Category Archives: Quirky Family

Dress Up Life with Blue Heritage Collection Ball Mason Jars

Dress Up Life with Blue Heritage Collection Ball Mason Jars

I realize that I haven’t posted the pictures from LadyBug’s Butterfly Garden birthday party last June, so you probably have no idea just how enamored I am with Mason jars. They’re kind of trendy right now, anyway, but I just love how versatile they are. And there’s something to be said about storing things in… [more]

Tiny Little Needles-Food Allergy Parenting

Have you ever had an allergy skin prick test? Here’s what happens at our allergist… They clean your back with alcohol, and then write with a permanent marker to label where each section of tests will happen. And then they press groups of 8 tiny needles into your back that contain things you may be… [more]

Lessons Learned from the Circus (Smirkus)

Lessons Learned from the Circus (Smirkus)

I have been meaning to take the kids to see Circus Smirkus for the past two years. For those who don’t know, Circus Smirkus is an organization that teaches circus arts to kids. They put on a full-scale traveling performance each summer throughout New England. Since LadyBug loves trapeze so much (she’s hoping to take… [more]

Farm Camp, Fear, and Parenting Moments

Farm Camp, Fear, and Parenting Moments

The kids have just finished their second year of farm camp. In addition to providing time for me to work and a fun experience for the kids, I try to choose programs that supplement the types of activities we do at home as well as the skills and interests that Big Guy bring to the… [more]

How to Create Marbled Frosting on a Cupcake or Bundt Cake

How to Create Marbled Frosting on a Cupcake or Bundt Cake

Most good ideas start with a challenge. I had two. First, I needed to figure out how to frost some mini bundt cakes. Unless you’re planning on doing intricate piping, they are difficult to frost while maintaining the detail that makes them so pretty. Second, I had two bright and pretty frosting colors that I… [more]

Run the Rainbow, Eat the Rainbow with ChopChop and New Balance

Run the Rainbow, Eat the Rainbow with ChopChop and New Balance

My LadyBug, much like many kids her age, is a picky eater. We encourage our kids to try new foods, but what she likes one day, she dislikes the next. It can be a battle to just get her to eat something, never mind to make sure it’s a balanced, healthy choice. ChopChop magazine and… [more]

Adorable Airplane Cupcakes and Favor Boxes

Adorable Airplane Cupcakes and Favor Boxes

Do I love to bake? Why, yes I do. Do I love crafts? Yep. But I rarely have time to really enjoy doing either. When I was asked to make cupcake party party favors for my sister-in-law’s shower, I embraced it as an excuse to spend time engaging in two of my favorite hobbies. The… [more]

All About the Flu with Me and the CDC!

No one likes catching the flu. I can knock you out for days or even weeks and take your family down with you. In addition to feeling crummy, kids lose school and parents miss work. For our family, we are even more concerned. Several of us have asthma, but my son’s is triggered by other… [more]

In the Land of No Boredom

In the Land of No Boredom

As I got ready to get my kids from the bus stop today, I started to think of what we might do this afternoon. With nothing planned, I figured we’d do something fun. We have some games we haven’t played yet, a couple of science kits, some engineering activities, a few unopened LEGO sets, and… [more]