"What's in Your Backpack?"

“What’s in Your Backpack?”

Have you ever wondered what would be in your toddler’s backpack? Probably not, because you, unlike me, didn’t fall asleep after reading Us Weekly and obsessively checking the baby monitor last night, and have very weird dreams that your baby was a debutante.

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5 Weird Things I Do Now That I'm a Parent

5 Weird Things I Do Now That I’m a Parent

I don’t know about you, but I like “weird.” Weird is different. Weird is unique. Weird is interesting. Weird is special.

And now that I’m a parent, I’m way weirder than ever before. This oddness has manifested in the least expected ways, but I’ve learned to cherish them all. Among the weirdest: Read more

Rainbow Candy Cups

Rainbow Candy Cups

If you haven’t already gone gaga for silicone molds in your kitchen, it is time. They are the simplest way ever to make shaped ice cubes and DIY fruit snacks for your kids, and come in hundreds of shapes and sizes. Now, perhaps the cutest mold of all has been made — one that lets you make your own edible mini glasses. Read more

My Toddler’s Top 10 Super Powers

My Toddler’s Top 10 Super Powers

As all toddler moms know, our little tots often have “super powers” which can put us in situations that range from adorable, to hilarious, to downright awkward. My little girl’s super powers include the following, counting down from the inevitable to the very special that I can’t help but love: Read more

23 Signs It's Summer Vacation

23 Signs It’s Summer Vacation

The temps are high, the days are long, the smell of freshly mowed lawns fills the air, and the sound of kids whining, “I’m bored” engulfs your senses. Ahhh, summer vacation … that magical time of year when the kids are home. All. Day. Long. As a parent, I have a love/hate relationship with summer vacation. On the one hand, I love that my kids are home and no one has to get up early! But on the other hand, I really hate that all I do all day long is pick up “stuff” and do dishes! Read more

Easy Homemade Face Paint

Easy Homemade Face Paint

Instead of picking up expensive kits made with questionable ingredients that may be harsh on skin (and leave lingering marks the next day), try making your own. It’s easier than you think and only costs a few dollars to pull off. Read more

What My 6-Year-Old Has Asked Siri

What My 6-Year-Old Has Asked Siri

Momma — who are you talking to?

Oh nobody, just Siri. 

Sound familiar? Siri is this virtual member of our family, this unknown robotic woman on our phone that used to completely baffle my kids.

Since Siri entered our lives, I have listened to many ridiculous “Siri-isms” with my family — anything from my kids secretly telling Siri to call their Dad “Rainbow Boo Boo Butt,” to the awesome responses she gives when we are not thrilled with her service. And don’t even get me started on my youngest, who is convinced that Siri is his grandmother (I’m not sure if that’s cute or frightening). Read more

You'll "Go Bananas" for This Sushi

You’ll “Go Bananas” for This Sushi

The kids are home from school alllll summer. Which means the house is chock-full of kinda bored kids alllll summer. No worries! With this quick kitchen craft, they’ll be so happy creating and snacking, you won’t even hear a peep out of them!

When it comes to snacking, it’s always fun to find a simple new way to munch on whole foods. Banana Sushi is a win-win for both parents and kids. Made with organic bananas as the base, it’s a great way to show kids how delicious real food is. Plus, the one-bite finished product is so irresistible, even picky eaters will love these eye-catching eats. Read more