• Fort Building Challenge: Snow Fort

    This month we are kicking off an awesome Fort Building challenge with the help of Building Blocks and Acorns and some amazing bloggers! Each day this month a new, creative fort will be added to the list.  Who remembers hiding out in a fort built of blankets in their family room? Some of the best times as… Read More

    Fort Building Challenge: Snow Fort
  • A Little Bird Told Me Link Party: Week 4

    Welcome back the A Little Bird Told Me Link Party!  If you haven’t been here before you can find more information about the party HERE.  If you’re returning, thanks for coming back!  We love reading through all of the awesome posts linked up. Each week we invite you to share your favorite posts and those… Read More

    A Little Bird Told Me Link Party:  Week 4
  • My Children Aren’t Perfect, I Hope You’ll Love Them Anyway

    For the teachers, the coach’s, the friends, and the relatives that will cross my children’s path throughout their childhood – My children aren’t perfect, but I hope you’ll love them anyway. Each child is different, unique, and with their own personality.  They are small, and learning how to navigate their traits, their emotions, and this… Read More

    My Children Aren’t Perfect, I Hope You’ll Love Them Anyway
  • I Don’t Want to Be That Mom

    Every store I went to I heard Mothers talking to their children.  Only they weren’t talking to them, they were snapping at them- a disapproving voice, clearly annoyed at whatever it was they were doing.  Some were irritated that they weren’t getting into the car fast enough, some were annoyed that the child was touching… Read More

    I Don’t Want to Be That Mom
  • Fun Gross Motor Activity: TIC – TAC – TOSS

    We have teamed up with Still Playing School to bring you this fun gross motor activity as part of the Gross Motor Activities A – Z series!  Today we are talking bout the letter T and T is for Tic-Tac-Toss.  I’m sure you can take a guess at what the game entails but just in… Read More

    Fun Gross Motor Activity: TIC – TAC – TOSS
snow fort

Fort Building Challenge: Snow Fort

This month we are kicking off an awesome Fort Building challenge with the help of Building Blocks and Acorns and some amazing bloggers! Each day this month a new, creative fort will be added to the list.  Who remembers hiding out in a fort built of blankets in their family room? Some of the best times as […]

Vinegar Cleaning Solution

Homemade Ginger-Citrus Vinegar Cleaning Solution

Vinegar is a fantastic natural cleaning alternative to the harsh chemicals that are in many household cleaning products.  I love to clean with vinegar but there is just one problem, it smells kind of bad on its own.  Using other natural products you can infuse your vinegar to make a much better smelling cleaner, like […]

Save Money Shopping in Bulk

How to Save Money by Shopping in Bulk

It’s no secret that shopping in bulk can save you A LOT of money but many people don’t know how to save money with bulk shopping.  Some items, when bought in bulk, are a serious bargain – others, can be a huge WASTE of money.  So, how do you know if it’s a bargain or […]

Get Organized

Everything You Need to Get Organized in 2015

New Year, New Resolutions…  And the first thing I always think of when the New Year rolls around is Organization. I go through the house and decide which areas I’d like to work on for the new year, which usually involves much of the kids rooms and the kitchen – the most used rooms in […]

trugreen lawn care tips

5 Trugreen Lawn Care Tips for the Winter

Trugreen Lawn Care Tips for Winter I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for TruGreen. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating If you are a do it yourselfer like I am then you have likely battled lawn care throughout the winter months.  Well, I have a confession….every […]

Two kids at beach

My Children Aren’t Perfect, I Hope You’ll Love Them Anyway

For the teachers, the coach’s, the friends, and the relatives that will cross my children’s path throughout their childhood – My children aren’t perfect, but I hope you’ll love them anyway. Each child is different, unique, and with their own personality.  They are small, and learning how to navigate their traits, their emotions, and this […]

Young girl in trouble with mother

I Don’t Want to Be That Mom

Every store I went to I heard Mothers talking to their children.  Only they weren’t talking to them, they were snapping at them- a disapproving voice, clearly annoyed at whatever it was they were doing.  Some were irritated that they weren’t getting into the car fast enough, some were annoyed that the child was touching […]

relieve ear pain

Relieve Ear Pain With This Natural Trick

All three of my children had chronic ear infections as babies and toddlers.  In fact, two of them had T-Tubes placed, one at 3 yrs and one at 15 months.  I cannot tell you the amount of agony that they went through having ear infection after ear infection.  It is so very painful and the […]

stopthewhining

3 Simple Steps to Stop the Whining

I am convinced that at some point in a child’s life, they ALL go through a whining phase.  Somewhere around 3 or 4 they start whining, and they do it for everything.  Maybe it’s just my children (please tell me it’s not!), but each of them have done this – some still do on occasion- […]

snow fort

This month we are kicking off an awesome Fort Building challenge with the help of Building Blocks and Acorns and some amazing bloggers! Each day this month a new, creative fort will be added to the list.  Who remembers hiding out in a fort built of blankets in their family room? Some of the best times as […]

scavengerhunt

A few years ago I started doing a scavenger hunt as part of our Valentine’s Day celebration. It has turned into such a fun family tradition that the kids look forward to each year.  For the Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt, I write out ‘clues’ on paper hearts and hide them throughout the house. After dinner, […]

How to Make a LEGO Man Parachute

Just about every kid I know, loves LEGOs.  My children are no exception.  They love to build and create with LEGO blocks.  Add in my son’s need for throwing, tossing, and twirling just about everything and we came up with an idea to make a LEGO Man Parachute.  I really wasn’t sure if it would […]

Snowman Books

Now that winter is here I find it quite fitting to read all about snowmen.  Who doesn’t love a good snowman book?!  Frosty the snowman is heard being sung around here daily so I thought I’d add a few snowman books to the kids collection to read over the winter break.  We can’t exactly go […]