Myths about Work At Home Moms

| April 5, 2012 | 3 Comments

If you’re active in web forums or mommy discussion boards, you probably know that the acronym WAHM stands for “work-at-home mom.” While all moms work at home (is diaper-changing, toilet-scrubbing, dinner-cooking and fight-breaking-up child’s play?), some moms choose to make their home the place where they work for pay. As a WAHM myself, I’m often […]

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Autism: Should I Worry?

| April 4, 2012 | 6 Comments

“Is my child Autistic?”
Many parents these days are asking themselves that question. Most of us know someone, or are related to someone who has Autism. The gnawing fear that your child might have Autism may very well be in the back of your subconscious thoughts right now.
I’ll never forget the day I had that thought […]

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April Fool’s jokes over the years

| April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

April Fool’s Day is here! Our family has had a few fun adventures on this day. There was the year that my brother and his wife announced her new pregnancy; we thought it was a joke, but it turned out to be true! We still laugh about that, and my niece is four years old. […]

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Family Craft: Creating Natural Egg Dyes

| April 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

When I was growing up, it was an annual tradition to dye Easter eggs, and I’ve carried the ritual into my own kids’ childhoods. When I was young, though, my mom didn’t go to the store and buy those little colored tablets that you mix with water to make the egg dye. I actually don’t, […]

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Tips for Streamlining the Family Morning Routine

| March 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

The most difficult hour of my day are the the one right before the kids get shuffled out the door to their carpool. It’s even more chaotic on the mornings that I drive; while I can wave goodbye to them in my pajamas if necessary, I prefer not to pick up other people’s children while […]

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Bunnies, Ducklings and Chicks, Oh My!

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again: the flowers are starting to bloom, Easter is just around the corner, and sweet baby animals are being born and hatching. What could be cuter than a fluffy yellow baby chicken? Or a soft, velvety baby bunny? In the spring, many parents consider getting one of these pets for […]

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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s almost August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, […]

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through the year? It’s already July, and retailers are taking advantage of the hot weather, Independence Day and school starting next month in many areas. You’ll see “Christmas in July” sales at many stores, and occasionally, the deals rival those that you might find on Black Friday! This […]

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