Why Choose Soy Over Paraffin Wax Candles

J&L Decor, a handmade home decor company out of Montana, sent me a lovely handmade Lavender and Vanilla Scented Soy Candle to try out recently, along with some enlightening info about why they chose to make their candles using soy wax. Lauren Cox, the co-founder of J&L Decor, recently wrote a post about Soy vs … Continue reading Why Choose Soy Over Paraffin Wax Candles

Real Mom Life, Making it Work

Being mom means being the ultimate multitasker, squeezing things in whenever you can, and trying to do most things with a companion of questionable temperament. My friend Georjie snapped this pic while she was highlighting my hair one afternoon. It's not exactly a glamorous shot, but it's a little peek into daily "mom life." Me … Continue reading Real Mom Life, Making it Work

5 Essentials for Your Dress-up Box and Where to Find Them

It starts when your toddler first puts on a pair of your shoes and stumbles around, giggling and excited to be dressing like mom or dad. Then it progresses to outfits and accessories, and before you know it they've got quite a dress-up collection. Dressing up is a great imaginative activity that you can encourage … Continue reading 5 Essentials for Your Dress-up Box and Where to Find Them

Do You Want to Play a Game?

Playing a game with a three-year-old is a unique experience. It takes a lot of patience, imagination and a complete lack of concern for following rules. We got this great set of games from Goliath Games and Pressman Toy Company and my son couldn't wait to rip open the box and try every single toy, … Continue reading Do You Want to Play a Game?

Making Wall Worthy Kids Art with Stencils

Stencils are a great way for kids of almost any age to make wall worthy art. As long as they can hold a painting utensil or sponge, then they should be able to transfer paint onto the prepared stencil surface and have it result in something pretty decent! We recently took advantage of a cold … Continue reading Making Wall Worthy Kids Art with Stencils

I Don’t Want to do The Thing

So, this is me today: I keep sitting down and trying to do The Thing I'm supposed to be doing and it's just not happening. Actually typing about not doing it is the closest I've gotten to doing it. And therefore, I'm almost giving myself a pat on the back for half-assly doing The Thing … Continue reading I Don’t Want to do The Thing

Book Review: P is for Poop by Ben Luster

My son has not been the most receptive little reader. In fact, he's been downright combative at times, like when I tried to read him What's Making Walter C. Laugh? and he threw a giant tantrum, and then there was the time he kept shoving poor Sgt. Stubby in the trash. It got to where … Continue reading Book Review: P is for Poop by Ben Luster