Month: November 2019

Kids Say The Darnedest Things…

Kids Say The Darnedest Things…

November 25, 2019 We are not the exception by any means but the sheer volume of questions and statements coming from my children is deafening. As a parent, there are even questions I don’t know. Like how is plastic made? Sometimes their questions go much…

Famous Last Words…

Famous Last Words…

November 24, 2019 “Mom, I’m bored.” Challenge accepted. My youngest has always had someone to play with including Mom. As we begin settling into the colder months where we are spending more time inside, this is going to be something to tackle this season of…

Getting Creative As A Family For Birthday Celebrations

Getting Creative As A Family For Birthday Celebrations

November 23, 2019

It’s that time of year at our house. No, not the holidays. Birthday season.

Two of my kids were born at the end of the year. One was born on Thanksgiving Day and the other was born four days after Christmas. To say that the last six weeks of the calendar year is full is an understatement.

Ever since they were born, I’ve always made and decorated cakes for them. With four kids having birthdays within five months of one another, the cake making gets to be excessive. It’s not that my ideas have gone away, it’s just a lot.

This year my oldest son informed me that he wanted an angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream. That’s it? I can do that!

Not only will it be super yummy but there is less food coloring that turns my hands blue this year. I’m pretty sure I will be alright when they want to make the switch to store bought cakes. I’ll even splurge for the fancy ones.

Except for the fact that my kids love to help make their own cakes and decorate. I used to keep it a secret but now that they want to help, I’ll take it.

Do you do hand made or store bought birthday cakes?

I’m Sick Of Being The Parent Who Yells

I’m Sick Of Being The Parent Who Yells

I’m surrounded by a stack of self-development books like The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking about the secrets of the happiest people in the world, How to be a Badass Everyday by Jen Sincero and Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani, how…

Talking Out Loud Doesn’t Make Me Crazy

Talking Out Loud Doesn’t Make Me Crazy

November 22, 2019 Yes, I talk to myself a lot. It doesn’t mean that I’m crazy. In all actuality, talking out loud to myself helps me process a lot of things in life. When I come back from daily walks with my dog, I have…