id you know that today, April 25th, is World Penguin Day? Well it is, and in case you wanted to know, World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. This happens each year on or around April 25th and to celebrate this super cool event, we’re giving away a copy of The Many Adventures of Pengey Penguin, by John Burns.
Archives for April 2012
Last week, we hosted a Garden Party for our kids and one of the many fun crafts that we had them make were their very own terrariums. We always seem to have an excess of little plastic figurines lying about and we just knew that the kids would have a blast decorating their little terrariums with some of them. So we picked through their unused collections and came up with a great assortment of frogs, turtles and fairies.
With spring in the air and our gardens blooming with color, we thought it would be the perfect time to throw the kids an outdoor Garden Party! Apparently, Daily Buzz Moms was also in the mood to party and they asked us to submit our fun little party idea to their Party On Daily 9! We knew that we wanted it to be outdoorsy in nature, but we decided to leave the details up to the kiddos. Needless to say, they were chock full of interesting ideas including making Dirt Cupcakes and washing them down with Muddy Milkshakes! This party can be thrown from start to finish in under 3 hours, which makes it perfect for children 6 and under. With so much creativity, and running around in the fresh air, we didn’t even mind their sugar-fueled snack requests!
Happy National Zucchini Bread Day! We had no idea that there was a whole day devoted to the lovely green vegetable, but surprise – there is! Our tasty breads may not be the healthiest recipes on the planet, but we created them to show our younger kids that vegetables can take on so many forms in a dish – and that we shouldn’t be so closed minded about trying new things. You’ll never know what you’ll end up liking!
In this day and age, where everything moves at lightening speed, I find myself wishing more and more for lazy afternoons of playing kickball until the sun goes down. It is with this yearning for “the good old days” (God, I sound like my parents!),that I find myself prowling Etsy for incredibly cool, handcrafted goodies that scream Your-Grandma-probably-has-a-similar-something-in-her-closet.
Recently, I was asked by Clever Girls Collective if I would be interested in writing a post about Bullying. I immediately answered, “Yes!” – but I didn’t really think about the logistics of it until now. You see, once upon a moon ago, I was a Girl Who Was Bullied. And, to be honest, I’m rather surprised that it still stings. I mean I’m turning 36 this spring – I have a wonderful husband, two adorably impish children, a nice home, a meaningful job – the list goes on and on. So why do I still care? I care because on the most basic level – Bullying is not nice – and Bullying hurts.
If you have children, I’m going to guess that you have a bag of those plastic eggs lurking somewhere in your basement or attic. Every year, my sister and I fill these eggs with miniature toys and candy and then we toss them all around my mom’s backyard on Easter. The kids look forward to it all year long, and my sister and I love competing to see who can come up with the “best” hiding spot.