Update – We are growing Lemon Trees

On January 18th I decided to try to grow Lemon trees from a lemon seed.  And….drum roll please.  Our lemon seeds have turned into seedlings.  I am going to have to practice because out of several  lemons seeds I only have two seedlings, but there is still hope for the others.  I’m going to give […]

SIMPLE Goodie Bags

I think I can safely say that Valentine’s Day preparations are over for me.  It was fun and the kids will love it at school tomorrow, but geez…I’m tired.  So here is the low down on goodie bags. Here are the supplies you need: Clear plastic bags Ribbon Chex Mix (no peanuts in case of allergies) […]

Valentine’s Day Coupon Book

It’s the final countdown… Don’t fret, if you don’t have a Valentine’s Day gift yet.   I have another gift idea for you, a Valentine’s Day Coupon Book. The Coupon Book is so simple, adorable, can be personalized and it is FREE. You can give a coupon for a massage or a pass from doing […]

5 Simple Parenting Tips

I have not read a lot of parenting books.  Don’t judge.  I do have a disclaimer, I am still in the midst of raising my children so I’m sure I will read another book or two.  And sometimes I feel like we over think it. I love, love, love the book, “Love and Logic.”  It makes […]

Pineapples, Please

This is a family-friendly gardening activity that can be accomplished in about 15 minutes.  This is a great activity for any age. There are different opinions whether or not this will produce fruit.  My gut feeling is no, but stranger things have happened.  Only time will tell.  Either way, it is fun and makes use […]

What to do with all your greeting cards

We are past the mad Holiday rush and most of you have already put away your decorations. Now, what to do with all those  Holiday cards?  This is not for all the adorable selfies or family photos you receive.  This is for all the general holiday cards. The St. Jude Ranch for Children recycles your […]

Sleep…where we are now

Back in February, I shared with you Nicholas’ desire to sleep in our bed.  We have made lots of great progress and a little regression since then.  Let’s start with the progress. We no longer have to sit or lay down with Nicholas for him to go to sleep.  Sometimes he gets up when we […]

Favorite Baby Products

Since I have several friends having babies I thought it might be beneficial for them if I brought back to life my favorite list.  I have to say that I am a minimalist, when it comes to baby products.  I will be objective for those of you product junkies.  Okay…now that I have finished typing […]

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There is no time like the present — get outside now and start enjoying the fabulous weather.  Side note:  It is Texas and I haven’t been outside since 8am so if the sunshine has momentarily left us and the thunderstorms have rolled in, just know this will all move out as quickly as it moved […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  So last night I stayed up until midnight making 20 bags of Puppy Chow for Nicholas’ class and for the teachers.  Call me crazy!  I am typically the parent that looks around  the room and sighs at all the parents that go above and beyond.  And this year I decided to be […]