Bust summer boredom with these simple fun backyard ideas for kids, rooted in play-based learning and SUPER budget friendly

10 Simple Backyard Fun Ideas for Kids

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With school out for the summer, there is so much excitement, anticipation, and PLAY! But as the memes that are popping up all over my Facebook feed would suggest, summer starts off with the best-laid plans and slowly wanes into complaints of, “Mom, I’m bored!” And, parents left without many tactics in their arsenal. Enter in […]

Make mom's day VERY memorable with these thoughtful, budget-friendly ideas for Mother's Day. The best gifts in life are free! Click here to see why.

Thoughtful, Budget-Friendly Ideas For Mother’s Day!

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  Of all of the year’s holidays, Mother’s Day holds the most personal significance for me. While I love all of the other holidays, Mother’s Day is the only yearly celebration that recognizes the hardest and most valuable role I hold. Quite frankly, motherhood is incredibly hard work. Two pregnancies, healing from two caesareans, nursing, […]

Take your DIY cardboard dollhouse to the next level by making a spiral staircase, cardboard furniture, and more

Take Your DIY Cardboard Dollhouse To the Next Level

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  With Christmas around the corner, there are sure to be ample boxes around to take advantage of. Yes, the toys are the driving force behind all the excitement, but boxes represent such possibility for me. Once we start on a DIY cardboard dollhouse or castle, the project really ends up being a gift that keeps […]

DIY Distressed Frames, Shelves, and Furniture

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When we were newly married, we got ready to say goodbye to the bachelor apartment of my singledom. Soon after our wedding day, we found a gorgeous remodelled suite. It was nestled into a dense evergreen forest with a path that came straight from our building’s entrance to a river that followed us all the way to […]

Easy, 3 Ingredient Candy Birds’ Nests

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While I hate to rub it in to any East Coasters, but it would appear that Winter has subsided and warmer weather has arrived early on the West Coast (of North America, that is). We’ve hit a really nice stretch of sunshine and jacket-optional weather. Buds are on the trees, flowers are up, and I’ve […]

Before & After: Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Review

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Since September, I’ve transitioned from being a stay-at-home mom who barely left the house without my kids, to a student in Yoga Teacher Training to a part-time working mom. For the first few months, I struggled leaving my kids, even when they were fine. Now I’ve settled into a better rhythm. It helps that I […]

Let it Snow Play Dough & 4 Other Festive Activities

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To say I’m praying for a white Christmas each year is an understatement. Unfortunately, I reside in the wrong part of Canada to expect one. Though in 2008, it did happen. If ever it snows, it’s often not enough or for long enough for any outdoor fun to happen. So this year, I got creative. […]