Signing Off for Christmas

Yesterday, I told Big Daddy that on the morning of 12/24 he and I are setting aside our phones. We’re going to take away the screen time to make sure we’re giving face time to our kids. I realized that I wasn’t going to get much blogging done as Christmas starts to wind up and…

Indoor Gifts for Active Kids

When Littlebit became a toddler, became apparent that she was very different from the Princess. Littlebit was, and is, an active child. While she does sit and play quietly with dolls and figures and her doll house and while she loves to draw and cut and paste, Littlebit is active. And Baby Bee surpasses her….

Comfort Food

On Friday night, the Princess and I had a talk in her bedroom away from the little ears. I explained what happened in Sandy Hook to her. She cried and we hugged. We discussed what to do in an emergency such as that. We talked about a meeting place if something happened at her school…

Sorrow

I found out in the afternoon. I’d been out with friends all day and didn’t check my Facebook until then. I texted Big Daddy who confirmed some details. And then my panic took over. My personal demon. My devil. The Princess was home safe and Baby Bee was with me, but my sweet Littlebit was…

Chocolate Guinness Cheesecake

Big Daddy isn’t into presents. He’s just not. It’s hard for me. My love language is gifts. Gifts are how I show love. I like them to be big, opulent and something you don’t need. I like to give impractical presents. Big Daddy? That’s not his speed. It is a part of marriage where you…

To My Darling Boy on his 37th Birthday

Our morning will be busy.  That much is true and little girls will fall over themselves to wish you a Happy Birthday.  I’ll go to the store to make you a delicious dinner and dessert and apologize, again, for the lack of presents.  You insist it’s fine and I know you feel that way, but…

Let’s Talk About Soup

I’m one of those “sick” people who love winter. I really do. There’s something peaceful to me when the ground is blanketed in snow and things are muffled and silent and crisp. It seems so fitting to me that the year rings out and in this season. It’s the perfect ending and beginning time. I…

Perler Bead Christmas Ornaments

This little craft is another pinterest find, but it’s easy peasy and not very expensive and even the littlest kid can join in on the fun. The linked website is in Swedish, I think.  And while I’ve seen other explanations on how to make these ornaments the original, Swedish website ends up making the most…

Sugarplums

When you have three little girls, the holidays are just a little different. There’s a little more glitter, there’s a little more sparkle.  There’s a few more fairies and princesses on your Christmas tree.  There’s more taffeta and tulle and lace and satin.    And the Nutcracker?   Well, not only is it iconic, but little girls…

It’s December–AND the menu plan

We saw Santa. Littlebit couldn’t contain herself.  She was so excited.  She couldn’t wait to see him and give him her list (a Hello Kitty Hat and a Cinderella Doll, so note to those of you buying for her!)  SHe answered a very emphatic yes when he asked if she’d been good, which is true….