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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]

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]


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]

Sochi for kids

The excitement of the Winter Olympics begins again! From February 7 to February 23, the world will be watching the awe-inspiring world class athletes strive to bring the gold home for their respective countries.  This year Sochi in Russia will play host to the XXII Winter Olympic Games and the XI Paralympic Winter Olympic Games. …   [Read the full article]

Nursery Room Art Inspiration

   If you remember from this post here several months back before we were pregnant, I was daydreaming of a circus nursery. However, by the time we found out we were pregnant with baby boy #2 (you can see posts about that here, here, and here), the circus theme had kind of lost its appeal…   [Read the full article]

Halloween Countdown The countdown to Halloween has begun! There is just over a month left to plan and prep you and your kids’ Halloween costumes. Our contributors got together and pulled some of our favorite costume ideas from Pinterest and are sharing them with you. We have so many great links to share, we thought…   [Read the full article]


  How did you announce you were pregnant to your husband, family, and friends?   With the Goober, I took the test after my husband had left for work and I was so excited and disbelieving of the results that I drove to Target right after to pick up more pregnancy tests to take and…   [Read the full article]

Bubbles & Brushes

Last week, the Goober and I met up with some friends for a playdate and thought we would try out one of the places that made PSMB’s 25 Summertime Activities List: Bubbles and Brushes in Newnan, Georgia. Bubbles and Brushes is a full service art studio, where they have an “open studio” policy where you…   [Read the full article]