Mixing Things Up

This post is sponsored by Sunsweet. Thank you, Sunsweet! My kids watch everything. In this case, I’m not talking about TV or screens, but the world around them. They miss nothing, and they remember evvvverything. For me, this is one of the hardest things about being a parent. I knew that I’d have to teach…

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Apple And Prune Mini Pies

This post is sponsored by Sunsweet. Thank you, Sunsweet! It’s been far too long since I’ve done a recipe on the ol’ blog, and the holidays felt like a good time to jump back in. We all know that the candy and baked goods are everywhere this time of year, and our house is no…

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The Emerald City With My Munchkins

Our trip was paid for by Nintendo. Thank you, Nintendo! Last year, I took Annie along with me on a work trip to Nintendo Headquarters in Seattle (I’m a member of their parents panel). For this year’s trip to headquarters, I was able to bring both Annie AND James. Based on his obsession with Mario,…

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Gather ‘Round For A Story

This post is sponsored by Circle Round. Thanks, Circle Round! One of the things I love about Annabel’s teacher is how much she wants her class to enjoy reading. Every night, the kids are encouraged to spend 15 minutes reading anything they like. This can be a book, a cereal box, a comic strip…anything that your kid…

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You Better Work, Kid

This post is sponsored by Chore Check. Thank you, Chore Check! About a year ago, Annabel started begging for an allowance. We sat down with her and figured out some chores she could do to earn money, and things went great for about…oh, maybe a week or two. After that, the chore chart I made…

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