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Back to School Blues

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I can’t believe I am even about to write this because I can hear all four of my children screaming at each other in the basement, and the dog is barking herself silly right outside the back door and...
This summer has been the best yet. It's been the kind of summer that I want to revel in forever. The kind that someday I will look back on with great fondness. This morning I glanced at my kids...
If you’re like me, you are always on the lookout for new books for your kids. My oldest loves books about construction, superheroes, and anything funny. I’m happy to read these books, but on occasion, I like to slip...
Late last year we put our elderly cat Abby to sleep. To be honest, I probably took it the hardest, as she had been in my life longer than any of my children and almost as long as my...
Confession: I knew I was going to be late to the show, but I thought the first-grade music concert was up first. And you guys? I was OK with being late to my first grader’s concert because I am...
How was your day, buddy? My son attends preschool during the week. He loves his school and classmates, but like most preschoolers, it’s hard to strike up a conversation about his day. When I ask him, “How was your day?”...
Happy Women’s History Month! In honor of the celebration of great women around the world, let me suggest 10 terrific books about activists and heroes you can read with your kiddos to kick off the celebration: She Persisted by Chelsea...
Perfect Classroom Parties in 8 easy steps: If possible pick a Friday afternoon, so that you can get the kids all sugared up and then send them home to their parents. Sign-Up Genius is your BFF. No need to...
First Week of School Mom is on her game.  You’ve seen her around—the lady carrying two-dozen homemade cupcakes and wearing a statement necklace before 9 am. Maybe she handed you a PTO flyer or gave you a hug at kindergarten...
My Dearest Lydia on your 5th Birthday I can't believe you are five years old. It seems like yesterday you were born a few weeks early and made Daddy and I the happiest we've ever been. I often think you...
My baby started kindergarten today. My baby -- the last of the three, the third third, the final one. I have big plans. In five minutes, I'll stop by Starbucks and order a celebratory smoothie -- in gratitude for my three wonderful children...
Need some kindergarten drop-off survival tips? Well, since I am halfway to being Octomom, I have your back, friends. Barring some sort of divine intervention, this is going to be my fourth and final first-day-of-kindergarten drop off. Excuse me...

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6th Annual Spring Eggstravaganza | April 4th, 2020

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We are beyond thrilled to announce our 6th Annual Spring Eggstravaganza! This EGG-cellently springy event will take place Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 AM -...