We've already started opening Christmas gifts in waves. Because our family lives far away, presents have slowly arrived. It's been great. Some of our loved ones have asked that they open their gifts immediately. That way the kids can enjoy the gifts before getting inundated Christmas morning. ALREADY I'm overwhelmed with the wrapping paper. While I love the tradition … [Read more...] about Kids Activities to Recycle and Reuse Wrapping Paper
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!
With each new season comes new clothes (or at least clothes that feel new again), new milestones, events like back to school, holidays, or much-anticipated vacations. Although I love living these moments with my kids and getting in on the excitement, I hate either the waste or the packing up of half-used things. It always feels like I'm stuck between feeling like a hoarder … [Read more...] about Upcycle That Broken Down Box Of Chalk
Back to School is a time we are particularly aware that our kids are growing up. Whether your child is starting preschool, kindergarten, or high school, it's hard not to have feelings of "Where did the time go?" and "How is my child so big already?" With my daughter off to school for the first time this year, I want to capture the memories of them young more than usual. In … [Read more...] about Three Display-Worthy Kid Keepsakes