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Back-to-School: 5 Tips for Shopping with Tweens

Back-to-School: 5 Tips for Shopping with Tweens

These back-to-school parenting tips for shopping with tweens are sponsored by Gymboree. She’s leaping forward into her tween years, but… I still remember her wobbly first step. My husband held her favorite book in his hands. She stood swaying a bit on those chubby little baby legs. She let go of my hand for the […]

10 Ways to Keep Your House Clean WITH KIDS

10 Ways to Keep Your House Clean WITH KIDS

These tips on how to keep your house clean with kids are brought to you by the Dyson DC59 Motorhead. Be sure to check out the DYSON GIVEAWAY at the end of the post (hosted by Linqia). I hold this motto close to my heart. Yet… The chaos of a cluttered home can be exhausting. Before […]

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 […]

10 Must-Read Adult Fiction Books

10 Must-Read Adult Fiction Books

Enjoy this list of 10 Must-Read Adult Fiction Books from my favorite book junkie Jen! Every night my husband and I read with our two daughters. Every. Single. Night. We focus on the importance of reading with our kids. I used to LOVE to read, then college happened. My college experience was NON-STOP reading. By […]

Lunch Box Apples: Keep Them From Browning

Lunch Box Apples: Keep Them From Browning

Try this tip for keeping lunch box apples fresh + find 20 easy on-the-go snacks below! Apples are a favorite lunch box addition for many kids. Plus, moms like me love their year-round availability and budget-friendly prices. Apples are a perfect on-the-go snack, but if your child needs (or prefers) the apple sliced… How do […]

Blended Learning: Q&A, Videos, and Must-Read Books

Blended Learning: Q&A, Videos, and Must-Read Books

Let’s start this conversation with three simple words: you’re not alone. There are other parents out there, like you, searching for solutions to keep kids excited about learning. One of my first goals with this blog, was to find like-minded parents to help provide inspiring ways to keep my kids’ curiosity alive: Let’s encourage divergent […]

10+ iPhoneography Tips: ROCK Your Everyday Snap Shots

10+ iPhoneography Tips: ROCK Your Everyday Snap Shots

 These family iPhoneography tips and GIVEAWAY are brought to you by LyveHome. I have a big ol fancy DSLR camera that takes beautiful images, but the truth is… the best camera is the one you have with you. Do you often default to your phone camera for photos? Me too. I always have it in […]

The Perfect Flower Suncatcher Craft for Kids

The Perfect Flower Suncatcher Craft for Kids

This adorable flower suncatcher is brought to you by Jean of The Artful Parent. Yesterday, my kids and I made nature suncatchers with flower petals and leaves. This is by no means the first time we’ve done this flower suncatcher craft—it’s one of our favorites!—but this time, instead of just abstract designs or mandalas, we […]

Keep it Simple: Add a Little Lunchbox Love

Keep it Simple: Add a Little Lunchbox Love

The first day back-to-school can be challenging for kids of all ages. If you want to let your little one know you are thinking of them on the big day, give them a little lunchbox love. There are printable lunchbox jokes and 101 playful food ideas all over Pinterest. The things is, it is OK […]

Creative Music Videos for Kids

Creative Music Videos for Kids

Got extra energy? Check out these three playful and creative music videos for kids! My daughter sat at the dinner table fidgeting, bouncing on her chair, tapping things. I took a deep breath. I smiled and said, “Sweetheart, why don’t you see how fast you can run around the house? I’ll time you.” She looked […]

All Grown Up: Shaving Cream Play

All Grown Up: Shaving Cream Play

Shaving cream play ROCKS! This real life sensory play option is simple + brilliant. It has started. My girls, who are eight and nine, have been asking about shaving. Friends, I am not ready for this. I thought perhaps it was a passing phase. I mean really, they are still years away from shaving. After […]

Embrace the Magic of Everyday Moments

Embrace the Magic of Everyday Moments

Universal Studios. Cape Canaveral. Disney World. Epcot Center. Busch Gardens. When I was a kid, we saw it ALL when vacationing in Florida. My parents were the ultimate tourists, ensuring no adventure was overlooked. I think back now and smile. These expensive endeavors were my parents basically saying, “we love you,” in their unique way. […]

Make Healthy Lunches FUN: Printable Kids Lunchbox Jokes

Make Healthy Lunches FUN: Printable Kids Lunchbox Jokes

These printable kids lunchbox jokes are brought to you by Wausome Wafers. It’s that time of year again. Back-to-school = Making Lunches. Blah. I prefer the kids eat a healthy packed-lunch over the options available at the school cafeteria. Although I do admit, I dislike packing lunches and the kids would rather just eat french […]

Florida Everglades: More Than Just A Swamp

Florida Everglades: More Than Just A Swamp

These beautiful Florida Everglades photos and post are brought to you by Little Moments. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” -John Muir There is a zoo that holds many memories from my childhood. It was filled with exotic animals that do not typically live in the part of the world […]