Roar in the New Year with Little Kid’s Dinosaur Backpack

There’s not a much cuter sight than a toddler wearing a fun backpack on their trek from the car to their classroom. Don’t wait until the last minute and throw whatever dregs you find into your cart at Target. No! You’re gonna be the boss of this new school year and plan on cuteness! ~ […]

A Best Buy: Kids’ Rocket Utensils

Sweet E got a set of Fred and Friend’s Kid’s Rocket Utensils for his birthday and loves them. On a recent visit, when asked which utensils he’d like to eat with, he picked this set regularly. A gift that was actually used! Success! ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do […]

Leslie Patricelli Board Book Love

When I was an itty bitty, I took a book with me everywhere I went.  Still happens with regularity.  I love me my books, y’all. I want Sweet E to love him his books too.  That’s why I try and buy him the fun ones, the silly ones, the rhymey dancey ones. What follows are […]

Kids Shenanigans

Y’all know how much I love a Klutz book, right?  See HERE and HERE if you’ve forgotten. Klutz was our go-to publisher of fun-time kids books in the summer or whenever we needed something fun to do.  When I find a book with a title and tagline this great, I gotta buy it: Kids Shenanigans: […]

Fun Indoor/Outdoor Activities for Kids

Need something creative to do with the kiddos indoors on a rainy day? Need something fun to do with the kiddos outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air, after you’re done gardening with them? Need something that will entertain you (as you watch the shenanginas) as much as your younger charges? ~ A gentle reminder: […]

Act Like a Lady

I was raised by a mother who insisted I be a lady. Or at least try and act like one. My mother was a transplanted German living in a foreign land, in a small West Texas town, trying to raise her daughters with some semblance of decorum. Bless her heart, she tried so hard. The […]

Bring The Beach Indoors (no, really)

Winter is wearing on our last nerve here in Texas.  We natives like our sunshine and warm weather, our lizard-on-a-rock heat, so we get itchy when we the weather forces us indoors for long stretches. Polar Vortex, round three, is upon us. What to do?  What to Do? Bring the outdoors in…specifically, THE BEACH! (who […]

Sun Art For Budding Photogs

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!  CHRISTMAS IS COMING! You know, just in case you didn’t know. Photography has always been a topic of discussion in my family.  Either, I was teaching myself to shoot on an old-fashioned, non-digital, film-using SLR, or Boy was honing his talents with a fancy-schmancy digital, after igniting his affections with a pin-hole […]

You’re Looking For Unique, For Different, Right?

Unique stocking stuffers for gals are easy-peasy. For the boys?  It’s a little harder to find stuff they’ll actually use or be happy to receive. Let Mrs. Tucker help you out of that headlock, baby. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this […]

Greeting Card Photo Phun

Nope.  Not drunk.  OMT still knows how to spell.  F-u-n.  Happy? Years ago, in the days before digital, I taught myself how to use a camera.  All these years lata, I’m still having phun with photos. Witness: I took this at a friend’s ranch. Don’t be fooled by those gorgeous eyes, this ostrich would have […]