Seizing the Outdoors with My Kids

FLONASE® compensated me in connection with statements made in this post. Do you have a good relationship with your kids? Most parents would probably say yes, but how do you know for sure? Asking my kids this one question has helped us to connect in ways I could never have anticipated. The one question I […]

Favorite Messy Paint Projects

I’m sharing #TideThat in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. An important part of the creative process is learning to embrace the mess, and some of our most FUN and memorable art experiences are quite messy! Don’t let the fear of messy art keep you from making some great memories […]

Favorite Grilled Chicken Recipe

Summer will be here soon and that means it is time for grilling! This is one of our family’s new favorite grilled chicken recipes that is full of flavor and simple to prepare. This ranch grilled chicken with baby red potatoes would be perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, or your next Summer BBQ! Having […]

Favorite Window Art Projects

Rainy days are the perfect excuse to do some window art! These window art projects are some of our favorite ways to make your own sunshine. They never fail to brighten up a room and add lots of colorful whimsy! With a little help from some window crayons, non-permanent chalk markers, and/or washable glue stick, […]

10 Ways to Show Appreciation for Teachers

Teachers work hard to make sure their students are learning and performing their best in the classroom. Many times, teachers spend their own money on school supplies, work late hours, or take continuing education classes to stay informed. That is why I am thrilled to help spread the word about SONIC Drive-In’s #ThanksTeach campaign in […]

HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Sweepstakes!

Compensation for this post was provided by HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions of HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD  or Momtrends.  Last weekend was spent making lots of sweet family memories at HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD in Hershey, PA. It was so much fun and we were blessed with beautiful […]

Proud to be in the #GoodnessCircle

I’m sharing the Tom’s of Maine #GoodnessCircle as part of a sponsored series of posts. All opinions are my own. While attending a recent blogging conference, I had the opportunity to connect with the inspiring team from Tom’s of Maine! I was happy to learn about how they strive to produce eco-friendly products and partner […]

10 Days of After School Snacks (no repeats)

Having a selection of snacks ready and available for the kids when they come home from school can be an effective way of saving time during the busy weekdays. If your family is stuck in a snack rut, it may be time to try mixing things up a bit by adding some more variety. This […]

Simple Magic Tricks for Kids

With a little help from the NEW Discovery Magic Set by Melissa & Doug, young magicians can perform several tricks! These tricks are perfect for April Fool’s Day fun, or anytime you want to add a little magic to your day. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative […]

Weekend Breakfast Treat – Happy Face Pancakes!

This is a fun weekend breakfast treat the entire family will enjoy! With the weekday rush to get the kids ready for school, I am particularly thankful for Saturday and Sunday mornings that are more relaxed. I love that the kids can help make these happy face pancakes by measuring out ingredients, stirring the mix, and arranging […]

Active Play – DIY Flying Disc Games

Do your kids have lots of extra energy? Are you looking for a few easy activities for active playtime fun?? These flying disc games are quick and easy to set up, and most can be played right in your own backyard or a local park. Yay for fun, active, outdoor activities!! A big thank you […]

Rabbit Racer Treats

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rice Krispies®. As always, all opinions are my own. These rabbit racer treats are super fun to make! The best part is that no baking is involved! With just a few simple additions to standard Rice Krispies® treats, you can make these adorable rabbit racers. […]

Five Minute Photo Craft

This five minute photo craft is perfect for those times when you want to make a personalized gift for someone special, but you may be a little short on time. In just five minutes you can make this beautiful photo tree, without going through the hassle of developing photos, thanks to the new Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 […]

Fun Dr. Seuss Activities

Here are some fun Dr. Seuss activities to celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2nd! This list features crafts, snacks, and lots of playtime fun! Most of these Dr. Seuss activities use recycled materials or other common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple, frugal, and fun learning activities!! Fun Dr. Seuss […]

Simple Star Wars Room Makeover

Here is a simple idea for a Star Wars room makeover that teens or tweens could do with very little help from grown ups. My kids were so happy to learn about the new glow-in-the-dark Star Wars decals that are available in specially marked packages of General Mills cereals! As of this month, Cinnamon Toast […]

How to Make Spiral Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets are fun to make, to give, and to receive! This spiral friendship bracelet is the perfect beginner project because it is quick and easy to make by using the same knotting technique over and over. My kids and I made several of these in so many different color combinations. A big thank you […]

Cleaning Up After Messy Art

Making a mess can be an important part of the creative process. For many kids, it seems the messier the art project, the more FUN and memorable the experience becomes! Don’t let the mess stop you from making some amazing memories with your kids. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks for cleaning up after […]

How to Make a Paper Airplane (Easy)

Do you remember making paper airplanes when you were a kid? Here is a step by step tutorial for how to make a paper airplane (dart style) with a video to walk you thru the process. It is one of the fastest and simplest paper airplane versions you can make. This is a classic childhood […]