Let’s Celebrate Christmas in July!

Celebrating Christmas in July is a great Summer or rainy day activity the kids will never forget! While cleaning out my pantry recently, I was inspired by a gingerbread cookie kit that was about to expire. With the help of a holiday music playlist and a few decorations we already had on-hand, we were able […]

Chalk and Glue Art Project for Kids

Here is an easy chalk and glue art project to try with the kids! While working on this project, kids can further develop fine motor skills and learn some elements of basic color theory. This chalk and glue art project has become one of our favorite go-to activities because there are so many design options […]

Best Art Activities to Reduce Stress

The best art activities to reduce stress can be done almost mindlessly, making them great for even the most novice artists. These activities are some of my all-time favorites for breaking thru creative blocks! It is easy to lose track of time while engaged in coloring, zentangling, paper marbling, and more. Perhaps you will find […]

Pretend Paper Hair Salon for Kids

This pretend paper hair salon could keep the kids happily entertained for hours! During a recent visit to the craft store, Clara (age 8) spotted some foam heads. She had been wanting to create a pretend hair salon for some time, but I have a feeling this may only be the beginning of her crafting […]

Netflix Summer Passport for Kids

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Netflix and I am part of the Netflix #StreamTeam. All opinions are my own. The learning fun can continue all Summer long thanks to our friends at Netflix. This free printable Netflix Summer Passport is a great way for kids to explore educational programming while they earn badges for […]

Sidewalk Art Show

Disclosure: I’m sharing #Tide in my life as part of a Tide sponsored series for Socialstars™. All opinions are my own. Creating your own sidewalk art show is a great way to foster creativity while enjoying some quality time outdoors! It is simple and easy to set up. The masking tape frames make the space […]

Ways to Play Summer 2017 Calendar

Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Summer, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from June through August includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun Summer activities!!! Ways to Play Summer 2017 Calendar: Includes […]

Easy Sock Puppets

This post is sponsored by our friends at Netflix, and I am a proud member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. All opinions are my own. These easy sock puppets were inspired by the new Netflix show Julie’s Greenroom starring the lovely Julie Andrews! I love that Netflix has programming that inspires kids to be creative and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Family Travel – Glamping!

Glamping is a wonderful experience for those who love nature, but don’t necessarily want to forego the comforts of home! Glamping gets its name from “glamorous camping”, and includes deluxe tents with full size beds (sometimes even electricity), nearby bathrooms with running water, and other luxuries. Recently, our family enjoyed the island glamping experience at Shawnee […]

365 Days of Adventure

In just a few weeks, our family will be embarking on an exciting road trip adventure across the country! This is a trip that involves some planning in advance. We have been saving for our expenses throughout the course of the year. We set up a separate travel savings account a few years ago and have been slowly […]

Tips to Make Road Trips Fun!

Chrysler is very excited about the all-new Pacifica and provided me with information about the vehicle; I want to share with you how the Pacifica may fit in with your lifestyle. When I was about 12 years old, my parents took my younger brother and me on an epic road trip from NJ to Utah […]

DIY Kitchen Concoctions

I’m sharing #purclean in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. These DIY kitchen concoctions are great fun to make with the kids! The best part is you probably already have the ingredients needed on-hand in your pantry. With glitter slime, super soft play dough, and homemade oobleck, these kitchen concoctions are […]