Mackenzie’s Paw Patrol Birthday Party

Paw Patrol! Paw Patrol! Be there on a double! Is this song running on repeat in your head too? If so, then join the club! We recently hosted Mackenzie’s 4th Birthday Party. This was a tricky one. As we are in the process of building our home, we didn’t have a venue nor a lot of…

How to Teach Your Children About Bullying

Pink shirt day may have gone and past, but the conversation should continue throughout the year. We must take a stance and continue the conversation with our loved ones about bullying, whether they are being bullied or the bullies themselves. Not just in schools and in cyberspace, bullies are everywhere: they exist in workplaces, grocery stores,…

DIY Easter Bunny Headband

Spring break was good to us. We played, napped, and I had the time to experiment with new dinner ideas. More importantly, I mustered up the creativity and time to create these adorable bunny Easter headbands. The best part of this was that everything was from the dollar store. Honestly I saw many of these like-minded…

Valentine Marshmallows Recipe

I have a tendency to either over commit or do nothing at all. This Valentine’s Day, I inadvertently stumbled into the former. In addition to creating Valentines for Mackenzie’s classmates and teachers, I signed up to provide a special snack for the class, as well as sign her up for flower arranging (ON VALENTINE’S DAY! Clearly I…

Valentine Printables for Preschoolers

Since M started school, I’ve been getting my gears ready for Valentine day gift ideas. There are SO many great ideas out there but it was hard to find ideas that appeased the 2.5-6 age group, with a mix of boys and girls, as well as a no sugar policy. Getting M to help assemble…

Mom’s Top Picks for Inclusion Books for Children

Even before I became a mother, I was always concerned of how society is shaped to treat those who don’t appear “normal” differently. Inclusion is very important in my household. We celebrate differences, learn by having an open mind, and consider failures as an opportunity for improvement. Preschool is around the corner, and I anticipate…

DIY Toddler Chicken Costume with Template

Homemade Halloween costumes. I have a love hate relationship with them. Pinterest gets me very excited with the bottomless ideas , however,  the thought of actually doing it exhausts me. Big confession, I get gung ho way too easily. I am always on the hunt for some easy DIY costumes, because frankly, I’m not a fan…

5 minute mommy makeup

If there is one place that thrills me, it is Sephora. I am still convinced I can find a nook or cranny in the store I can hide so I can get trapped in there all by myself at night. Doing my makeup all night long.. in peace. It’s a dreamy thought. If you know…

Back to (pre)School, are you ready?

Frankly, I’ve been ready for Mackenzie to return to school since early August. Having two kids at home is exhausting, and finding activities to entertain their short attention span should be considered an Olympic sport. While I enjoyed not having  a schedule, or keeping up with other preschool mommies, the days were very very long. Mackenzie started…

MOO I’m Two Birthday Party!

I can’t believe my girl is two years old. It felt as if we just welcomed her to the world not long ago. For my girl’s first birthday, we celebrated with a “Onederland” theme, a play on Alice in Wonderland (which I hope one day I’ll have time to post my pictures).  This year, I debated over…