If you’ve hung out with me here long enough, you know that I LERVE throwing parties. One of the things I love about parenthood is that it gives me an excuse to throw themed birthday parties for my kids. But when Miss Bean told me this year, she wanted a Paw Patrol party, I was decidedly unexcited. After checking with her multiple times to make sure she really really wanted Paw Patrol this year, I decided that we’d do it my way, and I came up with this glam Paw Patrol party.
Mother’s Day is coming! Moms are awesome (if I do say so myself) and Mother’s Day is a great way to show the moms in your life how much you care about them. And while there are plenty of gift guides and commercials out there telling you what you should get, I wanted get a sense of what gifts moms actually want for Mother’s Day, not what stores are trying to sell you.
So I asked a bunch of moms of young children what their perfect Mother’s Day looks like. I anticipated that the number one answer was going to be sleep but I was wrong! Read on to find out what’s first on mom’s list.
I don’t know about you, but it feels like every time I turn around there’s another event that involves someone giving candy to my children. Anybody else feel that way? I feel like the constant influx of candy makes it difficult to reduce the overall intake of sugar around here. I also don’t want to be the bad guy who doesn’t let their kids have the candy given them. So what’s a mama to do? I’ve decided to make a concerted effort this Easter to fill their Easter baskets with awesome things that aren’t candy. And I thought you might like that idea, too, so I’m sharing with you 15 no Candy, no Junk Easter basket ideas.
This one, four-minute daily activity has saved my sanity. I don’t know about you, but I’m not exactly the most naturally tidy person, and now that I have tiny humans living with me, things easily spiral out of control. A mom friend of mine told me about something she does with her family, and it took me months before trying it out for myself. And then I could’ve kicked myself for waiting so long because this is a seriously life changing cleanup hack. LIFE. CHANGING. (more…)