School Shopping Made Easy with Sears

I participated in this sponsored campaign for SEARS. All opinions stated are my own. I can't believe it's already time for the kids to head off to school. Every year I swear the summer gets shorter and shorter. We just started our back-to-school shopping, and for once it's been super easy. This week has been super hot, but we needed to get out of the house. The mall is always nice and … [Read more...]

Penguin Valentine Hug Heart-Shaped Craft

I love making holiday crafts with my kids. This Valentine's Day we have been remaking all the old crafts my other boys made when they were younger. We made a bunch of heart-shaped flower Valentine's for Sawyer's classroom and for his teacher we made them all animals made from all hearts like this cute Penguin Valentine. To me, this sweet penguin always looked like it was giving a … [Read more...]

Puppy Love Valentine for Kids – Heart Shaped Dog Craft

I love making Valentine's Day projects with my boys. When Johnny was little, he would come home with the cutest little crafts from daycare. When I had my other boys, I always made sure to make my favorites with them. This heart shaped dog craft is always on the list. One year when Johnny was in elementary school, we made these for hi entire class in a smaller size. This craft is fun for all … [Read more...]

7 Fire Safety Tips to Help Keep Your Family Safe & Protected

Did you know most house fires happen in January? Did you know that my family lost our home 2007? We were lucky that our family was unharmed, but we lost everything we owned. I've always wanted to put together a post of all the things I learned from the experience that can help you prepare yourself in the event something horrible should happen with these 7 Fire Safety Tips. Many of these things we … [Read more...]

Turkey Handprint Headband Hat Craft for Thanksgiving

  This Turkey Handprint Headband Hat Craft was perfect to get us ready for Thanksgiving. This fall has flown by. I can't believe Thanksgiving is already upon us. I wish we could say we've been out enjoying all things fall but we've started this holiday season off being sick. Sawyer has missed more school this month than we normally have from all three kids all year long. I knew Sawyer … [Read more...]

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...]