Back-to-school paper chain – a summer craft for kids

Make the most of your summer AND celebrate back to school! This paper chain filled with fun activities makes a great summer craft for kids!

Summer is more than halfway over, and that means school is just around the corner. I know it’s not something a lot of kids look forward to, but my oldest daughter is starting kindergarten this fall, so it’s extra exciting for our family this year! In celebration, and to help […] Read More »

Oh, baby! Baby gift ideas for moms-to-be

Goo-goo, ga-ga!  Ever notice how much stuff babies need to be equipped with at any given time? It’s A LOT. Whether you or someone you know is ready to have a baby, being prepared is super helpful. (As “prepared” as you can be, anyway…) That’s why my gift guide offers […] Read More »

A totally awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party

Dude! Looking to put together a turtle-y awesome party for your little ninjas? Check out our epic offering of official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party supplies! We have so many great ninja turtle party ideas to add to your celebration that you’ll come out looking like a hero!

One of the perks of being the office’s resident party planner is getting the opportunity to try out a bunch of super-fun party supplies for free! This time, I got some brand new TMNT party supplies. (So, of course, I had to try a few Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DIY […] Read More »

An easy spring craft for kids – just in time for Mother’s Day!

It’s always tricky coming up with a Mother’s Day present that kids can make on their own. This one, which requires only a few inexpensive supplies and some painting, is perfect! I love that every child in the family can make a personalized one and make a sweet set of […] Read More »

Fun and easy Easter crafts for every age {Friday Finds}

Easter is right around the corner! Here are some cute Easter crafts for you and your little ones.

Man… Time flies when you have a baby, and I can’t believe it’s almost Easter! I know I want to make a small Easter basket for my little lady, but I’m not totally sure what to put in it, because she can’t have candy and most toys yet. I figured […] Read More »

Pinterest Mom No More!

Back in December, I shared a little about our family traditions and how I’ve struggled to let go of my wedding-planner, Type A mentality. For the past few years, we’ve let our four-year-old, Lillian, serve as our director of holiday decorating—she’s decorated our tree, picked out ridiculous snacks for Santa […] Read More »

Blowing you a kiss | a no-candy kids valentine

We announced that we were adding two new contributors – today we’re happy to introduce you to our second, Janssen! Hi, I’m Janssen from Everyday Reading, and I live in North Carolina with my husband and our two little girls (with a third daughter due in a few weeks). My favorite […] Read More »

Fun (and easy!) Christmas traditions for kids

To a lot of people, Christmas means traditions—but not all of them have to be a big deal. Some of the best ones are the little ones we start with our kids, that, eventually, they can pass on to kids of their own. Here are some fun Christmas traditions for […] Read More »

4 of our favorite Christmas crafts for kids

Now that I’ve got a little one of my own, I’ve been scouring the internet to find some fun, super-simple Christmas crafts for kids. I definitely want to do something crafty with my little peanut to get her sensory skills developing. I found some great Christmas crafts for kids that […] Read More »

How to make a DIY advent calendar with your Instagram photos

Use your Instagram pics from the year to make a DIY advent calendar for Christmas!

When I was little, my favorite Christmas tradition was making paper chains with my dad. Ripping off a link every night before bed was so very exciting to 5-year-old me. Now that my son is old enough to understand the anticipation of season, I’m excited to start our own tradition […] Read More »