Last month, my mom made Minnie Mouse pillowcase dresses for her young granddaughters. I personally think my daughter is really cute. But my daughter in this dress… it was a cute overload. She got away with more that first day than usual. Here is how to make a Minnie Mouse pillowcase dress in my mom’s words.
A few weeks ago I went to an event for families and was asked to bring treats. For some reason, I have a lot of friends who have kids with allergies. I was tasked to find a gluten-free, peanut-free, dairy-free, egg-free recipe. Luckily, I knew how to make these awesome popcorn balls. Did you know popcorn is gluten free?
A favorite family pastime in our home is lightsaber duels. But since dueling your child with a large plastic stick is generally frowned upon, we made some safer lightsabers. These are also great for a Star Wars birthday party. Plus, they’re cheap! Each saber is around $0.50.
This is one of my favorite side dishes and it’s so easy to make. Plus it gets rid of leftovers. These potato pancakes are a great alternative to greasy french fries and are a nice change.
Because I don’t want to spend $30 on a tutu for my daughter that will be used as an accessory, and because I can’t sew, I decided I needed to learn to make a no-sew tutu. Here is what I did.
Last weekend my son had his first piano recital. He worked hard all year on his song, so I wanted to give him a reward similar to a bouquet. I imagined giving my son a bouquet of flowers and knew he’d say, “Mom! This is too girly!” To avoid the argument I decided to get […]
Don’t get me wrong. I love to browse Pinterest for new ideas and fun recipes. I’ve found some great time-saving projects, fun games for my kids and delicious recipes the whole family enjoys. I also love to post my recipes on Pinterest as a way to share them with others. But there is a difference between enjoying Pinterest and letting it govern every aspect of your life as a parent.
Growing up, school taught me how to spell words like hippopotamus; that 2×2=4; that Pluto is the farthest planet from the Sun (that’s how old I am?); and that in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. What school did not teach me is how to save money, how to set up an IRA, how to […]