If you want to find the best toys for 70% off at Target, you need to read this! Last year, the winter toy markdown to 70% off was Thursday, January 17th, but it occurred on the second Thursday in previous years. The last Thursday of each July used to be the […]
Tired of watching your little ones use each other as targets for Nerf bullets, rubber bands, or unmentionables? A foam bullet to the face can be eye-opening (or nearly blinding), as a scared-to-my-wits-end self and my oldest can attest. The good news is, homemade targets are easy to make.
Each Christmas, my […]
Do you, too, always have hospital bills, dentalwork, field trips, and other added expenses to oddly enough pop up around the holidays, just when you’re trying to buy gifts? It’s odd (and saddening), but true. I’m beginning to believe this happens as a message that we are not to overspend on gifts. […]
How to get your kids to practice an instrument, by me. That is the most off-the-wall title coming from my household. Laughable, in fact! I suspect that our less-than-enthusiastic practice sessions of the recent past are the norm for child piano players across the map. To paint a clear picture, one of […]
Yes, really- this fire pit and benches cost us $0 to make. Zip, zilch, nada. Well, except for the gas to run the chainsaw. While not perfect, it is a work completed by the children with their father, which makes it perfect in our eyes.
Yes, we are back in the back-to-school grind, and there is one big part of the routine you may not feel like talking about. That is, the aftermath. So school behavior is decent- they are exercising a great deal of self-control and striving to please the teachers….
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Gardening for free or on the cheap is not a new idea- in fact, this is how our ancestors grew everything! Even if you feel you do not have a green thumb or anything close to it, I encourage you to try and try again. Some free gardening techniques are nearly no-fail, […]
Saving money and time on lunches for kids became a challenge for us as our children entered school. Littlest easily munches on leftovers and odds and ends from the fridge, but the older children are off bright and early along with their snacks, drinks, lunches, papers, and all. We […]
I’ve had a 16-month old baby boy running circles around me, with a couple more tots to keep up with, so I know what is sometimes your heart’s desire, momma. If you are reading this, you see your time as precious! Separation anxiety is said to peak around 18 months, […]
There is over a month until Easter (and we do love a beautiful late April Easter!) Meanwhile, the pretty decorations just had to come out, but this new Lilly Pulitzer-inspired one just may be my favorite. Because it really is not about the bunny, but it is about the lamb. Visit