Baby & Kids

Hello, First Snow of 2017!

Hello, First Snow of 2017!

Hello! I hope you all are staying warm!  We’ve got record-breaking temperatures coming our way, and it even started snowing eeearrrllyyyy this morning! I don’t know exactly when… I briefly woke up around 3:30am and there was only rain, but when I woke up this morning […]

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Happy Birthday Daddy!

I’ve mentioned it in earlier posts, but since MEO has turned four, it’s like the holidays became much more fun.  She asked to go trick-or-treating outside with the big kids this year, she understood the concept of Santa Claus, and on Josh’s birthday this year, […]

Making Movies for MEO*TV

Making Movies for MEO*TV

Hobby Kids TV … have you heard of them?  This family makes home videos with their three boys and it literally plays 24/7 in our house. (Okay maybe not literally 24/7, but it feels like it).  The channel, that I admit at first drove me out […]

Mary Ellen’s Fourth Puppy Adoption Birthday Party

Mary Ellen’s Fourth Puppy Adoption Birthday Party

Mary Ellen’s fourth birthday has come and gone and I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that I have a 4 YEAR OLD! Time has never flown faster than the day I became a mother. This year, Mary Ellen decided she wanted […]

Richard Scarry’s Books Changing For Good

Richard Scarry’s Books Changing For Good

I have such fond memories of Richard Scarry books and videos! Not too long ago, I came across this article and was excited to see some pretty awesome updates made to them.  There were subtle messages throughout these books sculpting the way children thought about their roles in the […]

Family Vacation to Disney World in Orlando, Florida!

Family Vacation to Disney World in Orlando, Florida!

WHEW! Y’all… we’re back. Disney World is a blast, but boy are we TIRED!  I want to write this post so I am able to look back and remember the trip, but I also want to make some notes about the trip to help you prepare for […]

Neighborhood Nature Walk & Scavenger Hunt with MEO (and a printable)!

Neighborhood Nature Walk & Scavenger Hunt with MEO (and a printable)!

Some days, we have a LOT of energy. Some days, we need to get outdoors STAT. Rain or shine.  Luckily, today was shine. So what to do with an abundance of energy and a three-year-old home from school for the day? A neighborhood-nature scavenger hunt!  I quickly […]

Memorial Day Kids Craft

This year, daddy is out of town for Memorial Day and Mary Ellen and I are staying in our PJs as long as we can. Aside from Peppa Pig marathons and snuggles on the couch, we’re making giant messes in the dining room. (I LOVE our […]

Easter Egg Exercise and Number Game for Kids with a Free Printable!

Originally this was a super quick game that I threw together for MEO because she had wayyyyyy more energy than I did and that needed to change, like, ASAP.  When she continued to ask if we could play it every day for a week after, I decided […]

St. Patricks Day Succulents (Arts & Crafts With Kids!)

Mary Ellen and I have been embracing our Irish heritage the past few days in preparation for St. Patrick’s day!  The other day I picked up some of these pots from Michaels Arts and Crafts thinking they’d be perfect for some sweet little succulents! At the […]