Greek Orzo Pasta

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Summer season is around the corner and that means two things. One, wonderful weather that will take us outside often. Two, I have less time for meal prep and definitely don't want to spend that short time with the heat of the stove or oven.That's why this recipe for Greek Orzo Pasta is perfect for summertime! It can tag along for outdoor picnics and doesn't require any … [Read more...]

DIY Puzzle From Leftover Art Projects

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If you have a preschooler in your midst there is no doubt in my mind that your home is overflowing with art projects. Ours is! Probably 10+ new things a week! We display many of my daughter's treasures, but at some point, it comes time to memorialize them with Artkive and stealthily move them into the recycling bin. I know that if I don't sort them now, I'll forever clutch … [Read more...]

Review: The Dinner Winner Plate is Great For Your Picky Eater!

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Run, don't walk, to Amazon and order this plate.I know, I know. I can hear you saying it now, "Our kid plate/bowl/cup drawer¬†is already overflowing, we don't need another plate." Or, "NOTHING will help my child's pickiness ... nothing."I thought the same things, I promise. But Dinner Winner is something different. It's better than the airplane game, better than gentle … [Read more...]

4 Library Books We Loved So Much We Bought

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We are library people. Both the kids and I. We constantly have a big ol' pile of children's books, CDs, novels and homeschool books at our fingertips. And, if I may take a moment to brag, it's already May and we have $0 in overdue fees! That's got to be a record for us!Back to the purpose of the library though. It's full of fabulous books, learning resources and activities … [Read more...]

Letting Go Of Bedtime Drama


Bedtime hasn't aways been easy at my house. Truly, I wouldn't even consider it "easy" now. We have our nights with many wake ups, stalling and crying over brushing teeth (I mean, how dare I try to do that dreaded task twice a day!) - I think it comes with the cards. The cards of parenting where there are always surprises and learning curves. Many, many learning curves if you're … [Read more...]