Paracord Bracelets

When we decided to have J’s birthday party at Flight, I was a little concerned about how the party would flow. I’m used to at-home parties, and the typical Flight party is one hour of jumping followed by 45 minutes in a party room. We were going to have snacks and cake, but I was … [Read more…]

Icy Mosaics

So I’m talking Fun with Ice and Snow on Newschannel 13’s Live at Noon tomorrow, and I’m gathering props and testing crafts. I tried blowing bubbles in the freezing weather, but the results were  lackluster (especially irritating when I hear about this all the time, and it’s all over the internet, like if you Google … [Read more…]

Homemade Gifts

It was a long day, and they’ve already cancelled school for tomorrow. The truth is, I wasn’t the most loving mama from the start–J was jumping on my bed and M was trying to get me to declare her Right In All Things before I’d even gotten a chance to get to the bathroom this … [Read more…]

Corn Husk Dolls

School was a half-day today, so even though one kid spent hours at a friend’s house and the other spent hours at gymnastics, we managed to fit in a little crafting. I’d had corn husks in a cabinet forever from sometime when they were on sale. You can use actual greenish corn husks off of, … [Read more…]

Copping Out Tonight

I’ve got a splitting headache and I am feeling crabby and emotional. I think that I’m just overtired. The girls have been going to bed later, which means I’m going to bed later, and it’s catching up with me. Yes, I know that we have to re-set our sleep schedules, and tonight was a good … [Read more…]

A Huge List of Links for YOU

I have a ton of links lined up for you. A more conscientious blogger might split these into a couple of posts, but I just can’t restrain myself. WAMC had an interview with Kristine Barnett about “The Spark,” her book about raising her genius autistic son and focusing on children’s individual strengths instead of trying … [Read more…]


It’s about time that I confessed to all of you that I let M join Instagram. And I feel like it’s a confession because it’s one of those slightly questionable parenting decisions that I made thinking, “Gosh, I hope that this is the right thing to do.” First of all, M just turned 11 and … [Read more…]