Get More Sleep! Like a Boss.


Are you tired? Do you wish you had a better night’s sleep? Do you fantasize about all the things you could accomplish with a good night’s rest? You are not alone! The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults have between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night, and yet 20% of American adults report […]

Cool New Netflix Series for Kids


Looking for a cool Netflix series for kids and tweens? Good news! Netflix recently released an exclusive new original series — Dreamworks Animations Dragons: Race to the Edge. Both of my kids enjoyed the How to Train Your Dragon books and movie series, so this new series was a big hit with them! I love that […]

Favorite Snacks at Disney World


There are so many options for delicious snacks at Disney World! If you have the Disney Dining Plan, you may be wondering how best to use your snack credits. These Disney World snacks became instant favorites when our family recently visited Disney World as part of the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. While there are […]

Composting with Kids


Composting is an earth-friendly method of adding nutrient-rich humus back to depleted soil. Compost consists of decomposed organic matter from both the yard and kitchen. Teaching children the why and how behind composting helps them to become responsible, caring environmental stewards. Plus, it’s fun! Here is a simple guide to getting started with composting with kids: The Why Plants need […]

Slime Sensory Play


There are so many ways to play with slime! Slime Sensory Play is full of fun, from blowing slime bubbles to creating “slime showers,” slime an awesome boredom buster and home science experiment for kids. My boys love to use slime in imaginative play. “Bad Guys” spray it to prevent superheroes from foiling their evil plans—mwahaha! But occasionally, […]

Weekend Reads — The Artful Year


If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen that I recently listed The Artful Year by Jean Van’t Hul as one of my favorite things. It is chock full of inspiring crafts, recipes, and activities to do with kids to help you celebrate the seasons and make the most out of your time […]

Valentine Craft for Kids


This Valentine craft for kids would be great to do as a party activity! Here’s how to make Cupid Cottages from paper bags, recycled newspaper, Valentine stickers, and some leftover crafty bits you may already have on-hand. These would look great as a table centerpiece or on display in your home! My kids had so […]

A New Holiday Tradition


For the holidays this year, we thought it would be fun to start a new family tradition of visiting our local Build-A-Bear Workshop! The kids enjoyed building a toy to donate to Toys For Tots and another to keep for themselves.  For the past few years, Build-A-Bear Workshop has partnered with the Toys For Tots Foundation […]

Holiday Gift Idea for Kids – Tinker Crate


I am excited to share with you a new product from our friends at Kiwi Crate that is designed for kids ages 9-16 to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) skills! The new Tinker Crate subscription service has been a HUGE hit with my kids!! Each month, they look forward to receiving a package […]

Battery Free Gifts for Kids


Searching for battery free gifts for kids that will keep them actively engaged can be challenging in today’s high tech world. Here is a list of some battery free gifts we love, and all of these became instant favorites! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative play post […]

Making Fun Family Memories


We really enjoyed our adventures in the Chevy Traverse! We had so many fun things planned for the week, and you can read about that here. A big thank you to Chevy for helping us make such fun family memories this summer!! My husband, Mark, and I were on a mission to complete 13 acts of […]

Making Our Own Adventure


This summer, our friends at Chevrolet have offered us the opportunity to test drive the new Chevy Traverse for a full week. We are all so excited for this experience and cannot wait to share our adventure with you! I may or may not have done a little happy dance when it arrived (hint: I […]

Nature Packs for Kids


Packing a fun nature kit for kids is a great way to foster a love of nature, and get outdoors with minimal hassle throughout the summer months! They are so much fun to put together, and you can use many household items you probably already have on hand. Nature packs make it easy to enjoy […]

Our Favorite Books for LEGO Movie Fans


The LEGO® Movie is about to be released to DVD on June 17th, and my kids can hardly wait! If you’re looking for some great gift ideas for a LEGO® Movie fan in your life, you will definitely want to check out these newest releases from DK that bring the best of the movie to […]

Summer Smoothies — No Blender Required!


This Summer you can say “goodbye” to your blender when it comes to making delicious and healthy smoothies thanks to the new DOLE Nutrition Plus Fruit & Veggie Shakers POWER Smoothies! These are incredibly easy to prepare and can be found right in the freezer aisle of your local grocery store. Special thanks to the […]

See Disneynature’s BEARS and Protect Our National Parks


We just returned from an amazing family trip to California to visit Disneyland as part of the Disney Social Media Moms celebration! I cannot wait to share with you some of the new and exciting things our friends at Disney have been working on: inspiring partnerships with charities, supporting research on the benefits that kids […]

Flower Crafts for Preschoolers


These flower crafts for preschoolers are sure to get the little ones excited for Spring to arrive! Many of these flower crafts use common household materials you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun activities for Spring!! 1. Flower Prints from Soda Bottles Make flower prints from empty soda bottles to create unique […]

Easter Recipe for Kids: Bunny Pizza


Over the the holidays there is always time to be spent & memories to be made. Combining the holidays, food & family fun with books is always a winner and Easter recipes are a great tradition to begin. You can read books about decorating eggs, and  then teach children how to boil eggs, have fun […]