Candy Cane Brownie Cupcakes – A Guest Post

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You know how I love cute cakes and cupcakes. As the cupcake craze is taking over my home, I’m realizing how cupcakes can be an especially easy dessert, perfect for the holidays. No need to for utensils, easily portable, Yeah! Having recently tried my hand at cuter cupcakes, I think it’s worth a few trial […]

Making Christmas Memories to Last a Lifetime

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Christmas was always a fun holiday for me and my siblings when we were growing up. It was one of my mom’s favorite occasions and her enthusiasm was definitely infectious. She made memories for us that have lasted a lifetime. Special Meals Since we lived in Southern California and all the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and […]

Summer Survival Kit – Crafts and Activities

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Earlier this week I introduced you to our Summer Survival Kit. This is a great “bag of tricks” to keep on hand for rainy days, too hot days, days when kids are just not easily pleased, or just a day when you all want a change of pace. Build one of your own for the […]

Easy Collage Craft with Kids

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True confessions time. Remember that fancy schedule that I made up with all kinds of outings? Well, it hasn’t really seen the light of day. We’ve been happy to be at home most of our days and have ventured out in the afternoons or weekends with FishPapa. We’ve still done quite a few of the […]

Keeping the Joy in Family Travel – A Guest Post

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Photo Source: Muha Today’s guest post is from my friend, Amy, the voice behind Mom’s Tool Box as well as Mom’s Travel Tales. She’s my globe-trotting hero. I can’t wait for her travels to bring her my direction. Family travel can be filled with wonderful experiences and adventures. And it can also wear a mom […]

A Whale Cake You Can Bake!

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See this guy? He’s my resident scientist/archeologist. He loves all things having to do with biology as well as historical artifacts. He devours nonfiction books like some read comic books. So it was no surprise that he asked for another whale shaped birthday cake last month. Last year he also had a whale cake. And […]

To Be More Joyful: Be a Yes Mom

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Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Ain’t that the truth? I don’t know about you, but for me, crabby can manifest itself in a […]

Our (Little) Garden

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Many moons ago we lived in the country on two acres on the Central Coast of California. I won’t get too nostalgic except to say that we had quite the large vegetable garden each summer. And, truth be told, while I don’t miss gravel roads, well water, and septic tanks, I do miss that garden. […]