How To Make An “I-Spy” Bottle

with two versions so both big and little kids can play!!

A few weeks ago I posted about these Calm Down Sensory Bottles I made for the kiddo and they reminded me of another brilliant toddler activity I made long before the blog was even an idea…   Maybe I’m dating myself, but does anyone else remember those I-Spy books as a kid? Colorful pages filled with Read more…


How To Make a Calm Down Sensory Bottle

to help tame those toddler tantrums

So lately we have been battling toddler tantrums in a pretty hard core way.   My son is what you could call stubborn, or strong willed, a little dramatic even. I get it because his father and I are both the exact same way so genetically it was bound to happen – there was really Read more…

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Lunch Box Packing 101

12 Hacks & 4 Packing Methods to Make Lunchtime Pleasant for Everyone - Including Snack Buddies from 1st Quality Produce

Back to school time is almost here – how is that even possible!?!   Before we know it, moms around the world will be back at it, making lunch for the entire family each morning – and all those kids will groan in unison as they open up their lunchbox’s at noon and discover the Read more…


Fourth of July Confetti Launchers

for a safe and sane celebration!!

My absolute favorite part of the Fourth of July is the fireworks – it always has been. I’m always awe struck by the vibrant burst of colors against the night sky, and then the graceful decent it has back down to reality. Its relaxing and calming and beautiful…   …at least until you have kids! Read more…


Summer Bucket List


Summer is officially here and boy did it come in with a bang – only a week in and we are already expecting 111 degree temps in Central California next week, eek!!!   But with the heat comes days in the pool, a diet based entirely on BBQ, watermelon and ice cream and lots of Read more…


Bye, Bye Binky – Peace Out Paci

breaking up with the pacifier for good!!!

We just celebrated a 2nd birthday in our house. We have officially made the transition from baby to big boy – a big boy who can actually have a full blown conversation, who can count to 10, who insists on feeding himself with appropriate utensils, who has a sudden curiosity in the potty (and actually Read more…


Mickey Mouse 2nd Birthday

fun, easy and most importantly stress free!!!

Today we officially enter into the terrible twos – dealing with that issue is another post, for another time, because I’m too overwhelmed with the fact that I have a TWO year old!! A two year old!!!   A two year old who I have actual conversations with, who loves being outside, anything having to Read more…

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Christmas Movie Marathon

a list of the best holiday movies for you and the whole family!

Every December, for as long I can remember, my family has set aside time to have family movie marathons! We have a long list of favorites – we don’t watch them all in one sitting in traditional marathon fashion, but by the time Christmas comes along we always manage to complete our list…or at the Read more…

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