The variety of scents in nature are astonishing and never fail to amaze me. It seems that any time I venture outdoors there is something to smell, and usually something good. Some scents go beyond just providing enjoyment, they take me back to other times and other places. Of all the senses it seems that […]
One of the worst things about fall and winter as far as I am concerned is colds and the flu. It seems that as soon as the weather turns cooler everyone starts sniffling. Of course it isn’t possible to prevent all colds, but there are some things you can to make them less frequent and […]
Anyone who has kids knows the toys seem to multiply overnight. Fighting to keep toys organized, neat and tidy is a constant battle that all parents deal with. There are some ways to help though, and here are my ideas.
Playing outside with the family is always fun. It is great to get fresh air, be active and just have fun as a family. This Saturday, September 24th, families are encouraged to participate in Worldwide Day of Play and to turn off their TV and go outside to play. There are so many ways you […]
My daughter’s sense of style has evolved over the years. When she was young she would wear almost anything. Plaids, stripes, polka dots, matching colors, none of that was important. She frequently wore dress up clothes, like a Cinderella princess outfit, around the house, and even to the store. She especially loved to wear dresses, […]
Summer is in full swing, and in honor of summer vacation season the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to get bloggers’ opinions on what makes Virginia Beach a great vacation spot. I have never been to Virginia Beach, although I grew up within a few hours of it. After spending some time looking […]
I think all moms are busy moms, I’ve certainly never met one felt they had time to get everything done. The world moves at such a fast pace that it seems like there is never enough time for everything. Here are some tips for busy moms. Get Help – When it comes to things like […]
I have blogged about our dog Dodger a number of times, but not much about our cat.Â Our cat is named Soda, and frankly he is not a very friendly cat. He is pretty mean tempered and never seems to have forgiven us for getting Dodger.Â The dog is scared of him, and there is […]
Finding cute clothes for boys can be tricky- most boys clothes are boring. The range of color selection tends to be all neutrals, and there just isn’t much variety. A few weeks ago I won a giveaway for clothes from the Tea Collection. They have lots of good looking girls clothing, boys clothing and even […]
Easter is still a few weeks away, but it is approaching quickly. SocialMoms and Universal Pictures have asked bloggers to write about their favorite Easter traditions. There are many things that I enjoy about the Easter season, but these are my three favorite things. I love coloring Easter eggs. The eggs my kids and […]
In honor of the March 11th release of “Mars Needs Moms,” SocialMoms wants to know the top ten things I think my kids would miss about me if I was abducted by aliens. Naturally I got my kids’ input on this question, and my 11 year old son was able to rattle off a number […]
Our family sits down to a family dinner together almost every night. We make it a priority to eat dinner together so we can reconnect and talk about the day. So when I heard SocialMoms and Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese were looking for bloggers to write about dinner time tradition and etiquette I knew […]
An embarrassingly long time ago I started making a doll house for my sister. I’ve finally decided to finish it, and I hope by posting my progress on my blog weekly I’ll be motivated to actually do it. So here is a picture of the doll house right now. It is next to the water […]
Here is this year’s tree. We got a bunch of red ornaments on clearance last year, so there is a lot of red on the tree this year. The elf ornament is one of my favorite I made a few years ago, and my daughter made the beaded snowflake.
Our family has a number of favorite Thanksgiving traditions. One thing we always have is the stuffing recipe from my Great Aunt Anna. It has sausage and apples and is something we always make together Thanksgiving morning. After we make the stuffing we like to watch the Macy’s parade together. We don’t always watch […]