Dinosaurs and Cookies

Dinosaurs and Cookies

How do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague. Our book topic for this month’s book craft was “How Do Dinosaurs…” I’d never read this series before but it sounded like fun. I went a little overboard and check out maybe a dozen from the library –...

Friendships

Friendships

Friendships, now that’s a topic my husband and I have spent lots of time discussing. Here’s my thing with friendships. I tend to make them easily, and I have lots of friends. I love friends! But I have no really close friends. And when friends move to a different...

Shop in under 90 seconds with Tophatter!

This is a sponsored post. Tophatter is a really fast online auction site. And by really fast, I mean that auctions can end in 90 seconds or less. I see lots of electronics and jewelry on here, but there are also games, cosmetics, and more. For a $10 credit...

Laura Story – Open Hands – Review & Giveaway

I’m constantly on the lookout for new music for me and for my kids. So, I was excited when I got to review Laura Story‘s newest CD, Open Hands for free. I love Laura Story’s music and this CD was no exception. The music is beautiful and relaxing. Both...

Murder on the Moor – Book Review

I received a copy of this book free for purposes of my review. All opinions are my own. I just love Juliana Deering’s Drew Farthering Murdery Mysteries! Murder on the Moor is the fourth in her Drew Farthering Murder Mystery series. I have already read the previous three and...

How To Draw a Giraffe

Our Book for our monthly Book Craft Challenge was “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. I’d never read this book so I checked it out from the library – along with the half of the library that my kids selected – and read it with the kids. I...

Chick Fil A Upcycle Challenge

Chick Fil A Upcycle Challenge

I’m part of a ChickFilA mom’s panel and for February they are having a upcycle challenge with the Chick Fil A soup bowls. Which, if you haven’t tried their soup. You need to. My kids love the chicken noodle and the southwestern chicken is my favorite, even though I...

Starting Again

Starting Again

We all hate starting over – at least I do, so I assume everyone else does. Even my kids hate starting again. Because usually we’re starting over because we got something wrong. And if there’s anything worse that starting over, it’s admitting that I’ve gotten something wrong. I often have...

What my Kids think of the New Baby

What my Kids think of the New Baby

I have 3 children and while they each are super excited that we’re having another baby – they’ve been asking for one for basically forever – their responses have all been different. I can’t wait to see what they all think once the baby is here! First. Here’s what...

Tips for Dealing with Morning Sickness

I’m currently pregnant with my 4th child and “enjoying” all the 1st trimester joys of morning sickness. Luckily for me, my morning sickness (all day sickness) is only in the 1st trimester. I’m not sure what would happen in my house if it lasted any longer. As I’m lying...

Caring for Myself in My First Trimester

Caring for Myself in My First Trimester

Aside from the actual delivery. First Trimester is by far my least favorite part of pregnancy. I have morning sickness – really all day sickness – from about 4 weeks until week 13. And with 3 kids, homeschooling, and a small business, keeping up while I’m sick is a...

Ladybug Girl Craft

Ladybug Girl Craft

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy is one of my children’s favorite books. We received this book years ago as part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Which is a program she started here in Tennessee that mails each child under 5 one free book a month. We’ve discovered some truly...