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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 […]



how to make superstar cookies for the teacher

  It’s teacher appreciation week! Have you thanked a teacher yet? The teachers and staff at my daughter’s school are true superstars. The school is only in it’s third year, but they leap over every hurdle as it’s thrown in front of them and they never lose sight of their goal: Teaching our kids. My […]



Bella Cupcake Couture Blog Party: back to school cupcakes AND a giveaway

I’m back partying it up with Bella Cupcake Couture again, this time for back to school, hosted by Carrie Middlemiss from Bella Cupcake Couture.  And, one lucky reader will win a prize pack featuring a Bella Cupcake Couture birthday prize pack worth $100 which includes invitations, thank you cards, party straws, water bottle and candy […]