Category: Mommy blog

Get the Perfect Holiday Card!

basic-invite-holiday-cardsHave you started thinking about your Holiday cards? I like to get them finished before Thanksgiving. Once the holidays start, it is harder to focus on getting them ordered and sent out! Let’s not even get started on taking the perfect picture for the card!! Taking a good picture of the kiddos is hard enough…ordering your card shouldn’t be difficult! I have found a great website to order Holiday cards from…well actually they do a lot more then Holiday cards! The site is super easy to navigate and they make it very easy to customize your cards!  (more…)

8 Tips on How to Get the Perfect Picture of Your Kids!

picture-of-kids2The Holiday Season is quickly approaching. You know what that means?! Family, friends, foods, gifts, and Holiday cards! Each year it is a painstaking task to get the perfect picture of my girls for our Christmas card. When we had 1 child, it wasn’t that difficult to get a good picture for the Christmas card. But it seems the level of difficulty has increased with the addition of each child! Over the years I have learned a few things on how to get a good picture of the girls! (more…)

10 Easy to Make Halloween Treats

c5f4d5a52ea5d2f77e61e7bc4401439fHalloween parties are coming! Are you hosting a Halloween party? Or maybe you are the class parent for your child’s class. Halloween is a great time to create fun treats for the kids! I have put together a list of easy to make treats…yes, easy to make. Because as a working mom with 3 kids, I don’t have time to make fondant broom sticks or time to dip anything in chocolate…or whatever it is that other really creative moms do! Not bashing the super creative moms, but I just can’t…if you can, then work it mama!! If you are looking for a quick and easy thing to show up to a class party with, I got you covered! (more…)

Why Do Toddlers Wake Up In the Middle of the Night?

why-toddlers-wake-up-in-middle-of-nightThis may be one of the great mysteries of the world. Why do toddlers wake up in the middle of the night…3:00 am to be exact. For some reason, 3:00 am is the time they like to wake up. I remember growing up, my grandmother would call 3:00 am the “witching hour”. I never understood that until I had my own kids. They get up at 3:00 am and I turn into a witch! But why do they get up? There are several reasons your toddler could be getting up in the middle of the night.  (more…)

Toddler Wandering Into Your Bed At Night? Read this…

get-your-toddler-back-in-their-bedFor some reason, there are several times throughout their lives when children forget how to sleep through the night. The first few times happen during infancy. Babies usually start sleeping through the night for longer stretches of time and then BAM around 4 months, they regress. Parents are baffled by this. But, like everything else, it passes and all is restored to normal. Babies wake up a lot at night. Whoever said “sleep like a baby” needs a reality check. So once your child has grown past the baby stage, you think you are in the clear. Well, I am sorry to say it, but some toddlers wake up in the middle of the night too. Don’t freak out! I promise it is a phase. And, if handled correctly, it will be a phase that will end quickly….if not handled correctly, it could cause some bad habits, for you or your child.  (more…)

Free Printable Coloring Book

free-coloring-bookI love printable coloring books! They are great for art projects or just keeping your little ones busy! Recently, I teamed up with KidloLand and helped create this great coloring book. I love that the lines are really thick. I also appreciate that the pictures are not too intricate. All 3 of my girls can color the images and have fun while doing it! (more…)

Creative Halloween Costume Ideas

cutest-baby-gnome-costume-19734I love Halloween! It is a fun time of year. Kids and adults get to dress up and play pretend! The best part is that it is not only encouraged, but people will give you candy for doing it too! Even though Halloween is a month away…you need to start figuring out what costumes you and the kiddos will be wearing! Check out these easy to make & super creative ideas!!  (more…)

The PTO is not evil!

the_pto_is_not_evilAt some point in time the PTO got a bad rap. Seriously, even in the movie “Bad Moms” (which I loved by the way) the PTO got a bad rap! I will say, proudly, that I am on the PTO at my daughter’s school…and they aren’t the blood sucking, attention seeking, no fun people that everyone thinks. I swear they aren’t! Have you looked into the PTO (sometimes called the PTA) at your school? You will be pleasantly surprised… (more…)

Get the Perfect Picture on Picture Day!

Circa 1987
Circa 1987

The day is fast approaching. It will be here before you know. You have been giving your child extra vitamins and avoiding germs…they can not be sick on the big day! I am talking about Picture Day, of course! My oldest daughter’s picture day is tomorrow. The PTO in her school is on the ball. The idea behind having it so early in the school year, less absences. I like where their heads are! Making sure your child is there for picture day is half the battle… (more…)