Tag Archive: bug

Happy Birthday to My Game Changer


Bug turned 9 last week. I think this picture speaks volumes about him. He’s a joyous kid who loves new experiences, learning, and exploring the world. He’s my partner in crime, always up for whatever crazy scheme I come up with (as long as it doesn’t involve heights!). October was also my 10th wedding anniversary….

A House Love Affair

An indoor balcony. Crazy!

My love affair with our new home…

Sharing My #DisneySide with the Girl Scouts


If you’re a regular reader, you know that I’m a Disney fan. When I first heard of the #DisneySide promotion, I laughed and said, “I don’t have a Disney side. I’m Disney through and through.” If most of our belongings weren’t still in boxes, I’d show you how Disney runs through our house… Winnie the…

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…

Adorable Airplane Cupcakes and Favor Boxes

Airplane cupcake in favor box

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…

In the Land of No Boredom

kids with guitars

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…

HEXBUG Warriors Review


A review of HEXBUG Warriors from Innovation First with a video overview from my kid reviewer.

Back to School Frazzles


When back-to-school doesn’t go smoothly and mom loses her cool…

Summer Vacation Journals


Journals are a great way to capture memories for kids from summer camp, family vacations and other special experiences. Plus, they help with writing skills and creative expression.

Taking Things for Granted–The Food Allergy Club

Earlier this week I sat at a table with 8 Kindergarteners and their respective mothers/grandmothers. It might have been a mother/child brunch. It could have been some kind of cool club. Instead, it was a meeting for kids with food allergies who are getting ready to transition into a new school for first grade. The…