Each day I wish, and hope, no family ever had a need to use places like the Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Knowing that hospitals have been created specifically to help children, it breaks my heart. A world where we need hospitals just to take care of sick children is a world that's just unfair. However, [...]
Dads. Brothers. Husbands. Uncles. MEN. It's never easy to shop for men, right? Many men buy what they want, when they want it. You come up with a killer gift idea for Father's Day, you're excited as all hell, and he walks in the door with the exact thing you just purchased for him for Father's [...]
If you've never attended the New York Baby Show before, you're missing out. Seriously outstanding number of brands show up to share their very best-of-the-best products to parents, and parents-to-be. Never assume if you don't have a baby, you'll have nothing to check out. Plenty of vendors had goodies for kids in the single digit time [...]
Happy Mother's Day from the sunflowers I truly hope all of you are experiencing an amazing Mother's Day. The sunflowers, Mr. Sunflower and myself are having one of the most amazing Mother's Day weekends of all time. If you're following November Sunflower on social media, you know exactly why! Disney Social Media Moms definitely [...]
Who wants to get the perfect game to play when traveling this summer? You could be planning a car trip, or a trip that requires an airplane flight. It doesn't matter what kind of family traveling you're doing, or even if you've got a trip planned with friends, the perfect game when traveling this summer [...]
It was snowing outside, and Little Miss and I had made the decision not to head out in the snow for her Hip Hop class. The Boy and Mr. Sunflower had left to go to Jiu Jitsu before the snow really got bad. Amazingly, this was on March 20, 2015. Yes, right before Spring officially [...]
What to get, what to get....what does one get for the moms in one's life for the grandest day of them all: Mother's Day. Don't be caught with no ideas, because I'm sharing my favorite 7 Mother's Day gift ideas with all of you. Now, these are favorites I'd love to receive on Mother's Day. [...]
Family command center Do It Yourself project for the non-diy people. Our schedules are way too crowded, and things were slipping through the cracks.
I wanted to take this opportunity to wish a very Happy Easter to all of my community. Thank you so much for your support, and your visits! Did you check out my really cute post about Easter traditions from around the world? If so, what did you think of what happens around the world around [...]
I live in this world with two mainstream children. Autism isn't a reality my family of four has had to contend with, however we are directly affected by Autism. How can anyone not be? You may not be aware that you know someone with Autism, or that you know someone who has a family member [...]
While thinking about our yearly Easter celebration, I wondered what Easter traditions were like around the world. Our family does fairly simple things for Easter: color hard-boiled eggs to decorate the table; fill colorful plastic eggs filled with money, and candy, around the house for an Easter Egg hunt; eating lamb for dinner; having beautiful [...]
Parents always want their kids to have amazing birthdays. Birthday memories are ones that last forever. I still remember the parties my parents would throw for my sister and I. We always had joint birthday parties in March, because my sister's big day was at the end of February and mine was at the beginning [...]
Friendship's are made from a million little things.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. Our family doesn't get flu shots. We have our reasons, as do the people who get flu shots. However, our family does stock up on Vicks products to be fully prepared for flu season, as well as cold season! There's no guarantee the flu shot will protect [...]
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Sky Zone has locations all across the country, and when it came to Long Island, I was a little hesitant to allow the kids to go. I'd heard stories about trampoline parks being dangerous, and a lot of injuries happening on a regular basis. I didn't know much about Sky Zone, and all of the [...]
It's our final day of 2014. What are you most looking forward to in 2015? Our family looks forward to getting our basement put back together, and I'm looking forward to growing my business, a.k.a. NovemberSunflower.com. Keep it safe out there tonight, and make 2015 Happy and Healthy!
I used to be organized. It was something that kept my work day flowing so easily. After kids, I lost a bit of that organization. What was the final nail in my organization coffin? The stupid flood in our home. Now's my chance to take 2015 by the balls, and get my sh*t organized. I've [...]
In our home, we celebrate Christmas. I know many different holidays happen all through this holiday season, but for our family it's Christmas. Our family wishes all you a Happy Holiday Season, and wishes for a magical New Year! Just as a side note, because I love to share the things that I love: Our [...]
Every year the kids look forward to one family tradition around the holidays: making Struffoli with Daddy. Yup. I know. Most of the time kids cook, and bake, with their mothers. Well, here in this house, Mama Sunflower isn't good in the kitchen! Struffoli for the holidays is a tradition I let Daddy handle. It's [...]
Thanksgiving. I remember when I was younger, everyone had to get all their Thanksgiving supplies before the holiday, because no stores were open on Thanksgiving. We all survived having stores closed, because we all headed out to be with loved ones. Now? Stores are opening up earlier, and earlier on Thanksgiving Day. I'm not sure [...]
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After being a working woman in the corporate world, I honestly hope my daughter never has to work for anyone, but herself. I'm going to do my best to teach my daughter how to be her own boss. It all starts at an early age! It all starts NOW. What she chooses to do after [...]
The Power of the Heart is being released October 7th. I wish this had come out much earlier in my lifetime. It's filled with amazing people's perspectives on how truly important the heart is in EVERYTHING we do.
Fridays are dedicated to family around here. Today I'm sharing about our manicures with mommy quality time. The Boy included!
Kids being active on Fit Made Fun day. LeapFrog LeapBand and CLIF are making the special day a fun celebration! #fitmadefun #leapfrog #leapband #clif
If you're hoping to get your kids pumped up about reading, try summer reading programs that offer amazing freebies - like $10 in the bank accounts!
We're going Off Topic today for Photo Friday here on November Sunflower. It happens, sometimes you just want to share a piece of your heart with everyone, right? Growing up, my sister and I spent a lot of time with our cousins. We were basically a foursome for most of our childhood. However, kids get [...]
If you've never had a pet, or owned a pet, you probably don't understand the loss of a pet. I get it. I know people don't understand the emotional attachment people develop with a pet. However, losing a pet means losing a family member to many of us. We lost a beloved family member last [...]