People are always surprised when they discover we have two dogs. We already have four kids. Adding two dogs into the mix does increase the chaos a bit around here. But on the other hand, the kids love playing with them. And as a lot of dog owners will tell you, we didn’t exactly choose these […]
It’s been hot here this week. We’ve spent the last few days with all the fans on in the house…or hanging out by the community pool…or having water fights…or doing whatever else we can to stay cool.
Maybe it’s because I’m a June baby… but I love a good outdoor summer party. Growing up in California, I don’t remember having a single birthday party indoors. They were all in the backyard — kids running around in bathing suits, eating watermelon and chocolate cake and having water fights or swimming. As I grew […]
I have a theory that almost every family has an Emergency Room Kid. You know the one — if there’s a chance anyone is going to get injured, it’s going to be them
I do crafts and activities with the kids all the time…but I just realized you all may not have met two important members of our family!
My kids love the Disney Imagicademy apps. After trying out Mickey’s Magical Math World recently, they had a chance to use Mickey’s Magical Arts World this week. It brings back their favorite Disney characters (Minnie! Mickey! Donald!), and takes kids through a variety of art forms — from drawing and painting to playing with textures, from designing and […]
I can NOT tell you how many times, when my babies were little, I had an idea for a product either for babies or their parents.
My third grade teacher, Mr. Skinner, came to my wedding. He was one of my favorite teachers — a former NBA basketball player who was fair, and engaging, and interesting, and — to a third grader — insanely tall and kind of terrifying. And an excellent teacher.
I received compensation for this post as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community. All opinions expressed are my own. Eight years ago, we moved 1100 miles — away from family and friends and the state where my husband and I were born and grew up. We now have friends here in Colorado […]
Exhibit A: There he is. The Beast. The Flying Blueberry. The Seventh Member of Our Family. He’s a little beat up, but he’s trusty and reliable and he’s been everywhere from the Atlantic to the Pacific and lots of parts in between. Except that one time.