Betty Crocker Holiday Gift Box Giveaway #GetYourBettyOn


One of my favorite Christmas traditions while growing up was baking Christmas cookies and making candies with my mom.  There were three specific old family recipes that we whipped up every year and we still do.   It’s a special time I look forward to spending with my mom and, although we try to include […]

The Elf on the Shelf- Kippy is Here


So, yeah.  This happened.  Apparently our homemade Elf on the Shelf just wasn’t going to cut it this year.  The other night I was informed by my son (through tears, might I add) that he and one other child in his class were the only ones who didn’t have a real Elf on the Shelf.  […]

Celebrate Friendsgiving in November with Netflix #StreamTeam


Having and being a friend is such an important topic to discuss with children, and my wish for my son is that he will find the kind of friends that I made in school that are still my very closest friends to this day.  They were there for me, encouraged me, and almost always set […]

TGIF: Pizza And A Movie- Netflix #StreamTeam


It’s back to school time and that means early mornings, lots of homework, and busy days.  Getting back into the swing of the new school year definitely makes our family appreciate our weekends a little more.  After a long week at school and work, there’s nothing we love better than relaxing with a great movie […]

Back to School Memories with Staples


I can remember my son’s very first day of school like it was yesterday.   We were so excited to have enrolled him in three year old kindergarten and he had such a great morning getting prepared before I took him to school.  He woke up without a fuss, ate his breakfast like a champ, and […]

Seasons of Change


It seems like it has been forever since I updated with a personal post, so I thought I would document some things here for posterity.  That, and my blog has become a real snore! I have a third grader now.  Here he is on his first day of school.  He is doing well and loves […]

Back to School- Teaching Your Kids Kindness & Acceptance with Netflix #StreamTeam


  If there is one value I have tried to instill in my son, it’s that he should always be kind.  Growing up in a culture where being cruel is often thought of as funny and cool, I want my son to know the difference and be accepting of others, no matter what their differences […]