DIY Construction Birthday Cake

Easy 3 step DIY Construction Birthday Cake - @toulousentonic

I’m more of a #craftfail mom most of the time but my DIY Construction Birthday Cake left everybody wowed, including And best of all, it involved only 3 easy steps. My 3yo is nuts about everything construction. One of his first frequent words was “digging.” Every single time we’d drive by even the most minimal of […]

How To Be More Productive As A Stay At Home Mom

How to be more productive as a stay at home mom - @toulousentonic

Before I became a stay at home mom, I was a career gal for a looong time. I was used to the satisfaction of efficiently checking things off my list as I went through my day. But then I had a baby, decided to stay home with him – and everything changed. Everything except my […]

10 Things I Hate About Disney World (and some smart work arounds)

Things I Hate About Disney World - @toulousentonic

Last week, I wrote How To Stay Sane at Disney World, including tips about saving money and scoring that cocktail you need, even in the Magic Kingdom. We had a really great time at Disney World and Universal Studios but there is definitely an art to doing it right (read: not losing your entire wallet and […]

How To Stay Sane at Disney World.

Sanity (and money) saving secrets to Disney World plus how to score that drink you want - even at the Magic Kingdom

Are you one of the throngs planning a trip to Disney World and/or Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida anytime in the next few years? It’s expensive but totally worth it to be a kid with your own kids in the most magical place on earth. My husband and I just took our oldest (7yo) and spent about […]

New Year’s Eve Before Kids and After Kids

New Year's Eve Before Kids and After Kids

Sometimes I miss the old days where my New Year’s celebration ended with my head in the toilet from drinking too much champagne instead of my kid’s head in the toilet because he’s caught yet another stomach virus. Either way there’s vomit involved but at least I had earned it the fun way before kids. […]

8 Holiday Decorations That Look Good Enough To Eat

8 holiday decorations that look good enough to eat - @toulousentonic

Here’s one from a few years ago that deserves to be shared again.  Check out 2yo Asher who seems convinced that Christmas bulb is a lollipop.  HAHAHA! Some holiday decorations look too good to just hang on the tree or put on your mantle, don’t you agree? I mean, we all know you shouldn’t but […]

20 Things My Boys Would Never Figure Out Without Me


Last week, I shared with you 15 Things My Husband Would Never Figure Out Without Me and 15 Things I’d Never Figure Out Without My Husband (written mostly so I could write the other one). This week, it’s all about my boys. I wrote 20 Things My Boys Would Never Figure Out Without Me.  I meant […]

The Elf on the Shelf is Dead

elf on the shelf, shenanigans, making messes, naughty

It’s been one year since our poor Mr. Jingles left us so tragically. A poor Elf on the shelf, gone way too soon. (For some people, but not for me.) We are gathered together today to pay tribute to one of the fallen, Mr. Jingles.  He was very special to us and even though we […]


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