Crafting in chaos!

What a hectic holiday season this was! We moved. I mean actually moved, not rolled over and got out of bed moved …  Somehow I found time (had to make time or go crazy trying!) to create this lovely bracelet. It’s my first officially completed beading project! Pretty isn’t it?   Yeah, I could have done a little better on the photo composition but que sera … Continue reading Crafting in chaos!

Mommy-writer creates Ericka the Puppy to help kids deal with bullying

I originally “met” the fabulously funny and totally real Mom through Facebook. She is one of the mom pages I actually get on Facebook to read. I guess she’s too funny to limit herself to the 140 characters that usually appeal to me.   So it came as a surprise that as well as being a mom and generally funny person, she had written a children’s … Continue reading Mommy-writer creates Ericka the Puppy to help kids deal with bullying

How To Sew a Bow Tie!

No, seriously, a bow tie. A grown-up, man’s bow tie. Hubby’s new contract has a bow-tie at work day! Time to fab him up, Mommies! πŸ™‚ Off to Pinterest I go… everything is a baby bow-tie or a baby shower bow-tie idea. Off to a good start! I found one! Here at Sew Like My Mom she also had the task of fabbing her hubby. … Continue reading How To Sew a Bow Tie!

Subtle upcycle of a beautiful shirt

Hi all!  This top is in a really nice stretch fabric and I like the stripes and colours. Someone gave it to me in a bag of 80’s women’s business wear. Turns out most of the bag had some serious sun stain issues.     I’ll really have to post a closeup of the collar. And, as you can see, I wasn’t planning on posting this upcycle … Continue reading Subtle upcycle of a beautiful shirt

Free online game to teach your infant or toddler how to use a mouse

Way back when… According to the archives of the internetz, I wrote this simple game to teach my 18 month old daughter to use a mouse. I was pregnant, tired and letting her click with amazement was easy to do. And delightful to watch. And in hindsight, she has benefited from “being born with a computer keyboard in hand”. Please enjoy the game and leave … Continue reading Free online game to teach your infant or toddler how to use a mouse

Games my kids play

And I don’t mean the online ones this time! When I started this site, it was for my oldest daughter to have a page with links to all her favorite games. She’s 14 now. She doesn’t need a page with links, all her favorite games are inside my head! Today I found out that she has a low thyroid level and that medication to supplement … Continue reading Games my kids play

Lucy Ball – Artisan, Mommy and all around good people.

You may know her already as the creative force here at My Life As Lucille. I’ve “known” her for about a year. She is one of those fabulously complex people no one can ever know completely – that and, oh yeah, I met her through Twitter and wouldn’t recognize her if she walked by me on the street. It’s amusing to me how her creations … Continue reading Lucy Ball – Artisan, Mommy and all around good people.

For Shawna, yeah you’re THAT special! ;)

This banner will take you to an awesome site with quick shipping and an amazing selection. If you don’t like it when you get it, at these prices, just sell it on your buy and sell page! Of course, we can’t forget the fab site I sent earlier – TBDress   Maybe I should send you some of the ones I like best? Seriously though, … Continue reading For Shawna, yeah you’re THAT special! πŸ˜‰

The MostlyMommies approach to online promotion and networking

Hi Mommies! Here is a question for you – do you know when I launched MostlyMommies? 2001! That’s right, the site is now over 13 years old. I know because my oldest daughter, who I first created the games page for, is over 14 now! Yikes. Times drags, time flies. There’s an internet history site and I looked at my first attempts at creating the … Continue reading The MostlyMommies approach to online promotion and networking

SpeakAZoo a fun app for toddlers! Great for potty time.

Hi mostly Mommies! πŸ˜‰ I really don’t usually get an app that requires access to the microphone or asks me to set up an account. I’ve read their privacy policy and the security reasons for the account creation and I am reassured. I installed it and during one of our extended potty sitting sessions, we played Speak A Zoo. Wow! This is one fun app … Continue reading SpeakAZoo a fun app for toddlers! Great for potty time.