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Fourth of July Food and Drinks

Here are some fun and festive Fourth of July food and drink ideas. Top left to right: bottle of The Great American Wine; American flag layer dip; Blue Cocktail; and […]

We Lost Our Beloved Pup This Weekend

The day had finally come.  On Saturday, we had to say goodbye to our sweet, sweet Kensi, an important and beloved member of our family.  She was almost 15 years […]

Just a Little Valentine’s Day Cuteness

Because it’s almost February! Because the last time I posted was pre-Halloween! Because who doesn’t love pictures of a baby all dressed up for Valentine’s Day (who clearly doesn’t want […]

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!  I hope you have a great week!

Taming Tantrums and Managing Meltdowns

We’ve all been there. We’re happily shopping or dining, when suddenly, our child turns into a screaming, whining, fitful, out-of-control scary little version of him/herself. It’s the public meltdown, or […]

2-Year-Old Birthday Party Planning: Elmo’s World

While planning my soon-to-be 2-year-old’s birthday party, I have researched, found, and compiled some information I’d like to share. Location, Location, Location We have a wonderful park within walking distance […]

Ballerina Birthday Party

Hand-made invitations set the stage for Siena’s ballerina birthday party. We used cut-out pictures of Siena in ballerina attire, stickers and jewels to decorate the invitations.Invitation Wording (on the inside): […]

Dora Themed Birthday Party

Dora themed table is set. Dora’s “helper” entertains the kids. Dora makes an appearance at the party! Dora birthday cake At age 2, it was all about Elmo. About to […]

A Letter to My Newborn Baby

Soon after my baby was born, one of my grad school instructors suggested that I write a letter to my baby about how I felt at that moment. I took […]

Kids’ Birthday Party Themes

This invitation sets the stage for a circus-themed birthday party. Circus themed items from Birthday in a Box Beach Theme goodies from Birthday in a Box More beach themed items […]

Fourth of July Food and Drinks

Here are some fun and festive Fourth of July food and drink ideas. Top left to right: bottle of The Great American Wine; American flag layer dip; Blue Cocktail; and […]