March 07, 2018

The Summer Camp for Rising Stars…(and Everyone Else!)

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, nestled around a 40 acre private natural lake is not your ordinary camp. They do more shows, concerts, dance performances and circus performances than any camp out there. Famous for their music, theater, and circus programs, French Woods has the largest children’s circus training facility in the world! And their theater program will put on more than 80 theater […]

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

I remember a quiz like this circulating a few years ago and now that I have a fifth grader, I thought I’d give it a shot again. The Daily Dish compiled some actual questions from Fox game show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? I’m happy to say I got 17 out of 20. Whew! Give […]

Take This Quiz to Find Out How Irish You Are

Over 34 million Americans claim Irish ancestry! And on St. Patrick’s Day, it seems everyone is Irish. So, just how Irish are you? Here are a few fun quizzes to find out. Even though I am only 25% Irish, I scored quite well on this one: “Green to the Core” by The Irish Examiner. On this one I admit…I didn’t know […]

What It’s Really Like To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day When You’re Irish

Written by Kelly Gibney at Colby College for Spoon University Many of us remember arriving in our elementary school classrooms the morning of St. Patrick’s Day looking into our cubbies and seeing sparkling gold dust, supposedly left behind by the mischievous leprechauns that had visited our classrooms the night before. We checked our mini pots that we made the […]

Heart-Shaped Pancakes for My Valentine’s Day Breakfast Tradition

Like an idiot, years ago I started a Valentine’s Day tradition of making a huge heart day breakfast for the kids, complete with champagne glasses, red berries, candy (don’t judge me), gifts and heart-shaped pancakes. (Check out our pumpkin and gluten-free pancake recipes.) If you are a newish mom reading this, just remember, kids LOVE tradition so be careful […]

Homemade Valentine Template: You Left Your Mark on Me.

You Left Your Mark on Me. This is an easy one. You can print out this Valentine Template on 8.5 x 11″ pink oe red card stock. It will make 3 per page. Use clear packing tape to attach a fun marker. We got ours at Michael’s: 50 for $24. Check out our other easy homemade valentines Something Sweet […]

Mother Daughter Valentine Spa Party

What a fun way to get to spend time with your friends and daughters. Create a “Spa Night” in your own home. Invite friends and their daughters to a fun night with these cute invitations from Pretti Mini. BYOR = Bring Your Own Robe. Start with a basket of disposable pedicure flip flops. Turn them into glam pedicure […]

10+ Things We Are Sick of Seeing

As I was writing this post, I texted a few friends to ask what trends they were sick of. Slime was at the top of the list. But as we continued our lists, I started getting answers like I’m sick of… “my kids” or “carpooling.” And one friends stated she was “SO sick of sex!” While I sympathize, these answers don’t […]


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