People have often described me as "crafty" and "creative." While I've doodled some doodles and I've written some poems, I’m not a painter or anything super-cool like that. I just like to create from not-so-raw materials, making things pretty...
Sometimes it can be a little bit overwhelming to think about trying to live a "green" lifestyle. We're busy moms. So, my goal is to provide you with some easy ways to "green" your life. For Earth Day and...
I was introduced to babywearing when my daughter was born and my mom gave me a ring sling she found at a consignment sale. It didn't last very long because the sling wasn't a good one, I didn't know...
For many families, next week is Spring Break, which means lots of time at home with the kids. Check out our "best of" ideas to keep your children entertained in (and out of) the capital city. Columbia "Staycation" Ideas Who says...
Growing up Passover was one of my favorite holidays. My entire extended family, easily over 30 people at times, descended upon my great aunt Helen's on night one of Passover and then my second cousin Ed and Reesa's home...
I have fond memories of using the PAAS Easter Egg dyeing kits when I was a kid. I loved to see the vibrant colors, and had a great time writing on the eggs with the white crayon provided. And...
In an effort to reduce unrefined sugar and dyes so prevalent at birthday parties, we tried some alternative sweets. While I do appreciate the celebratory sentiment behind serving sweets kids' birthday parties, I wondered if we could stray away from unrefined sugars....
Ugh, laundry. As a mom of three boys, I could do a load of laundry every day and still not be caught up. Thankfully I have an HE washing machine! I also have sensitive skin and certain types of...

DIY Cleaning Recipes

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It's spring! And if you're one of those (crazy) people who feel the urge to clean your house down to the very bones in the spring, well this is the post for you! But forget the harsh chemicals and...
"I think most moms can relate to the pain that comes with buying box after box of diapers. Not only do you go through an insane amount of diapers each month, but after a while, you are left with...
Along with being a mother and a wife, I am also an artist. Along with being an artist, I am also a thrift shopper enthusiast. I have combined my love of saving money and painting by seeking out bargain...
If you have toddlers or preschoolers, rainy weather can make for long, hard days … the kind of days where bedtime is 37 hours away and you want to do violence to DJ Lance Rock for being so cheerful....
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** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time ** Please Note :: While we...