Must Have Printables for Your Babysitter!

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One of the scariest thoughts of bringing home baby number two in a few weeks is making sure my two year old is well taken care of while Mom and Dad are at the hospital! My mom will be the one with the awesome job of keeping the two year old alive while we are at the hosptial. So, I know that he is in good hands! But, my biggest concern is not having the time to make sure she knows all she needs to before we jet off to the hospital!

Being prepared in case of an emergency or unexpected circumstance crucial! Especially with little ones at home.If Mom and Dad have to leave quickly…what is the plan for the littles at home? Don’t get caught unprepared!! Being prepared will make an Emergency a lot easier to deal with! Especially if you aren’t panicking about the little people at home!

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Valentines Day Cinnamon Popcorn!

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I always have the best intentions. I always want to be that Mom that brings cute gifts on Holidays for my kid’s teachers, make cute treats for my husbands employees etc…. BUT I always fall short because I simply DO NOT HAVE TIME!!! Ok…And we can admit that I am not the best baker/cook and I’m truly very non-crafty..

Can I just tell you how excited I am for my Valentines Day treat this year? It takes all of 5 minutes to prepare (minus the oven time) and is UBER delicious and fairly calorie free! My two year old and I had the absolute best time making this popcorn! It is so easy and quick to prep that it kept his attention the WHOLE time and the air popping alone was enough to entertain us for hours. I think we would have popped the entire container if we had a use for 200 quarts of popcorn!

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Super Bowl Turban Headband Giveaway!!!

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OK….Who is excited for Super Bowl? Me, Me, Me!!!! The truth is, I would be completely lying if I said I am super into the game and know all the players etc… I like Football as much as the next guy…but the game is all about the party for me! It is a running tradition for the past [almost] 10 years that my husband’s college roommates, wives and kids all get together and have a big annual Super Bowl party. It is a blast!

This year I am even more excited for Super Bowl because I get to team up with the beautiful, talented,  and incredibly creative Lindsay over at LulaBelle & Co. to bring you an AWESOME giveaway! Who doesn’t want to have fun and look cute all at the same time! Well we are here to help you with just that. We are giving away one of her super cute and fun NFL Super Bowl Turban Twist Headbands. One lucky winner will get to choose a Turban Twist Headband for whichever team they are rooting for!

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Helping Children with Autism Succeed in the Classroom

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Back in October, I had the opportunity to speak at the Utah Head Start Association Conference for the Second year in a row. I always have the BEST time speaking at these events and was so excited and honored to be asked back again this year. I PROMISED I would post my presentation and am just barely getting around to it!! This year I presented on the ever important topic of Helping Children with Autism Succeed in the Classroom. This can be useful for educators, parents, peers and really, anyone who will come in contact with any child with Autism. (Which is pretty much…anyone!)

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It’s OKAY to Not Always Be the Nice Guy

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Life gives us great opportunities to live, learn and grow. Sometimes, those lessons are taught by happy moments and sometimes, they are taught through moments we wish to never repeat. Today, I learned a powerful life lesson through a moment in time that I wish had never happened and I wish to never happen again. But, life can’t be that way and we can’t wish back the hard moments. So we live, learn and grow from them. (Or at least we hope we can do so.)

I sat with my best friend at the local McDonald’s catching up about the weeks that had passed since we had last seen each other. We sat smiling as we listened to our three boys playing happily in the McDonald’s play land. It was a quiet day with only two other families with a few young kids each. We had been to that play land plenty of times before without problems from any other families or children.

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