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Fun and Kid Friendly April Fool’s Day Pranks

Fun and Kid Friendly April Fool's Day Pranks @NotSoIdleHands.com

April Fool's Day is very soon and as our kiddos are getting older, they are itching to try their hand at pranks each April 1st. I have to admit, though, so far I've been the reining champion of silly stuff around our house, but each year they get smarter and it's harder to trick these kids of ours. This year, I've thought up some new jokes that I can hopefully pull over on them....but if not, … [Read more...]

Our Funny Christmas Card and Photo Idea

Our Funny and Unique Christmas Card and Photo Idea @NotSoIdleHands.com

Are you as behind on your Christmas "to~do" list as I am? It just seems like each year, that list gets exponentially longer...sheesh! Anyways, we finally got our cards done and decided to be funny this year {and a little lazy....ok, a lot lazy}. We also kinda ran out of time to schedule a photo shoot with any of the awesome photographers we are lucky enough to know {although, my friend Amy was so … [Read more...]

My Life Written As Mystery~ Holiday Weight Gain

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Here's a little something fun for the holidays! I wake up everyday lately in a cold sweat. I'm tangled in my blankets and it takes me a few minutes to remember that I'm safe at home, in my own cozy bed. How did things get to be this way? Why can't I recall how it feels to be happy....just for a few hours at least? It's the holidays season, I should be feeling the warm fuzzy of love and kindness … [Read more...]

The Cheater’s Guide to Saving Time & Money

The Cheater's Guide to Saving Time & Money By: NotSoIdleHands.com

As a parent, I know that it's always a struggle to save both time and money simultaneously. If you in fact are able to find some cool and totally awesome time~saving method....it usually costs money. And if you are able to DIY something to save yourself some green...it will definitely cost you more time. So, I sat down and thought long and hard about how on this green Earth a parent would be able … [Read more...]

Adventures With ADHD ~ Throw In Some OCD And You’ve Got A Party

Adventures With ADHD ~ Throw In Some OCD And You've Got A Party By: NotSoIdleHands.com

ADHD is a lot of fun and super exciting for me. It helps me run around with my friend the headless chicken and allows me to remember exactly %5 of conversations I'm a part of {because after the first minute, my brain starts thinking of 53 other things that are not in the least pertinent to anything being discussed}. It aids me in keeping every project I start, half-finished and strewn around my … [Read more...]

My Life Written As Drama~ Bedtime

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I was reading a fantastic book last week.....one where the story line was so thick with description that I wondered: What would my life sound like if written as a book? It might be a comedy, adventure or even drama, but I wanted to let you in on some of the most exciting times of my life these days....written as a passage from a book, of course. Bedtime The young girl with the sleepless blue … [Read more...]

Hello, My Name Is Awkward Conversation

How To Be Social When You're Socially Awkward by NotSoIdleHands.com

This month starts the season of parties, gatherings, and get-togethers....and that means trying not to out myself as the socially defunct person I am. Hello, my name is Emily McDonald....and I'm Socially Awkward (or SA as I like to call it). I wasn't always this way,....or, at least I wasn't aware of it if I was. But here I am.....trying to muddle through social situations without letting peeps … [Read more...]

How To Share In Kindergarten

Well, I'm so proud of my sweet kindergartner, Aislyn......and how well she shares. So I thought I'd brag a little to you all.So, this is what her typical snack might look like.........or.....like this if daddy is in charge that morning (he tries to buy their loves with treats).Anyways, I digress......So, Aislyn came to me one day after school last week and told me "Guess what mom!? My friend … [Read more...]