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And the Green Grass Grows All Around & Around

And the Green Grass Grows All Around & Around

… And the Green Grass Grows All Around & Around. Keeps our family smiling. I’m not a fan of listening to kid’s music in the car. It puts me on edge. There I said it. For years, my husband has created playlists for the girls and me of songs that fall into more of a […]

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce

Though she be but little, she is fierce! ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream “Mom, I’m going to pitch.” I replied, “You need to practice your catching before the coach will let you pitch a game.” I tell her this because she’s one of the youngest and girls on her softball team. I know […]

Colorful Zentangle Art: Easy Aluminum Foil Kids Project

Colorful Zentangle Art: Easy Aluminum Foil Kids Project

Looking for a unique way to keep the kids entertained? Need a few minutes to breathe? Check out this easy aluminum foil kid’s project. The step-by-step video tutorial below is made by kids for kids. In other words, get the supplies set-up, press play, and find something for YOU to do for 15-30 minutes while […]

Must Try Summer Schedule for Kids: Stress Free Routine

Must Try Summer Schedule for Kids: Stress Free Routine

Summer Schedule for Kids: An approach inspired by the NEW 101 Kids Activities book! Sometimes I smile at my kids and think about how lucky I am to be able to spend lazy, relaxing summer days with them. Other times, I feel … simply overwhelmed by the lack of routine. Switching from a daily schedule […]

How To Stop Yelling: Family Commitment Jar

How To Stop Yelling: Family Commitment Jar

How to stop yelling… Where do you begin? Seriously? Is the answer ice-cream? I grew up in a home with yelling. Serious YELLING. Yelling has been woven into the fabric of my life. It is who I am. I am a yeller. How do you begin to reset such an inherent parenting response? This recent […]

Creativity is Contagious ― Pass it on!

Creativity is Contagious ― Pass it on!

This quote has got me thinking: “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on!” ― Albert Einstein She timidly asked me for second piece of paper. I smile at her as she worked on her painting.  After she finished, I noticed her continually glimpsing over at the stack of paper again. “Do you want to do another […]

5 Photo Editing Tools And Techniques To Improve Your Photography

5 Photo Editing Tools And Techniques To Improve Your Photography

These awesome photo editing tools are brought to you by our affiliate Beryl Ayn Young. I vividly remember the excitement that welled up inside when I placed a DSLR camera in my hands for the first time. Naively, I thought that by upgrading my camera, I’d automatically be upgrading my photographic output too. You can […]

Summer Boredom Busters: 101 Kids Activities

Summer Boredom Busters: 101 Kids Activities

The ultimate collection of summer boredom busters: the NEW 101 Kids Activities book. No, it’s my turn. Give it back. STOP IT. It’s mine. I turned around expecting to see my girls arguing over a toy. Instead, I found them fighting over a book. They had managed to get their hands on 101 Kids Activities […]

Tinkerlab: The Naked Egg Experiment

Tinkerlab: The Naked Egg Experiment

This awesome naked egg experiment is brought to you by & from the NEW Tinkerlab book. Do we HAVE to go to summer school? My heart sinks as the pitch of the whine rises. It has started. My two girls have always loved to learn, yet I can hear social interactions with their classmates entering […]

Fostering Independence at the Farmer’s Market with Kids

Fostering Independence at the Farmer’s Market with Kids

Check out these 5 easy tips for fostering independence at the farmer’s market with kids! Heading to the farmer’s market with kids has, in the past, has been either AWESOME fun or a disaster. Over the years, we’ve perfected this weekly trip. Below are five tips for fostering independence at the farmer’s market with kids. […]