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Author Archives: meaghanmountford



free printable: back to school lunch box stickers

  Have you been counting the days, hours, minutes and nanoseconds until school starts again, too? I’ll still have one at home, so it’s not that huge a freedom for me, but still. Half the freedom. Not that I don’t love spending every precious moment with my darlings, it’s just that… I don’t always love […]



How to Throw a Cookie Decorating Party for Kids

It’s really so much easier than you’d think to host a cookie decorating party, and I feel confident using the term “universally adored activity” by kids. In all my years of decorating cookies with kids–at festivals, at parties, at school, at home, wherever–I never met a kid who didn’t join in the fun with glee. […]



Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds AND the Natural History Museum

  Playing tourists:   Butterfly! One of many. But my kid kept trying to take my phone, so I only got one picture:   You know what you do when you live in DC and your kid’s school goes back a week after the other schools? You hit up the Mall and the museums. I […]



good-for-you banana oatmeal chocolate chip bar cookies

I’m going to start off listing the good stuff in these: Bananas, oatmeal, flax seed, wheat germ… Did I lose you? I promise they are so so very good. See those missing cookies along the edge in the photo below? That’s how much I ate before I even finished cutting them.   A friend of […]



August from the archives: Rainbow unicorn cookies

So I’m joining the rest of DC and checking out for a week in August. My kids are driving me insane. My house is a mess. It’s hot. I’m bothered. I’m doing something I never do… I’m taking a break. I’m using the “advice column method.” When advice columnists are on vacation, they post past […]