Crafting with Kids – Tips to Hook them for Life

Crafts with Kids - Tips to Hook Them for Life ~ DakotaMidnyght.com

As you know, I’m a mom to two wonderful boys. And as you also probably know, I adore the sheer act of making. Sewing, embroidery, crocheting, jewelry-making, you name it (except knitting, ugh, never knitting)… Even before I had kids, I knew I’d want to share those skills with my… Continue reading »

Picking Favorites – Children’s Books We Love

I’ve always said we can never have too many books. If a friend offers up a stack of kids books, I jump at the chance to add new titles to the kids’ library. I’ve made it a tradition that “Christmas Eve” gifts include books, and I’m always scanning the library… Continue reading »

Stenciled Cupboard Storage

Stenciled Storage Cabinet | dakotamidnyght.com DIY repainted and stenciled storage cupboard.

One thing I’ve learned as a stay at home parent and budding entrepreneur: Children and Business Supplies do not mix. Munchkin steals my painters tape on a regular basis, and anything “put away” is fair game for a wandering, curious Elf to get into. On more than one occasion I’ve… Continue reading »

Becoming a Grinch Saved Christmas

I’m learning – albeit very slowly – that the more I try to control something, the less it works. In this case, it’s the holidays. Apparently, along with “accepting change can be okay,” learning to “let go” is apparently one of my karmic lessons to learn. I’ve struggled, more and… Continue reading »

Hurry Up and Slow Down

That is meant to be read as one sentence, up there, not two separate ideas. 🙂 Today’s post is a bit of a ramble, I’m afraid… which is very indicative of my jumbled, hurried brain. I ground coffee this morning. Brought the coffee grinder in from outside, wiped all the dust off, poured… Continue reading »