sleepover rules your kids need to know before they come to my house


Okay, so this post may shock you with its realness. And have you on the floor from its humor at the same time. So if you are someone who get’s upset about those e-cards that say things like, “I used to have functioning brain cells but I traded them in for a child,” and you are super amazing at everything and love being a mom so much you drink organic juice boxes with your little one instead of having a glass of wine at the end of the day…then just stop right here and don’t read on. Thanks.

For the rest of you, my friend Prabs has this fabulous blog respectively called “Absolutely Prabulous.” She’s witty and funny and knows how to be an amazing mom of 3 while adding in the humor and chaos this full time mommy gig entails.

Here, she shares her “rules”  for kids when hosting sleepovers:

You know how we’ve been saying for the longest time we must get our angels together for a sleepover; yet it’s not happened? About that. I waited for you to initiate, but I heard through the grapevine that yours is a show home and you are nervous about hosting sleepovers. Well guess what honey? If you’re nervous, I’m positively terrified. I may not have a show home, but I’m a control freak; it’s a cross I have to bear. Anyways, we seem to be at stalemate so I surrender: I’ll host it… alright? But here’s the thing. There are rules. Your little princess or prince aren’t coming inside my house unless the following sleepover rules are read, memorized and understood:
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10 unique alternative birthday party gifts

10 unique alternative birthday party gifts

I have 3 kids who range in age from 1 to 6 years old, and their toy room holds so many toys that span over that range of ages.  This can be overwhelming and I often find myself thinning through their toys on a regular basis.  So, for my youngest daughter’s 1st birthday, my husband and I decided to do away with gifts at her party (even though we write NO GIFTS, we always still end up getting gifts because guest do not want to arrive empty handed), and have guests donate to Rady’s Children’s Hospital instead. [Read more...]

green smoothie to the rescue recipe

Green Smoothie

When Christine shared this green smoothie recipe with us, my eyes lit up since I totally jived with what she said:

I picked my son up from pre-school after an intense heated yoga class. I knew that I needed something to rejuvenate. Green smoothie to the rescue!

I have totally been there after an intense yoga class. It feels like your body just CRAVES greens.

Here, she shares one of her favorite delicious green smoothie recipes that her son equally enjoys:) And how amazing is that for us mommas who are constantly finding ways to get veggies into our kids growing bodies!? Plus it only takes a few minutes!

I love making smoothies at home because not only are they delicious, but my son likes to help me prepare them. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of green smoothie recipes out there. I’ve tried a bunch of them. I knew that this one was a winner when my son said the words, “That’s super yummy! Can I have some more, please?” I hope that your family likes it just as much as mine does.

When it comes to green smoothies, I love using spinach because it provides a smooth texture (especially when paired with banana). It’s also nice to have a zing of citrus. Try this out and let us know, what’s your favorite green smoothie recipe? (I encourage you to experiment!)

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