Orange-Mint Scented Homemade Playdough

Need a new quiet time activity or sensory bin?  Try this soothing scented homemade playdough.  Inexpensive and easy to make, this homemade recipe does not take more than ten minutes. It requires few more ingredients than flour, water and salt, yet it is as smooth and pliable as commercial doughs.  Orange-mint has been one ofContinue reading “Orange-Mint Scented Homemade Playdough”

Traveling with my Kids in Italy, Part I–Urine for it, Florence!

I am not sure whether I am more proud or humbled after traveling solo with my littles.  On one hand, we always come back alive with epic memories and better bonds between each other.  On the other hand, I inevitably find myself a bit wiped out and swimming upstream in some awkward situation—most of whichContinue reading “Traveling with my Kids in Italy, Part I–Urine for it, Florence!”

How to Experience Animals without Adopting a Pet

I’ve always respected moms who care for not just their kids, but a pet or two as well.  I have a hard enough time herding my littles (which is a lot like herding cats), so we have not ventured into adopting any official pets.  However, wherever we have lived, we have sought out critters toContinue reading “How to Experience Animals without Adopting a Pet”

Beautiful Mess

“As a mom, in whatever season of life you find yourself in, I want you to know deep in your soul that God delights in you–no matter how you see yourself” Sherry Surratt, CEO MOPS International from Beautiful Mess I had two toddlers at the time and was surviving an El Nino season in theContinue reading “Beautiful Mess”