This House Needs a Mouse: A Review

My kids don’t need more stuff for Christmas, but I’m always buying them new books. They’re the perfect gift really….you can always find one to suit a child, and there’s one for every age and stage.

If we hadn’t already gotten This House Needs A Mouse, it’d be on my list […]

Getting the Behavior I Want

I’m gonna be real with y’all. Like, really, really real. I’ve been solo parenting for two solid weeks now, and Thanksgiving is stressing me out. I just lost my mind on my kids as I put them to bed, with like, an adult style tantrum. I threw toys down the […]

Go Out and Play!

The kids have been back to school for about two and a half weeks. I’m exhausted, frankly, and so is the toddler that’s not yet in school. But the kids that ARE in school? They’ve got energy.

I don’t know where it comes from. They work hard all day, they have […]

Wall Art Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult.

My parents have done a ton of work on their house in the last year, and still have a ways to go on their whole-house renovation. They have pretty much finished the upstairs, though, with three bedrooms and a bathroom, and my mom has been decorating the “grandkid room”, where […]

Summer Theater Series: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

I had a date last night. Don’t tell my husband, but he was pretty handsome. And sweet, and charming.

I took my oldest to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, the third in this summer’s Broadway series. The show runs through Sunday, July 13, and […]

Summer Theater Series: We Will Rock You

I grew up on classic rock….Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Tom Petty, Queen. My dad made sure I had an appreciation for the music, quizzing me about band members as we drove down the road, turning up the songs on the radio as loud as was acceptable.

I also grew up a […]

David Gray Mutineers Album Review

Do you remember the song Babylon by David Gray? Are you singing it in your head now? Can you hear that smooth voice of his? Yeah, I could listen to that voice all day.

Lucky for me, he has a brand new album out now called Mutineers (released today, June 17). […]

Save Big on Attractions, Sporting Events, Concerts with ScoreBig

You know my son is obsessed with Lego (Legos? LEGO?). He’s been to Legoland in Kansas City twice now, and asks to go again as often as possible.

You also know that we have four kids and going to places like Legoland is…erm….PRICEY.

BUT. We’re going again. Soon. Know why? Because I […]

The New Way To Floss From Waterpik #NewAgeInWaterFlossing

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Waterpik.

I have always hated flossing. ALWAYS.

I have the trifecta of bad flossing situation:

1. Small mouth

2. Crowded teeth

3. Gag reflex

It’s hard for me to floss, truly. Though the gag reflex has gotten better over the years, my teeth have not […]

Suburban Haiku (The Book): A Review and Giveaway

I’ve been following @SuburbanHaiku on Twitter FOR.EVER. I’m pretty sure she was one of my first follows there, and every time I saw one of the haikus come through my stream, I laughed out loud and retweeted it.

Fast forward a few years, and I “liked” Suburban Haiku on Facebook, and […]