Do you have kids who love to play in the snow, but they don't feel well or you just can't keep dressing them up to go out for two minutes? Try bringing in snow to play with indoors! Winter sensory play brilliance! We don't see much snow since we moved to sunny California, but back when we lived in Massachusetts it was a fixture of our lives for months on end. The kids … [Read more...] about Winter Fun for Kids: Bring in the Snow for Winter Sensory Play!
Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017. Setting goals each month makes it easier to stay accountable. April was a hard month, so it was pretty amazing to end it by dropping the kids off for a one-night sleepover with cousins while Mike and I escaped to Half Moon Bay. This was our first time child-free since Emma was born in 2006! The kids had a blast with … [Read more...] about Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017
Today I am grateful that Mike, Emma, Johnny, and Lily decided to watch the Boston Marathon near mile 18 instead of at the finish line. My heart breaks for lives lost and all who are suffering. Sharing a few images from a day that started off beautifully, and sending prayers for Boston. … [Read more...] about The Boston Marathon
Ticia tagged me last month with this fun series, so you get an exceptionally verbose post from me! The Rules: 1. Post these rules. 2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random facts about you. 3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post. 4. Create 11 new questions and tag new people to answer them. 5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know … [Read more...] about 11 Things About Me
I really like chocolate, and so does the rest of my family. So when I was presented with the opportunity to make something using COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, I knew it would include chocolate. After some thought and discussion, the kids and I invented this mousse-inspired (although not quite mousse consistency) deliciously rich dessert. The recipe we created is … [Read more...] about A Dessert for Chocoholics