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Take time to pause and enjoy nature! Robin eggs and hatching chicks.

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LOOK!!! This was what I saw last week in the bushes in front of our house. This find was especially SWEET since I was able to share the find with a friend, her little boy, and my own teens. Today … Continue reading

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Happy 100 Birthday Girl Scouts!!!

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March 12, 2012, TODAY Girl Scouts USA celebrates our 100th Anniversary! As the GS camp song goes… “Horray for Girl Scouts!” (click here to listen to the G- for Generosity song) http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/girl-scouts-greatest-hits/id314147938 I have been a Girl Scout for 20 … Continue reading

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At our house the 3-second time-out works…. and leads to giggles!

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My children are MUCH older now, but the 3-second time out still works like a charm around here! And it usually leads to laughter and giggles too! Mothering my first son seemed nearly an impossible task requiring my never-ending attention, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day calming, deep-pressure SENSORY socks… to hold, wrap or squeeze (aaah…)

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These socks are the BEST invention E-V-E-R!!!  “Cozy Socks” Thanks to my daughter, Danielle, who took my rice-filled sock idea and made it pretty & crafty & personal & warm!  This year for Christmas she made one custom-crafted “Cozy Sock” … Continue reading

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Soft, pretty PLAY dough made at home!

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When my children were little I remember spending HOURS and hours in our kitchen measuring, scooping, mixing, stirring and kneeding our own homemade playdough.  Making it didn’t NEED to take so long, but it was an activity they LOVED! And … Continue reading