Finding Dory Valentine – Free Printable

If your kids loved the Finding Nemo & Finding Dory movies, this adorable printable Dory Valentine is the perfect way to help them celebrate Valentine's Day with friends or classmates. This post may contain affiliate links. I'm always on the hunt for the easiest (but cutest) ways to celebrate holidays with my kids. They are still very young, so I know easier is always the best choice for us, especially when it comes to crafts or activities we do together. Valentine's day is no exception. Our heart crafts, bug crafts and love potion activities tend to be fun but simple too - it's what … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding Truths: The Pros & Cons Every Mom Should Know

Breastfeeding a baby is a very personal choice. It’s something that every mom needs to decide on her own and figure out what works for her as parent, as well as for her entire family. I breastfed all three of my children and do think it’s one of the greatest things a mother can do for her child, but I also know the very real struggles it entails and can understand why some women choose not to do it (or simply cannot do it). This post is not here to discourage or bash you for breastfeeding or not breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing, but there are times when it’s not so … [Read more...]

18+ Fun Valentine’s Crafts & Activities for Toddlers

The start of the new year is the perfect time to spread love with your children as Valentine's day draws nearer. For parents of toddlers and preschoolers, spending time creating Valentine's crafts and activities is the perfect way to introduce the holidays at home. At the 2-4 year old range, little kids love working with paint, glue, scissors and paper -- all the easy to find and readily available supplies. So focusing on arts and crafts that use those materials is best and provides tons of fun without getting too messy. The result will be a fun playful experience for your toddler AND a … [Read more...]

Fun Winter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Every winter with the kids stuck indoors (or begging to play outside!), I find myself scrambling for easy activities toddlers and preschoolers can do with minimal preparation. Because with three little ones running around, easy play ideas are key to keep your sanity. This post may contain affiliate links. And when I say EASY, I mean easy enough to set-up with the materials we already have around the house -- because loading three kids in the car in the winter is a REAL struggle. So whether the boys want to stay indoors and try some sensory play and painting, or want to burn off energy … [Read more...]

The Safer Way to Keep Baby Warm in a Car Seat

Let me be the first to acknowledge the truth: I'm just as guilty as anyone else. It happens almost every day as I load the kids into the car, to and from school. It's cold outdoors. Bitterly cold. Temperatures are in the low 40's. The wind has picked up and I just want to keep my kids warm...you know, like any parent would while outdoors to prevent those little hands and faces from freezing. So I do what most parents with good intentions would, and help my children zip up their coats as we make our way to the car. Once there, I loosen the seat belt and help them get comfy in their … [Read more...]

9 Must-Try Tips for Getting a Breastfed Baby to Take a Bottle

If you've struggled to get your breastfed baby to take a bottle, you are not alone. Many mothers experience this very same challenge. Stay-at-home mothers may breastfeed exclusively and then for one reason or another choose to introduce a bottle. Working mothers face this same challenge even more so, especially when they are working outside of the home full-time and need to pump and bottle-feed to continue to supply baby with breast milk. But the big question of course is, will baby even take a bottle? After having three kids in three years as a working mamma, here are the best tips I've … [Read more...]

15 Delicious Christmas Party Dessert Ideas

Throwing a Christmas Party this year? With so many festive holiday recipes popping up here and there it's hard not to get excited! We've finally started decorating the house for Christmas with some DIY decor and homemade ornaments...and even cleaning where it really matters. Last week after sharing these delicious Christmas treats for kids, I wanted to find even more goodies -- Christmas recipes that would make perfect desserts for a party or friendly gathering. If you've been thinking about hosting a Christmas party but need some mouth-watering inspiration, we've rounded up some … [Read more...]

The Easiest Christmas Present Pretzels & Peppermint Treats

If you're a chocolate-covered pretzel lover, then you've surely seen your fair share of delicious pretzel creations...especially as the holidays draw nearer. Pretzels are the prefect bite-size snack and just so easy to get creative with. One of my favorite kinds of Christmas pretzels are the ones topped with colorful red, white and green sprinkles -- they add such a festive touch to the dessert table. Because the last pretzels I made were a huge hit, I decided I'd take another stab with a Christmas version -- something fun and festive that both kids and adult would love. Thus, my … [Read more...]

15 Fun Christmas Dessert Treats for Kids

From Christmas cookies and brownies to candy canes and hot chocolate, nothing beats Christmas desserts...especially when they are decorated so darn cute and even more irresistible during the holidays. Make the festivities last longer with these fun Christmas treat ideas your kids will love -- featuring Santa hats, colorful Christmas trees and reindeer-themed desserts. With so much creativity and charm, your little ones won't be the only ones racing to the dessert table. Related: Christmas Present Pretzels Take a look at all of the fun options below and let us know your … [Read more...]

20 Homemade Ornaments for Baby’s First Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to make homemade ornaments with the kids every year -- and I like to start when they're babies! Having a precious handprint or footprint painted on an otherwise plain ornament helps to make baby's first Christmas that much more special. Going the DIY route is also a fantastic way to make memories while capturing those early moments in a keepsake that will last for years to come. The best part about all this? Making Christmas ornaments becomes a family tradition that you can start no matter how little your child is. Below you will find 20 of our … [Read more...]