Like I said the other day, I’m crazy busy this week.  Not only am I preparing for Easter, but my husband is working nights (which means he’s home during the day, which of course throws everything off), and I somehow scheduled 2 play dates for Wednesday! One is in the morning and the other is in the afternoon, but it’s going to be insane.  Luckily, I’m not hosting either of them.  It is still at least 2 hours out of the house, plus drive time. Most of my real Easter prep will be done Thursday morning when my son is in preschool.  Thank goodness forRead More →

I’m still in denial that Easter is on Sunday.  Not that I’m completely unprepared, I just can’t get in the Easter mindset.  Maybe because there is still snow in our yard. Or because I’m still in the midst of our yearly birthday bonanza. Don’t get me wrong, the Easter Bunny is well prepared to be filling up a certain little boy’s basket come Sunday.  And I have my free ham from Shoprite, so I really am ahead of the game. However, I  am still having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that I have to cook Easter dinner in 7 days!  Since we boughtRead More →

Yes, today is my birthday.  I don’t usually make a big deal about my birthday.  I’m 43, so it’s not like it’s a milestone (not that I did much for my 40th anyway). I prefer to celebrate with just my family.  My husband’s birthday is 4 days after mine, so we try to at least have a date night/day on one of the days between our birthdays and celebrate them both at once.  This year we are going to spend the weekend in Cape May, NJ. I’m really looking forward to it.  It will be our first overnight without our son!  I will have definitelyRead More →

Is it Spring? The calendar says its mid-March but it looks like Mid-December outside.  No wonder I’m having trouble focusing on Easter this year.  It feels like Christmas!  Ugh! But, it is still Easter season, so I am going to give you an Easter dessert you can make with your littles. This is an easy, no bake dessert that would be perfect to serve on Easter or a Tuesday. Key lime pie is one of my favorite desserts of all time.  Which is weird because there’s no chocolate in it at all!  But, I love the creamy, tart filling and the crunchy, sweet cookie crust.Read More →

Yeah, so, it was just St. Patrick’s Day last week.  How is it that Easter is only two weeks away!?!  I’m so not ready.  I feel like once Easter hits, everything gets kicked into high gear.  Every weekend will be filled from April until November, with few free moments in between.  Eek! Anyway, since it’s the Easter season (suddenly), this week and next week will be dedicated to the holiday.  I have two books picked out.  Neither one is what I’d call a classic, but my son enjoys them. Have you noticed that it’s hard to find a good Easter book for a preschooler?  EitherRead More →

You voted, I listened! This week’s Mom’s Corner is a craft! It’s actually the hottest craft on the web right now – Embroidery Hoop Wreaths. Have you seen these around Instagram and Pinterest? It’s just a regular embroidery hoop with flowers on it. It couldn’t be simpler, but they are so beautiful.  They have a vintage, yet contemporary feel to them. Two thoughts came into my head when I first saw these a couple weeks ago. 1. I have to make one! 2. Why didn’t I think of that?! I love this project! It took about an hour, maybe two if you decide to stainRead More →

This week’s recipe was chosen not because my child like them, but because I was going to a St. Patrick’s Day Parade viewing party at a friend’s house and I needed to bring something.  I could have just made a dip or something, but I was in the mood to do something festive. Plus, I knew I needed a St. Patrick’s Day recipe for this blog anyway, so I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone. So, going through my brain (and Pinterest), trying to think of something fun for the holiday, I remembered Irish Potato Candy.  It seemed like the perfect choice. ThoseRead More →

I can’t believe it is almost St. Patrick’s Day.  Truth be told, I never paid much attention to the holiday in the past.  I’m not a drinker, so I was never interested in the green beer or the parties. Now, my son is 3 he is aware of holidays more.  They talk about them in school and on TV.  He wants to celebrate every holiday and I want him to experience everything. Plus, we are actually Irish (or at least I am).  My family is Scotch-Irish from a little town called Broughshane in Northern Ireland.  We still have relatives there.  A few years ago, IRead More →

This week was a bitch of a week.  We were slammed with Nor’Easter which had us housebound all of Wednesday and most of Thursday. On top of that, my son is going through a potty regression.  Aren’t those fun?  He’s been potty trained for a year now. It will be a full year tomorrow (March 10). Every so often, he forgets to use the toilet.  He never wets his pants. Nope. It can’t be that simple.  I’d love for it too be a pee accident. But, well, its the other. So, on top of all that loveliness, and the general trying to keep my sonRead More →

Some of these recipes are going to be pretty predictable.  Especially when there is food in the title of the book.  It makes my job easier if I don’t have to be too creative. Ha!  So, this week’s recipe for Green Eggs and Ham (Quiche Cups). These are really easy to make.  They are a great make ahead breakfast. Just bake up a dozen and store them in the refrigerator or freezer (if you don’t plan on eating them all in time).  They take only a few minutes to heat up in the microwave or toaster oven.  Plus, as a bonus for us moms, twoRead More →