15 Netflix Streaming Downloads for Kids 8-12

This post is sponsored by our friends at Netflix, and I am a proud member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. All opinions are my own. Netflix Streaming announced a new download feature, and it is the holiday gift we have all been eagerly anticipating! With Netflix Streaming downloads, you can quickly and easily add your favorite […]

#PokemonAtGameStop Power Trade Offer – Limited Time!

It’s the 20th anniversary year of Pokémon! Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who would love the new Pokémon Sun and/or Pokémon Moon games for Nintendo 3DS? If so, GameStop is offering a great Power Trade offer that could be used towards the purchase of Pokémon Sun or Moon for less! It is […]

Quirky Shows on Netflix Streaming

This post is sponsored by Netflix. I am proud to be a member of the Netflix StreamTeam, and I received promotional materials for the purposes of this post. All opinions are my own. Did you know that Netflix Streaming offers lots of quirky and fun television shows available to watch instantly using any device that […]

10 Ways to Show Appreciation for Teachers

Teachers work hard to make sure their students are learning and performing their best in the classroom. Many times, teachers spend their own money on school supplies, work late hours, or take continuing education classes to stay informed. That is why I am thrilled to help spread the word about SONIC Drive-In’s #ThanksTeach campaign in […]

Proud to be in the #GoodnessCircle

I’m sharing the Tom’s of Maine #GoodnessCircle as part of a sponsored series of posts. All opinions are my own. While attending a recent blogging conference, I had the opportunity to connect with the inspiring team from Tom’s of Maine! I was happy to learn about how they strive to produce eco-friendly products and partner […]

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 […]