Creative Ways to Foster Gratitude in Kids

These creative ways to foster gratitude in kids can help cultivate a sense of appreciation for life’s simple pleasures. It’s never too early to start encouraging your kids to express thankfulness and gratitude. Here are five of our favorite ways to live a life of gratitude all year long! Gratitude Activity Jar A fun ACTIVE […]

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 […]

You Are Enough

This post is sponsored by our friends at Socialstars and Minute Maid as part of the #doingood #minutemaid campaign. All opinions are my own. Do you ever find yourself doubting your abilities as a parent? Do you question your own decisions and worry about doing the right thing? Have you ever experienced a time when […]

Supporting Fellow Parents: 10 Ways YOU Can Help

This post is sponsored by our friends at Socialstars and Minute Maid as part of the #doingood #minutemaid campaign. All opinions are my own. Chances are if you are friends with someone who is a parent, at some point he or she could use some extra help. Parenting is hard work. Even when both parents […]

Let’s Spread Kindness Together!

The world can always use more kindness, which is why I’m thrilled to be participating in the Martin Richard Bridge Builder campaign in partnership with generationOn, Hasbro and the Martin Richard Foundation. The campaign honors Martin Richard, an 8-year-old boy who was tragically killed when the second of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April […]

Slow Down Your Summer

Summer vacation can just fly by, especially with the pressure to enroll them in so many activities.  As with a lot of things, doing less can be more.  Read on for tips on how to slow down your summer, giving your children fond memories of well-spent family time! I was a kid just before the information […]

Heart Attack Act of Kindness Activity!

One of our favorite acts of kindness to do is to heart attack someone!  It’s such a fun and easy way to make someone’s day and is perfect for Valentine’s Day! Heart Attack Kindness Activity: paper heart shapes markers, crayons, etc someone to make smile! Don’t worry this kind of heart attack brings smiles instead […]

5 Ways to Give with No Additional Cost!

Our family is participating in the 100 Acts of Kindness Project  and we are so excited about spreading kindness over the next 4 weeks.  My kids are huge on kindness and always want to give, but sometimes we have to explain that doing certain kindness acts are just out of our budget.   While I too […]

Thank You Note Template for Kids (Free)

This time of year is perfect for teaching kids about gratitude, and recognizing all of the things for which they can be grateful. To help get you started, here’s a free thank you note template that you can download, print out, and have the kids fill in the rest! It’s a quick and easy way […]

Handmade Necklace Gift Kids Can Make

We love taking the time to make homemade gifts for the special people in our lives.  My kids especially enjoy crafting presents for their teachers and grandparents which is why they had so much fun making these DIY shrink film necklaces! Shrinky Dink Necklace Supplies: white shrink film paper permanent markers ribbon  We used the Graphix […]

Low, or No Cost Fall Family Fun…

Do you feel that?  Can you smell it?  Yup, Fall is in the air!  Ahhhh…I love Fall.  It’s definitely my favorite time of year.  I love that it begins to get cooler out, but not too cool, oh and here in our area, it means that those dreaded mosquitoes go away too!  Summer is nice, […]

Photo Collage Thank You Notes

There are so many reasons to say “Thank You” aren’t there? Thank you for: the gift, the trip, being my teacher, being my friend…and oh so many more reasons… Of course, one of the most common reasons to send a thank you note is as a thank you for a gift. After birthday parties and […]

Teach Kids Kindness Book and Craft Activity

We are focusing on kindness in our family this year and one of our favorite books has been Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud.  It is a sweet story that teaches kids about being kind to others by doing things to “fill their buckets”. In the story McCloud talks about how we […]

50 Ways to Make a Difference This Summer

The lazy days of summer are the perfect time to focus on making a difference and doing acts of kindness with your kids!  Here’s a list of 50 ways you can make a difference this summer if you are looking for inspiration… 1.  Wash someone’s car. 2.  Make paper fans to pass out at the […]

Deal of the Day — 50% Off Custom Thank You Cards

They say the road to success is paved in thank you cards. Have you mailed a thank you card recently? Think for a second…who do you need to say “thank you” to?  There are probably a lot of people. So, if you’re going to write them thank you notes (and you should) and your list […]

Free Printable Gratitude Cards for Kids

We’ve been having such a great time with these cards all week, I’m excited to finally be able to share them with you! The Best Part of My Day Was: Making these cards for you! Today’s Top 3 Things: You saw how we used this one on Wednesday, I Am Thankful For … and last, […]