A Great Way to Help Girls Grow to be Leaders

  Disclaimer: I am being compensated by Girl Scouts for sharing my thoughts on the #ICantWaitTo campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  As always, all opinions are my own -- I only share programs that we really l...
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Play, Create & Explore with Pumpkins

What a fun week!  So many great pumpkin ideas and activities were shared on the Discover & Explore linky -- it was really hard to choose which to feature. So I thought I would share a little bit of everything pumpkin -- crafts, ac...
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Fun Ways to Explore with Apples

Fall is a great time for apple crafts & activities. Your kids will enjoy these hands-on activities as they explore more about apples -- painting, playdough, taste tests and sensory fun! ...
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Exploring Science & Math with Fall Activities

  Sometimes science and math can seem to be foreign concepts to our kids.  It's so important to give them hands-on opportunities to learn these subjects.  And why not also get them some time outdoors too as you explore the ...
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Exploring the 5 Senses: A Science Experiment for Kids

This week, the Discover & Explore linky is diving into the 5 senses - things you love to see, hear, taste, smell and touch! When I think about the five senses, the first thing that comes to my mind is baking! So I thought we'd...
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Outdoor Nature Crafts for Kids

  We really enjoy using natural items to create and craft, especially in the fall.  And of course, if you're using items from nature for a project, you should really hang out outdoors to DO the project! There were some wonderf...
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Kid-friendly Halloween Decorations: Salt Dough Craft

Halloween will be here soon so it's time to get crafting with this glittery, kid-friendly decoration that will bring a little 'spooky' to any home. I love this time of the year because it's also one of those holidays that allows your creat...
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5 Adorable Farm Activities and Books

  All I can think of while I write this post is "Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o" -- funny how music always creeps in on you and gets stuck in your head :) Last week's Discover & Explore Fun on the Farm linky turned up some re...
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Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Toddlers to Teens

So your kids have told you they want their pumpkin carved like Spongebob, Princesses or Bubble Guppies, right?! Or maybe you have older kids who want a really cool design on their pumpkin this year like Harry Potter, Star Wars or text ...
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Hosting a Kid-friendly Olympic Themed Party

The Olympics are fun for everyone to watch - kids included - so why not have an Olympic-themed party this summer!Thanks to Angie, a great mom & party planner, here's a great way to get your kids more involved during the Olympic Games wi...
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