What’s the deal on that three hour tour?

3hourtour

My kids have discovered the TV show Gilligan’s Island.  I enjoyed it as a kid myself. But I am finding it painful to watch as an adult. It was just a 3 hour tour. 3 hours. What do you take on a 3 hour boat tour? Sun screen, snacks, drinks.  Not the people on Gilligan’s Continue Reading …

No Sleep Til…. BED TIME

No Sleep Til Brooklyn

My kids sometimes fall asleep before bedtime. Like a couple hours before bedtime. No worries. Until they get up at 4 am. or 5 am. That I’m not to happy about. So we have implemented the no sleep til bedtime. How? Beastie Boys style. Sung in the same tune of No Sleep Til Brooklyn by Continue Reading …

Teach Me: Independence Begins

Teaching kids to be independent with cooking

This week has been full of it’s challenges, every day life really. My son announced Tuesday that I needed to teach him how to cook before I died.  I’m not sure where the urgency came from, but he was upset and stressed that he would starve if we didn’t teach him to cook. He’s almost Continue Reading …

There’s a Mouse in the Toilet . . . a quick way to clean your home

“There’s a mouse in the toilet’ my 5 year old screamed this morning as he went to use their bathroom.  Nah, that’s can’t be what he said.  ”Mama come here, mouse in the toilet’ he screeched.  I ran over and sure enough, there was a mouse doggie paddling in the toilet. To which I ran Continue Reading …

Filters Required

Do you ever wish your kids came with filters? So they don’t blurt out whatever is in their head? I do. I have had so many embarrassing moments with my kids, I have lost count.  I take Miss O with me when I do Tupperware deliveries sometimes.  She has commented “it stinks in here, let’s Continue Reading …

Mommy knows best

I’m sleep deprived.  It’s not because my kids are sick.  It’s because at about 4:30 this morning Crazy Nuts Dad was less than quiet coming back to bed. When I asked what was going on, he said the furnace wasn’t working. But he said he put a blanket on each of the kids. When I Continue Reading …