“Toddler” Parody by Vintage Marquee Lights

Have I told you? I LOVE parodies! They are hilarious, creative, and catchy. They keep my attention and make me laugh. Today, I added Machel Green’s Michael Jackson 1982 Thriller parody called “Toddler” to my parody collection.

The zombie twist refers to sleep deprived moms as mombies. So true. We’ve all felt like that, right? Currently, I’m sleep deprived from all my mathematics wretchedness. Every night I channel my mathematics wizardry through Youtube math tutorials just to help my junior high kid get through his advanced math homework till the wee hours of the night. Why couldn’t my kids just be average like me?

Watch Vintage Marquee Lights parody and share if you can relate to the mombieness! Want more from Vintage Marquee Lights? I love their Taylor Swift “Shake it Off” parody called, “Cool Mom” cause we all are!

Have your own parody that you think will make me laugh. Send me an email and you may see it featured on my blog.

DIY Crayon Sticks

January 2012 278-3

Hi Friends, I hope you're having a great day! Getting ready for the new school year requires moving out the old and in with the new, crayons, that is. We have a lot of crayons that need to be retired to the recycled crayon bin. Here's how we … {Click to read the full article}

Fore You Shot Basket {Free Printable}

Golf Tag

Hi Everyone, Today I'm sharing a simple raffle basket that can be put together quickly. As my boys are heavily involved in athletics, this basket is created in mind for an adult golf outing fundraiser that we are participating in; however, it … {Click to read the full article}

First Day of School {Free Printables}


Hello! I hope you all have had a wonderful summer. I'm here with your 2014-15 First Day of School printable. Choose your children's grade level and print them. Tuck them away in a folder inside your child's backpack so it is ready to go on the … {Click to read the full article}

Staff Appreciation Week Bookmark {Free Printable}

Staff Appreciation Bookmark

Did Staff Appreciation Week sneak up on you? Here's a great solution to something quick and easy that you can print before school. A free printable page of four bookmarks for your child to pass out to their favorite staff members. It will put … {Click to read the full article}

Elf on the Shelf | Mini Rainbow Loom Bracelet

Elf 1

Elf on the Shelf season 2013 is officially on! It’s another year of trying to make funny in the house and keep the fun spirit alive. My kid kind of led this antic on his own by leaving a custom size Rainbow Loom bracelet for Buddy. You … {Click to read the full article}

My Daily Checkoff List {Free Printable}

My Daily Checkoff List Empower Kids

It's back to school and time to get our mornings & bedtimes organized and running efficiently. Here's a simple list to print and put in a picture frame. This one helps empower two kids with one printable! Have your child use a dry erase marker to … {Click to read the full article}

Book Love: Journey Back to Lumberjack Camp & Giveaway

Journey Back to lumberjack camp

A cousin sleepover is so much fun! Bike rides, games, electronics, baseball, cooking, laughing, eating and making cool dude bracelets is just some of the stuff we do. I always end the night reading a book out loud. I highly suggest ending a … {Click to read the full article}

Caption This: Bike Skills Trail

Caption This Bike Skills Trail

My youngest is finally a confident bike rider. Yay, no more wobbly training wheels! I love going on family bike rides where everyone pedals well and whines no more. This week he wanted to experience more than the subdivision bike ride and was … {Click to read the full article}

Stay Made: The World’s Most Innovative Children’s Bedding


StayMade: Changing the world of kids bedding This post is sponsored by Staymade. I was not compensated. I only share products that I believe in and I feel my readers will benefit from. When my kids were babies, I loved choosing bedding for … {Click to read the full article}

Teacher Appreciation Gift {Free Printable}

Teacher Appreciation

I have a beautiful Snowball bush in my backyard that provides beautiful blooms just in time for Staff Appreciation Week {most years} as long as Mother Nature cooperates. Giving flowers isn't anything new but dressing up the flower presentation … {Click to read the full article}

Teacher Appreciation Gift ~ Paper Clips Dressed Up

Paper Clips - Teacher Appreciation 2

My children's elementary school PTO supports our teachers with Teacher Appreciation Week. I love to recognize our teachers but believe me, they don't always receive something during Teacher Appreciation Week because life gets away from me sometimes. … {Click to read the full article}

Kindergarten Teacher Gift from the Class

Teacher Gift

Volunteering in my son's kindergarten classroom last year allowed me a little insight into a kindergarten teacher's world even if it is only for 50 minutes a week. Thank God it was only 50 minutes a week! Those little people are sweetly exhausting! … {Click to read the full article}

Re-Purposed Italian Glass Water Bottles

Repurposed Italian Glass Water Bottles

I tagged along with my husband on a business trip {without kiddos} to Italy last summer. It was extraordinary and beyond words plus it happened over my 40th birthday. Let’s face it the hubs felt extremely guilty that that he wouldn’t be with me to … {Click to read the full article}

Lemonade Day Detroit Kick-Off Event

Lemonade Day Detroit 2013

Our family was honored to be invited to the Lemonade Day Detroit Kick-Off event earlier this month. This is our third year of participation since the event started three years ago in Detroit. Lemonade Day teaches children how to run and … {Click to read the full article}

Mini S’more Grill Candle

Mini S'more Grill Candle

For my son’s Boy Scout Blue & Gold Banquet, our committee wanted the boys to have a practical favor that they could use as well as keep on display to remember their Cub Scout days. We came across this Mini S’more Grill. It has a super … {Click to read the full article}