Archives for April 2012

Chili’s Restaurant Salsa

We love Chili’s Salsa! I was thrilled when I saw this recipe, as I’m a little embarrassed to admit that we have actually ordered To Go’s from Chili’s just for their salsa in the past. I am more of a “blended” salsa kind-of-girl, who loves spice! I love this recipe because I can actually make […]

Saturday Show & Tell #8 (4-28)

Last Week’s Featured Favorites: Hand and Feet Flower Jodi at Meaningful Mama shared this cute springtime craft last week. I thought this would be a great craft for Mother’s Day for those special “mother” figures in your child’s life and for Grandmas! Cute idea Jodi; thanks for sharing it! Water Wall Abby from A Day […]

Fine Motor Skill Activities- #6 Line Mazes (with free printables)

This is the perfect activity to play while waiting in the doctor’s office, to entertain your child at a restaurant, or as a calm activity before bed. I love playing with my sons, but also love to share ideas with my husband and let him play them with our boys. He is such a great […]

Brownie Crackle Cookies

Brownie mix is a staple around our home. I love to have it on hand in case of “emergencies.” Those tragic times range from recovery from an extremely rough day, to a treat for a spontaneious get-together with friends. I am the “corner brownie lover” married to the “gooey-center brownie lover.” A true match made […]

Event Review: A Day Out With Thomas

Our home has been singing along with with Thomas for over 2 years now. My oldest son loves to watch Thomas and play trains; and our little guy is just beginning to take interest in trains as well. Friends had told us about the event A Day Out With Thomas that they had been to […]

A+ Educational Apps

A+ Educational Apps Whether your adding Apps to your phone or ipad here is a collection of some of the best apps around. If you have a favorite that you’d like to recommend please comment on this post and I will add your recommendation! Check back frequently as this list is constantly updated. Best Baby-Toddler […]

Saturday Show & Tell #7 (4-21)

Last Week’s Featured Favorites: Monster Jeans Last week Amy from One Artsy Mama shared this SUPER CUTE patch you put on her little guy LC’s jeans during his nap time. I love this idea and it makes me want to cut a hole in a pair of my son’s jeans too! My little man would […]

Fresh Strawberry Spinach Salad w/ Strawberry Vinagarette

I LOVE strawberries, and have been doing quite a bit in the kitchen with them lately. My cart at the grocery store keeps gravitating toward those huge fresh berries for the past month; even though I already have some at home, I can’t help myself. I’ve been working on creating a light, refreshing strawberry vinagarette, […]

Fun 5-Minute Fine Motor Skill Check-Up

Do you ever find yourself wondering how your child is coming along in their fine motor skills? Do you do fine motor skill work with your children, but would love to be able to have some sort of measure to see their improvement? Here is a FUN 5-Minute Fine Motor Skill Check-up that you can […]

Cheerio Crumbs: Our First Encounter With Those “Unkind Words”

“Momma, I said, ‘stupid’ to Seth today,” my 2.75 year old son shared with me immediately as I began backing our SUV out of the driveway at the babysitter’s house. (I have to admit, I have handled this situation as a teacher thousands of times, but was NOT ready to hear this from my tender-hearted […]