So long Halloween, Hello more Holidays……


     I love Halloween-it’s short and “sweet” and doesn’t involve a ton of shopping. If I have learned anything in motherhood, though, it’s to go with the flow – that despite my best plans, I can’t control things. Despite finally finding my 9 year old daughter’s favorite costume this year (1950′s car hop:) and hoping to be so organized as to make 20+ of the little “pumpkin” fruit cups for her class that I saw on Pinterest…we spent Halloween a different way. My sweet daughter was feeling really bad so no school for her and no class party -instead…

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Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas Moms!


Many of us are playing Santa right now, putting toys together, wrapping presents, perhaps getting a head start on cooking for tomorrow. I’m about to hit the sack and get a little shut eye myself in anticipation of a big day tomorrow. I grew up with all the presents from “Santa” as unwrapped while my husband recalls all “Santa’s” gifts wrapped. We are doing a mix of both tomorrow. We both decided it would be challenging to wrap a drum set.  Overall I plan to just enjoy the day, eat less than I did at Thanksgiving (which was way too…

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Spring Cleaning in February


Well, I suppose it is never too early for Spring cleaning. Since our daughter’s birthday coincides with Christmas we have a lot of new things at the house. We also have a lot of old things now too which can be a bit overwhelming for a four year old…and definitely not in keeping with the Montessori methodology of simplicity. It’s also overwhelming for her parents! So….to the donation station we went this week and now we have room to breathe again….aahhhh (I also discovered some dust bunnies–oh, well). When does your Spring cleaning begin or is it a year round…

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