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20 Alternatives to Candy for Halloween Treats

Ideas for non candy & alternative Halloween treats! Let me tell you about the year I handed out pretzels -- It's a HUGE family joke so I'm sure I've mentioned it before. To my defense, they were pumpkin & bat shaped pretzels in th...
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How to Get Organized & Enjoy More Time with Your Family

How to Get Organized & Enjoy More Time with Your Family

A few months ago, I shared my secret to the Best Place to Begin Organizing Your Entire Home.I wrote the post because I wanted to inspire other busy moms like me to find their starting point when it comes to putting some organzational system...
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Teaching Kids about Water Conservation & the Water Cycle

Teaching Kids about Water Conservation & the Water Cycle

Activiites & books about that teach our children about water conservation and the water cycle! March 22nd is World Water Day. It's a day for all of us to remember that water is an important resource in our life and clean water is a limi...
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Recycle End of Year School Supplies for Back to School

Have your kids started their countdown for the last day of school yet? The clock is quickly ticking away at our house! And I adore that last day of school -- all the excitement about summer, the hugs for the teachers, our special end of ...
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5 Ways Moms Can Find More 'ME' Time

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Best Western. All opinions are 100% mine.   Do you know a hard-working Mom who deserves some ME time? I hope you just said "yes, ME!" And I'm sure quite a few other names popped i...
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The Best Place to Begin Organizing Your Entire Home

If you have kids, you know that you can accumulate a LOT of stuff!Probably way more stuff than any of us really needs in our homes.And the goal is always to “get things organized”, right?This isn’t the first time I’ve made a concert...
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Cinnamon Scented Jingle Bell Placecards

The tree is up, the halls are decked and we are counting down the days until family 'comes to town'. Most of our relatives are miles away from us so we really look forward to having them visit, especially during the holidays. But I will adm...
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Creating an Interactive Advent Calendar for the Holidays

 This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   One of the holiday traditions that we look forward to the most in our family is having an Advent Calendar.  I remembe...
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Do You Know What Your Kids are REALLY Doing Online?

  I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BGCA. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   For our kids, using technology is like brushing th...
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5 Ways to Unplug & Connect over a Family Dinner

If you ever come to my house for dinner (and please know you're always invited -- I make a killer lasagna!), I have a few rules that everyone has to follow -- no phone, texts or tv during the meal. One bite of the lasagna and you really won...
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350+ Ideas for a Creative & Fun School Year

I am beyond excited for today's Discover & Explore linky!!  And for two very cool reasons -- First, we are starting our fall themes and I just LOVE Autumn :) And more importantly, I'm thrilled to announce that Discover & Expl...
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12 Items Too Cool for School

Want to make Back to School a big hit in your house? We know it's all about the gear, right!Here are a few fun & helpful items that will thrill the kids as they head into a new school year!  12 Back to School Items Kids w...
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Our Summer Adventure List - Fun Activities to do this Summer

  I'm so excited about today's post!  For a few reasons -- first, we had a great time creating it and second, it's a post about SUMMER! For the past few weeks, we've been working on our Summer Adventure List - a.k.a. the summe...
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5 Amazing Ways to Use Kids' Artwork for the Holidays

Not sure what to do with all the Christmas projects and winter crafts in your house?  Try these ideas!If there's one thing we have a lot of in our house, it's kids' artwork! They are always making such cool projects at school and ...
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5 Easy Ideas for Making Your Home More Kid-Friendly

  As kids grow up, it's important for them to have their own spaces. This will help them to learn some reponsibility with regards to taking care of their things, be able to become independent and feel that they are contributing to th...
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