Candy Decorated Pumpkins: A Fun No-Carve Option for Kids

If you dread carving pumpkins with little kids, fear not! Non-carving alternatives are becoming more and more popular for Halloween...especially when you have toddlers in the home. One of our favorite ways to decorate pumpkins is of course with candy! Because with Halloween creeping up, there's bound to be a stash of candy lying around the house. So instead of munching on all those goodies, use them as your main tool to decorate with. All you need is a few chocolates or sweets and your creativity!                                                                               This post … [Read more...]

10 Gift Ideas the Stressed Out Mom Will Appreciate

Motherhood isn't always as easy or idyllic as we envision it to be when we are without child. It's one of those mysteries in life and unspoken truths. Before we become parents we long for the days we can cradle an angelic sleepy newborn baby in our arms. We can't fathom how exhausted and sleep-deprived that time period will actually be. We look forward to the days of planning playdate with our mommy friends. We don't think about the incessant screaming, hitting and biting that can consume kids during those terrible twos and threes stage. We dream about the moment our whole family can … [Read more...]

Baby’s First Easter Basket Ideas

Find cute and practical ideas for baby's first Easter basket with our fun-filled list below! This post contains affiliate links. Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. Even as a kid, I remember the excitement each Spring when the flowers started to bloom and we would get to wear fancy Easter bonnets and dresses to church. But one of the MOST exciting things about Easter as a kid was definitely the egg hunts and fun Easter goodies we would get in our baskets. That's why as a parent now, I am always looking for fun ways to decorate and fill up Easter baskets for my own kids. … [Read more...]

21+ St Patrick’s Day Crafts, Activities and Treats for Kids

Looking for fun St. Patrick's crafts and activities to do with your kids? Well if you're like us, and love simple ways to keep the kids busy during the holidays, we have a perfect mix of ideas sure to please. So many fun options, whether you're looking for rainbow and green theme crafts or some easy St. Paddy's treats to share with toddlers and preschoolers! What I love about St. Patrick's Day, is simply the colorful array of activities and possibilities to make crafting and play time a learning moment. With rainbow crafts, you have the opportunity to teach or reinforce colors and … [Read more...]

Fish School Printable Valentine Card

Looking for a cute, last-minute Valentine card for the kids to handout? Today I'm sharing a super cute fish Valentine perfect for those last-minute class exchanges...just in case the winter weather had you trapped indoors all weekend or if the closest store is actually sold out, like in our case! It's funny how I've seen Valentines cards and goodies all over the place for months, but of course the day before Valentine's day, when you actually decide to pick up a few things, there's nothing in sight. That's when the DIY and printable Valentine ideas come in super handy. With my … [Read more...]

30+ Adorable Printable Valentines for Kids

If you have a school-age child, you know how much fun it is for them to exchange Valentines cards with classmates. It's a great excuse to get crafty with kids when you make them your own too! Last year was our first go at it with my preschooler, where we decided to try our DIY version with flower lollipops -- a sweet treat indeed. They were so much fun to make especially as a last-minute Valentine idea. This year, with Valentine's Day around the corner, I decided to share some of my favorite Valentines ideas you can make at home. All you need is a printer and some quality paper -- adding … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]