In this post: 3 stages of parenting At 22 I married. At 23 I gave birth to Favorite First Born. That’s the age where you totally think you know everything because obviously, you are an adult, but you really don’t know anything. I knew nothing about marriage, nothing about life and certainly nothing about raising a child. Big Jon was… Read More
In this post: DIY Little Chair for Favorite Pixie My Grandma was the queen of nursery rhymes. Ride Ride Ranke (a Scandinavian favorite) and Trot Trot to Boston were a few of my favorites. She read to me, sang to me, played on the floor with me. Grandma invested in my learning of all things, she fostered creativity in life, and… Read More
In this post: Reasons kids should wrestle In the fall of 1996 Favorite Second Son returned from Kindergarten and announced that he wanted to wrestle. Wait, what? Sweaty boys in spandex rolling around on a dirty mat? I think not! Not my warriors! What value is there in such a sport?
In this post: DIY your very own Max and the Wild Things costumes from Maurice Sendek’s Where the Wild Things Are. Remember the plastic Halloween costumes of yesteryear that tied around you like a hospital gown? They came with full-on plastic face masks than had an elastic string to hold them on. Every year I was sure to snap my… Read More
In this post: 5 Secrets to becoming a Favorite Mother-in-Law That moment when he drops to one knee, slips a gorgeous, sparkling diamond onto your hand, and pops the ultimate question is one that becomes cemented into your brain forever. When “he” is your son and the “hand” is your future daughter-in-law, well, that changes everything.
In this post: Nana’s Sweatshoppe has a bunch of new and fun fall baby gifts for the little ones in your life. It’s been a while since I’ve updated Y’all on what’s going on over at Nana’s Sweatshoppe. Nana P has been busy this fall creating of a bunch of new fun fall baby gifts. There are several new fabrics… Read More