Eight is great! Happy birthday to my Little Mouse.

  My Little Mouse, Today, you are eight. Eight years old! You are my little firecracker, my sensitive soul, my comedian and my bowl of sunshine. Your smile can fill a room and your zest for life is contagious! You have big dreams! You want to be a famous DJ (like Marshmallow), a famous artist … More Eight is great! Happy birthday to my Little Mouse.

6 cookie recipes you’ll find on my table during the holidays

I love to bake. I have fond memories of both my Nonna’s baking cakes and cookies and couldn’t wait to get in there with them to make their delicious recipes. Of course, like most of the older generation, they didn’t follow a recipe, per say. It was a handful of flour, or a small glass … More 6 cookie recipes you’ll find on my table during the holidays

Why I will continue to lie to my kids about Santa and the Elf on the Shelf!

The world is in on the secret of Santa and the Elf on the Shelf, so why I will continue to lie for as long as possible to my kids. … More Why I will continue to lie to my kids about Santa and the Elf on the Shelf!

Raising girls

I am trying to raise my girls to respect themselves. I believe girls should be afforded the same opportunities as boys, and don’t believe they should have to adjust, change or pretend anything to have those opportunities. I think I’ve had a very blessed life. Like our parents before us, my husband and I do … More Raising girls

First day of school: Grade 2 & Grade 5

It sounds cliché to say that time is flying, but as the first day of school is today, I feel it so much more when I see their names on class lists for grade 2 and grade 5. It really does feel like yesterday that they were little babes in my arms, or learning to … More First day of school: Grade 2 & Grade 5