"Dr. Seuss was a storyteller in the grandest sense of the word. Not only did he tell fantastical tales of far-away places but he also gave us a unique visual language that carried his stories to new heights of artistic...
I thrive on organization. Clutter makes me crazy. As our family continued to grow, I realized keeping up with all the kids' milestones, paperwork and memorabilia was getting overwhelming. I cringed at the idea of subsequent children not having all...
Did you know if you don't keep your children actively learning all summer they can have something called summer slide? According to the Department of Education's blog Homeroom, this loss of learning "happens when children do not engage in...
Are you tired of hearing, "I'M BORED?!" I know I am! Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to cure that boredom! So, here you go! 100 Boredom Busters For Your Family Go to the library. Read a magazine. Cut up the magazine...
I greatly admire those friends of mine who are always prepared. You know the ones. They make school lunches the night (or week) before; they carry an extra set of clothes with them; and they always remember holidays. I'm...
I squealed when I saw my friend's baby shower pics on facebook. Maybe it was because I'm way past being in the know and this was my first time seeing this kind of DIY iron-on decal-ing. Or, maybe it's because...
Spring is here and right along with it comes some beautiful weather. That gorgeous weather means it's a great time to spend some quality family time outdoors.  One way you can do that is to create a fairy garden together....
When kids hear the word “summer,” they immediately think, “No school!” Days are filled with outdoor adventures, relaxing vacations, and no homework. But just because kids aren’t in school doesn’t mean they should stop learning. Here are a few...
How familiar are you with the origins of St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, is not only the impetus behind the Christian movement in Ireland, but is also known for driving the snakes out of Ireland....
I am by no means a "crafty" person, so if I could pull this St. Patrick's Day shirt off, I am quite certain just about anyone can! It's really very easy, and you need just a few supplies: Supplies: A...
Everyone loves a handmade gift for special holidays, but it can be an overwhelming task to take on. Below are five super easy and inexpensive crafts you can tackle with your toddler to create those perfect handmade gifts for Valentine's Day.  Toilet...
I don't know about you, but the holidays get me feeling extra crafty! Whether I'm making crafts for loved ones' holiday gifts, or just filling up those long winter days, I'm always looking for new projects to do with...
Doing crafts is soooo relaxing for me. I just love it! There's something about using my hands to create something I can treasure in my home or give as a gift that makes me feel good. Fortunately, there are some great...
Halloween is my favorite holiday, but when it comes to pumpkin carving, I’m a bit of a scrooge. I confess in this safe space of non-judgmental moms: I HATE pumpkin carving. There. I said it. Bah-humbug! The labor. The goop. The...
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