End of the Rainbow St. Patrick's Day Pancakes

I want my kiddo to look back and remember a fun, celebration-filled childhood. One with lots of seemingly impromptu festivities to mark all of life’s little milestones and holidays. The problem I keep running into is that all of that festive fun takes lots of time, and as moms, time is a commodity typically in short supply! I’m not ready to abandon the fun, so I worked hard to find shortcuts for keeping the celebration going without a ton of time or effort. Now with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I’m ready to share a cool hack for bringing a wee bit of Irish cheer ...

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The REAL DIY Leprechaun Trap

This post contains affiliate links.  This means if you buy something through a link in this post about the REAL DIY Leprechaun Trap, The Mom of the Year will make a small commission at no cost to you.  This allows us to keep working hard to bring you content that will offer hope, heart, and humor along this bumpy road of parenthood! This leprechaun trap is no ordinary leprechaun trap. This one will actually catch leprechauns! Or so I hope. See, here’s the reason no one has caught a leprechaun yet: people try to tempt leprechauns with gold, but this doesn’t work because ...

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3-Step Chinese New Year Appetizer Your Kids Will Love!

***This post about a family-friendly Chinese New Year appetizer was sponsored by Ling Ling; all opinions expressed in my post are my own.*** Last year my son's second-grade class enjoyed a very cool celebration of The Chinese New Year, and this has now lead to both of my children being so taken with this holiday! They've been eagerly watching the calendar for its arrival and are actively making plans for how we'll celebrate this year. While I'm leaving the decorations and activity-planning up to them, I decided to hop in on the fun by creating a yummy kid-friendly appetizer. The result? We ...

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10 Snow Day Activities to Bust Boredom

I think we all can admit a love-hate relationship with snow days. There’s a part of me that loves being snowed in...nowhere to be. No running here, there, and everywhere to afterschool activities. No homework. On the other hand, a seemingly relaxing day can become long really, really fast. The kids who were bouncing off the walls with excitement a few minutes ago are now pouting they're bored. And arguing. And did I mention pouting? Over and over again. So, what’s a mom to do? Here are some teacher-tested and mom-approved snow day activities ideas to keep kiddos busy while also building a little learning into their days off ...

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The Woman in the Window Book Club Discussion

Holy cow! January was a brutal beast! Can I get a here here?! Queue up the snow days, toss in a brutal round of winter sickness, abnormally cold temps, and this mama is DONE. As in, ready up my cozy bed and a solid pot of tea, I'll be requiring days upon days to recover from the nasty trauma of surviving the past month. Oh, and hey! While I'm cuddling in, grab a book and cozy up with us! This month? Our online virtual book club is chatting The Woman in the Window book club, and we've got so much ...

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