10 Ways to Be Kind To Your Family

Being kind to your family does not have to cost a lot of money or take up large amounts of time. A simple gesture of kindness can be an effective way to connect with each other, even during hectic times. Below you will find a list of 10 simple ways to be kind to your […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Bring Your Kids to a Book Signing Event

Attending a book signing event can be an effective way to foster a love of reading while connecting with a favorite author. Book signing events can offer several unique opportunities that can become treasured memories for kids. For those of you who are lucky enough to live in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, be […]

Easy Ways to Encourage Healthy Living in Your Classroom

This post which features easy ways to encourage healthy living is sponsored by our friends at WeAreTeachers.com and fit4Schools. All opinions are my own. If you are looking for some easy ways to encourage healthy living in your classroom or home, you will want to explore the awesome resources available on the fit4Schools website! On […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Mornings Special

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Little Debbie®. As always, all opinions are my own. Like many parents, our mornings were often busy, challenging, and hectic. A few years ago, I asked my kids an important question that forever changed our daily morning routines. What can we do to make […]

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 […]

Acts of Kindness — Halloween Edition!

This post is sponsored by our friends at Socialstars and Minute Maid as part of the #doingood #minutemaid campaign. All opinions are my own. A few years ago, during the week of Halloween, I missed attending one of my kid’s costume parades at school. It felt like a huge parenting fail. I had planned to […]

Raising a Reader for Life

Are you a parent or teacher? Do you dream of raising kids who love to read and cannot wait to get their hands on the next great book? Are you looking for simple ways to encourage a love of literacy in your home or classroom? Exciting news!! My good friends Amy of Teach Mama and […]

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 […]

Teaching Kids About Fire Safety

I am so excited to share a new free app with you that is designed to make teaching kids about fire safety a fun and engaging process! Sparky and the Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms app is available for both iOS and Andriod devices. It’s free, easy to install, and super fun for the kids […]

5 Steps to a Calmer Before School Morning Routine

Mornings before school are notorious for being rushed and hectic, but with just a bit of prior planning you may be able to enjoy a calmer before school morning routine that sets the family up for a successful day. Here are some of our favorite tips for a calmer before school morning routine and a […]

Morning Activities Before School

These playful ways to connect with your kids on weekday mornings are simple to set up, easy to clean up afterwards, and only require a couple of minutes to do! Weekday mornings are notorious for being a busy and hectic time — especially once the school year begins. Thankfully, with just a bit of planning the […]

Fun Crafts and Activities for Kids Ages 8-12

Here are 10 fun crafts and activities for kids ages 8-12 that are sure to delight! These projects can be a great way to connect with your kids, spend time together, and learn something new. Best of all, they don’t cost a lot of money, and many of these make fantastic handmade gifts for family […]

Freezer Meals for the Busy Holiday Season

It’s game time! We are in the fast-paced countdown to the end of the year. You are being pulled in every direction: school concerts, cookie exchanges, gift shopping and wrapping, visits to Santa, but who’s in charge of dinner? Oh yeah, that’d be you too. Freezer meals to the rescue! If you’re anything like me, […]

Teaching Empathy To Children Through Volunteering

We all want our little ones to learn to read and write, to know the difference between right and wrong, to be confident and self-assured, but most of all parents want their children to be happy and healthy. Teaching your child to experience empathy is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your […]

5 Story Books About Kids in the Kitchen

Do your kids like to help in the kitchen? Here are some inspiring story books to read to (or with) your child that feature kids playing an active role in the cooking process, or exploring the world around them through food. Afterwards, try making a snack together — whether it’s popping popcorn or baking an […]

5 Ways to Make Old Toys Seem Like New

Getting the most play value out of the toys your kids already have doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort. Here are some easy ways to make old toys seem like new! These tips can help teach kids to appreciate the things they already own, and promote plenty of imaginative playtime fun. […]

Quick Tip — Eat Your Rainbow!

Here’s a quick tip to get kids to eat healthy vegetables and inspire them to try new foods too! Eat your rainbow! Getting children to enjoy whole, raw healthy veggies isn’t so hard if you start introducing them early, and often, and in various preparations, as to find out what textures or preferences they may […]