I love to read. I always have loved reading, and I remember the books from my childhood fondly. I am so glad that my kids also love books and reading, and it is great when I find new books for them to enjoy. Kellen has liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid ever since the movie came out and he realized it was also a book. Avery likes it too, but it is really geared towards boys, so she doesn't share Kellen's complete enthusiasm for it. When I found the Dork Diaries, I was sure I had found something for … [Read more...] about Enjoy the Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So….
Archives for December 2010
Tonight I will test my patience and sanity by letting some little kids attempt to stay up until midnight to ring in the new year. I haven't gone out on New Years Eve in 18 years, since I became a mother, and I really don't mind. I think as these guys get a little older it will be fun to take part in some family New Year's events, like the one they have at the Toronto Zoo every year. I considered it this year, and decided that with the weather and a three year old, it was just too much of a drive … [Read more...] about Happy New Years!
Griffin turned 3 last month and there was still no sign of potty training readiness. To be fair, he was born with a genetic disposition to low muscle tone, so we expect him to reach physical milestones a little later than other kids his age. However, this doesn't seem to be about physical ability, but rather about willingness. He is stubborn. He doesn't want to use the potty. I introduced him to the potty when he was 2. He didn't want to go near it. I bought him fun underwear. He wasn't … [Read more...] about A breakthrough!
I know I've been absent for a few days...Christmas, a move to wordpress and a nasty stomach flu that kick started my weight loss journey have all shut down my creative juices. I am on the road to recovery now and I will be back later to share some more amazing products with you. Stay tuned! … [Read more...] about I’m still here
I love the personal touch that goes with a handmade gift, and I like teaching my children the value of creating and giving to others. We decided to make several gifts this year, and here are some of the results, and a short tutorial on how to make one of them. Here is the short version of How to Make a Ribbon Message Board... Get a sturdy piece of cardboard, plywood or particle board (this is what I used) and cut it into the size you want. I chose 12" x 18". Next, wrap the board with … [Read more...] about How to make a message board, and other Crafts