Reader’s Choice – Top 20 MeckMom Ideas

Happy 2010, everyone!  Thanks for putting up with my month-long hiatus as I enjoyed some quality holiday time with my family.  I have loads of tips to share with you this year and I’m anxious to get started. I thought I’d kick things off this year by featuring some of the best ideas from the past several years.  Back in November, I asked you guys to submit your favorite MeckMom...
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Get the Conversation Going with ChatterBox – Women’s Edition

Last year, when I was planning a big girls weekend with a bunch of friends, I started looking online for fun conversation games.  Some of the attendees were close friends and some were brand new to the group so I wanted to find a game that would help everyone get acquainted.  I spent $50 on two conversation games from Amazon and thought that they would do the trick.  Unfortunately, once the...
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Pumpkins and Power Tools – My Favorite Way to Carve a Jack-o’-Lantern

Pumpkin carving isn’t a pretty process.  It’s sticky, pulpy, and flat out messy.  As a mom, you can try to combat this messiness.  You can cover your floors (and children) in plastic, use sharpies instead of cutting tools or even buy those foamy “ever-last” pumpkins from the craft store.  In my opinion, carving pumpkins with your kids is kind of like washing your car...
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Talk to Me Tuesday: Best Baby Advice Giveaway

Well, it’s official…less than three weeks until the big day.  You’d think, since this is my fourth, that I’d have this whole baby thing down.  Yet, if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last eight years of motherhood it’s that you can never have too much good advice when it comes to managing your ever-changing family. So, for today’s Talk to...
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Haunted Halloween Countdown Poster

Perhaps it’s my own fault. Maybe decorating for Halloween five weeks early naturally creates holiday over-anticipation/impatience in my kids. Whatever the reason, my kids are constantly dragging their costumes out of their closets to ask me if it’s time to trick or treat. Yesterday, after answering that question for the 493rd time, I decided I needed a way for the kids to keep...
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