Dear Husband
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 13:48
Dear Husband,    I sent Linus and Josie to bathroom to wash their hands. I used that time to quickly pick up the lunch dishes. I may have been hypnotized by... Read More


Happy Easter
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 22:00
It was an Easter filled with family, and friends. The bunny did not disappoint.    Em's friend, Mikey is from Indiana. The dorm closed for vacation, so I gained another kid for the holiday!   Cousins, Aunts... Read More


A Star is Born
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 22:00
This weekend was the Junior High Drama Club's performance of Annie Jr. Katie was the cutest orphan in the bunch, but I may be a bit biased!            


Lalaloopsy Girls #CrazyHairDay
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:29
My girls are big  Lalaloopsy fans, especially my very own, La La Lucie! In celebraton of the launch of Lalaloopsy Girls Crazy Hair Dolls, March 6th has been declared #CrazyHairDay.  These new Lalaloopsy Girls... Read More
Why Fifty Shades Is Not For Me
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 13:54


Beat Cold and Flu Season with Vicks NyQuil Severe #ReliefIsHere
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 15:37
This winter has been brutal. Between snow days and sick days, my kids have not put in a full week of school since before Christmas break. Chances are, if the little ones are sick, I am too. Unfortunately, moms... Read More


Say His Name
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 15:26


The New Math of Conception - Mommy + Daddy + Mommy = Baby #WomensLives
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 15:38


Where's The Cat?
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 16:02
Linus (very concerned): Mattie ate one of the cats.   Emilie: No, Linus. I'm sure Mattie did not eat the cat.   Linus: Then, where is it?!   Emilie (growingly concerned) : Let's go see.   Linus runs up stairs... Read More


Christmas 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 12:20
  Merry Christmas from Beyond The Crib!  


Getting Your Kids Involved In Holiday Preparations
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 14:42
The holiday season offers many opportunities for children to learn more about, as well as, participate in family traditions. Today, I am over at HouseParty talking about how you can get your kids involved in... Read More


Interview With Lee Mendelson, Executive Producer of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" #CBXMAS
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 08:49
This year, Peanuts is kicking off a year-long celebration of 50 years of A Charlie Brown Christmas. I am extremely honored to... Read More


Holiday Gift Guide – Little Tikes Touch n' Go Bullet Train
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:20
Linus is crazy for trains, so I knew that the first item on his holiday wish list this year would be a train set. He is always carrying around a wooden train or two, but now that he is older, I had no doubt he... Read More


Holiday Gift Guide – Lalaloopsy Tinies
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:20
If you are looking for a great stocking stuffer for your little girl, look no further. Your favorite Lalaloopsy dolls are now tiny.   My girls had a blast playing with these tiny little dolls that come in sets... Read More


Holiday Gift Guide – Lalaloopsy Girls Dolls
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 12:20
The Lalaloopsy Girls are all grown up! They took my daughter, Lucie's, favorite dolls and shrunk them down into teenage fashion dolls. The Lalaloopsy girls we all know and love are off to boarding school, the... Read More