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 these simple backyard fun ideas for kids.I … [Read more...] about 10 Simple Backyard Fun Ideas for Kids
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, pumping, bouncing a colicky … [Read more...] about Thoughtful, Budget-Friendly Ideas For Mother’s Day!
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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 on giving. It takes us weeks if not more to paint, and style, … [Read more...] about Take Your DIY Cardboard Dollhouse To the Next Level
This year is the first we've had a child in school. Granted, it is just preschool, but it was a big deal for this sensitive mama to send her little girl off into the world even if it is for just a few hours each day. My daughter's teacher has been a wonderful influence in our lives, encouraging her learning, honing in on her strong suits, encouraging and celebrating her … [Read more...] about DIY Teacher Christmas Gift