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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Grace made this beautiful Valentine on Sunday at church. She was so proud of it that she presented it to me as soon as church was over.   It tickled me because it says, “Tweet Me!” and “Text Me!” and Grace really knows what those means. She’s forever asking me, Who are you texting, Mom? and What are you texting? So anyway. I hope you have a great and happy Valentine’s Day today. Tell someone you love what they mean to you today.

Happy Birthday, Grace!

My big girl turned 4 last week. For the first time ever, I did not get teary about her birthday. Why, you ask? Because I don’t have time to be teary. I have a little baby who wants me to hold her 24/7 and eats every time I stand up to do something. It’s life. Also? (This is twisted, I will readily admit. I don’t like it. I really dislike it, in fact.) My little baby is so little and needy and demanding that I no longer wish Grace to be little again. I’m perfectly okay with her growing up … Read more

10 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschoolers

St. Patrick's Day Activities for Preschoolers

Holidays are more fun when you have children. If you don’t have any, you probably think I’m full of beans, but it’s true. Holidays are more fun when you have children. St. Patrick’s Day never meant much to me. Now, it’s a fabulous holiday and a great excuse to break out the food coloring. 10 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschoolers Dress in all green. Arrange with a friend to have Lucky the Leprechaun visit your home while you’re out. My mom is our Lucky. He is going to come in, make a mess, and leave little goodies for Grace … Read more

A Rainbow Scavenger Hunt

rainbow scavenger hunt for preschoolers

Grace has been enthralled by St. Patrick’s Day ever since she was back in Tweenie School (that’s what she called the daycare she went to {and adored} from birth to age 2). During the month of March, a scheming leprechaun visited Tweenie School when the kids went outside or took a nap. He made messes and played tricks on them. The teachers set a trap for him, and he filled it up with chocolate coins. Every single day, when I picked Grace up from Tweenie School, she would squeal and tell me about those tricky leprechauns, waving her arms wildly … Read more

Earn FREE Redbox Rentals

This is paid content. I chose to post it because I know that many of you will want to take part to earn free movie rentals. From now through St. Patrick’s Day (that’s next Thursday, the 17th), you can earn unlimited one-night rentals from redbox through their Lucky to Have Friends Like You program. All you have to do is: Sign-up at www.redbox.com/luckyus to get a unique web address Spread the luck!  Email it, post it to Facebook, Tweet about it – share your URL however you want. Watch your free movies! (Rental credits are valid for ten days after they’ve been … Read more

Homemade Valentine’s Day – Valentine Games and Other Printables

This is my very last crafty Valentine’s Day post. I’m a wee bit sad about that. I’ve really enjoyed scouring the internet for awesome Valentine’s Day crafts and printables. It’s been fun, and I’ve found all kinds of blogs that I never knew existed. In case you missed any of them, this series has contained all of the following: Gifts of Food Gifts for the Home Gifts for Children Other Crafty Gifts Gifts Kids (Even Preschoolers) Can Make for Adults Gifts Kids (Even Preschoolers) can Make for Other Kids Valentines to Print and Frame Valentine Cards to Print Games and … Read more