Mail Order Mystery is a series of six mail-outs over a six-week period that turn your children into super sleuths. Each envelope brings its own "perplexing puzzles, curious clues, twisting plots, adventure and intrigue." All brain power, no screens. That's a parenting win, right there, folks.
On what may have very well been her last Christmas on Earth, she gifted one of the most special gifts: a green tube pan, and her hand-written recipe for "Mom's Holiday Ring Cake". On the back of the recipe card, at the bottom of the recipe instructions, is written, "Think of me. Love, Mom."
Moms, consider this your official self-care holiday gift guide. You give of yourself all year and ensure your family is taken care of; now it's your turn to receive. Guilt-free.
I'm in the middle of the neverending bathroom reno. And if there is one thing I've learned about home renovations -- stop me if you've heard this one before -- it's they never go according to plan.
So whether your version of "Netflix and bone-chilling", includes a screening of "Super Monsters" with your wee ones or a marathon session of "Stranger Things", Season 2, here's what you'll need for a spook-tacular TV night.
They say you shouldn’t ever be the first to break a hug with your child. I get it. You’ve had a gong-show of a day and are literally counting down the minutes until bedtime. The kids have suddenly turned into little velcro love bugs at the exact moment you want to peel them off, say a quick good-night, and pour a glass of wine. Stay strong. Hey, I hear you. I hear you loud and clear. I’ve had that kind of day. The kind where you are just done. Feeling spent. Fully prepared to wave off the kids and hope tomorrow will be a better day. Then your child wraps their…