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Christmas Gifts for Toddlers

When I go through the toy store or a Wal-Mart with my three year old, I know exactly what she will say.  “Oh,” she’ll squeal.   “Put THAT on my Christmas list!”  Christmas gifts for toddlers are not only fun for kids to receive, they are often fun for moms to buy (think […]


How to Throw a Fancy Tea Party for Girls

My daughter Noelle turned 6 this week.  We wanted to do something different so we learned how to throw a fancy tea party for girls.  I’m a simple, non-craft kind of mom, but I do believe that little things can go a long way when thoughtfully done! For the tea party, we […]


Thanksgiving Decoration for Kids

Crafty, I am not. But we all know that kids making crafts, so I have d Thanksgiving crafts for kids and come up with what I will do on Thanksgiving Day. Ta-da!  A garland of leaves!  All you need is construction paper, black marker, yarn and clothespins.  Perfect! Cut […]


Why Mommy Can’t Talk

A mom with no words? A wife who can’t talk? Yep, that’s been me for the past four days.  I have laryngitis and a cold. It’s been a dream come true for James.  A wife who doesn’t talk his ear off! I’ve learned a few things in these past few […]


Visiting Grandma for Halloween

Yesterday, I brought Lucy to visit my grandmother who is in her 90s, living in an assisted care home.  First Lucy dressed up like a princess to see her great-grandmother.  Then she decided that costume was too itchy so she changed into her pink ballerina outfit.  Actually it was her […]


My Superstar Lucy

I this photo taken of my Lucy at Sonshine Club.  Her shirt says “Superstar” and she truly is that to us! Sonshine Club is our afterschool Bible club at our kids’ public school on Fridays.  We have about 65 kinder through 6th graders who come to sing, play, laugh […]


Happy Birthday Lucy!

This month, my youngest daughter turns three.  Ah sweet Lucy! I am truly treasuring having a toddler in the house (even if my giant Lucy does lo like a 4-year-old sometimes).  When else will someone say, “Pwe-senting Noelle Pellicane!” as she throws her arms up in the air, introducing her […]