Friday, August 8, 2014

It Takes A Team. The Super Awesome Food Allergy Super Team

As we faced our childrens' diagnoses of food allergies and FPIES, we found ourselves overwhelmed by the responsibilities of keeping them safe, making sure they are getting what they need, and pursuing the right medical care.  We learned early on that we needed to round up some pretty awesome people to make up our support team.  Like superheroes, they all have their own special superpowers and are just a call or email away.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Best Kids Clearance Sales Right Now (Part II)

Hey, friends!  I promised one more installment of my favorite kids' clearance deals going on right now.  I've found some more awesome things that I'm seriously thinking about buying ahead in the next size up.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Morning Roundup: Best kids clearance sales right now (Part I)

Happy Monday, Friends

This week I'm looking online for fantastic clearance kids' clothes.  I admit, my habit of buying ahead means my kids wardrobes are pretty much stocked for the next 12 months.  But some of these sales are just too tempting.  Most retailers are busy getting rid of their summer stock, so it's not hard to come up with cheap shorts, tanks, and swimwear.  But I did see a surprising amount of clothes that can easily transition into Back-to-school and Fall.

Here are a sampling of my favorite online finds, with shipping info as well.  Keep in mind that sizes and colors are limited in many of these styles.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Morning Round-up: A Few Favorite Apps, Websites, and Blogs.

Morning, people!

This week for my Monday Morning Round-up, I wanted to tell you about a few apps, websites, and blogs that I use frequently.  Some of these are pretty old (at least to me), but they're the kinds of things I like so much I want to make sure everyone knows about them.  And there are no pictures this week.  You actually have to read through all this.  Sorry!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Morning Round Up 6.23.14

Happy Monday friends!  Did you have a fabulous weekend?  Here in Minneapolis, we had the first sunny weekend in quite a while, and it was lovely.  

Our family celebrated Boo turning six with a Minecraft-themed party.  What can I say?  Nothing I made for the party was Pinterest-worthy, but he loved it and had a great time.  

Here are some links:

Another gem from McSweeney's: I Regret To Inform You That My Wedding To Captain Von Trapp Has Been Cancelled.

Stop Saving Your Stickers

What you can use to pit cherries if you don't have a cherry pitter

Photographs of the Last Women Footbinders of China 

Look at this breathtaking picture of a delta in Iceland.

Travelling with food allergies this summer?  Look at this chart Comparing Airlines' Allergy Policies.  And then, if you're like me, shake your head in wonder that ANY of them still hold on to the ridiculous peanut tradition.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Morning Roundup 6.9.14

Happy Monday!  

It's the first day of summer vacation for us, which means after I painted my toenails and took a picture of the book I want to read, I went back to my usual routine of cleaning, prepping food, entertaining kids, etc.

Need some summer reading ideas?  I like YA fiction because it's fast-paced and a book can usually be read in a day or two.  Here's a good YA reading list with a lot of classics and best-sellers.  I'm guessing most young people have read them already, but for a mom who's read about four fiction books in the last six years, it's a good place to start.

When you're looking for stuff to do this summer: How To Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Psst.  It's next Sunday.  Four Father's Day Gifts You Won't Find at The Mall

Fanny packs here, and more fanny packs here.  They are HOT and I'm going to get one.

Chipotle caters now?  What?  What?  I can't wait to have a reason to do this!

I'm working like crazy trying to get done with my Summer 2014 Bucket List, plus update my spreadsheet of local activities.  So stay tuned.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday Morning Roundup 6.2.14

Greetings friends!  Here is a friendly little broccoli plant growing on my patio.  

More details on my makeshift vertical garden are forthcoming.  Until then, here are some good links.  

I discovered this salon in Minneapolis last week.  They specialize in cutting and caring for curly hair.  I've never experienced a haircut quite like this one, and I will definitely be back as a regular customer.  


Are you listening to me yet about thrifting?  Here's another reason thrift stores are awesome.

I'm OK with not putting this one on my bucket list:  a selfie on top of the Christ the Redeemer statue.  

Minimalism with Kids.  Something I think about a lot.  

Have a lovely week!