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Fun with Food – Let Them Eat Cake

potato cake 1

Monday was April Fool’s Day. While it’s not on my list of favorite days, I still wanted to have a little fun.

When my kids walked in from school, I was piping fluffy “icing” on what looked like dessert.

Little did they know, the cake was for dinner.

It was meatloaf.

potato cake 2

Yes, some would say, “That’s so mean.” But my kids got a good laugh, and no worries on the dessert end of things – we had plenty of treats …

It’s Spirit Week!


If you are unfamiliar with Spirit Week, it’s a week where every day children come to school dressed in a different “themed” outfit. Some of you will think I’m a mean-no-fun type of mom, but this is one of those weeks that I dread.

Oh, I wasn’t always like this. I used to love crazy hair day, backwards day, 50s day…

Then I became a parent. It’s like Halloween every day of the week. Younger kids need help, and …

Making Changes – Write ’em Down

Happy New Year!  I love when the calendar changes; it’s like the first day of school.  I gear up for the year ahead with a resolve to make this year better than the last.  It’s a fresh, new start — and I’m always positive that this is going to be the year that I make HUGE changes.

Yep, that usually lasts a couple of weeks.  But, at least it gives me the opportunity to recognize my weaknesses and set goals.…

Halloween Hairstyle – Spooky Pigtails

You know all of those things on Pinterest that you vow to someday try?

Some of them seem REALLY easy — like, anyone could do that.

Yep, that’s what I thought too.

Pinterest is deceiving.

In the spirit of getting our Halloween groove on, I pinned a couple of hairstyles for my princess.  She really wanted a spider hairstyle, but that involved gluing googly eyes onto ribbon.  At 7:00 a.m. I don’t have time for that.

A couple of rings …