Getting Prepared: A Private Student Loan Option


  Sometimes it hits me out of nowhere just how old Johnny is. Having a preschooler in the house sometimes makes me forget just how old Johnny has become. I mean, I KNOW how old he is, I just forget HOW OLD he is. He'll be able to drive by the end of this year and graduating in just a couple of years. I can't imagine the mess I'll be the day I leave him at college. Or the headache the … [Read more...]

Rainbow Sun Clouds Paper Plate Craft – Fun Crafts with Mom


My kids had so much fun making these Rainbow Sun Clouds Paper Plate Craft. Any craft with paper plates rate pretty high on their list but this one seemed to include all their favorite craft products like cotton balls and glitter all wrapped up in one. For supplies you're going to need: paper plate school glue yellow tissue paper squares sponge brushes scissors cotton … [Read more...]

Travel Essentials When Traveling with Babies & Toddlers


One thing I've learned about having kids is that leaving the house can be a nightmare when you've left unprepared without the proper travel essentials. Here are my top 14 items that I've found to be most useful! How many times have you gone to leave the house and instead the usual walk over and put your shoes and coat on it is now a 20-minute fiasco. It starts with the five-minute hunt for … [Read more...]

Sensory Slime for Valentine’s Day {Fun Crafts with Mom}


Valentine's Day Sensory Slime is the perfect afternoon craft for little hands. Kids love digging in and trying to find the hidden gems!    We *finally* got snow here in Western Massachusetts. I say finally because until last week my grass was still green. That's not that common around here as the past few years have brought on some huge storms. The kids were looking for something … [Read more...]

Sawyer’s Fun Pirate Themed Birthday Party


I was just recently asked about Sawyer's Pirate Themed Birthday Party and how I made something and I referred her to my blog and I quickly realized I never finished sharing all the details! So I thought before another birthday year passes I would share with you all the fabulous ideas we had to make this such a great party! I knew from the start that I wanted a Pirate Themed Birthday Party. … [Read more...]

Reindeer Handprint Ornaments {Fun Crafts with Mom}


  It's Christmastime! Have you decorated? I'm all over it here! We were at the tree farm cutting down our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. I wanted to capture his little hand and thought these Reindeer Handprint Ornaments were a great way! I love this time of year and love having our home decorated with little crafts my children have made over the years.  SUPPLIES NEEDED: Brown … [Read more...]

25 Days of Christmas Books for Kids {Countdown Christmas Advent}


This year we started a new tradition! We are celebrating Christmas with all our favorite holiday books! We've taken 25 Christmas Books for Kids to read throughout the month to celebrate! It's a great opportunity to bring the family together and share the company of a good book. In the past years I've seen some parents talking about how they wrap books and every night they unwrap one and … [Read more...]

Kids Have Healthy Smiles With Orajel™ Kids {PLUS 5 Toddler Teeth Brushing Tips & Orajel™ Smilestones Photo Sweepstakes}


It is no secret that I love taking pictures of my kiddos. I really want to remember their sweet smiles and faces at every age. I love capturing all the fun holiday moments, candid moments, and day-to-day life. They are already growing up so fast and I don't want to every forget what they were like as babies, toddlers, and school aged kids. I will probably be that mom that takes a million pictures … [Read more...]

15 Great Halloween Board Books


The first thing that comes out each holiday is our stash of movies and books. They are always packed right on top and the kids enjoy seeing their favorite characters celebrating just like they are. Sawyer's still enjoying all his Halloween Board Books that we've accumulated over the last few years and we wanted to share with you some of our favorites. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey's Halloween … [Read more...]