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Minimalism: How I Gave Myself More Time, Money, and a Better Life

When I moved in with my boyfriend (now husband) we combined two households of stuff.  After a couple years we got engaged, bought a home, got married, and had a baby.  That led to A LOT more stuff.  Shower gifts, wedding gifts, baby gifts galore!  On top of that there were Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, […]

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Top Ten Children’s Books for Ages 2-5

The research is clear. Reading aloud to children is one of the single most important things a parent can do to encourage language development and build a solid foundation for success in school and beyond. Not only that, but regularly reading to young children literally changes their brains, causing more activity in the areas of […]

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{Re-Cap} Pizza and Pencils Event

How’s everyone feeling on this first Friday of the school year? Exhausted? Cranky? Ready for a night of sleep without the alarm going off in the morning? We hear you.  But, imagine if this exhaustion and crankiness were the least of your problems this school year.  Imagine if you came to “unpack your backpack” or […]

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We Feel You: A Note From Your Child’s Teacher

You’ve purchased all of the school supplies your child needs. Their backpack is full and ready to go. Your child’s favorite lunch foods are packed, and you even had time to stick a little love note for them in their lunch. They have on the perfect outfit for their first day, and you have a […]

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Choking: Do You Know How To Save Your Child’s Life?

I have small children in my house.  I also have big children in my house.  Their ages range from seven months to twelve years of age.  Unfortunately, that means that there are many different toys for different ages in my house.  There are Squinkies, My Little Ponies, Littlest Pet Shop, Barbie’s, John Deere Tractors (which […]

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