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11 Last Minute April Fools Activities For Kids

Today is April 1st which means it's April Fools Day.  I really wanted to play some kind of trick on you guys, our readers, by announcing we were quitting this blog, or by putting up a 404 NOT FOUND page in it's place for the day.  Lindsi convinced me it probably wasn't a good idea as people might take it seriously if they weren't paying attention.  So, instead of a joke on you, I'm letting you in on a few awesome, last minute tricks you can play on your family... 1)  Upside down/backwards house While your kids are at school today, turn everything that you can (photos, knick-knacks, whatever you can) upside down and/or backwards.  When your kids ask what happened, act like you have no clue that things are different.  If your kids are on spring break and are home today, slowly change things when they aren't in the room. 2)  Blue toothbrush Put a small drop of blue food coloring in the middle of your child's toothbrush sometime today.  When they go to brush their teeth tonight, … [Read more...]

Happy Labor Day!

For many, Labor Day symbolizes the last day of summer.  Most children (including ours) will begin school tomorrow, and life will return to the hustle and bustle of the fall and winter months.  Just for fun, we've come up with some Labor Day facts for you (in case, like us, you only know Labor Day as the holiday to do nothing or the day before school starts): The Labor Day holiday was created to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of the American workers. Labor Day stems from the labor movements in the 19th century as workers protested long hours, little pay, and young children being forced to work. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. In 1884, Labor Day was moved to the first Monday in September. Labor Day was made a Federal holiday in 1894. … [Read more...]

Mommy Blogger, What I Really Do…

Inspired by all the "What People Think I Do" photos floating around the internet, I decided to make my own about being a Mommy Blogger. You will need to click on the photo to make it bigger!   … [Read more...]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Raising Kids…

We all know that raising children has good, bad, and ugly times. Today we bring you a little humor related to raising your little ones! The Good:  Pregnancy gives you the best, most luxurious hair you've ever had. The Bad:  Four months after you give birth, your hair begins to fall out. The Ugly:  You no longer care that your luxurious hair is gone because there's no time to wash and style it anyway. The Good:  Pregnancy gives you glowing skin. The Bad:  Six months into your pregnancy, stretch marks begin to show. The Ugly:  Your skin now looks like a prune. The Good:  You thought that your third trimester of pregnancy prepared you for sleepless nights. The Bad:  Tossing and turning in bed is nothing compared to actually having to get up with an infant. The Ugly:  Due to sleep deprivation, you have now used breast milk or formula as coffee creamer. (photo source) The Good:  You bought the safest, cutest car seat for you infant. The Bad:  You didn't realize how … [Read more...]

Discipline Gone Wrong

Have you ever caught yourself doing exactly what you said you'd never do? Or saying exactly what you swore you'd never say? You know what I am talking about.....that one thing your mom always said that irritated you that you swore up and down you would never be caught saying.....until suddenly, you do! courtesy of Ahh! Parenting Well here is a funny (and TRUE) story about discipline gone wrong. When I was a preteen and teenager I cleaned to let off frustration and steam. Whenever my mom would upset me (which was frequent- let me tell you two ladies with raging hormones- run for the hills!) or if we'd get in an argument, or I'd even been sent to my room (ack!!!), I cleaned. I would make sure she knew I was ticked. How? Well, first thing is first, I'd make sure I slammed the door good and loud and if I didn't feel like the door slammed to my liking heck, I'd slam it again, just for good measure. Next I would turn on my radio and blast some crazy music that I seriously cannot … [Read more...]