How’s that for click bait? Not bad, huh? I will actually deliver on that title, by the way, but first I want to just say that I’m so tired of ads and post titles like the above. And I’m even more tired of myself clicking on them. Sometimes I just can’t resist. So here I… Continue reading How Removing Backpack Straps Saved Me Hundreds of Dollars (You Can Do It Too!)
Several years ago, my mom took on an enormous Christmas gift project. She compiled a set of spiral-bound books containing all the music we used to perform as a family… for each of her SEVEN children. We each now have books for violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello and piano, with pieces ranging from bridal marches to religious stuff… Continue reading Ode to My Mom
We made the letter T out of toilet paper rolls (or tubes). Real creative, I know. We’re also getting ready for a big Trip around here, so my activities aren’t all going to be spectacular for a while. We did go with cousins to the train museum though. Bam! The kids were completely unimpressed with the Golden… Continue reading T is for Trains and Trees
You’re welcome… for the song that’s now stuck in your head. Tonight I went to an event put on by my favorite blogger, Jordan Page. Go check out her site at funcheaporfree.com if you’re not familiar with it. She’s awesome! I just came home and had to write down the things swirling in my brain,… Continue reading Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want…
I don’t understand how you can take your kids all those fun places. I feel like I’m barely making it in survival mode. Well yeah, you still have babies! I only have one car seat to buckle and everyone can walk. All I ever do is get drinks and wipe bums. How do you have time… Continue reading The Difference A Year Makes
I was drawing a blank on an activity for the letter N last week, so I quickly looked it up on No Time For Flashcards & found this super-easy nunchucks craft. Basically you tie two empty toilet paper rolls together. Miles & Eliza didn’t even want to decorate them. In keeping with the ninja/nunchuck theme, we… Continue reading N is for Ninjas, Nunchucks & Nice Neighbors
You guys. I just sang in public. By myself. Well, with a pianist, but still solo. I sang a bunch of jazz songs and I loved it! And other people seemed to like it too. They clapped between numbers, I got lots of compliments, and I even scored a few tips! This may not seem like… Continue reading The Jazz Singer
A while ago, my friend shared a link on Facebook to this great little article called Perfection: the thief of good enough. I haven’t stopped thinking about it ever since. Wanting so badly to “do it right” and ending up doing nothing instead is a phenomenon I am very familiar with, but for some reason this article made… Continue reading Just Do Something.