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Let’s Decorate: Controlling Stuffed Animals

Mom 1 – Stuffies 0  To try to decorate a kid’s space without talking about organizing is absolutely impossible. Our kids are little, cute, funny and we love them, but they come with a lot of stuff and no where to put it. The nemeses of most parents in the common situation of “too much stuff” are stuffed animals. They are probably one ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: For Love!

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you enjoy these quick and easy love-inspired food ideas:   Heart-y Eggs: Start Valentine's Day off right with this adorable breakfast from Cute Food for Kids – we especially love the little ketchup hearts!   Struck by Love: Seriously, this idea from Eye Candy just goes to show how easy it can be to add a ... Read More »

But Mommm: Let’s Talk

In the last six months I’ve had conversations with three different friends whose teenage daughters have been experiencing various forms of mental illness. As I listened to these women, who are all loving, involved and wonderful parents, I started thinking about the prevalence of depression and anxiety with kids and doing a little research to understand early warning signs.   ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Kitchen Savers

Remember those new year's resolutions? If any of them included eating healthier, saving money or being more efficient, then consider some of these options in the kitchen to help you achieve all three.  Bulk Buying: Keep an eye out for good sales at the grocery store and stock-up on frequently used items like tuna, pasta and rice and store them ... Read More »

But Mommm: Finality

Our baby is two. Two years ago I delivered him. Two years before that I delivered his sister. Two years before that I delivered his other sister. This year, I’m not delivering anyone. The pattern of pregnancy and nursing that has been my life for six years is done.   Done. Where did that time go? How can the “baby” ... Read More »

But Mommm: Power

From as early as I can remember, my Dad would ask me one simple question each and every day. He asked it before bed. He asked it at many of my major milestones throughout life. He even ended his speech at my wedding with it.   “You know what?”   “What Dad?”   “I love you.”   And now, as ... Read More »

Bookworm: Books for Breakfast

  Those of us who have more than one child are often amazed when we reflect on how different our children are. My 14 month old loves food. He’ll eat almost anything—green beans, peas and the occasional poutine (admittedly, more of the poutine ended up in his hair than in his tummy). Not much goes to waste—he’s even got a ... Read More »

Let’s Decorate: For Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and every year I love to celebrate. I know that there are a lot of people out there who don’t get into this holiday – the thought is that it’s more of a “Hallmark holiday”. My take is that I can’t see how a day that celebrates telling people that you love them as a bad thing, ... Read More »

But Mommm: Stages

The other night, as our youngest two played in the bath, my husband motioned to me to go look in our six year old’s room. As I approached the door, I could see that it was partially closed and I could hear Taylor Swift booming from her MP3 player. Without disturbing her, I peeked through the small crack in the ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Homemade Mac-n-Cheese

  What kid doesn't love noodles and cheese?  This time, ditch the box of KD and try our homemade version – it's almost as easy and much better tasting!       Ingredients:   3 tbsp butter 3 tbsp flour 3 cups milk 3-4 cups of whole wheat macaroni noodles 2½ cups grated cheddar cheese ¼ tsp dry mustard ½ ... Read More »