How to make a Happy Spider: Easy Halloween Craft!

How to make a happy spider: Easy Halloween craft!     Super easy and fun spider Halloween craft for toddlers! It’s almost Halloween! We are working on making Halloween fun (and not so scary) for our 1 & 2 year old by trying some easy crafts, books/movies, and snacks. They are still getting used to […]

Summer Survival for Moms! 7 Tips to help mom survive summer break

Summer survival for moms who are feeling extra stressed with the kids home on summer break! Summer is exhausting. It’s hot. The kids are excited. Then they are bored. You spend half the day trying to entertain them and the other half cleaning up after them. Instead of spending summer break counting dow the days until […]

Fidget Toy Alternatives to Spinners

Like to fidget but not fond of “spinning”? Try these Fidget toy alternatives!  Spinners may be all-the-rage right now, (and there are some really cool ones!) but they are also causing quite a stir. While there are some suggested benefits to anxiety/ADD/ADHD etc., these toys can be loud and distracting to others. Students love them but most […]

Snowman activity tray for kids!

Preview: Let the kids build a snowman (minus the risk of frostbite!) with this easy snowman activity tray! Do you want to build a snowman? Sorry, I couldn’t resist! ? I came up with this activity one evening when Elf on the Shelf got into the doll clothes and dressed up as Anna (from Frozen). He […]

Gifts for kids that HELP Mom! 

Preview: Skip the drum set and get gifts for kids that help mom instead of driving her crazy! As your kids are writing their letter to Santa, what is running through Mom’s head? “We have enough toys” “Oh ya, you’re going to play with that for a whole five minutes” “Didn’t you get one of […]

Practice Name Writing with this DIY Reusable Name Mat

Sneak preview: help kids practice name writing with this reusable DIY name mat! Isn’t it so exciting the first time your children write their names all by themselves?! They get that huge smile and their eyes beam with pride knowing they accomplished something great. Then Mom breaks down into a bawling mess of pride. All […]

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. […]

7 Reasons to Put BUBBLES in your Water Table

Kids get bored very easily. The water table was awesome for about a week and then it became a lawn ornament (sound familiar?). One of the ways I try to keep the novelty of toys from wearing off so quickly is to repurpose them. Finding new ways to use the toys they already have is […]

“I’m bored” Kids Activity Idea Jar

Preview: Keep kids busy with a bunch of play suggestions using this Kids Activity Idea Jar!  “I’m bored” Kids Activity Idea Jar   How many times a day do you hear “I’m Bored?” I can relate not only as a parent but also as a kid. My own Mom will tell you that my first words […]

What every parent needs to know about keeping your phone and YouTube kid safe!

Preview:  Make your phone and YouTube kid safe with these easy tips and tricks! Do you worry what your child will stumble upon while watching YouTube? Use these simple trick to make YouTube kid safe! YouTube kid safe? Can it be possible? It starts out innocently enough. You Google Mickey Mouse Clubhouse to keep your […]

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