June 28, 2012
Today I’m hosting a giveaway for a favorite company, JetPens! I’ve easily spent a fair amount of time browsing their journals, scrapbooking supplies, calligraphy pens, and fun Japanese art supplies for kids.
To enter the giveaway for a $50 gift card, just leave a comment below. For a second entry, Pin a favorite item from JetPens.com. For a third, follow JetPens on Twitter. Please make sure to leave additional comments for yourself. Giveaway runs till midnight EST next Thursday and I will contact the winner then. Good luck! And now I’m off to the museum with two rambunctious boys and busy baby. Wish me luck, ha.
June 27, 2012
July 4th is right around the corner, so I designed these printable, patriotic badges. Truth be told, I wanted this to be a button-making DIY, but those machines are pricey! My cheap version can found at Dotcoms for Moms.
June 25, 2012
The images pretty much explain this project to easily ID drinks at your fourth of July party,
but for details and a template, click over to Dotcoms for Moms!
June 19, 2012
I developed these fun kite invitations for Dotcoms for Moms. See full instructions here!
June 15, 2012
Observing the sibling dynamic in our home has been fascinating. While the boys are hot and cold with one another, they are dependably sweet and affectionate with their sis. And in turn, Mara is enamored with them. And giggly and accepting of their weirdness, which is important to establish because it won’t be long before she has weird teenage brothers.
Can you believe I finally taught the boys the correct terminology for female anatomy just a couple weeks ago? For the longest time, they had questioned the whereabouts of Mara’s boyhood. I’d gloss over with something cutesy sounding because my kids are exhibitionists and like to write “BUTT” in chalk all over our patio. I just didn’t trust them with something as exotic sounding as vahhhgina. But one day I caved, tired of misleading my own children, and Kai responded perfectly with “Oh! Well, Mara must be partly from China then, because she has a paCHINA!” So many teaching opportunities as a mother, right? It never ends.