Ready-to-Read with DIY Bug Reading Pointers

I can't believe that Sawyer, my youngest, is already reading. It seems like just yesterday that I was teaching my oldest to read. I love when they first start learning and making the connections of all the words around them. When they can begin reading storefronts and street signs, everything starts changing for them. Learning how to read is different for everyone. Getting started can be tricky. … [Read more...]

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Book + Bedtime Checklist Printable

It never really matters what activities my kids did that day; they always had plenty of energy when they were told it was bedtime. If there was any way to get up and out of bed, you bet they could think of it. Having a good bedtime routine is helpful. Every night, everyone knows what is expected of them and what they can and cannot do. We set up a bedtime checklist to make sure everything gets … [Read more...]

Easy Red White & Blue Cookies with NILLA Wafers

My kids start the countdown for summer in May even though we don't usually get out of school until the end of June. Life has been one celebration after another this year. I love that we have so much to be grateful for but my time and my creativity has been on the decline. We had a last minute family gathering over Memorial Day weekend and made this fun easy Red White & Blue Cookies with NILLA … [Read more...]

Your Guide For an Amazing Summer With The “Summer Planner Bundle” {plus, Free Printable & Giveaway!}

My kid's *finally* had their last day of school! It feels like we have been limping to the end of the school year finish line and now we are so beyond ready for summer. I can't wait for lots of days at the pool, popsicles outside, BBQs with friends, fireworks, and late nights playing with my kids. It can also be a struggle keeping kids busy in the summer. I like giving my kids their own … [Read more...]

Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with Snapfish

I can't wait to celebrate dad this Father's day! We just wrapped up Mother's Day and he did such a great job making sure my day was special and I want to do the same back for him. My hubby is a great dad and a great example for my boys. We are so lucky to have him and while I know he knows how loved he is; we want him to feel extra special on Father's Day. I have a love for pictures so I'm … [Read more...]

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

There are a few recipes that are so cherished by my family. This macaroni and cheese recipe is one I grew up with and is one of my favorite recipes passed down from my grandma. Every time she would come babysit we would beg her to make macaroni and cheese. I love that now I can make it for my kids and they love it too. The recipe is covered in splatters and looks pretty ragged because it is so … [Read more...]

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with Cat in the Hat Breakfast and Oobleck

One of my favorite things is making traditions with my family. Every Sunday my kids love to get lots of books and then we all pile in my bed to read them. We are big readers and have bookshelves full of children's books. Some of our favorites are from Dr. Seuss. My kids love "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat," "There's a Wocket in my Pocket," and "Fox in Socks," just to name a few. Every … [Read more...]

Heart-Shaped Frog Valentine Craft

Last year Sawyer and I had a fun time making this adorable heart-shaped frog valentine. In fact last year we recreated all the heart-shaped valentine's I made with the boys in the past. I recently realized I never shared the instructions for this frog. Supplies needed for Heart-Shaped Frog Valentine Craft: Green, white, pink and black construction paper or cardstock Glue stick … [Read more...]

Gymboree Winter Collection Is Here For All Your Holiday Traditions! $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

I can't believe it's already winter! That means the Gymboree Winter Collection is here! As always, I'm loving all the new looks! Since we're not the biggest fan of the cold, we try to gradually ease into the winter coat thing. A puffer vest is a perfect solution. We love that as the temperature drops we can add thicker and heavier shirts underneath. These fleece lined jeans are the warmest pants … [Read more...]