I love when I come across a small local business that has created something that is not only adorable, but also very functional. Say hello to my new favorite small shop, Fantasy Aprons.
I was so excited when my brother and sister in-law announced they were having a baby. Not only would that mean a cousin for my kids to grow up with, but another baby for me to snuggle and love. And of course, when my sister in-law said she really wanted a sloth theme, I knew it would be fun to join in the planning.
I recently hosted a Halloween Party for my daughter (see the Ghoul Squad Halloween Party) and I was looking for easy treats to serve to her and her little friends. I decided to use my base as various Oreo cookies so it was consistent on the dessert table. I also added some vanilla cupcakes and bought a small cake that one could easily make. Since they were all a hit, I thought I would share them all with you here.
My daughter recently started Kindergarten and since I work full-time, I haven’t been able to meet most of her new little friends or their parents. I decided Halloween presented the perfect opportunity to host a small gathering to bring the parents and girls together in a social and fun environment. And of course, what a better way to celebrate with 5 year olds girls than dressing up, playing games and decorating cookies.
Back to school sure does creep up fast a furious after the summer break. Within in just a couple of days, families go from slow beach or lake days to setting alarms and rushing back into morning routines and school drop offs and pick ups. Then parents are bombarded with paperwork and communications from the school of all the things young and old students need and forms that need to be filled out and returned ASAP.
I love choosing a birthday theme that is general and allows me to bring out my creativity in putting it together. When my son turned eight, I daringly suggested a space party, thinking he may turn it down. Though I did sweetened the deal telling him we could play cosmic bingo, while also having a piñata and cosmic bowling. Surprisingly, he was keen and so the planning began!
I don’t know about you, but as a child, I was not keen on going to the dentist or the doctor. In fact, I was extremely apprehensive any time I had to make a trip to one of their offices. Partially, it was the fear of the unknown and to another degree, it was the discomfort I had experienced getting a shot or my teeth cleaned.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, my kids and I put on our crafty hats and spent an afternoon working on some fun handmade gifts. You see, we have two wonderful Grandmas that are part of our village that deserve to be spoiled. While a spa gift certificate is in their future, a little keepsake from their grandchildren will sure to go over well too.
Last Spring, I went on a whim and flew to Toronto to take part in course to learn about teaching yoga to kids through Rainbow Kids Yoga. Over three days, we learned about introducing children to yoga poses, enriching movement and of course, meditation and breathing techniques. Not only was what I learned the perfect addition to my repertoire as a classroom teacher, but it was extremely beneficial to my work as a parent of two young kids.