More Tips to Make Cleaning Fun

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Clara and I had a lot of cleaning to get done this week, so we filmed a short video with parenting tips to show how we make cleaning fun. You can watch it on our NEW YouTube channel. — 5 Ways to Make Cleaning Fun for Kids Pst! Be sure to click on the “subscribe” button […]

10 Creative Ways to Make Time for Your Kids

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For many busy parents, finding quality time to be with their kids can be a big challenge. I asked some of the busiest moms in the blogosphere to share their BEST tips for squeezing in quality time with their kids. You’ll notice how many of these busy moms don’t just “find” time to spend with […]

Zoo Journal

For Emily’s birthday, we splurged on a family membership to our local zoo. Since we plan to make many trips there throughout the year, I thought it would be fun for her to keep a zoo journal filled with sketches of all the animals she sees! It was a beautiful day, so most of the […]

Rainy Day Fun — Reusable Art Mat

Emily wanted to draw with sidewalk chalk this afternoon, but Clara was taking a nap so I didn’t want one child outside while the other was indoors. So we compromised using a shower curtain liner as a reusable art mat. It worked beautifully! The vinyl shower curtain liner was only $1 from Big Lots, and […]

Frugal Wall Organizer

Oh, the stuffed animals and where to put them! Do you have this problem in your house? I try to limit the number of stuffed animals that are out at any given time, and we have boxes full of them in the basement that we rotate through again and again. I’m not sure how we […]

2 Simple (and Frugal) Solutions

Tired of always pouring juice for your kids? Want to encourage your kids to have more independence? Try placing a beverage dispenser in your refrigerator with pre-watered down juice. Emily was so proud of herself for pouring her own juice today! Remember the self-serve snack tray I posted about previously? This is the new and […]