Here is an amazing idea to celebrate the start of your Happy Buddy's School Year!Gig Harbor Scrapper, gives her Happy Buddies a Back to School Blessing every new school year. This momma picks a Bible verse for each of her children to have as their "theme" verse for the year. She then writes the … [Read more...] about Back to School Blessing
My mom came to visit Noah the other day and just as all magical Mom-Moms do, she came bearing magical gifts! She gave Noah the cutest Fisher Price School Bus ever (see the pic above)!!!!!!! It was the perfect gift because Noah has just started to grow enamored with buses. There is an elementary … [Read more...] about School Bus Craft
"Julie, I was looking on your registry for a breast pump but didn't see it on there. Do you already have one?" my friend, asks. I am 7 months pregnant and about to have my baby shower. "Uhhh, what's a breast pump?" I reply dumbly. "It's something that you use to pump the milk from your breasts … [Read more...] about Prayer for the Sippy Cup
The Dollar Tree is my home away from home! This place is seriously magical. I think Noah has been to the Dollar Tree more times than he's taken a bath! :-) I was pushing Noah around in his stroller the other day, going up and down the aisles of our favorite store and something caught my eye! It … [Read more...] about A Puzzling Date AND a GIVEAWAY!
Our boy, Noah, is a man on a mission! Since he's learned to walk, he zooms around our house, taking corners like a professional Nascar racer. It seems that he's always going somewhere but we're never quite sure where exactly. And I'm pretty sure he doesn't know either, he just knows he wants to … [Read more...] about Snuggling Jesus
When I was teaching 2nd grade, I used to get so nervous about the first day! Would everything go smoothly? Would the kids like me?!?! One thing that always filled me up with a sense of peace was if one of my new students thought to bring a little treat for the teacher. It was so magical to think … [Read more...] about Back to School Gifts for Teachers!
I'm planning on hitting the dollar store later today for the bags and items so that I can make a bunch of these cute Back to School Survival Kits from Tip Junkie for the kids in my neighborhood!! I know they're going to LOVE it! All you need is a cute brown bag with handles, the cards printed … [Read more...] about Back to School Survival Kit!
A pregnant friend of mine recently emailed me and asked about my birthing experience with the Happy Buddy. Would I do it again? What were my thoughts on the birthing process and did I have any advice for her? Her questions awakened a bunch of thoughts in my heart that I felt the need to share … [Read more...] about The C-Section Surrender
To all my magical Mommy readers! As a way of showing my appreciation to you for visiting my blog AND because it's a MAGICAL Back-to-School thing to do... The Happy Home Fairy is doing a GIVEAWAY! I am giving away 2 happies: 1. Disney Princess Themed Lunch Bags for your little princess (see … [Read more...] about Lunch Bag Giveaway!!!!!
When you become a mom you learn how to master things that you've never done before - change a dirty diaper while using only one wipe, nurse while cooking dinner, and get any stain known to man out of your child's (and your) wardrobe. But there is one thing that becoming a mom has actually caused me … [Read more...] about Guess What My Husband Can Do…
Summer has been a treasure of quality time with your munchkins. You've played together, stayed up late together, eaten too much ice cream together... but now it's time for school and you may be feeling a bit weepy at the thought. There's something about sending your little five year old into the … [Read more...] about Boohoo Breakfast for Mommies
The Boohoo Breakfast is just the thing you need to say goodbye to summer and hello to the exciting new routines of busy school life! It’s called the Boohoo Breakfast because everyone gets to Boohoo that summer is over. The loss of running freely through sprinklers and all-day adventures in the … [Read more...] about The Boohoo Breakfast
Here is an idea that I just read about in a book I've been reading called Growing Grateful Kids by Susie Larson (LOVED IT!)... Before heading into a new season, it's good to gather as a family and reestablish family ground rules and expectations. So, a couple of weeks before school begins (now is … [Read more...] about Back to School Family Meeting
Before Noah was born, Ryan and I were hardly ever home. Our days were filled with work and our nights were filled with church activities, studies, rehearsals, dinners, etc. We would often get home just in time to plop into bed before the whole cycle began again in the morning. After Noah was … [Read more...] about Mad Libs and Famous Amos
I am convinced that there is a magical land full of all the things that I have lost over the years. It's a beautiful place - the clouds are made of fluffy matchless socks, the ground is covered with colorful hairbands, pens grow from the ground like flowers, random buttons dot the bushes, the … [Read more...] about Where the Lost Things Are