Gluten Free Walt Disney World Vacation

Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation

HOW TO PLAN FOR A WALT DISNEY WORLD VACATION: TIPS FROM THE FAMILY WHO DID IT WRONG (AND A FEW THINGS WE DID RIGHT)...more

Be Considerate of Stay at Home Parents

 Yes, I'm a stay at home mom.  No, I'm not simply laying around on the floor playing with my kid all day.  It's not a walk in the park and it's certainly not all fun and games.  I cannot always be ready for the unplanned at the drop of a hat.  And, I can't be expected to fill in to help you just because I'm a stay at home mom.  Sometimes I'm surprised at the treatment I receive as a stay at home parent....more
ivysvariety I get that, everyone has a budget. If a time or a place doesn't work for me I just ...more

Venturing Outdoors Despite Rainy Weather Predictions

Over the course of a few days, I had activities planned with the kiddo that required us to venture away from home, outdoors and on days that had not-so-good weather forecasts.  The first activity was nearly an hour from home to visit the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine and the prediction was rainy.  I almost backed out of the plan, but the kiddo was insistent that we go to the Alligator Farm....more
Hah. I have taken children to the Alligator Farm! It was more than 10 years ago but the photo of ...more

Working with Felt - A Beginner's Beginner Guide to Felt Board Activity Making

I say "Beginner's Beginner Guide" because I still consider myself a beginner at simply working with felt.  It dawned on me that the first time I worked with felt (taking on the large task of a toddler Felt Christmas Tree), I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.  I've professed my complete lack of crafting skills in previous posts here, and this project proved no different....more

Stop Comparing Your Child's Behavior to Others': It's Just A Moment

As a parent, I find that we're quick to judge ourselves or our children based on the moments we see with our own eyes.  During a recent trip, I spent an hour on a boat with my daughter waiting to see dolphins that never appeared.  So, the novelty of the boat ride itself wore off quickly.  Like many moms on that boat, I found myself pulled about the boat searching for ... well, who really knows what a 3 year old is searching for....more

Could You Live in a Tiny House?

Preparing for an overnight trip to visit The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, as well as my husband's work travel to Dallas, I spent three full days cleaning our large two-story house of over 2000 square feet. ...more
French Robin Designs aside from the beach, I like the idea.  I think if I lived by the beach, ...more

Story of Girl, Dog Attack Victim, Thrown Out of KFC May Be False

How many of you heard the story about the little girl thrown out of KFC for "scaring" the others customers with her facial scars left after being attacked by dogs?...more

ABCMouse.com Review

ABCMouse.com Review I was lucky enough to win a free subscription to ABCmouse.com and thought I would share my experience with you.  I was not compensated for this review in any way.  From setting up our account to using the program on a regular basis, here's what we thought about ABCMouse....more