Halloween Moon Dough and Sensory Play

Sneak Preview: Switch up that boring old moon dough recipe to a Halloween Moon Dough that smells AMAZING and is spooky sensory fun! Witches, bats, and monsters oh my! Im pretty sure moon dough is addictive. It is so soft! Everyone who has played with it says it’s hard to stop touching! I have also […]

Halloween snack

Sneak preview: Get in the spirit with this fun and easy Halloween snack for kids (and adults!) with a healthy alternative! Last year my toddlers were afraid of almost everything about the Halloween holiday. This year, it is running a close second with Christmas. It is amazing how much can change in a year. This […]

Not So Scary Halloween for Toddlers: The 13 Best Books and Movies to Prepare Little Kids for a Happy Halloween!

The 13 Best Books and Movies to Prepare Little Kids for a Happy Halloween!     Halloween. Darkness, screaming, and monsters- oh my! As a parent, you can’t wait to dress your little one up in a super cute costume and parade them around town for trick-or-treating. As soon as the Halloween decorations start to come out, you […]

Simple tip to read more to your kids without paying library fees!

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children who read aloud with their parents and engage in story time experience stronger parent-child relationships and learn valuable language and literacy skills. (healthychildren.org). Although we know how important it is to read to/with our children, it is still hard to find the time and the energy to sit down and read. […]

What Vacation Taught Me about Appreciation 

Ah, vacation. We dream about it all year. We plan, we save, we wait in anticipation. And then it is over before we even realize it started! 🙁 Back to the grind. During a short “beach vacation” recently, I had an epiphany of sorts about vacation and appreciating things in your life. Here it goes: (This post contains […]

Let them eat cake! Tips and tricks to let your kids have their snacks while still eating healthfully. Part 1

The Challenge of Healthy Kids: Eating Healthy If I let my 2 year old eat cookies all day- she would. Not uncommon, I know. I’m often torn between wanting them to eat healthy and allowing them to just be kids. Moderation, I know, but I like to say “yes” as much as possible because their […]

Give your water a flavor kick with fruit ice! 

Fruit ice is a super easy way to help you drink more water and stay hydrated! According to the Mayo Clinic, men need about 13 cups of water per day and women need about 9 cups. (These numbers can increase based on climate, activity, and health so always check with your doctor). Water can get boring after the […]

Sand Play Beach Bag

Throw together a quick Sand Play Beach Bag- all from the Dollar Store!   Heading to the beach this summer? Of course you are! Whether it’s a tropical paradise, a lake, a short-drive weekend getaway, or even a local restaurant with an island theme- The kids are going to want to play in the sand. […]

Easy and Yummy Toddler Cereal Recipe

This toddler cereal recipe is easy, healthy, and sure to be a hit with even the most picky eaters (aka toddlers)! Just three ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen already and virtually no prep!   This is a recipe dear to my heart. My Mom has always told us that her “Grandpap” used to […]

5 Things you probably don’t think to bring to the drive-in

Taking the kids to the drive-in? Here are 5 things you probably don’t think to bring to the drive-in (but wish you had)! We just saw Finding Dory and boy, did I learn a LOT taking two toddlers to the drive-in! Ah, the drive-in. A great American tradition. According to Wikipedia, drive-ins date all the […]

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