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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 […]



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 […]



August from the archives: Back to school Smarties marshmallow pops

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 […]



Happy 4th of July! Here are some red, white and blue marshmallow pops.

Remember way back when I told you how my red, white and blue sparkle marshmallow pops were in Bird’s Party Magazine? Yes, of course you do. You remember everything. (Side note, why is it I can’t remember what I did last weekend, but I can remember every episode of every ’80s sitcom ever?) Well, you […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and riding horses

My daughter riding horses at Meadowbrook Stables, a non-profit stable at the top of Rock Creek Park, just outside of Washington DC in Chevy Chase, MD. If you are in DC or planning a visit with kids, you can also check out the weekend pony rides through the woods at Rock Creek Park Horse Center. […]