What’s In Your Art Box?

I’ve found in my years of motherhood that if you give your children the time and energy they will give it right back. One way I’ve found to connect with my children is much like my mom did with me; art. When I started out doing art projects back when my oldest was a little…

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When the Little Things Feel Like Big Things….

….I’ve got to share. I actually meant to share a few days ago but I’ve been so exhausted and side tracked by a million other things. So, as I’ve shared on this blog before, I’m sure you guys have picked up by now that me and my preteen are going thru a bit of a…

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DIY: Puffy Paint

For months I’d been saying I was going to try to make Puffy Paint with my kids. Problem was, I kept putting it off because of things like…you know…procrastination. I’d seen it on a blog somewhere and immediately thought “O that looks fun.” But as I googled puffy paint I kept coming across all these…

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Mother

It dawned on me once again today (because I have this epiphany every few months, especially on the heels of an emotional binge) that I am becoming more and more like my mother. I don’t mean traits and habits though I’m sure there’s enough present to guarantee I’m going that route. But I mean, my…

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I Started to Blog Something Different

But then today changed everything! I received an invitation the other day for my son’s Honor Roll Ceremony, so I knew he had done well. I mean I just got his report card and he made straight A’s. I’d been particularly proud of he and his sister because they’ve been doing EXCEPTIONALLY well in their…

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DIY: Bottle Art For Mom

I’m all about DIY arts and crafts for the kids, but every so often mom gets the urge to create too! One day a few weeks ago my husband purchased a 20 Grand bottle of vodka. Needless to say it was an evening spent with me putting him to bed while he rattled off all…

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The Responsibility Battle

SO, we all know as parents one of our major jobs is to help mold productive human beings that will somehow become an asset to society sometime in the future. I know that much of this starts with the foundation and structure that is in the home. I pride myself on trying to give my…

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The Gratitude Jar

So, as I’ve mentioned many times before, I struggle with depression. The other day while I was on Facebook a friend left a comment on one of my statuses and it gave me an idea. She said something to the effect of: “Drop that in your gratitude jar!” And it was like my brilliant bulb…

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Because I Deserve This Glass (or 4) of Wine – 12 Random Thoughts About Life

Maybe because I am trying to justify virtually finishing off a whole bottle of Red MoscatoΒ by myself…Lol. But whatevsΒ (did I just say whatevs??) I rarely have moments where I am super relaxed and not fretting and worrying over my children, my husband, finances, LIFE! So tonight I offered myself a break. I’ve failed to get…

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DIY: Making Buildings for the Boys

So, as I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I did a few different arts and crafts with the kids over their break from school. This one I’m posting is a really easy one. If your little boys are anything like mine then you know that at 6 years old, action figures are everything and so is…

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