Some like it hot, some like it cold

Some like it hot, some like it cold

We’re lunch packers around my house, but when there’s no microwave to heat up anything, it makes it challenging to pack the hot lunch my daughter would beg for. Too bad we didn’t have new Crocodile Creek insulated food jars, now at mom-run boutique...
Cool kid travel guides they’ll actually read

Cool kid travel guides they’ll actually read

When we moved to Georgia, I tried to pad the transition with various books about what a great place it was and the interesting things that have happened here. My efforts were met with a resounding “meh” from my children. Hmph. Of course, the brand new Cool...
Give the gift of baby labels

Give the gift of baby labels

I’ve learned over the years it’s nearly impossible to register for everything that you will need for your new baby. In fact, I’ve got a huge list of items that I wish I had thought of asking for or even just ordering for myself. And up high on that...
Go fish

Go fish

Maybe toddlers shouldn’t fish.  I remember thinking this as I watched my 3-year-old niece clutch a big fishing pole while my husband tried to keep her from falling into the deep dark water or skewer him with the sharp fishing hook that was waving wildly in...
Heavy metal

Heavy metal

I love Etsy because I know that almost anything I can imagine is sitting in someone’s shop, waiting to be found (including plenty of scary things). So when I typed “concrete necklace” into the search bar one day on a whim, I wasn’t all that...

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