Tag Archives: birthdays

Preschool Pointers – Keep It Moving

Problem:    You’re having 10-15 four and five year olds over your house for a “party.”   Enough said.     Solution:   First, have a set time. Three hours seems to be optimal.   Second, you can do games … Continue reading

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Five Gifts You Need Not Get My Kids

Kids love presents. Be it their birthday, Christmas, or just as a nice surprise. Who wouldn’t, right? And I’ve noticed a lot of people who aren’t quite sure what the best kinds of gifts to get for three-four-and-five year olds … Continue reading

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In Defense of Half Birthdays

Since the girls turned 18 months, I’ve been giving them a half birthday party. It’s nothing big. I make them a cake, we sing the birthday song, blow out candles and eat it. No friends, no presents, just a marking … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers: 19 – Keep Them Involved

Problem: It’s someone else’s birthday. Not your child’s. And they are happy, but also sad because, well, when can it be their birthday? Solution: Last year, the girls were three and I got them each a little gift for their … Continue reading

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Party Pointers

A party of errors? Not really. The girls had a great fourth, all things considered. Here are some things to consider, though, when you throw your own party. – Party favors come in packs of eight. Not ten. Buy two … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday: Marble Cake

This is the first cake I’ve ever made from scratch. It was not hard, and not bad! Of course, it’s a marble cake because one girl wanted vanilla and the other chocolate. What can you do? Next week, I’ll post … Continue reading

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Birthday Bash

So, I turned thirty yesterday. And really, for the most part, it was great. It feels just like 29! The girls spent two days painting me a box for my birthday. Like a produce box. Just an old box, and … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

A great twist on buttercream frosting, not too sweet, and not too sticky. And so easy!   RECIPE:

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Toddler Tricks – 74: Keep Them Involved

Problem: There is an occasion or event going on in which your child is not the main player. They are, of course, using this opportunity to make themselves as annoying as possible to try to, yet again, be the center … Continue reading

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Happy Day

One of the best things about having young children is their ability to increase your enjoyment of festive occasions simply by being excited about it themselves. Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, and the girls couldn’t have been more psyched for … Continue reading

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