So there I was, heading to Rite Aid. I had just dropped my daughter off at preschool, and instead of driving right home to start work, I found my car going in the opposite direction. My mission? A Rainbow Loom. In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s a loom where you use tiny colored rubber bands to make bracelets and rings. You see, my son had to have one. HAD TO HAVE ONE. It all started this past weekend. . . [Read more…] about Lunacy for Peace and Quiet? The Rainbow Loom Tells Me Yes.
I’ve always loved lavender–I have the plant growing in my garden, it was the color of my bridesmaid’s dresses, and I adore the scent. So, it’s probably not too surprising that I noticed something about the products that I’ve been using lately–they all contain lavender. From soothing mists to diaper changing–lavender seems to be in the mix. Here are five products that have been on the Breezy Mama shelves. . .
The Hydra-Mist is like a miracle product–it can do just about anything. I use it on my daughter after I change her diaper–before I put the new one on I spray it on her bottom. She loves it, and actually asks for the “spway.” I giggle each time as she lifts her legs and laughs as I spray it on. From the manufacturer: “The product combines Lavender, Tea Tree and Rose Hydrosols to calm, soothe and relieve sensitive areas with wonderful anti-bacterial properties. It’s the perfect skin refresher for apres wiping to help avoid and soothe diaper rash. It also works as a quick and efficient body spray that helps relieve minor irritations on the skin. Adults will also enjoy the [Read more…] about Lavender: Nature’s Calming Ingredient
Ahhhhh, daylight savings–love it in the springtime, hate it in the fall. This has always been true for me, but the feeling has magnified since I’ve had kids. When it gets dark (we’re talking pitch black) at 5:00–how do you kill the time between nap and bedtime? Breezy Mama has the answer with the following five projects. All are easy to do, with materials you probably have stashed around the house.
5. Drums. What kid doesn’t like to bang on a drum? They’ll love it even more when [Read more…] about Crafternoon: 5 Projects to Beat the Daylight Savings Blues
Through the wonders of Facebook, Breezy Mama Rebecca and I reconnected after close to a twenty-year gap! It’s funny how not a moment goes by… except for the addition of kids! Recently, I learned in her post Carlsbad High (go Lancers!) life, she was a preschool teacher. She shared her crafty ideas that even I could be capable of.
As a stay at home Mama of two little ones, I absolutely love summer vacation. Every day is yours, no schedules to adhere to, no homework or carpooling, sleeping in, lazy days, water play, swimming, lots of time to do art projects and activities, play dates, popsicles, etc. But something starts to happen after a couple months of all that free time….burn-out, boredom and a sudden grasping at straws as to what to do to keep the children entertained. Those fun and new ideas we as Moms had in the beginning of summer no longer seem so exciting to the kids anymore. After all, it seems like we have been doing the same great ideas so often that they are now routine. With August already upon us, so is the typical end of summer boredom. Yawn! Moms are beginning to really appreciate that school will be starting again soon and some I know have even begun the counting down of days. Here are some fun, easy and low cost boredom busters you can do at home to mix things up a bit and reignite that spark of excitement in your children. And most importantly, just about everything needed to implement these ideas can already be found in your home. YAY! Music to a Mommy’s ears! Enjoy the final days of summer with your little ones and these simple, fun and easy projects.
5. Kool-Aid Playdough. This is a personal favorite that I have made with my preschool students (and now my own children) for years and years. What can make playdough even more fun than it already is? Yummy fruit scents, that’s what! We keep a plethora of playdough tools on hand and I try to switch things out and mix it up as often as I can. This keeps it [Read more…] about Crafternoon: 5 Cheap Boredom Busters