Raising Boys

It’s hot y’all. Time to get crafty INSIDE am I right? Here’s a fun handprint craft that’s easy to make and you probably won’t even have to buy anything! Originally posted January 2012.  Oscar has been hit or miss with the crafts lately. For some reason he never wants to do a project when I […]


I’m spending some time during the summer break with Calvin using our Lego Read & Build sets. That’s the awesome thing about Legos right? They never get old! Also, look at sweet little Oscar in that video. Melts my heart! Originally posted July 2012. Oh LEGO you know just what to say. Being the huge […]


comprehension worksheets

I’m taking a little break from blogging this summer. In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few of my favorite summer posts from the archives! Summer reading is great! Use these sheets for books or TV time. Originally posted February 2013.  The other day, Oscar and I were reading a Fly Guy book on our Storia app […]

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I am sharing a few of my favorite summer posts while I am on blog hiatus. This oldie is still a great way to stay cool in NC during the summer! Originally posted June 2012. Yesterday, I had the chance to take the boys to preview an exhibit at the NC Museum of Life & Science […]


Travel Potato Head

If you are looking for an easy project to keep your kids quietly occupied on a summer road trip, read on! I’m taking a little break from blogging this summer. In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few of my favorite summer posts from the archives! Originally posted April 2012. I have been looking online at quiet […]


sw madlibs

Wow! I can’t believe we are at the end of our Star Wars Weekends at Home journey already. I have SO enjoyed following along with the action at Disney Hollywood Studios and I hope you have had a great time making some galactic memories whether at home or away. We’ve made cupcakes, met Darth Vader, scored […]


CK box

This week I am particularly thankful for my husband and father of our two sons. We had a great weekend away at the beach and on the last day, he got a nasty stomach bug. We thought it was food poisoning until the next day, when me and both boys all got it within hours […]

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I love following along with the Star Wars Weekends action at Disney World, but truth be told, every weekend is a Star Wars weekend in my house. We have a little superfan who makes sure of that. As a parent, it’s not hard to get excited about something the kids love so much. This weekend […]


cal sun

Oh it’s an ugly phase I am in right now. School just let out, Calvin is almost three (and acting like a threenager), I have a job and a million responsibilities and to paraphrase a friend, that sound you just heard was me dropping all the balls. I recently said I just need a win. […]



It’s time for Star Wars Weekends at Home: Episode II! If you missed last week, be sure to check out the fun we are having at home following along with Disney’s Star Wars Weekends. Today, it’s all about the character breakfast! This year, Star Wars character dining was added to the list of special events happening […]

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light saber craft

It’s that time of year again! This weekend begins the fan favorite series at Walt Disney World Resort called Star Wars Weekends, where Disney Hollywood Studios is taken over by all things Star Wars. It’s an exciting month full of photo ops, rides, food and celebrity sightings, all with a fantastic Disney spin. My Facebook feed is […]



Did you know it’s Children’s Book Week? If you love reading with your kids, stick around. There may be a giveaway at the end of this post! Reading with the boys is something I love to do. But with crazy schedules and busy days, we really have to be intentional about it. Children’s Book Week, […]


darth orders dinner

Did you know that I live with Darth Vader? It’s true. We get along mostly unless he uses the force on me to keep from cleaning his room. Lord Vader has excellent manners though and he always says please and thank you. He may be rough around the edges but he is very creative. He […]


This post was originally published here on February 27, 2012. I am reposting it in honor of Mother’s Day weekend because I think we can all use this reminder no matter how old our children are. As a bonus, JNJ will donate $1 to Save the Children* for every video play between now and Mother’s […]