet husband rocked out to the nightly pre-bedtime dance party. It was a crazy display of headstands, jumping turns,… [Read More]

Daily obstacles of a SAHM


Being a stay-at-home mom is a wonderful thing. I love that I am able to be at home with my children. I love watching them grow and figure out things for themselves. But it’s definitely not as easy as I thought it would be. Most days are full of interruptions. There are days I can… [Read More]

Simple Snacks for Kids : Frozen, Fruity Favorites

Frozen fruit snacks including watermelon popsicle, frozen banana, froozen grapes.

My childhood was filled with the wonderfully artificial, off brand, plastic-sleeved ice pops, and I won’t deny my little ones of that sugary goodness from time to time. My health aware mom side kicks in regularly though, and I try to find something with a little less dye, and a little less added sugar. Did… [Read More]

40 things to do with the kids this summer

40 Activities to do with your kids this summer

Last week preschool ended. My kindergartner has two weeks left. I can’t avoid it any longer. Summer is here. We have a few weeks of camp arranged and two family trips. We’ll also hit up some of my favorite local summer spots. But even with all that we’ve planned, that leaves a multitude of free time…. [Read More]