Candy Shark Jello Snacks

Candy Shark Jello Snack Cups--perfect for an easy summer treat during Shark Week, a pirate birthday party, or the beach.

Every time Shark Week rolls around, I think about the birth of our oldest son. As we snuggled our new baby boy in the hospital, we enjoyed all the cable channels we didn’t have at our house. After flipping through all the available channels, Mr. Happy Brown House would settle on watching Shark Week–he couldn’t […]

InstaFriday: By the numbers…

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2 sick boys 104.3 temperature for big brother 101.8 temperature for little brother 3 Trips to the doctor Double Ear Infections times 2…plus RSV Breathing Treatments every 4 hours 1 night spent in the recliner for Mommy and 1 night spent in the swing for Asher…0 hours sleep 225 mL of Amoxicillin for 10 days…times […]

Leaf Family Portrait {and commentary from Jonah}

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We’ve been having a blast at the Happy Brown House with some of our favorite Fall/Leaf books, specifically Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. It’s lead to quite a few activities–most of which you can read about over at Totally Tots today! But because I love you, dear readers, and feel like you might need a […]

Frugal Fun Snacks & Learning, too!

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Just wanted to let you know I have a guest post up on Pennies and Blessings showing a frugal fun snack for the summer…Grapesicles! In addition to that, we made some Fruit Kabobs and practiced making patterns. Super easy to set up and a fun way to let kids help prepare part of a meal! […]

Mommy & Me: Pool Noodle Games

Jonah and I bought some pool noodles recently at the Dollar Tree. No, we don’t have a pool, but we did have a purpose! We were working on a post for Totally Tots to make some learning games. Turns out, pool noodles are for more than just floating around in the swimming pool! Want to […]

It’s a…..

it's a boy

photo credit: OscarandOllie via Etsy BOY!!! Jonah is pretty excited about his little brother! (And we are in awe that he called it.) Yay for hand-me-downs!

Meaningful Easter Books That Teach!

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The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale This is by far one of my favorite books! For three little trees who dream of what they will be someday – a holder of treasure, a fine ship, a hilltop beacon pointing to God – life proves to have something rather different in store. They are […]

Winner of the Rebecca St. James Giveaway!

Just wanted to let you know the winner of the Rebecca St. James CD Giveaway is…. LeAnna who blogs at Thoughts and Whatnots! Thanks to all who entered! I wish I could send one to all of you! And for the record, my “back in the day” wasn’t that long ago either…I’m only 30! Some […]

Mommy & Me Monday: Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Ever since I painted the bathroom this summer, Jonah has been asking to paint. For some reason, I had been avoiding it with him. Weird. Yes. Especially since I taught in a paint-friendly kindergarten. I finally decided it was time to quit avoiding paint and make our own Sidewalk Chalk Paint! It’s very easy to […]

Ross King Cartoon Video

Ross King contacted me to tell me about the new cartoon video for one of his songs from the CD I recently reviewed. I thought you might like to check it out with your favorite lil’ munchkins! Enjoy!