After School Routine

With three kids in school this year, our afternoons/evenings are a little hectic.  My wonderful, wise best friend, who is also an elementary school teacher, suggested that creating a routine might help, so that the kids know what to expect.  This is only our second week of school but so far, this has saved our lives and our sanity.  We… View Post

Baked French Toast

My husband is a french toast fiend. The kids and I enjoy it too, so I make it pretty often.  Sometimes, though, I don’t have time to fry up an entire loaf of individual custard-dipped slices of bread in the morning (because we are no good at mornings,) so I like to make it the night before.  This way, I… View Post

Top Ten Picture Books for Families

My youngest son is 5, so the last year or so has been filled with books about superheroes, robots, pirates, and knights.  I always try to sneak in a few other books, though, to add to the variety.  Recently, when talking with him about some of his favorite books, I was surprised to find that most of the books he… View Post