• Parenting

    Winter Wonderland Movie Night 101

    Are you ready for those two weeks off for winter break? Many parents can tell cabin fever is upon us, given all the downtime. That is why we’ve have mastered the art of the winter movie night, morphing into a pro at pulling together an evening that everyone can enjoy, despite cold temps, an out-of-whack daily routine, too much time with relatives, and general post-holiday blues. It’s really just a matter of survival. Here’s what you need to do. Tire everyone out OK, OK… so what I’m about to say isn’t technically a part of your winter movie night, but it IS still key to making your evening successful.Anyone who’s…

  • Finances

    Christmas on a Budget Without Going Broke

    When you’re a single mom of four, Christmas on a budget is a must! Preparing for Christmas can be stressful for all involve. Personally, I don’t have a lot of money to blow on Christmas.. So shopping for four kids and the close family can be tricky. Let me share a few simple things you can buy to make the most of it. 4 Gift Rule You most likely heard of this rule, this is the easiest rule when it comes to Christmas shopping I think. I don’t believe in buying a lot of things for the kids they will never use or play with for more than 5 minutes.…

  • Grinch Handprint Ornaments Art
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    Grinch Handprint Ornaments Art

    I told the kids, “fingers apart – we’re making turkeys.. fingers together – we’re making grinchs..” We’re a huge fan of The Grinch in this house, so what better to make then Grinch handprint ornaments art for the Christmas tree. Supplies: Green paint Sharpie marker foam brushes glue Construction paper (white & red paper) Cotton Balls pipe cleaners googly eyes Instructions: Paint your hand with green paint and make a hand print on a white sheet of paper. Let dry for at least 5 minutes until the paint is dry. If you use the green paint and connect the thumb print to the rest of the hand to make the…