During my fourth move in the past 3 years, I decided to partner up with chaos and change my point of view. Not to my surprise, the stress of moving falls second to divorce and trumps death. Crazy, but I totally get it. One of my saving graces in life during tough times is to embrace what rocks my world and find a way to make the best of it. Boxes lined the walls of two … [Read more...] about Brooke Burke – Partnering Up With Chaos
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Help your child ring in the New Year by creating a New Year's-themed craft. Creating handmade New Year's crafts provide an opportunity for your child to learn about the holiday and have a hands-on part in the festivities. Since many New Year's crafts can double as holiday decorations or party favors, plan to make your crafts a few days before your New Year's celebration. A … [Read more...] about Kids Crafts for New Year’s
Two distinctly different pieces of paper taped inside one of my kitchen closet doors recently caught my eye. It is amazing that I could see anything in that mess, actually. I long ago ceded that 10 by 6 foot cave to the coats-snow boots-dirty laundry maelstrom of life with three teenagers, four cats, and a 75 pound shaggy black dog. However, since the kids open these doors … [Read more...] about My New Family Rules: Please Don’t End Up Dead Or In Jail!
Ghosts and witches have had their day. When it comes to Halloween costumes for teenagers, humor or true gore are the favorites, especially when kids can put the costumes together quickly and inexpensively. Teenagers often like to head out for parties or trick-or-treating in groups, so they might like dressing identically or as an ensemble for a big impact. The Appliance … [Read more...] about Cheap, Easy-to-Make Halloween Costumes for Teens
Only a few weeks into 2014, East Coast moms have had a few too many snow days already. Isn't it funny how snow days change based on your kids’ ages?My friends with children under 12 dread snow days and take them as personal affronts. Last Tuesday morning, with every school in Washington closed before a single snowflake fell, my phone and Facebook were burning up with … [Read more...] about When Snow Days Seem Like Evil Plots To Ruin Your Sanity…