Blogger Bash 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 13:20
A blogger event unlike no other. How could I resist? Only an hour and a half away in New York City? I was there! A few months ago, I entered a contest to win a ticket to Blogger Bash, and I won! I could not... Read More


Blogger Bash Coffee Talk
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 17:50
  Only 6 more days until I head off to the city for Blogger Bash! I can't wait to connect with friends and brands. I am especially excited to meet some of my blogger friends “in real life.” The kids are... Read More


My Little Firework
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 08:00
Happy Fourth of July! ... Read More


A Worthy Fight
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 17:35
What type of parent doesn't fight for their child? My father chose to give up. After I was out of my teens, he explained to me that my mother made his life very difficult. There was always an issue with child... Read More


Graduation Day
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 18:09


Welcome To Camp Half Blood
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 17:33
Evan has to be the biggest Percy Jackson fan I know. For his twelfth birthday, he wanted a amp Half Blood themed party.   Posiedon Punch Medusa cake    Dueling lessons Archery Class Hit the baloons to... Read More


I Want To Throw A First Moon Party
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 18:55
Where do you think I can find a vagina cake?  Frustrated that she is the last of her friends to get her period, the tween in the video decides to put nail polish on a pad and pretend that it is her time of the... Read More


Rachel & The TreeSchoolers - Family Funded Programming You Can Believe In
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:36
Imagine a little girl with a lot of thoughts in her head and no way to get them all out. Try as she might, she would get frustrated and give up until one day she learned a few signs. Suddenly, the whole world... Read More


Kindergarten, Here She Comes!
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:36
My Josie graduated Preschool today. She has come so far in her two years at St. Francis. She received her diploma and her award for being the "Most Enthusiastic Student."  We are all so proud of all she has... Read More


If you take a toddler out for sushi...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 14:16
He is going to want Miso soup and salad with ginger dressing. He is going to want to eat with chopsticks.   Success!   Rice was a little harder, but he adapted.     Red bean ice cream with a candle for me... Read More


Preparing For A Stress-Free Day At The Beach
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 13:08
My husband hates the beach. I am not sure which he dislikes more, the risk of sunburn or the annoying feeling of sand in between his toes. Plus, I am neurotic about letting my kids anywhere near water, so he... Read More


Break The Silence
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 13:22
Was I ready to relive the pain of stillbirth? My fingers trembled as I turned on the television. Who was I kidding? I wasn't brave enough to do this. I can't even watch the opening of “Up” without tearing up.... Read More


Happy Mother's Day 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 14:56
Josie's class invited all the moms to a tea party for Mother's Day. The teachers helped the kids record a description of their moms. At the end of each description, they waited for the mom to raise her hand and... Read More


Anatomy of Boy Hair
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 22:51


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Potty Mouth
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:43
When I set out to potty train my first child, I received a lot of advice. I was told that I should bring my daughter to the bathroom with me so she could learn by watching me. This wasn't a new concept at our... Read More