Adorable and inexpensive things to hang from your child’s ceiling

Ideas for mobiles that aren't mobiles

When I was decorating Scarlett’s room, I needed some color to break up the white wall and to bring the pinks and oranges together into a more cohesive color story. I bought these honeycomb balls for about $3 each and hung them from the ceiling. (Affiliate link) I thought they would be sweet for a […]

Tutorial: How to make cozy pajama bottoms

By Christmas morning, my two big kiddos had matching plaid flannel pj bottoms, so I would like to say “Booyah!” or “Mission Accomplished”, depending on if I’m in a sporty mood (RIP Stuart Scott) or a geeky political mood. But I’d be lying if I didn’t confess there were a few hiccups along the way […]

Big girl room: Gold polka dot wall decals

Gold dot wall decals from Land of Nod

A peek at the new paint job in Scarlett’s bedroom. My daughter’s bedroom was last painted 11 years ago when I was expecting her older brother, my first baby. I didn’t know what gender he would be, so I painted the room a light green, with a unique accent wall featuring thick circus stripes behind […]

Activity #124: Make ‘em tap

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When fellow parenting blogger and amateur fashion designer Mike posted about tap dancing with his daughter Emme, I knew Julian and I had to try it. Mike gives Charlene credit, and she gives someone else credit, but it doesn’t really matter as long as Julian gives ME credit for the idea of taping quarters to […]

I would cook more if my kids were less rude about it

Picky kids make for cranky cooks - solutions for picky eaters

I like the satisfaction of preparing a meal; trying new recipes and cookbooks; and eating healthfully. So, why would I rather hide out on my computer seeing what’s going on with Facebook instead of actually cooking according to my meal plan most nights? I am frickin’ beat down from all the complaints. This is a real photo of delicious […]