Tip #4: How to Keep your Purse Safe at the Grocery Store


Having a cop for a brother means that whenever we are out and I take my eyes off of my handbag for 1 second I get lectured.  And the worst part is….he’s right.  The grocery store is a prime target for those wanting to pick your wallet or even take your entire purse.

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A bath to myself….pipe dream?


I decided it wataking a bath by myself is a pipe dreams time for me.  Just a little me time.  I don’t think I was asking much, just a half hour in a bubble bath without anyone banging on the door or screaming like the Antichrist was in the room (which he is, I’m pretty sure it’s my 2 year old son).

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How to Make an Easy Felt Board


Rollaway Felt MatMaking a Felt Board and Felt Pieces, the EASY Way.

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Birthday Card Craft


So it’s Grandma’s birthday, I can’t beleive it, seems like it happens each year.

Of course being crafty (and cheap…did I mention cheap?) you’re going to make a card because grandma’s eat that stuff up.  And if I have one piece of advice to new mothers….suck up to the grandparents….it will pay you back in spades.

My 6 year old can make beautiful cards and pictures but anything from my 2 year old is guaranteed to be scribbles, which is adorable, butI like a little something extra.

Here’s a quick and cute birthday card I did recently for a friends birthday.  Just paint your toddlers hand to make a hand print, then go back and add orange flames with construction paper or markers.  Add icing and decorations with markers or even better with puffy paint.

  And voila, a card Grandma will treasure.

I like to have the kids colour on the paper first and then use that as the background to place the handprint on.  You could even do another handprint and make it into a present with a bow.