Category Archives: Fun Extras

Let’s Get This New Year Started

Let’s Get This New Year Started

Goodbye 2016! It was a year with many happy memories, the year we welcomed our precious Winnie. It was also a rough year, filled with grief, anxiety, and lots of overwhelming about-to-lose-my-shit parenting moments. But we made it. I suspect 2017 will be just as challenging (if not more so). But again we’ll make it through… Continue Reading

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Spooky Spider Halloween Favors

Spooky Spider Halloween Favors

Halloween is less than two weeks away! I can hardly wait. So in anticipation of all the spooky activities coming up, including my family’s annual pumpkin carving gathering, I made cute spider Halloween favors for the children using little candy jars. These favors are creepy, crawly, and filled with sweet treats — a perfect DIY… Continue Reading

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Asian Pear Cobbler Dessert

Asian Pear Cobbler Dessert

Fall is here and it’s not just apple season – it’s Asian pear season! So go find some and make this Asian pear cobbler dessert. I promise it does not disappoint. Usually I make autumn desserts with apples, which are readily and abundantly available from many farms near us this time of year. But not… Continue Reading

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Red, White and Blue Favorites: My Patriotic Picks

Red, White and Blue Favorites: My Patriotic Picks

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, the weather is heating up (finally!), and American pride is in the air. And like any good citizen of the United States, it makes me want to shop (you know, to support the economy). So I’ve been hunting down my favorite red, white and blue items for summer’s patriotic holidays, and… Continue Reading

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Unique Gift Ideas for New and Seasoned Moms

Unique Gift Ideas for New and Seasoned Moms

Since Mother’s Day is nearly here, I decided to share some ideas for unique gifts for moms. These are ideas for expecting moms, new moms, moms with six children…any moms! As long as they have a sense of humor and appreciate a gift that’s not-so-ordinary. Some of these ideas would also be great for dads.… Continue Reading

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Making Time To Read With Your Children

Making Time To Read With Your Children

Guess what? It’s March, otherwise known as National Reading Month. So my friends at Bookroo are sharing a post today about making the commitment to read with your children. And they’ve got exciting news about their free reading tool and their awesome giveaways this month! Happy Reading! My 12-year old brother is a voracious reader. He… Continue Reading

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Bathroom Break: Daddy vs. Mommy

Bathroom Break: Daddy vs. Mommy

Recently we were talking about going #1 and #2 during a family dinner with my sisters and parents (totally normal discussion, right?). One thing could be concluded from this conversation: Whoever came up with the terms “restroom” and “bathroom break” was clearly a man. Yep, there are some distinct differences between a dad using the… Continue Reading

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Watch The Video – Baby Number 3 Is On The Way!

Watch The Video – Baby Number 3 Is On The Way!

You guys, this is BIG. You’ve got to watch the latest video from Kiddie Kopps Productions. It’s only a minute long but Owen and Carmendy’s performances are Oscar-worthy. It’s so good I’m thinking I should switch from a blogger to a vlogger. And you’ll want to wait until the end for this video…you don’t want… Continue Reading

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