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My daughter is really into cooking lately.  On any given day, you can find her watching The Food Network or checking out her favorite YouTube kid foodies.  She is my companion as I get dinner ready or make a dessert.  She is always willing to help in the kitchen…now if we can just get her…   [Read the full article]


No Sew Anna Costume for under $12 #halloween #frozen

If your family is anything like mine, Frozen is on almost constant repeat in your home. My toddler is practically obsessed and from my Pinterest home page, I’m guessing most of the rest of the world is too. When talking with friends about Halloween, which is practically right around the corner once you factor in…   [Read the full article]


School Lunches pic for CFF

It has only been two weeks since school began, yet I am already BORED with making school lunches.  My picky sixth grader absolutely refuses to buy her lunch at school.  To her, buying a school lunch is akin to eating a garbage sandwich topped with warm anchovies.  So…between my daughter and my boys, I make…   [Read the full article]


How To Cut a Child's Hair into a Mohawk

You might have noticed that in many of the pictures I have posted, my husband has a mohawk. After almost 5 years of having one, he has pretty much perfected his hair cut and style. The Goober, always wanting to emulate his daddy, loves getting his hair put up too so I thought I would…   [Read the full article]


Summer Craft Activities

As we prepare for the coming summer heat, (I’m mean we live in Georgia and the summer is sweltering), I’ve been scouring Pinterest for activities and crafts to do with the Goober. Here’s a round-up of my favorites! 1. bubble art, 2. sensory bottles, 3. Toddler Spray Paint 4.  sidewalk chalk paint, 5. Dough Paint,…   [Read the full article]


XmanCmonsterFather'sDay14card

As you hopefully realized, Father’s Day was Sunday. In the past we have written recaps here and here, about celebrating Father’s Day when deployed, about traditions, created a great gift guide, about how dads can shape your romantic relationships (here), and also about how dads can and will parent differently, but that isn’t necessarily a…   [Read the full article]


16 Storybook Birthday Parties

We love a good character driven birthday party here and books are an awesome place to start looking for ideas. Here’s a roundup of our favorite birthday parties inspired by children’s books. Click the book titles to see pictures and party details. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie– Based on the book series by…   [Read the full article]


In the Art of It Studio Local Spotlight

I have always had birthday parties for my children at our home, but decided to try something different this year. My oldest was turning six and wanted to have an art party. Lucky for us, there are several options around town for such a celebration. We ended up having the party at In the Art…   [Read the full article]


Top Kids Cookbooks

A few weeks ago Rachel did a post with tips for cooking with kids (read it here if you missed it). Inspired by that post, I thought it would be a great idea if we did a roundup of the best cookbooks geared toward children, so here we go! 1) The Disney Princess Cookbook– This…   [Read the full article]


  I will freely admit it, my thumb is not green.  I have never had luck at keeping plants alive…especially the edible varieties.  During the spring and summer months, I often see pictures of friends’ gardens on Facebook.  I see all of the yummy fruits and veggies that they have grown or pictures of their children enjoying their harvest….   [Read the full article]