I have heard a lot of bands and songs that I wasn't aware of thanks to Jen hosting Twisted Mix Tape. It isn't because I'm stuck on one genre. I have a great love for all music that speaks to me, and a deep appreciation of the effect music has on moods and memory. The … Continue reading Guest Post – Top Five Favorite Christmas Songs!
This is a re-release of last year's Christmas mix-tapes, lots of great music for everyone!!! Take some time and check them out, maybe hit play on YouTube while you get your wrapping done. Merry Christmas! I am a Christmas person. Really. My house looks like a Technicolor elf the size of a an elephant … Continue reading Twisted MixTape 36 – Christmas Song Mix
When I was 7, I remember sitting on the sofa, vibrating with excitement, as I waited for Frosty the Snowman to come on television. The highlight of the month of December for me was the Rankin/Bass Christmas Specials. The grown-ups had It's A Wonderful Life, White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street, but we had … Continue reading Best Christmas Movies For Kids – Old School
Phew.... at least I got that off my chest. Once upon a time - before kid - before marriage - before my eyes were opened to the reality of other people needing me. Ugh. I used to devour one "meaningful" book after another. My brain knew no bounds, I just sucked it all in, and even … Continue reading I just can’t read one more stinking page! Best Books of 2014
Hold on Tight I Don't Exactly Know What's Going to Happen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2pt2-F2j2g As a child, I remember being quite frightened by Willy Wonka and his Chocolate Factory. My strongest memory is of the Oompa Loompas, they were just plain scary. I have been waiting for years to let Isaiah watch Willy Wonka and … Continue reading We Are The Music Makers, And We Are The Dreamers of Dreams
The table is set, the lights are turned down just enough to make the room sparkle and the cheesy Christmas decorations are hidden in another room - leaving only the very tasteful decorations you share with company. Occupy the kids with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and enjoy one night as an adult. Hit shuffle on your Thanksgiving Playlist … Continue reading The Perfect Thanksgiving Playlist
When I met Dr D I was the most holistic mom I knew. I'm sure there were way more holistic moms out in California or something. However I'm from the midwest, and 9 years ago being holistic was akin to voodoo. I definitely got the stink eye when I fed my kid organic, shunned Disney fruit … Continue reading You Would Think I’d Be Against the Flu Shot, You Would be Wrong
One of the proudest days in my life was when I was accepted as a contributor to this book. The Mother of All Meltdowns was full of so many writers I admired I couldn't believe I got to be included right beside them. What amazed me even more was how many people bought our … Continue reading The Mother of All Meltdowns is Turning One!
As I sit here munching on my not-oreo Organic Tasty Sandwich Cookies, it occurs to me that many people don't eat organic because it's too much work. Well let me tell you, I'm With You Sister! (or brother, you too!) I remember a time, a long long time ago, when cooking was a wonderful and … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Cook to Snack Organic
We love Halloween. And we LOVE Halloween picture books. Our decorations are up and our Halloween books are out. One of the great gifts of Dyslexia is that Isaiah has never lost interest in Halloween picture books. That might be a lesson to learn? Pull some of these out just for a fun, relaxing night for … Continue reading Isaiah’s Favorite Halloween Picture Books