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“I see the questions in your eyes.  I know what’s weighing on your mind…”  You’ve been dying to know what my kids are giving out as Valentines, right?  (I know it’s not true, but humor me here.)  So… As many mothers do this time of the year, I spent a lot of time on Pinterest looking for cute homemade Valentine ideas for my children to make and give to their classmates, but then I got an Oriental Trading magazine in the mail and decided to take the more lazy approach this year.  I bought...

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year.  You know what that means…  Your kids won’t be in school and it is up to you to keep your little love bugs entertained all day.  Don’t panic.  I’ve got you covered.  Here are some kid-tested and approved Valentine’s Day activities and crafts I’ve done at my daycare.  Have fun and Happy Valentine’s Day! Love Jumps Individual or Group Activity: Have your child use a stethoscope (a toy one will work just fine) to listen to their heartbeat and/or...

I went searching for a Valentine’s Day card for my husband today.  I found mushy romantic cards, super cheesy cards, and even religious cards, but I couldn’t find any that captured what a real marriage in 2016 is like.  So, I decided to create my own Valentines.  If you can relate to them and would like to send them to your own special Valentine, please be my guest.  Enjoy!                                       ...

I just got back from McDonalds.  My three year old didn’t have preschool today, so I thought I’d take her out for a little Mommy and Me lunch date.  I was surprised when the cashier didn’t ask me if the Happy Meal was for a boy or a girl (which is something I hate in itself… but I’ll save that rant for another day).  When my daughter opened up her Happy Meal box, I could see why I wasn’t asked. McDonalds is giving away books instead of toys in their Happy Meals through February 15th.  They are Valentine’s...