Best mom award

You heard it here first! They were giving out "Best Mom in the World titles today, and I got one! At least, this is what my four year old tells me. He even made up a song about it for me! The story goes: Apparently, this morning, because his clothing choices of "shiny pants" and… Read More ->

fitness toys

There's a blanket of snow outside, and although my boys clamor to be out in the white fluffy stuff, I know they'll be right back inside about twenty minutes later. Because, baby it's cold out there! So I've got to come up with ways to overcome indoor boredom this winter! These activity toys help my young… Read More ->

On This Wise – Christmas Poem 2016

christmas poem

I have written a Christmas poem for my Christmas cards since at least 2004 if my calculations are correct! It's always fun to see what strikes me each year. It'll be a snatch of a Christmas song, or phrase from a Bible verse, or a motif like stars, motherhood, or gifts. This year, it struck… Read More ->

My top engaging toy gift ideas for 2016

engaging toy gift ideas

Sponsored post. We test and play with a lot of toys during the year for the blog and other work I do with various toy brands. Here are my top engaging toy gift ideas from our 2016 playtime. Many are toys that have been around and I think will continue to stick around for some… Read More ->