There are many hats I wear throughout the week, but I always am reminded of the importance of memories. Making memories, creating lasting legacies, and making the world a better place by inspiring you and others to find your inner creative spirit. Everyone knows family memories are important, but sometimes remembering to enjoy and document them is the tough part. Life just moves so quickly! Whether it’s capturing “snapshot moments” or mentally storing priceless memories we’ll remember fondly years from now, join me as I work on living fully in the present instead of just behind the camera. Because, let’s face it, life happens even when you don’t have a camera at the ready. — Betsy

Frank Asch Inspired Popcorn Bars (GF, Refined Sugar Free)

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While this problem doesn’t usually occur when we make popcorn, every so often, we do have leftovers after popcorn night.  And when we do, I’m reminded of the Frank Asch Bear Book: Popcorn #afflink.  In the story, Sam, little bear invites his … Read More

50 Things You Can Do With Your Toddler While Caring For Your Newborn

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As mom of now two boys, there are days when I’ve reached the end of my creative rope, so to speak.  It’s not that I’m overwhelmed, but that I’ve run out of ideas for keeping my toddler engaged while caring … Read More

Finding Our New Normal

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There’s something about life.  It is ever changing.  Just when you think you’ve got things under control, and are finally getting into a routine… …things change. The only certainty is change, right?  No matter how much we try to plan … Read More

Bird Watching – Up Close!

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I love the outdoors, observing nature, and understanding how things work.  And, growing up, I learned to love bird watching.  My grandmother (legacy of a truly excellent woman) was an avid birder.  I’m not sure if she was an Audobon member. … Read More

Letter Recognition Game

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Toby knows a lot of his alphabet, but we’re still working on letter recognition. So, this summer we spent some time out on the deck playing a letter recognition game. It also incorporates gross motor skills, which was great for … Read More

Nature Art: An Exercise in Process Art

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To say that my son loves Dinosaur Train (#afflink) is an understatement. He is nuts about the show. Probably in part because it’s one of the few times he gets screen time (we allow him to watch sports games now and then … Read More

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