Getting it Done is More Important than Sleep… a parenting truth

1912090_10152088576033370_762349289_nParenting can be hard but being a single parent can be really, really hard. Not having someone to share the duties with is exhausting. There’s often not enough hours in the day to get everything you need to do done. And when you’re sick that gets even harder.

That’s been me this week. Fighting this brutal sinus/ chest cold thing that started with a painful sore throat and no voice. I work in radio, I need my voice. And I have to work. We’re short one announcer so sick days aren’t an option. Continue reading

Make That Pumpkin Into A Flower-Pot… crafts with kids

After having spent a night away from my baby girl I came home to a house that needed cleaning and a toddler who missed me. So I did what any good parent would do… suggested we spend the next hour and a half doing a craft instead of cleaning the house.

What we did was make “rainbow pumpkin flower-pot” aptly named by Princess D herself. Continue reading

Halloween… a reflection of the night that passed

oooohhhh… what should i be for halloween???

Halloween. That special time of year where kiddies get dressed up and go around asking people for treats. A holiday that’s all about giving kids unhealthy processed sugary snacks that wind them up and make them crash… crash hard.

So many fun things to do over many days. And this year, our Halloween went like this: Continue reading

Crafts with Kids for Cheap… quality time doesn’t have to break the bank

Who says having a craft night with your kids has to be expensive? Not me. A big fan of the crafts in the Dollar Store and other cheapie retailers like them

whoo hooo… fun in a box

, I go in once a month to stock up on cheap crafts I can do with Princess D and without her (a total godsend in the middle of toddler “I want” tantrums… pull one out and away she goes. Continue reading

Christmas Craft – Making Snowmen

Davis seems a little mad Mommy is taking pictures... again.

Christmas is coming and because I want Davis to know from a young age the season is about giving and not just about getting, I’ve decided that every year we would make things to give to our family and friends as gifts from her. I’ve been collecting drawings and paintings for a couple of months now but for our main gift this year is snowmen decorations. Continue reading