The ABCs of Fireflies and Mud Pies … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

(This post is part of my “ABCs of” feature series where I highlight one blogger a week by sharing fun facts about them A-Z!  Click here for the rest of the posts in the series!)

This week I am featuring Melissa from Fireflies and Mud Pies.  (I just LOVE the name of the blog!)  It was fun to discover that we have some common ground.  We are both live in the Great Lakes region, work as therapists to children, and blog about fun things we do with our own children to “play, create, and celebrate”.  So, along with beautiful crafts (like this Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornament), Melissa also post some great ideas for helping kids manage emotions (like these Anger Management Skills for Kids).  So, here are …

 The ABCs of

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Age 33
Beverage of Choice Mocha Frappucinos
something you’d like to Change in your Life My short attention span.
favorite Diversion Creating something.
Essential start of the day A hot shower.
Favorite Color Sunset colors.
Favorite Game Mexican Train Dominos
Height 5’5” ¼ (the ¼ is really important!)
favorite Ice Cream flavor Homemade Vanilla Bean
Beloved piece of Jewelry A plastic, glow-in-the-dark beaded bracelet that reads “I love you Mommy,” created by my oldest son.
Kids (names & ages) Colin (5), Owen (3)
Where do you Live Wisconsin, USA
Favorite Movie(s) Singing in the Rain
Nickname Mel
Occupation Elementary School Counselor
a weird thing in your Purse/bag A small mason jar filled with homemade lemon cuticle cream.
favorite Quote Life, I love you. All is groovy.” – Simon and Garfunkel
Right or left-handed Right-handed
Siblings Two younger brothers.
Time it takes to get ready I give myself 1 hour in the morning to get ready for work and eat breakfast.
Unusual Fact I’m told I “do” absolutely terrible accents.
Best Vacation Honeymoon in Jamaica.
What makes you late Thinking, “Oh, I have plenty of time!” Then all of a sudden, I don’t.
Xrays you’ve had I broke my arm in kindergarten.
Yummy food that you make We have a rule in our house: Don’t make bad food. So I have to say everything I make is yummy!
favorite Zoo animal Bonobos . . . especially baby bonobos!

And now for …

Kids Co  op

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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