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The holiday season, and all the fun that comes with it, is here! Just in case your weekend to-do list […]

Maybe it’s because of my past life as an elementary teacher, but I love celebrating holidays. I’ll take any opportunity […]

I’ve said before I could never be a mama that regularly Bentos (see how I made it a verb?). I […]

I’m so excited about this Halloween project, it turned out even better than I’d envisioned.   It’s the quintessential MPMK […]

If you’re looking for a simple DIY Halloween decor idea to try with the kids this year (one that – […]

It’s the time of year when I’m once again gathering my holiday resources and putting together a simple plan for making […]

Our resident children’s librarian, Janssen, is back today with some of her favorite Halloween books for kids. Get your library cards […]

(pictured: Pretzel and Cheese Broomsticks, Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts, Candy Corn Pudding Pops, Haunted Hooting Owl Pretzels, Pretzel Mummy Treats, Ghost Milk Bottles, Oreo Bat Truffles) Halloween […]

Our family is big on traditions.  We’ve got them for major events like birthdays and Christmas, as well as small things like Saturday mornings […]

Today, I’m going to let you in on a little Father’s Day trick I discovered a few years ago – […]

I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your attention that Mother’s Day is just around the bend. Whether you’re planning to spend it […]

Before I became a parent, I had no idea of the role knock-knock jokes, mad libs, and the like would one […]

It’s really too bad Earth Day doesn’t get the same fanfare as Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and the like. The shape […]

As evidenced by my post, Easter Dishes You Can Make With Your Slow Cooker, I like to keep it simple […]

Now that S is nearly 5, I’m finding that the standard “half up with one barrette on each side” hairdo that […]