Mini Kids Thrift Haul. 

My in laws are in town, so I’ve have a bit more free time to do some running around sans kids. I had a little time today so I took the 20min dive to Pasadena to th Salvation Army. The one there is always better than the local one. I got some great finds for the littles, here is what I found. 


A pair of grey Velcro sneakers for Bubs for playing in the yard. He has out grown all his shoes except his converse and a brand new pair. Niether of which I want him wearing out in the backyard. So these suit that purpose perfectly. 

I also found these cute old navy jean shorts for him. 

That all I found for Bubs, but I got a few cute things for Baby V. 

This super cute Tommy Hilfiger swim suit and Carters sun hat. The suit is marked 3T but I compared it to another swim suit that was 18m and it was the same size. Weird, anyway it should fit this summer. 

Also this cute top and shorts. It’s not a set but it works perfectly. 

The top is Gymboree and the shorts are Carters. 

That’s it for this time round. Have you had any good thrift finds lately?

*curtsie*

Time for a change. 

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Pregnant me teaching a Mom and Tot class.

I am changing the name of my blog. If you haven’t already noticed, My Hole in the Head is now The Dancing Mommy

I needed a change to kick me in the ass and keep up with blogging. I wanted a name for my blog and my YouTube channel that gave a clue to what this is all about.

I started out writing this blog and doing videos as a way to try and organize my life. Do little organizational projects and blog/vlog about them. Well, that didn’t really pan out. I’m still trying to be organized but I’m not good at keeping things up. As obvious by the length of time between blog posts.

My Hole in the Head was a name I put on this blog because I was so busy I needed something else to do like “a hole in the head”.

I really think tIMG_4066he new name will help me be a little more focused on what I’m about these days. My kids, and all things mommy related. I have a 4 1/2 year old boy and a 14 month old girl.
My love of finding a good bargain. It could be sales or thrift shopping, the hunt for a good deal is the best part. And dance. I am after all a dance teacher and choreographer, I can’t leave that out.

Also, the balance of running a business, teaching classes, being a stay at home mom (I know that doesn’t really make sense. I’m home with the kids in the day, and teach in the evenings), being a choreographer, and keeping up general house stuff IS a dance it’s self.

That’s it, The Dancing Mommy.  Now other things just might creep in, but that’s the general idea.

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Dancing in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at 6 months pregnant.
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Bubs showing off while I’m giving notes after dress rehearsal of “Oz”. Little V was born a week later.

*curtsie*

Holidays!!!!!

And I’m off! Seriously. We are on the road  heading east across our great island of Newfoundland.As you may or may not have heard, we have had a hell of a busy year. Now, it’s time for a break. We are headed to my parents house on beautiful Three Island Pond in Paradise. Also known to us as “the house on the lake”. 

Road trips with kids are….different. Meaning, you end up packing twice as much stuff as you really need “just in case”. For long car trip, which all of ours are, we need snacks, water, bottles, formula, DVD player, iPad, wipes-lots of wipes, pillows, blanket, etc…lets just say lots of stuff. 

Then, your schedule isn’t your own. Stop so Bubs can pee, stop so I can pee,stop to feed the baby, stop for lunch,stop to change the baby. Our trip used to take 7 hours from Corner Brook to St.John’s. Now it takes about 9. That’s long for anyone, but on a four year old it’s sheer torture. 

I gave Mr Bubbers a gravol before we left as he is susceptible to car sickness, he was stoned for the first 2-3 hours. 
Making all our stops things were going along pretty good. Baby was sleeping a lot and Bubs was watching a movie. 

With the usual “I can’t take this anymore” craziness in the last hour, we made it, 9 hours after we left home.  And it was all worth it. 


Now, where’s my wine?

And I’m off. 

Packing for a last minute overnight trip with 2 kids. 

We just decided to go out of town to visit family tomorrow for an overnight, so I thought I’d do a quick little post about what I’m packing. 

The thing is with packing for small kids is whether you are going away for a night or a week, you’re going to have stuff. Multiple outfits for the kids because they are messy, multiple outfits for you because they are messy. And more often than not, they get messy on you. Not to mention the toys they want to bring, the distractions, the snacks, the diapers etc. 

This is what clothes I packed. 

For Baby V….


1. Onesie and pants to wear in the car. 

2. Back up onesie and pants. 

3. Romper

4. White cardigan 

5. Packing cube (I love these)

6. Footless sleepers (if it warmish)

7. Footed sleepers (if it’s coolish)

8. Bathing suit and cover up (who knows, it’s summer)

10. Pink hoodie. 

For Mr.Bubbers…

1. Swim trunks

2. Two pairs of pants

3. Packing cube

4. Two t shirts

5. Jammies

6. Hoodie 

7. Rain jacket

8. Two pairs of shorts

9. Two pairs underwear 

For me…


1. Red and white striped t shirt and denim capris. 

2. Underwear (going to wear the same bra)

3. Sleepwear

4. Packing cube

5. Navy and white striped t shirt and coral shorts. 

6. Tankini

That’s it for clothes. S packed for himself so I don’t have pics of his stuff. I know we won’t need it all but with the weather here in Newfoundland we could need shorts and a parka in the same weekend. Hope this helps if you needed some ideas. 

And I’m off!

Pirate Party!

This past weekend we had Mr Bubbers’ 4th birthday party! I can not believe he is 4. Since he doesn’t go to school yet and he doesn’t go to day care he doesn’t have a whole lot of friends his age, but that didn’t stop us from having a super fun party. A pirate party!!!!

I had some party things from his second birthday when I thought of having a pirate theme but he wanted Mickey Mouse. So they went in the closet. I’m so glad I remembered it was there. 


My friend and I turned the play house into a pirate ship. 

The food we of course pirate themed and I have some amazingly talented friend who made the cake and cupcakes. 

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Treasure map pizza

My husband made a treasure hunt complete with actual buried treasure. 

Bubs and his buddy checking out the loot.
We all dressed up, even without saying it was a costume party. That’s theatre folk for ya. We even had name tags with “your pirate name” on it. 


Our little pirate had an amazing time, and so did we. 

And I’m off!

Dance Recital Time!

We are in high gear now getting ready for our year end show at Dance Studio West. I had to share with you one of my classes who I’m super proud of. There are a few missing from class this day so there are a few wholes in the dance. Check them out!

Sorry for the poor quality. I filmed it on my phone and was holding over my head. Doesn’t change how awesome I think these kids are!

And I’m off!