Happy Fall 2016

It’s Fall and my favorite time of the year.  Besides the weather being pretty great, it’s a calm time for me. I’m not yet busy making Christmas stockings and the hustle of the summer schedule is over.  Even though a few loyal customers placed an order early to avoid the Christmas rush, the bulk of… Read More »

Dealing with a Toddler that Climbs

Welcome to the world of a climbing toddler. There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not finding my granddaughter, Caroline, climbing on something. Caroline just turned two, but it seems like she’s been climbing since she could stand. I know that this is an important stage in the development of motor skills, but… Read More »

New Grandson- Baby Clay Arrives

There is nothing like it in the world when a baby is born. Grandbaby Clay arrived just one day earlier than expected.  We all knew that the day was getting close for baby boy to be born, so arrangements were made for me to be the “on call” person to watch the soon-to-be sibling. That… Read More »

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Today, August 4, is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and a day to introduce to you one of my favorite ways to make Chocolate Chip Cookies, which is in a skillet. A local restaurant makes them and they are so yummy! Mine aren’t quite as wonderful as the ones that they make, but I must… Read More »

National Watermelon Day Smoothie

Did you know that there is a day to celebrate watermelon? Neither did I, but apparently the day to commemorate watermelon is today, August 3rd. I’m a crazy person when it comes to watermelon, especially in the summer. The thirst quenching, sweet tasting, nutritional fruit is at the top of my “favorite food in the… Read More »

Baby Sprinkle

What’s a baby sprinkle? A “baby sprinkle” is the new trend for celebrating the birth of a second or after baby. Generally, the celebration is much smaller than the first baby shower…Hence, the “sprinkle”, instead of the “shower”.  Most often the “sprinkle” is thrown for the expecting mother when the gender is different. When my… Read More »

Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping

Since the month of July is Blueberry month, I decided to make a cheesecake with blueberry topping. I  never made a cheesecake before, and I must say this turned out pretty amazing. It is so light and fluffy and the blueberry topping makes it extra yummy. It was really pretty easy to make, here’s my… Read More »

Babierge: Service for Traveling Families

  It’s summertime and many of you will be traveling on family vacations.  Rather than lugging all the essential baby equipment through crowded airports or packing it up in an overstuffed car to haul to your destination, why not rent the equipment you need? At Babierge (Baby+ Concierge) you can acquire brand name baby equipment… Read More »

Swing Set Finds a New Home

I guess life is really a full circle- Who would have thought we’d have a swing set in our backyard again! Well, this wooden swing set found a new home when it ended up in our backyard.  My son-in-law surprised us with a swing set when a friend at his work was getting rid of… Read More »

Fluffy Apple Sauce Cookies with Raisins

  These apple sauce cookies are soft, fluffy and delicious!  They are great for babies simply because, they don’t require much chewing. The cookies pretty much dissolve in your mouth, except for the raisins that is.  You can leave the raisins out and they will still be very tasty. My grandchildren loved them and yours… Read More »

Cloth Diapers Aren’t What they Used to Be

  While searching online for waterproof fabric to make baby bibs, I ran across a trend that seems to have taken off in the sewing community– adorable waterproof  diaper covers: to cover cloth diapers. Yep, that’s right CLOTH DIAPERS!  I started to think about the debate between cloth diapers and disposables, which have been around… Read More »

Mother’s Day Craft For Toddlers

  The Thursday before Mother’s Day Charlotte worked on a few gift items for her Mom and Aunt Christine (on behalf of her cousin, Audrey- age 12 mos).  Her sister Caroline (20 months) “helped” too!  I tried to choose crafts that I knew Charlotte, who is only three, could master herself. She likes to paint, so I… Read More »

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party- Audrey Turns One

Who doesn’t love a Minnie Mouse themed birthday party?  Well, I can’t speak for everyone but… I’m pretty sure most little people are Disney fans, and I’m sure a few big people are too!  For me, I’m obsessed with Disney and can’t wait to take my grandchildren to Disney World someday. For now, I watch… Read More »

App for Parents “Little Peanut on the Go”

“Little Peanut on the Go” app for parents was introduced to me by the founder, Karla Lemmon. She thought it would benefit my readers, as it is a wonderful app to help busy Mothers and Grandmothers organize essential information. I know one of the hardest things for a Mom to do is leave their little… Read More »