Keeping Kids Safe in Cold Weather: Winter Car Seat Safety

coverLike most parents, come cold-weather season, you’re focused on keeping your kiddos warm and toasty in the elements. Puffy warm coats are a staple if, like us, you live in a cold-weather winter climate. But, did you know that those same coats can render car seats unsafe, even ineffective? So, how do we keep our kids warm and safe in the car during the winter months? We’ve road tested some methods that will keep your kiddos toasty without compromising the effectiveness of your infant, convertible or booster seat. (more…)


It’s Not Too Late! Easy Peasy Christmas Craft


We woke up on this past Friday morning to ice-covered roads and closed schools. My school-aged twins were bummed, because the school day, whose agenda included a Christmas gift exchange and gingerbread house making,  promised to be super fun. I vowed to make our stay-at-home agenda rival the excitement of their lost school day.

We made hot chocolate and watched a marathon of Christmas movies. In a lull during the day, I recalled a Christmas craft idea I saw on Pinterest that looked relatively easy. (more…)