How To Host A Sleepover Without Losing Your Mind

"Mom, can I have a sleepover?" These six words can send fear through even the most seasoned parent. One of the only times I ever remember seeing my mom's feathers ruffled was when my sister and I spoke those six words. Mom had raised three boys before she had us girls. She said boys were so much … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate and Banana Quesadillas Recipe

Have your kids gone back to school yet? We are officially ending week two here in Knoxville. I am happy to report things are going very well. With Caitlin in high school, I was uneasy about how difficult her senior year would be, but she is doing great! With my homeschooling Henry, we have our daily … [Read more...]

Olympic Rings Beaded Stretch Bracelet Craft

I can remember when I was a kid watching the Olympics with my parents. My dad was all about track and field in the summer and hockey in the winter. For mom (and me), gymnastics and diving were the preference in the summer and ice skating in the winter. I was fortunate enough to be living in Atlanta … [Read more...]

Homemade Teacher Appreciation Gift: Colored Pencil Vase

When I was a kid, we lived exactly one block from our elementary school. My mom was one of those parents who wanted to be as involved in her kid's lives as possible. Mom was a recognized figure at that school. Mom volunteered in the library, the office, our classrooms and anywhere else they could … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft

This is one of my favorite crafts. It is so inexpensive (under $10) and looks so adorable when it is complete. Kids from preschool and up can help make this craft, making it perfect for Mother’s Day. If you are using glue dots, the younger kids can do this with some help from an older kid or grown … [Read more...]

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