5 Things You Should Know About First Grade

5 Things You Should Know About First Grade Common Core

After a fun year in Kindergarten, and a nice summer break it is nearly time to return to school. This year K will be in First grade. As emotional as I was about the start of Kindergarten last year, first grade seems just as monumental. Even though she will attend the same school, first grade sounds […]

Our Big Summer Of Fun

The Suburban Mom

18 summers. I will never forget these words from the 2011 Disney Social Media conference.  “Our job as parents is to create memories. You can only do that by being together. You only have 18 summers with your kids. Make memories. Life is short,” Amy Foster, Director of Disney Destinations and Consumer Insight. It became my rallying cry. […]

Because Childhood Doesn’t Last Forever…

OshKosh B'gosh Overalls Denim

Motherhood is a crazy gig. I look at my girls and I dream of what they will someday become. I can’t wait for them to get old enough to do various things. But all the while, my heart aches — I don’t want them to get bigger. Oh that I could keep them small forever.  Don’t get […]

On The Tonight Show Set With Jimmy Fallon

Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Orlando

Facebook was a buzz when the Tonight Show announced that it would tape at Universal Studios Orlando for four episodes. Everyone wanted the coveted tickets, and my husband managed to snag some. So Monday we did something we never do, we played hooky for the day — no work and no kids — and joined […]

Tooth Fairy Ideas And Free Printables

Free Tooth Fairy Printables

The Tooth Fairy visited our house last week for the very first time, and it was a VERY big deal. As one of the last of her friends to lose a tooth, K had been yearning for a wiggly tooth for more than a year. And with each friend who lost a tooth, her yearning only grew. […]