Sandwich Making Station

Disclosure: I’m sharing #Tide in my life as part of a Tide sponsored series for Socialstars™. All opinions are my own. An easy way to encourage kids to be independent is to give them more responsibilities. Why not start them off on the road to independence with making part of their own lunches? This sandwich […]

Activities for Future Architects

This post is sponsored by our friends at Netflix, and I am a proud member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Do your kids enjoy designing and building their own creations? If so, you may be raising a future architect. Here are some of our favorite ways […]

Rivers of Light Nighttime Spectacular

Disclosure: I was invited to the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I paid a conference fee to attend and received discounted & complimentary items from Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and their sponsors. Attendees are not required to write about our experiences at the conference. All opinions are my own. Coming to Disney World’s […]

#LoveAtFirstSplash at Kalahari in Pocono Mountains, PA!

Disclosure: My family was hosted by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. Looking for a family getaway with lots of active fun? Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is about to reveal Phase II construction of its Pocono Mountains, PA location. This expansion will make Kalahari Resorts and […]

The BFG – Crafts and Activities

The BFG by Roald Dahl was one of our latest picks for our family book club, and it did not disappoint! After all four of us read the book, my 8 year old served as our official activity coordinator. Clara loved brainstorming ideas for crafts and activities that were inspired by The BFG! I recommend this […]

Grandparent Gift Idea

This grandparent gift idea is special and simple to put together. Starting a Grandkid Date of the Month Club gives grandparents and grandkids a fun activity to look forward to each month! This could be done for other family members or friends as well. I love how this grandparent gift idea helps foster family connections! Spending time together is […]

New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

This post is sponsored by our friends at Netflix and I am a proud member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. All opinions are my own. It’s time to prepare for the New Year!! If you are planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your kids, here are some of our favorite family-friendly New Year’s Eve activities for […]

Easy Christmas Gift Kids Can Make

This post is sponsored by our friends at Melissa & Doug, and I am proud to be a Melissa & Doug blog ambassador. All opinions are my own. These festive Christmas ornaments are a fun and EASY Christmas gift kids can make! I love how colorful and festive they look when displayed in a sunny […]

Classic Play Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Shopping for toys for kids on your holiday list? Some of the best toys for encouraging creative and imaginative play are those that use classic play patterns. By engaging in classic play, kids can develop fine-motor skills, social skills, story telling skills, and more! These are some of the most used favorite toys in our household. This […]

Teletubbies Are Back on Nick Jr!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Teletubbies. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own. If you have young kids, you are probably already familiar with the Teletubbies and their adorable characters of Laa-Laa, Po, Dipsy, and Tinkie Winkie. Did you know that Nick Jr has launched new […]

15 Netflix Streaming Downloads for Kids 8-12

This post is sponsored by our friends at Netflix, and I am a proud member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. All opinions are my own. Netflix Streaming announced a new download feature, and it is the holiday gift we have all been eagerly anticipating! With Netflix Streaming downloads, you can quickly and easily add your favorite […]

#PokemonAtGameStop Power Trade Offer – Limited Time!

It’s the 20th anniversary year of Pokémon! Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who would love the new Pokémon Sun and/or Pokémon Moon games for Nintendo 3DS? If so, GameStop is offering a great Power Trade offer that could be used towards the purchase of Pokémon Sun or Moon for less! It is […]

Making a Difference with Children International

When I was in college, I worked several part time jobs to help pay for my room, board, books, and other expenses. A few years in, I was earning enough money to treat myself to join a music CD mailing club. (Yes, those actually existed back then.) I remember looking forward to choosing and receiving […]

DIY Starry Sky Night Light

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Kleenex brand via Momtrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Kleenex or Momtrends. We have lots of Star Wars fans in this family. In fact, we have a tradition of watching Star Wars movie marathons at home while waiting for […]

How to Make Paper Fortune Tellers

These paper fortune tellers are a great craft for a little rainy day fun or for celebrating the arrival of the new year! Kids can work on developing fine-motor skills, and listening carefully to instructions. For students in grade 1 or above, this would be a fun project as part of a new year’s eve celebration […]

#MakeHomeYours with HomeGoods

Like many homeowners, there are areas of our home that are in need of a makeover.  The guest room was a project that kept getting put off for some other time. That is just one of the reasons why I was so excited to be part of the #MakeHomeYours campaign from one of my favorite stores – […]

Paper Tacos!

These paper tacos are a fun way to encourage lots of imaginative playtime fun! When I first set up this simple invitation to play, I completely underestimated how much fun my kids would have crafting up tacos. By the time they were done with this, they had made 23 paper tacos!! I left the table […]

Play Dough Pumpkin Pie Shop!

After making our own pumpkin spice play dough and a second batch of cinnamon play dough, the kids were ready to make a pretend pumpkin pie shop! Our house smelled like an Autumn café, and this activity kept the kids happily entertained for a long time. I love that they were able to practice some basic […]