Reindeer Lollipops

reindeer lollipops

If you are looking for a last-minute gift idea that kids can make and gift this holiday season that uses mostly scrap materials (and a big bag of lollipops), then I’ve got the perfect one. How to Make Reindeer Lollipops What you need: scrap paper or card stock in brown, grey and/or black – it […]

Gifts to Inspire Creativity in Kids for Under $20

gifts to inspire creativity in kids for under $20

Do you have a mini-Michelangelo on your hands? Is your little person a Picasso in the making? Or do you just want your kids to know how to be creative? While they may not be an artist when they grow up most kids aren’t getting enough creativity in their day-to-day play or at school, so […]

6 Non-Candy Treats for Halloween and the Teal Pumpkin Project

Best Non-Candy Treats for Halloween

Halloween was always my favorite holiday as a kid. I would go out with a pillowcase and high hopes, and come home with a pillowcase stuffed full and eat until I couldn’t anymore. My Halloween candy lasted a day or two. While I went crazy on sugar from a young age, my kids aren’t afforded the […]

Teaching Kids to Pilot to Adulthood

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Our oldest is a junior in high school, so we’re having a lot of conversations and thinking a lot about what happens next. This is the year (or so his school tells us) that decisions about colleges need to be made, that he needs to make plans for his future, that he needs to figure […]

DIY LEGO Minecraft Earrings

DIY LEGO Minecraft earrings tutorial

My daughter absolutely loves Minecraft. She plays it on her iPad and Xbox, and the kids have the entire LEGO Minecraft collection and of course the cardboard building set you can purchase in big box stores. Last week was their 8th birthday and although I didn’t come through with a huge Minecraft birthday party they […]

“How do you turn off Niagara Falls?” {sponsored}

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“Why is the sky blue?” “How do you turn off Niagara Falls?” It can be done! To fix erosion issues in 1969 the dam was shut off.  “How do you think lobsters hear even though they don’t have ears?” Kids are curious little creatures. They come up with all kinds of questions that can baffle even […]

Teach Kids the Dangers of Underage Drinking with Grab the Goodies App {sponsored}

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I’m always looking for ways to engage our kids in conversation on serious topics to help steer them into adulthood safely. These conversations come up somewhat naturally but it’s important for us to find ways to engage our kids from a young age about the dangers of underage drinking and being irresponsible with alcohol. Underage […]

Animal Jam: Educational Gaming for Kids Who Love Animals {sponsored}

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Finding fun educational games online isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to games for kids that are 7 and up. Our kids have some go to games and sites they use, but I’m always on the hunt for something new to keep them entertained while they’re learning. Enter Animal Jam. Not only is it a […]

Get Kids Cooking: Back to School with Horizon Organic {sponsored} #HorizonB2S

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Back to school is coming and with it a more strict routine that means planning ahead for dinnertime. Not only do you have to account for everyone’s schedules but you may have limited time to get dinner on the table each night. Quick meals and convenience foods are great in a pinch, but healthy dinners […]

7 Tips for Healthier Back to School Breakfasts with GIANT {sponsored}

7 Tips for Healthier Back to School Breakfasts

Back to school is upon us and with it the hectic morning schedules that go along with this busy time of year. Between packing lunches, checking homework, and getting everyone out the door on time breakfast is often a quick affair. Like us you may rely on fast breakfast foods like cereal or bars to get […]

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