Busy Bee Lifestyle


Let the Kids Plan a Nutritious Dinner

Tip of the Week:  Let Your Kids Plan Dinner!

Cooking a family meal is so much more complicated than it should be!   The meal needs to be healthy, easy to make and please an assortment of tastes – and to be honest, this perfect combination rarely happens around my table!  Well, say hello to ZisBoomBah.  This […]

Free Kibble and Free Kibble Cat Join Free Rice

Tip of the Week:  Revisit Free Rice!
Ages ago, I wrote about Free Rice, a nonprofit site sponsored by the United Nations World Food Program.  Free Rice tests the vocabulary of its visitors, donating ten grains of rice for every correct answer.  Over the years, Free Rice has fed over 4.2 million people in need worldwide.
Today, […]

Halloween Costume Round Up

Halloween Costume Round Up!  Busy Bee’s Favorite Costumes for Halloween 2011!
With the incredible array of costumes in the market place, I thought it might be helpful to highlight a few stand out choices from Chasing Fireflies and Pottery Barn Kids!
For Boys

The Very Hungry (and very cute) Caterpillar from Eric Carle: (Pottery Barn Kids, Very Hungry […]

Faux Fur – Top 5 Picks for Fall

Fall Fashion Forecast, Month One: September

Let’s cut to the chase, this month I’m focusing on Faux Fur.  Grrrr.
What better way to get a jump on your autumn wardrobe than purchasing that staple piece of faux fur.  Whether it be a coat, vest, bag, or pump, you’re gal here, and resident fashion expert (read: shopaholic […]

Backpack Round Up 2011

Backpack Round Up 2011!
It’s that time again and how quickly it rolls around!  If your child is looking for a backpack that ‘s a bit more unique, take a look at these selections!  And don’t miss our Lunchbox Roundup!
For the Three to Seven Set
Zoo Packs by Skip Hop

This line of backpacks is really cute!  Sit […]

Mini Food Trend – {PB & J}

Mini Trend:  PB and J!
Now that I have been actively tracking “mini trends,” I’ve been surprised to see how many fun and interesting things are gaining popularity in our modern culture!  Peanut butter and jelly, that lunch box favorite, is showing up in all sorts of places!
A Cake Mold:

(Perpetual Kid, Cakewich Sandwich Cake Mold, on […]

Back to School Supplies for Moms

Tip of the Week – Back to School Supplies for Moms!
So by now you’ve outfitted your children with brand new notebooks, paper, glue sticks (I once had to send in 12!) and tracked down those specialty colored pencils that were required by the art teacher!  But really smart mothers will also lay in a stash […]

Fabulously Useful Websites For Women and Families

Websites That Do It All!
For Moms

Discover Great Music for Kids – if you’ve had enough of your little one’s favorite songs, head to Jitterbug to discover great, independent music for kids!  You might even add some of these songs to your own play list!
Find an Old School Amusement Park – tired of long lines and […]

Host a School Year’s Eve Party!

Tip of the Week:  Host a School Year’s Eve Party!
This is such a terrific idea that I couldn’t wait to share it with the Busy Bee community!  Cookie Magazine and the National PTA have come together to create a brand new national holiday: School Year’s Eve!  This party plan celebrates the start of a new school year with a […]

Lilly Pulitzer School Supplies – Pretty and Preppy

Look What I Found – Pretty and Preppy School Supplies!
Happy News – Lilly Pulitzer has brought her bright and colorful signature style to back to school basics!  Some of the fun choices include:

A Journal – perfect for recording great ideas and special memories! Lilly Pulitzer Jounal, $9.99.
A Wipe Off Memo Board – with a pink […]

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