Holiday Craft- Crystal Snowflake

Holiday Season is he most joyful season of all.  In our house it is the time when kids are constantly looking for something to do.  Usually,  we try to do a small holiday activity every day whether it is baking, cooking, gift making or just a craft, we try to make it fun.  The Crystal… Continue reading Holiday Craft- Crystal Snowflake

Davis Annual Turkey Trot

Every year my entire family participates in the local Turkey Trot.  I run my standard 5K and my three year and my five year old run one mile with my husband.  It is such a great family tradition, that puts all of us in a spirit of Thanksgiving.  We have been training for our runs… Continue reading Davis Annual Turkey Trot

Striving to give my kids a Head-start

I am a big believer in educating my children.  Some people think that  I am excessive when it comes to it, but I believe that if you want your child to succeed in life you have to start early.  If I want them to get into an Ivy League school, they have to succeed in… Continue reading Striving to give my kids a Head-start

Adjusting to Preschool

From reading my previous post about my three-year old daughter’s first emotional day of preschool, you know that it hasn’t been easy for us.  It has been a long four weeks, but today, I just dropped her off, she waved goodbuy and went to play with her friends. It was a long road for both… Continue reading Adjusting to Preschool

Sibling Rivalry First Thing in the Morning

This morning my kids got up very early, 5:30am.  As you know, if they are up, I am up.  They were both tired then they added Halloween candy into their system and that caused the explosion of sibling rivalry.  I was trying to reason them to stop fighting but at 5:30am, my brain as much… Continue reading Sibling Rivalry First Thing in the Morning

Teach Your Children to Play

My girls love to play together. They play mommies, school, gymnastics, grocery stores and other pretend play with each other and their dolls.  They come up with different games all the time, and I am so proud, that they have such a great imagination. It wasn’t always like that.  For a while I could see… Continue reading Teach Your Children to Play

Emotional First Days of Preschool

My youngest daughter Tatiana, age 3, started her preschool yesterday.  It is such an emotional process for both of us.  It was so hard for me to leave her there yesterday and to see the sadness in her eyes, the silent question:  “Mommy, why are you doing this to me, don’t you still love me?” The… Continue reading Emotional First Days of Preschool

Don’t Rely Just on Your Kids Swimming

I saved my children from drowning today, I am still shaking. Thank you God for holding my little angels hands for putting me right where I needed to be at the moment. I have two daughters and both feel very comfortable in the pool.  My oldest one, Anastasia, is almost five and she swims competitively;… Continue reading Don’t Rely Just on Your Kids Swimming

How many gifts do you bring to a birthday party when two of your children are invited?

Ok, It has been a question of mine for a while now.  I have two girls that are only 18 months apart.  Both of them have the same friends.  So, when they are both invited for a birthday party, I am always faced with a dilemma:  Do I buy one gift for both of them,… Continue reading How many gifts do you bring to a birthday party when two of your children are invited?