Hush! The Kids Are Asleep The kids are tucked into bed and sound asleep. What do you do? Do you spend some quality time with your spouse or do you lie on different ends of the couch, barely speaking? Spending time together as a couple and keeping the fire burning is important. But if you have kids, you might find yourself spending less and less time together. Even if you want to spend time with your husband, it’s not always that easy. You might be working different shifts, be in a rut, your kids may...Read More
Just A Walk In The Park.. I love working out. I do some weight training every morning before my kids wake up. I go for a quick run during my lunch break. And I finish the day with some yoga after I’ve put my kids to sleep. Can you sense the irony? Yeah, I used to love working out. But that was years ago. Before the kiddos. Now a day, I consider a day at the park to be a type of workout. I wish that I would have the energy to work out. And...Read More
Tally Me Bananas I really enjoy crocheting amigurumi. Fruit and cookies are a lot of fun to make but I’m not fond of projects that take weeks to finish, though. Crochet blankets are beautiful, but they take forever to finish. But amigurumi projects, you can usually finish quickly and they are so pretty. This pattern is one of four available fruit patterns on this blog. Check them out here: Apple, Pear, and Orange (Coming soon). The pattern is crochet around in a spiral, without closing the laps. Insert a marker (such as a piece of yarn in...Read More
21 Ways To Improve The Relationship With Your Child When You’re Feeling Disconnected From Each Other
The Mom Guilt Parents spend more time with their kids than ever before. Moms in 1965 might have spent more time at home with children, but they only spent 54 minutes on child care activities (according to this study). Moms in 2012 nearly doubled that, reporting 104 minutes per day. But at the same time, parents are becoming more and more distracted by their cell phones than ever. Like many other parents, I constantly feel guilty for not being present enough around my kids. Even if I spend the whole day with them, I always end up...Read More
Spring Is In The Air So long, snow and cold. And Hello beautiful flowers, warm winds, and birdsongs! Spring is just around the corner! The garden is filled with fresh flowers. The temperature is rising. And the playground is filled with kids again. Our minds are filled with flowers, butterflies, ice cream, and a whole lot of other things that screams spring. We Love Spring! Here’s a collection of 40 spring crafts that kids of all ages can make. It’s a mixture of sweet, simple and completely charming! These crafts are great for toddlers and preschoolers to develop that fine...Read More
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