Easy Easter Bark

Easy Easter Bark

We all want things to look nice and I really appreciate the time people put into many of the things that I see on places like Pinterest. Of course many of them are so over the top, I mean there are preschool treat bags that took more time, money and effort to create, then many people put into their wedding favors. Personally, I am for things being appealing but on the easier side of things and that is where my easy Easter bark comes in! You really couldn’t ask for an…

Easter Egg Rainbow

Easter Egg Rainbow

With Easter approaching dyeing eggs is always on a parent’s mind and it tends to sneak up on us. A few years ago I tried some alternative methods, you can see those here, and kept coming across the graphic to the left, an Easter egg rainbow. I really wanted to try them ALL but I just couldn’t find the time. Last year (2015) I finally decided to give it a try and I loved the colors, of course half way through I wondered what mad person had talked me into this idea,…

Thanksgiving fun for little ones

Thanksgiving fun for little ones

Thanksgiving, is that awkward holiday that most people glaze over to get to the craziness of Christmas and often is missed, especially by children. Explaining the history of Thanksgiving to a child is a daunting task, of course there is the coming together of the pilgrims and Indians, however, the story takes a very non g-rated turn after that event, not to mention that being grateful for blessings doesn’t always come naturally to a child. There are ways to savor the holiday for what it is and make Thanksgiving fun for…

Higglytown, where everyone is a Hero…and a community!

Higglytown, where everyone is a Hero…and a community!

  I was raised by my grandmother and great-grandmother, though my mother lived with us, she didn’t do much of the raising. She was 18 when I was born and for all practical purposes we were more like sisters, than mother and daughter, but I was very close to my grandparents. Anyway, I remember how I would sit and listen to my great-grandma and grandma talk about how things use to be. How people took such pride in what they did, how everyone realized that no matter the job, it…

They must grow up

They must grow up

As I sit here holding my younger son (3), who has a runny nose and just wants my comfort, I am reminded of what happened today, a day I thought would happen much later… At Taekwondo today, without thought, I asked for a kiss before my older son, who just turned 6 a couple days ago, went on the mat, he hesitated, looked around and I very much could tell, he was embarrassed of such an open display of affection. I was a little put back and asked if he…