Friday’s Find: Free Birthday Gift Printable

Birthdays are a tricky thing.  Oh sure, for family and friends it’s a no-brainer to run out and spend cash on great gifts.  But what do you do about all those other birthdays that creep up on you during the year…teachers, neighbors, kid classmates, church friends, coaches?  You want to offer something nice to let them know you appreciate them but you don’t want to spend big...
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Banish Monsters Forever with a Monster Catcher Journal

About two years ago, my son started having a little trouble with nightmares.  Like most five-year-olds, he was convinced there were monsters lurking in every shadow. For the first few nights, I went through the traditional parental reassurance methods; checking under the beds and opening closet doors, but it seemed a bit futile. After all, I wanted my son to be able to banish these imaginary...
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How to Make a Giant Hostess Cupcake

This month marked my son’s first birthday.  As tradition holds in our family, this big milestone entitles him to his very first super-chocolatey cake.  I wanted to make something fun but I also wanted it to be inexpensive and easy (because I knew that most of the cake was destined to hit the floor).  After doing a little research for ideas online, I decided on a giant Hostess...
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Fun Kid Birthday Traditions

Today was my son’s 6th birthday so I thought I’d post two of my favorite family birthday traditions.  They’re not fancy or expensive, but they’re a great way to add a little sparkle to your child’s big day. Breakfast Doughnut Tower This simple little idea stemmed from my Mom’s breakfast-in-bed birthday tradition.  When I was growing up, my birthdays...
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High School Musical 2 Lanyards

If you’ve got a daughter between the ages of 6 and 16 you probably know all too well what tomorrow is. In fact, if your girls are anything like mine, chances are they’ve been counting down for months. My daughter is such a huge High School Musical fan that we’re hosting a HSM2 premiere birthday party at our house tomorrow night. 9 eight-year-olds singing and dancing the night...
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