Author Archive for Mrs. Hopscotch


Easy Zucchini Noodles

Earlier this year all I was hearing about were “spiralizers” and the ability to turn ordinary vegetables into wild and crazy spirals – oh the fun! I specifically heard a lot about zucchini noodles or “zoodles” as they’re called. When my sister gifted us a spiralizer for Christmas I couldn’t wait to try it out! Miss H […]


Suburban vs. City Life

Last spring when we found out we were going to have two new additions to our family, we immediately put our city home on the market in order to seek out extra space in the suburbs. At the time it didn’t feel like a difficult decision because we were so overwhelmed and overloaded at the […]


Hopscotch Garden Update

It has been a little over a month since we planted our little garden and I thought it would be fun to report back, as what looked fairly sparse in the beginning is now insanely wild and yielding fresh produce and herbs for us! As you can see, things have definitely sprouted since we planted the […]


Cutting back on paper towels

We’re not necessarily the “greenest” family on the block – three young kids and two busy careers means we often have to choose convenience over conservation. However, we try our best where we can. One simple “fix” for us has been to vastly eliminate the number of paper towels we go through. For cleaning the house we use old […]


Swing Set for a Small Yard

This spring we decided that getting a swing set for our backyard would be a great addition for our family. We can’t always take Miss H to the park; the closest one is about a half a mile from our house, just far enough to where Miss H can’t do the full walk without being […]


Surviving Sleep Terrors

When I last reported in on Miss H’s ongoing sleep saga, I was happy to report that things were better. And they were. What I didn’t share, because I wasn’t quite ready to tackle it, was the sleep terrors (aka night terrors) that had started up right around that time. Basically, after about 2.5 months of […]

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Hopscotch Family & Screen Time

I know that screen time is a hot button topic and that every family handles it in a way that works for them. On the flip side, I know that many families are looking to minimize the amount of time their children spend staring at screens and interacting with devices. In the Hopscotch household we […]

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