Slinky Fish Craft

Slinky Fish Craft – All you need is construction paper, scissors and glue stick for this fun and colorful kids craft! The slinky “cut” makes the fish flexible, almost like it’s swimming! Over spring break we had lots of projects going on here at the house to keep the kiddos busy. We always seem to have some sort of project or experiment in the works. We’ve made squeeze balls, glitter water bracelets, magnetic slime and fairy bottles to name a few. {Read More}

When Should My Child Start Seeing a Dentist? + Free Printable Tooth Brushing Chart

When Should My Child Start Seeing a Dentist? – Tips on caring for your child’s teeth and a free printable tooth brushing chart to make brushing fun and part of their daily routine! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of First Impressions Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. The opinions are all mine. “When should my child start seeing a dentist?” Just like you, I wondered the same thing after having our first son, Dane. Did you know that {Read More}

Printable Potty Training Chart

Printable Potty Training Chart – FREE, printable potty training chart! Use stickers, or frame and use a dry erase marker to mark off success. Child earns a reward when the chart is filled! Thank you to Clorox® for sponsoring this post. All the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. Ahh, yes. I know why you’re here. You have a little one in the family who is transitioning from diapers to the potty, don’t you? Maybe you’re the {Read More}

Printable Morning Routine Charts

Printable Morning Routine Charts – Free printable kids morning routine charts to help teach kids independence and provide guidance for their morning routine! Charts for boys and girls! Today we’re talking about getting up in the morning. If you’re visiting today, you’re probably here to snag these printable morning routine charts for your little kiddos. Before you do, hear me out for a second. As adults, you might agree that it’s not always easy to just pop out of bed in {Read More}

Caring For Your Real Christmas Tree

Caring for Your Real Christmas Tree – Tips on caring for a natural Christmas tree so it lasts all season long! Even if it’s your first real tree ever! Year after year when it’s time to start decorating the house for Christmas, Josh pulls out our Christmas bins from the rafters in the garage and starts piling them all into the house. . .including a humongous box that houses our artificial Christmas tree. He puts it together branch by branch (with a {Read More}

Caramel Apple Carving & a $50 VISA Gift Card Giveaway!

Caramel Apple Carving – Try your hand at some simple apple carving! Use mini cookie cutters to create shapes for delicious dipping fun! It’s officially fall y’all! I surprised you with a pumpkin dessert this month (shocking if you’re aware of my relationship with pumpkin. . .it’s non-existent), and today you’re in for more autumn fun! I’m sure that at some point in your life you’ve carved a pumpkin for Halloween, right? Well, today, we’re thinking a little outside of {Read More}

How I Finally Got My Preschooler to Sleep

How I Finally Got My Preschooler to Sleep – If you feel like you’ve tried everything to get your little one to sleep, I have one more idea for you! I remember when the kids were infants and Josh and I wondered if we’d ever sleep again. As the years went by, sleep schedules continued to improve. . .especially for our son, Dane. Our daughter, Cora, was a bit of a different story. As a toddler she’d often wake during {Read More}

Do I Need a Stroller for My Preschooler at Disney World?

Do I Need a Stroller for My Preschooler at Disney World? – Make sure your trip to Disney World is a magical one with minimal crying and whining. Our stroller rental was a lifesaver at Disney World! This post includes affiliate links. Please see my disclosure. Disney World. . .the most magical place on Earth.  Our family just returned from our very first Disney vacation this past weekend. We surprised the kids with a land and sea package, meaning, we spent {Read More}

Summer Popsicle Party With Free Printables

Summer Popsicle Party With FREE Printables! What a cute idea and party theme for summer! SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER! This past week Dane finished 1st grade and Cora wrapped up preschool. They’ve been counting down the days to summer break and looking forward to lots of fun in the sun! Aren’t we all?! I thought the perfect way to kick off the start of summer was by throwing a popsicle party! There’s nothing better than enjoying a cold, delicious ice pop {Read More}

Free Printable Picnic Invite

Free Printable Picnic Invite – Surprise your kids with a picnic at a favorite park or right in your backyard. A perfect idea for families looking to spend more quality time together! Spring is here, the birds are singing and the weather is finally shaping up a bit. In the Midwest you never know what you’re going to get in the spring. I never pack away the kids’  hats and snow pants until at least mid-May. Sad, I know. The {Read More}