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...]

The Best Gift Ideas for the Expectant or New Mom

I've been pregnant each time during the holidays and know there were a few amazing mom-to-be gifts I received that were definitely useful with a growing belly and changing hormones (and gifts that saved me from having to purchase or add to a baby registry). Read: Holiday "Mocktail" Smoothie for Mom-to-Be In fact, there were some must-have pregnancy products that made a huge difference in my coping mechanisms and comfort level during the holidays. Today I'm sharing some of my favorite pregnancy products you can rest assured your expectant friend will love! This post may contain affiliate … [Read more...]

50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Baby's first Christmas is one you will cherish for years. Of course, your little bundle may only have those photos you took to remember the holiday by, but it'll be a time treasured in mommy and daddy's hearts forever. For first-time parents especially, it's a time to include baby in as many holiday traditions as possible, from taking photos with Santa, and making keepsake ornaments to going through all those cute little baby gifts (even if the wrapping paper is their favorite part!). Stocking stuffers are great gift ideas for babies for a couple reasons. First, they are just the right … [Read more...]

21 Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts for Kids

The holiday season is finally upon us! And first up is Thanksgiving: every food-lover’s dream holiday. It’s one of my family’s favorite. A time to give thanks for all we have, spend time together, and enjoy some delicious food. But it’s not just a one-day event. The whole month is about teaching appreciation and thankfulness to our kids and of course eating lots of yummy desserts! So finding kid-friendly Thanksgiving desserts is always a must for moms of little ones -- sure they’ll eat most sweets, but desserts that are tasty and fun to decorate are even better. Plus, the kids especially … [Read more...]

18 Creatively Cute DIY Halloween Costumes for Toddlers

When we're looking to make Halloween costumes extra special for kids, nothing’s better than going the DIY route. There’s just so much room for creativity — it’s hard not to love each and every homemade costume you spot amongst trick-or-treaters! Of course, this is even more so during those first few years: those super cute baby costumes and toddler costumes just melt our hearts. And because Halloween will be here before we know it, I’ve dug up some of the cutest and most creative Halloween costumes for toddlers around the web. Related: 25 Adorable Baby Costumes Click on the links below … [Read more...]

25 Adorable Halloween Costumes for Babies

First holidays with your baby are filled with photos that your family will look back at for years. With Halloween right around the corner (and it being the first one for your baby) you definitely want to go all out. He or she might still be a little too young to enjoy all the candy, but that doesn’t mean they can’t participate in the magic! When it comes to baby costumes, it is pretty hard to go wrong. Whether store-bought or a homemade costume, your bundle of joy is sure to look cute whatever he or she is dressed as. But I have to admit, going for some of these ready-to-go costumes not … [Read more...]

FrankenSmoothie: A Kid-Friendly Green Smoothie

Like many 2 year-olds and 4 year-olds, my kids are quite the picky eaters. They don't always get the recommended dose of vitamins and nutrients for their age group. And getting them to eat fruits and vegetables on a daily basis is quite the challenge. Yes, vegetables are EXPECTED to be fraught with rejection for the most part, but my kids even fight the FRUIT most of the time!! So getting them to eat both those food groups is quite the endeavor. These days I've learned to get a little more creative when it comes to getting them to respond positively to food. Because really, you have to make … [Read more...]

DIY Frankenstein Halloween Costume for Kids

Stiff body, arms reaching straight out, head held high. I watched my toddler carefully, as he pretended to be the scary Frankenstein he was so fond of ever since he spotted an old Halloween prop in his grandparent's garage. That Halloween, he had changed his mind about 10 times when contemplating what he wanted to dress up as. Yes, kids will do this to you...even after you've purchased a costume or two. But after this impressive reenactment (which he picked up on from marathon-watching Alvin & the Chipmunks Movie featuring Frankenstein) I knew Frankenstein was the perfect … [Read more...]

Fudgey Patriotic Kid-Made Brownies

It's no secret we love fudge brownies in our house -- we've made them for almost every holiday and occasion under the sun: Valentine's, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the summer and football seasons. Chocolate deliciousness melting in your mouth is just too good of a treat to pass up. They are also super easy to make when you're going for semi-homemade and want to involve the kids. This post may contain affiliate links. With 4th of July around the corner, I figured we had to try a red, white and blue version of these yummy treats. How to make kid-decorated Patriotic … [Read more...]

Patriotic Red, White & Blue Jello Snack for Kids

It's that time of the year. Summer is here. Kids are out of school. Weekends are filling up quick, especially with fireworks in the air and the fourth of July approaching. We love enjoying all the cute holiday-themed snacks and desserts at all those summer parties. And of course the little ones can't get enough of those sugary desserts we only let them indulge in once in awhile.  But if you're a busy mom hosting a party too, you'll appreciate any quick and easy holiday snack ideas for the kiddos. You know, the ones that are still festive but only take a fraction of the time to put … [Read more...]