When Your Child Hates School

“I hate Kindergarten,” he confessed with little arms crossed and tears in his eyes. “I did not have a good day and I do not want to go again.” My heart sank. It seemed that almost everything, from a too-tight snack box to a lonely after-lunch recess, had gone wrong for him on his first […]

Autumn Tree Sculptures from a Paper Bag

Fall Craft for Kids Need a boredom buster for the kids to celebrate Fall using materials you probably already have on-hand? These Autumn tree sculptures can be made from a paper bag and coffee filter leaves, and they are a great way to introduce kids to the concept of form and balance in sculpture art! […]

10 Apple Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

We are getting ready for Fall, and that means plenty of crafts, recipes, and activities with one of my favorite fruits — Apples!! Every Fall our family looks forward to picking our own apples from the orchard. Once we return back home, we bake, cook, or craft with them! Whether you pick your own apples […]

DIY School Supplies Kids Can Make

Busy getting the kids ready for school? Here are some easy school supplies the kids can make and clever ways they can add some creative touches to school supplies they already own using common household items. Most of these materials can also be found at the dollar store!  1. Modern Notebooks and Matching Pencils or […]

DIY: Simple Homemade Butter

Has your child ever asked you a question that you weren’t quite sure how to answer? This happens quite frequently in our home, so I wasn’t surprised when Colin said me last week, “Mommy, I know that butter is dairy and dairy comes from cows. But how does the milk become butter?” I replied, “I’m […]

10 Things for Kids to Do While Waiting for Turkey

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, are you looking for a few ways to keep the kids entertained while they wait for that delicious turkey?? Here are a few low-mess and easy to set up ideas to keep up your sleeve just in case: 1. Hand Stamped Memory Game — A simple game […]

Adventures in Soap Making!

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, the kids and I wanted to make some special handmade hostess gifts for my mom, who will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. ((Thanks, Mom!)) These pumpkin spice hand soaps fit the bill perfectly! They would be lovely gifts for teachers, neighbors, or friends too! First, you […]

7 Creative Uses for Pool Noodles

Do you have pool noodles sitting around at home collecting dust from last Summer? Wish you could put them to use with something other than a pool for the Fall and Winter months? Need a few creative ideas for inspiration?? Here are seven of our favorite ways to use pool noodles: 1. Hammer Time — […]

Spooky Paper Mâché Haunted Houses

Know what I love? Adorable little houses!! Know what’s better than adorable little houses? Super-cute little haunted houses!! These beauties came from a lovely website called ConsumerCrafts.com Before After Consumer Crafts is an online craft store that offers a wide range of budget-friendly craft supplies for jewelry, scrapbooking, kid crafts, and just about any other craft […]

Monster Stomp Song

It’s Music Monday and today’s video from Angelique is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. The Monster Stomp Song is so fun and catchy. Can your child do the monster stomp?   Can’t see this video? You can view the video here. If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to Angelique’s YouTube Channel for […]

Fall Greeting Cards

Fall is officially here and the weather is just now starting to catch up, I decided it was time to take the girls leaf collecting. We live near the mountains in North Carolina and have a huge variety of trees around us meaning plenty of leaves to gather!  After we had as many leaves as […]

Quick Craft: Bread Tag Monsters

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Halloween? Need a quick little craft project to keep the kids busy? Do you collect bread tags for no good reason?? Then this silly monster craft is for you!! To make your own bread tag monsters, you will need: a collection of bread tags and […]

Apple Tree Song

Today is Music Monday and we are sharing another video from Angelique! We are immersing ourselves in all things fall, and this apple tree song was a fun way to start our day. This is a short song that gets kids singing along, so don’t be surprised if your child wants to watch it more […]

How to Preserve a Spider’s Web

  As the Autumn equinox drew near, my children and I were struck by the changes outside. We started to spot crows flocking, squirrels frantically gathering, and beautiful spiders webs covered with dew on our daily nature walks.  This week we found so many incredible webs that we wanted to find a way to keep […]

Autumn Leaves Song

It’s officially fall! And  Angelique has a wonderful video to get you in the autumn spirit. This video shares a beautiful song about autumn leaves and would be a wonderful video to watch with your kids. Watch and sing along, and if you like this video, you can subscribe to Angelique’s YouTube channel for more […]

Kid-Made Fall Leaf Coasters

Please give a warm welcome to our new sponsors, Mod Podge, who generously supplied us with plenty of craft supply goodness!! When the package from Mod Podge arrived, I had a difficult time trying to decide which products to use first. So many interesting and pretty things — I already have several projects in mind […]

Gratitude

I breed morning people. If my little boys sleep until 7 am I am a lucky duck. Alex was even earlier. He woke up at 6 everyday without fail, and I only got relief after he was old enough to make his own breakfast… and then I had Logan and Luke. lol….  Most of the […]

20 Must-Do Favorite Activities for Fall

Are you looking forward to Fall? Need some kid-friendly activities to help celebrate the season?? Here are 20 of our family’s favorite Fall activities that have become special traditions.  1. Go Apple Picking — This is one of my favorite family traditions for Fall! Afterwards, we bake apple pies and make homemade apple sauce with […]