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Elf on the Shelf: New Ideas for an Old Trick

My son has a love/hate relationship with the Elf on the Shelf. He loves the idea that our elf, who is named “DeeDee-DeeDee” (don’t ask), watches the kids all day long, and then reports back to Santa. However, he hates that DeeDee-DeeDee moves each night. My son wakes up in the morning, and needs me to go out into the living room, kitchen, bathroom, etc with him, until that dang elf is found. Last year, he talked about DeeDee-DeeDee all year long, saying that he was scared of him, and wasn’t sure that he wanted the elf to come at all. My husband and dad thought we should just bury the elf (not literally of course) but my mom and I had the idea that a letter from Santa would come and reassure Kieran that DeeDee-DeeDee was his friend. So, the elf is back again.

(Side note–my 3 year-old daughter is immune to all of this. She springs out of bed in the morning, running to find DeeDee-DeeDee, and is always warning anyone who comes over, “Don’t touch the elf, he’ll lose his magic!”)

Short story long, I’m never quite sure what to do with the Elf on the Shelf. That was until I got the following [Read more…]

My Breast Cancer Story, One Year Later

Cheryl and her family, at a recent summer trip to see the Redwoods.

Last October, my husband’s aunt and my friend, Cheryl, (who, for the rest of  the year gives us her great craft ideas) told us her story about what life was like after being told she had breast cancer, and was in the process of going through chemotherapy. This October, she comes back to us with an update. Luckily, it’s a happy one as she is doing well. However, life still has its tough moments, as recovering from chemotherapy is a long process. Read on to see what the days are like for Cheryl since treatment ended. . .

Cancer is a word we have all become very familiar with.  Most of us know someone who has been diagnosed and some of us have had cancer ourselves.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer May 28, 2010 at age 42.  I went through very aggressive surgeries and treatment to get rid of the cancer and hopefully keep me cancer free for the rest of my life.

So here I am, a year later, cancer free.  The past year and a half has [Read more…]

Crafternoon: Celebrate Spring!

Spring has sprung–the sun is shining, bees are buzzing, and the flowers have awakened from their winter’s rest. Get into the mood by having your kiddos do one (or all!) of the crafts below!

1. Nature Walk Sun Catcher

Get outside and collect pieces of nature for a sun catcher to hang in your window.

What You Need:

  • wax paper
  • flowers, grass, leaves, and other things found on a nature walk that can be pressed flat
  • construction paper
  • glue
  • iron
  • ironing board
  • scrap paper larger than the wax paper you intend to use

What You Do: [Read more…]

Boredom Busters: Weird Science

Goddess of preventing boredom, Breezy Mama Cheryl is back with more activities to keep your kiddos occupied–this time, we got some science brewing in the kitchen. . .

From Cheryl:

There are so many ways to have fun with vinegar and baking soda.  Below are three activities that will keep your kids happy and busy.

Free play with vinegar and baking soda

What You’ll Need: a tray or cookie sheet, many different containers (old apple sauce and yogurt cups, film containers, cleaned out medicine bottles), small spoons (measuring spoons work well) and medicine droppers, vinegar, baking soda and food coloring (if you have it).

What You Do: Place the different containers on the tray.  Fill an apple sauce sized cup with baking soda and a separate cup with vinegar (color it if you wish).  From this point your child can scoop [Read more…]

Boredom Busters: It’s Halloween Craft Time!

Earlier this week I was at my friend Deanna’s house and I couldn’t help but notice all the cute Halloween decorations that filled the kitchen and living room walls. Made by her two sons, they really added a very cute “shabby chic” effect to the house. When I got home, I thought that my store bought decorations looked a bit, well, “plastic-y.” So, this month’s Boredom Busters came just in time. Breezy Mama Cheryl, who co-owns a preschool (the Tree House Children’s Center) in Northern California, shares with us five adorable Halloween crafts (plus one fun Boredom Buster, good for anytime of the year) that you can do at home, very easily.  Have fun, and BOO!

From Cheryl:

Hammer Time

Kids love to hammer but sometimes it is hard to hammer a nail into wood.  That is why this project is so fun.

What you need:

Breast Cancer: A True Story

Cheryl, today, with her kids, Matt and Molly. (Matt thought it was funny I wanted a picture of her with her bald head!)

Last spring, my husband’s Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Tom came for a visit. They live in Northern California, so we don’t get to see them very often. Beers were drunk, a delicious dinner was grilled, and the kids got along beautifully. It was one of those visits where after they left, you really wished you lived closer, so you could see each other more than once in a blue moon. So, when Cheryl sent out an email a few months later that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, I was shocked. Tears started pouring down my face and I kept asking, “why?” Especially since a big topic of conversation that night was how both my daughter and Tom had been diagnosed with cancer that winter. Today, Cheryl has just finished the first part of her treatment, and words can’t describe how positive and great her attitude is–she’s upbeat, but very realistic at the same time. So, as we enter October, (aka Breast Cancer Awareness Month), Breezy Mama only thought it fitting to share someone’s story from the front-lines. –Alex

From Cheryl:

My day started like every other day.  I hit the snooze button one too many times, I was pulling my kids out of bed with a crowbar and the dog was following me around with a ball so I wouldn’t forget to take her hour for some exercise.  Then, in a split second [Read more…]

Breezy Mama Celebrity Interviews

Who’s been Breezy?
click on the name to read the interview

AJ Langer

Alec Baldwin
Alison Sweeney
Ali Vincent
Amanda Peet
Amy Poehler
Anatasia Griffith
Andy Cohen
Angela Kinsey
Anna Kendrick
Betty White
BooBoo Stewart
Carlie Rae Jepson
Cast of The Office
Cheryl Hines
Chevy Chase
Christina Applegate
Cindy Barshop (Real Housewives of New York)
Cliff Curtis
Cortney Novogratz (9 by Design)
Courteney Cox
Danica McKellar
Danny Devito
Danny Pudi
Dax Shepard
Dermot Mulroney
Drew Barrymore
Ed Helms
Eileen Davidson
Emily Blunt
Gabby Reece
Gena Lee Nolin
Giuliana Rancic
Holly Robinson Peete
Jack Black
Jack Wagner
Jason Lee
Jason Segal
Jim Carrey
Julianne Moore

James Tupper
Jay Leno
Jenna Fischer
Jerry Seinfeld
Jimmy Fallon
Joel McHale
John Krasinski
Josie Maran
Justin Timberlake
Kaitlin Olson
Kathryn Hahn
Kyle Richards
Kelly Cutrone
Kris Jenner
Kristen Bell
Leslie Mann
Lionel Richie
Lorenzo Lamas
Martha Byrne
Matt Bomer
Maya Rudolph
Mel B
Ming Na
Nicole Richie
Padma Lakshmi
Paul Lieberstein
Paul Rudd
Rob McElhenney
Rob Riggle
Robin Thicke
Rhonda Ross Kendrick
Rosie Pope (Pregnant in Heels)
Sarah Palin
Scott Baio
Skeet Ulrich
Soleil Moon Frye
Steve Carell
Stevie Wonder
Taylor Schilling
Ted Danson
Tiffani Thiessen
Tina Fey
Tori Spelling
Trista Sutter
Will Arnett
Yvette Nicole Brown
Zac Efron
Parent Blogger Conference - Group Photo (Lo-Res)

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.


Amy Poehler


Mindy Kaling


Owen Wilson and Jimmy Hayward


Leslie Mann


Gabby Reece



Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick